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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
A Devonshire-based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a Community Nurse once upon a time.
Interests: reading, quilting, sock knitting, books, walking,
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'To describe a passion to those who do not share it is a difficult enough task, let alone explaining it.' Ivor Richards Dan Richards on the trail of his great-great aunt Dorothy Pilley, (and by association her husband I.A. Richards,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at dovegreyreader scribbles
Janis, funny you should mention Commonwealth. a copy on its way to me right now! Have read some amazing reviews of it so thank for confirming.
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If only they'd asked me to test them before installation all those years ago Rebecca!After about 30 mins I always end up with an overwhelming urge to stretch my legs over the seat in front, never goes down well.
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I think its the premise of all the best children's stories isn't it...get shot of the parents and have an adventure. I had heard of Christine Hardyment's book so I must seek that one out, thanks Fran
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Catherine, in the end it makes good economic sense...or so I tell myself when I look at the price, because you are right,I never tire of the clothes either. They are timeless and clearly Rohan have their fabrics sorted plus everything comes with good guarantees....though maybe not 17 years
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Thanks for the Julia Jones tip Carol S, I will keep an eye out for those. Roll on the next Rohan sale and I like the fact that I seem to be a size down in their clothes (not in anything else from anywhere else mind you)which I always forget. I do like coming out of the changing room and asking for a smaller size!
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Philip, ah yes, the Boden look, you are right. However I think they did get quite grubby by the end!
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Erika, I would have loved to get to Beatrix Potter's home, this being her anniversary year etc but we felt it would probably be heaving and sadly we didn't have the time. I'm interested about your sense of not being British enough to get into the books and can understand that. Interestingly Rohan had an offer on, take in usable old outdoor gear and get 15% off purchases...still couldn't have parted with any of it.Yes, much-loved pets sums it up nicely.
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Anne there is something about the colours in the film that really made it for me...very 1930s light if that makes sense. And isn't it hard when it's your own children I couldn't agree more. We have just had to hope that we have instilled good risk assessment skills in them all without terrifying them...not sure how successful we were on the latter!
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Valerie, I am assuming it is quieter in December...or do the Lakes never sleep. Beautiful at any time of year, happy viewing when you get there and have a lovely time!
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Margarete, I think actually being there really propelled the experience of the film into our imaginations and especially at summer's end. The child actors were very good.
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All those will be on in Keswick too Kate, they really are on the circuit now. Lovely place for a honeymoon, what wonderful memories.
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Thanks for this Rebecca...if only the Wharf would sort out the seating. I met someone the other day who has had almost a year of excruciating sciatica-type pain after a night at the opera there.
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Iris, what wonderful memories and what a valuable lesson in theatre etiquette. It would be fatal for me to take a packet of sweets in...once I start I wouldn't stop and would doubtless come out several pounds heavier. Hooray for Rohan, often pop into the Exeter shop when we are there though nothing like actually being in the Lakes District branches, they are huge.
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Sandra, it is very very busy now and I suspect it would be hard to be alone unless you knew a few secret places. Traffic was heavy and the fells must take a real pounding in the high season.
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Bookhound, I think you should take over writing here...that's lovely and it was a very special moment, and nor were they the guilty parties with the noisy sweet packets.
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It never seems five minutes to me before these films are out on DVD Emptynester so you won't have long to wait if you have missed it.Give it a few years and it will be on every Christmas too! Good plan for a return trip and if anyone reads this I'd be interested in any recommends of good places to stay because we will definitely be going back. We stayed in a cupboard in a rather draconian guest house (late booking, our own fault) hardest beds known to mankind and breakfast between 8 & 8.30 or not at all.
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Jude, the Lakes make the perfect North to South stopping place, minutes off the motorway and you are in the midst of it all. Have flown over a few times en route north too, spectacular. Such a tricky balance with the safety issues and children and of course litigation now everyone's biggest fear.
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Oh Diana you would have loved all of it...the film, the cinema and you would have been hours in the Ladies looking at all the old film posters going back decades...if there hadn't been a queue I'd have been in there an hour at least.
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We had awarded ourselves a couple of days in the land of Wainwright and James Rebanks of The Shepherd's Life, the Lake District, en route north as time to pause, unwind and get a feel for the road and the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Fran H-B and I shared a humourous moment when we all met for the day at Hardy's Cottage a while back. Conversation over tea and cake at the end of the afternoon turned to books, as it always does, and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Tuesdays and Thursdays for tours of the upper levels and only six people at a time so booking essential but well worth it. Sadly we didn't have a very clear day but the most amazing thing was the wall of heat that hit us as we got out onto the roof, not a breath of wind and very warm.
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Well where on earth did the rest of that week go. 2000 miles later and here we are home safe and sound and can you believe that we traversed the length of the country meeting not a single traffic jam... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Orkney just can't help it, even on a cloudy evening... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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It's that day at last... 40 years. Isn't if funny how you never envisage this moment, or what you will be like, or if you will even get there in those early days. Anyway we have and I have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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