Name: Boardname Grizonne: a combo of Grizel, one of my favourite characters, and Con (Maynard), the character I am probably most like. Real name Liz.
Age (ish!): 20
Location (approximate - no actual address, please!): Normally I live in the north-west of England but I am currently in Perpignan, France, on my university year abroad
SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: Had a cat but he died recently. At my home in France there are two cats. I write a lot of fiction so I guess you could call my characters imaginary friends.
Favourite and least favourite books and characters:
Favourite books: New House and Reunion are my absolute favourites. Others that I really like include Jo of, Rivals, Exploits, Gay and Carola. Least favourite: There are none I really dislike, but books that don't really excite me are Peggy, Shocks (although I like Emerence) and Mary-Lou Of.
My favourite characters are Grizel, Robin, and Simone, and Jack, Con and Margot Maynard, and I have a love-hate relationship with Joey. I also have a soft spot for Sybil as I think she gets a lot of unnecessary grief from EBD. Least favourite characters: Jack Lambert has to be my least-favourite. I'm not fond of Mary-Lou while at school but I think she improves when she leaves. I'm also not a massive Jem fan though I wouldn't say I really dislike him.
How you got into the Chalet School: When I was about thirteen I was at a giveaway of old books from my school library and a teacher, Miss C (thank you if you're reading this!) encouraged me to take a two-in-one of Rivals and Eustacia. I read the title as "Chapel School" and thought it would be super-religious. I started reading it and was amazed at how nice everyone seemed to be compared with the fighting and gossiping of certain Blyton school stories, which were all I read in the genre up to that point.
After that there was a gap of about four years in which I was interested in the Chalet School but didn't really do anything about it. Then, when I had just started university, I went on a Uni trip to Beijing. When I unpacked my bag I found two two-in-one Chalets from my family: the first two books, and Trials/Theo. I read them and got straight back into the series, and have been collecting ever since.
How you found the CBB: Stumbled upon it all those years ago when I read that first book and recently rediscovered it.
I look forward to getting to know you all and discussing all things Chalet!