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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 08 Oct 2019, 15:11 
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Congratulations on the weight gain Jennie. As someone who finds it easier to lose weight than gain it, I can sympathise.

I'm happy because I finally went out for the first time in a week today, apart from one dash to the supermarket to top up on provisions. I'm currently in Oberaudorf and it's done nothing but rain. Day after day, heavily and non stop. I've been going stir crazy!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2019, 01:51 
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A friend told me they'd seen a CS book like the one I'd got really excited* about the last time they'd been out with me - a 1939 copy of "Camp".

I'm a bit of a completist so, I haven't got a 1939 "Camp" and I do like the "fat" copies, so I asked her buy it for me.

Then I checked the publication history - there isn't a 1939 edition...as I'd been told the book had gold print I wondered whether this was the 1932 (as the font for the print date is very curly and so indistinct).

Today, I have pictures of the actual book. It is indeed a first edition, alas lacking the frontispiece but, most importantly said friend has started reading the book - and finding it very enjoyable!

I've already introduced this person to Antonia Forest - now it looks as though she's found EBD! Hurrah!


*A red "fat" copy that the seller said was a reprint but which I knew was a 1st/1st...


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2019, 10:04 
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Hurrah for book-collecting triumphs! A couple of days ago I finally got my hands on a copy of Bunkle Gets Busy (it doesn't mean the same thing in the Bunkle-verse, of course!) - OK, a bit pricier than I'd like, but it's the only one in the series that I don't have, and it's also a first edition, because as far as I know, there was only the one, which is one reason why it's so hard to find.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Nov 2019, 12:32 
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This may be quite trivial but I'm having a re-read of all my Chalet School fill ins and this makes me happy. I haven't got all of them yet but I've got quite a nice stack of them on my bedside table.
I know it's a sort of prequel rather than a fill in but I really do like The Bettanys of Taverton High so I've added A Chalet School Headmistress to my Christmas wish list in the hope I'll like it as much.

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Nov 2019, 14:16 
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It makes me happy to hear people are happy with reading!

The Bettanys of Taverton High is a very good fill-in. It is a genuine fill-in in that it fits well with and is respectful of the known canon. The other prequels are definitely prequels...


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 23 Nov 2019, 14:50 
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Glad to read so much happy news! I bought a hardback copy of New House-Mistress by EBD the other week :-)


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 24 Nov 2019, 12:58 
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We have paid off our mortgage! Unfortunately, our daughter will be off to Uni next year, so the money will go towards that instead.


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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We have paid off our mortgage! Unfortunately, our daughter will be off to Uni next year, so the money will go towards that instead.


:D :) How lovely!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2019, 17:27 
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Goodness, yes - a splendid feeling! Congratulations, Supersal :D


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Congratulations, Supersal! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2019, 22:21 
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Congratulations Super Sal.

Today I became a great-aunt! I have never been able to interest my beloved niece in the CS universe but am chuckling to myself that she has called her son Rufus! :D


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Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Congratulations! Also happy I got to attend the lights festival in Lyon with Jools this weekend :-)


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Congratulations! Also happy I got to attend the lights festival in Lyon with Jools this weekend :-)



It was rather good :D


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 16 Dec 2019, 19:54 
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Thank you for the congratulations. Glad that Jools and rovers girl enjoyed the lights festival in Lyon - on my list to attend but never made it yet.


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Thank you for the congratulations. Glad that Jools and rovers girl enjoyed the lights festival in Lyon - on my list to attend but never made it yet.

Excellent festival and Jools and her SLOC make excellent guides :-)


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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lizco2 wrote:
Thank you for the congratulations. Glad that Jools and rovers girl enjoyed the lights festival in Lyon - on my list to attend but never made it yet.

Excellent festival and Jools and her SLOC make excellent guides :-)



Thank you :D


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
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Lots of happy news:)
I had a lovely birthday yesterday, and took a chocolate cake into work which everyone enjoyed :)

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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 24 Dec 2019, 22:08 
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Happy belated birthday, emma t, and have good year!


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 Post subject: Re: All-new happiness thread
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2020, 14:57 
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I've just found, and bought, a hardback copy of DFB's Captain of Springdale for...........................£1!
:D :D :D :D :D

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