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Author:  exile [ 15 Nov 2019, 21:57 ]
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Jack Maynard was on TV this evening. Playing rugby for Llandovery

Author:  Noreen [ 15 Nov 2019, 22:05 ]
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It just goes to prove what I've always thought - some of EMBD's characters are immortals.

I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but there's a memorial in Southwark Cathedral to Margaret daughter of Master John Maynard of Mayfield in Sussex, who died aged 13 in 1653.

ETA location

Author:  Victoria [ 23 Nov 2019, 04:04 ]
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After (ahem) 8 years on this site, I looked at this thread for the first time last week...

Looking at various comments on various facebook threads, i have come to the conclusion that the CS fandom needs a carpentry course specifically dealing with the making and erection of bookshelves. I can't see Tom saying that she's been waiting for her partner to put up/make more shelves.

Author:  exile [ 16 Dec 2019, 13:35 ]
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I thought you might enjoy this footnote from Urban's history of the Teutonic Knights:

"Historians remember Wenceslas mainly for his drunkenness. Britons and Americans remember him for the Christmas carol dating from the marriage of his daughter to King Richard II. Czechs remember him for throwing the archbishop of Prague from Charles Bridge to drown".

Author:  Noreen [ 16 Dec 2019, 15:24 ]
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Sabine Baring Gould has a lot to answer for!

Author:  cestina [ 16 Dec 2019, 22:39 ]
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Czechs enjoy chucking things out of windows and over obstacles....three defenstrations of Prague. Recorded ones that is....

Author:  Victoria [ 05 Jan 2020, 09:57 ]
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Came across this last night:

"In the doubtless immortal words of Mr Herbert Morrison, we must go to it"

(The Gilded Fly, Edmund Crispin, 1944)

I find "immortal" amusing given that the expression is so unfamiliar that Armada renamed "Goes To It" and even aficionados of the series are frequently unaware of the origin of the title.

Author:  Jennie [ 06 Jan 2020, 23:29 ]
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I'm really disgusted with myself.

My bladder has become uncontrollable. I'm only seventy-four!

I'm wearing Tena Ladies' pants 24/7, and still feel unpleasantly damp all the time.

HELP! ARE there any exercises I can do?

Author:  Elder in Ontario [ 07 Jan 2020, 00:57 ]
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Jennie, if you haven't already come across them, "Kegel's Exercises" are intended to strengthen the pelvic floor and the muscles surrounding the bladder, and hopefully will help your situation. It should be easy enough to find the instructions on line, or your GP's office might have an instruction sheet.

Author:  Noreen [ 09 Feb 2020, 11:06 ]
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I recently had the parabola of my mind disturbed (to be Polly Winterton about it) by my neighbour - he and his wife are very proud of their new oak flooring in the hall, though they find it makes the space a bit chillier than wall to wall carpet did. So far so normal - it was when he added, perfectly seriously "But then we live at the bottom of the slope in the road, so of course all the cold air flows down to us from the other houses" that I had to maintain a straight face...

Author:  Jools [ 09 Feb 2020, 17:53 ]
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Noreen wrote:
I recently had the parabola of my mind disturbed (to be Polly Winterton about it) by my neighbour - he and his wife are very proud of their new oak flooring in the hall, though they find it makes the space a bit chillier than wall to wall carpet did. So far so normal - it was when he added, perfectly seriously "But then we live at the bottom of the slope in the road, so of course all the cold air flows down to us from the other houses" that I had to maintain a straight face...


:D :lol: :D

Author:  Supersal [ 18 Feb 2020, 21:37 ]
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I passed a car on the motorway this morning with the registration plate SL06 EBD. From a distance the first bit looked like SLOC and I was sure a Chalet fan must be driving it.

Author:  Alison H [ 19 Feb 2020, 08:41 ]
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That's brilliant! A cousin of mine has SLC on her number plate, which always amuses me, but to have EBD as well is amazing!

Author:  Jennie [ 19 Feb 2020, 12:35 ]
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Probably the worst thing about that number plate is that the owner probably has no idea why a bunch of women would get wildly over-excited if they saw it.

Author:  Katharine [ 28 Feb 2020, 14:55 ]
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This made me think of Professor Richardson. Quite possibly he would eventually have suffered the same sad end as the man in the article. Of course, like the books make clear, the Professor was totally wrong to mess with rockets because of his children.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51602655

Author:  Victoria [ 01 Mar 2020, 10:30 ]
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Had a "Shock" this morning when I lost a boot in a hitherto unknown stream in my back garden.

The stream isn't a result of someone falling into a well but the continued rain on saturated ground. It was runnng nicely down the garden up to the wall then down the back of the wall, through the weepholes and across the paved area to the drain. I'd just put my feet into the boots without bothering to do them up. That'll teach me!

Author:  Noreen [ 01 Mar 2020, 15:49 ]
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To state the flaming obvious, you didn't need that, Victoria - sympathies! We do at least know that we have an underground spring about halfway down the garden, which is why we have mini-floods in heavy rain, as recently.

Author:  whitequeen [ 30 Apr 2020, 23:18 ]
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Anyone else having mad dreams lately? Last night's one involved Emma Woodhouse, Henry the 8th, his mother, Ardeth Bay, an assorted cast of soldiers and aliens, a time machine and a mysterious piece of technology that all of the above wanted.

If I was a better writer, and anything at all of a historian, that could turn into something fun!

Author:  Alison H [ 01 May 2020, 07:25 ]
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Apparently the whole lockdown thing is making a lot of people have weird dreams. I keep dreaming about people I haven't seen for years - work colleagues from my old job, people from school ... very odd!

Author:  ivohenry [ 01 May 2020, 11:10 ]
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Alison H wrote:
Apparently the whole lockdown thing is making a lot of people have weird dreams. I keep dreaming about people I haven't seen for years - work colleagues from my old job, people from school ... very odd!


Yes - have had several odd deams, but don't usually remember much about them

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