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 Post subject: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
PostPosted: 22 Oct 2015, 10:24 
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Hi, I'm 40 and live in a little village in Kent. We lived in India for a few years and I gained a new perspective on the books - all those travels and being away from family.
I'm a mother of 2 little girls who don't yet know about the Chalet School or the Marlows - what joys await.

I am finding it very difficult to narrow down favourite books - while I love the early ones settling in (and the fill-ins, especially 2 Chalet School girls in India), I think that Mary-Lou and Verity's era are top of my list. With a soft spot for the time in Wales as the land of my fathers too.

I have just started retraining as a teacher so I will be having great fun rereading from a new perspective - perhaps sitting in our staff room.

I think that I started reading the CS books when I found some second hand 1970s Armada ones (I was about 10) and then built a collection from there with some newer 1980s Armada ones (the ones with the "dotty" covers).
I love Antonia Forest too (and the Abbey books, Anne of Green Gables, Noel Streatfeild and Rachel Ferguson) so I'm heading on in here with lots to read and enjoy - thanks to all you writers.
I saw a link in a Facebook group about fanfiction (either Everything EJO or Antonia Forest related) - so thank you to whoever posted that - here I am.
Thank you for reading.


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Welcome to the CBB :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
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Alison H wrote:
Welcome to the CBB :D .

Thank you! I should really be preparing lessons, as I have an extra day of half term and could get ahead - but here I am with a big grin on my face...


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Hallo and welcome!

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Hi MonInys, it's always good to meet new members! Hope to see you posting about the place... :D


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Noreen wrote:
Hi MonInys, it's always good to meet new members! Hope to see you posting about the place... :D


Thank you all - I will de-lurk imminently!


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Hi MonInys and welcome.

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Hi and welcome to the CBB. :D

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Hi and welcome to the board, MonInys. :D

And good luck with re-training to be a teacher, my own job until I retired a few years ago.

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Welcome to the CBB, MonInys! :D

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Hi and welcome to the CBB :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
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Thank you all! Feeling very welcomed - much appreciated!
I have just been reading an article about a school which teaches Latin in a "full immersion" way (I can't imagine!) so of course I thought about French and German days at the Chalet School.


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 Post subject: Re: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
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Hi and welcome to the CBB - enjoy.


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Welcome to the Board :)

How interesting about the Latin. Which school is that? I was listening to a phone-in recently about whether one is happy to have learned Latin or not. I certainly am - it's invaluable to know the Latin names for plants, fungi, animals and birds when trying to suss out what they are called in Czech or German. And I like reading tombstones as well.

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cestina wrote:
Welcome to the Board :)
And I like reading tombstones as well.


That's the thing I find Latin useful for :lol:. Tombstones and inscriptions on historic monuments (well, two things)!

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
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I did Latin for O'level and I really wished I could have taken it at A'level too, but it wasn't available. One of my favourite film scenes is from The Life of Brian where the Centurion explains to Brian why "Romanes eunt domus" is wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
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I can't resist this here.....apologies for the poor sub-titles (and maybe the language :shock: )

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 Post subject: Re: Hi from MonInys (Menai)
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I can't imagine that many people who had the opportunity to study Latin would regret it. Be indifferent to it, perhaps, if they hadn't enjoyed it, but active regret? Most people I know are glad of the little bit of extra understanding it's given them - I know I appreciate it!

Welcome to the CBB, MonInys; I'm rather tickled that your greeting thread has undergone our customary thread drift before it's even reached two pages...

(P.S. Gosh, cestina, if Eddie Izzard thinks Latin is silly, I dread to think what he'd make of Sumerian..."It has a ergative, a vocative, an ablative, a terminative, a locative, a cohortative, a vetitive, a precative, a comitative, an equative, an adverbiative, a locative-terminative and an enclitic copula...")

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