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I am Elizabeth Bennet!


Take the Quiz here!




Not such a bad result. I'd never say no to Mr Darcy or Colin Firth.

After all she did get the guy with big house and £10,000 a year. Wonder what that would be worth in 2007.

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This is a brand new Fidra reprint and it is satisfyingly thick and printed on quality paper. Although I admit that Fidra books do not travel well so are not the best commuting books. 

I wans't sure at first as I like Peyton but am not your typical Pony book reader in fact I'm scared of horses. However Ruth is such believable character and her struggles with her pony are very realistic. I also liked the fact that the Hollis' are not the normal Pony Book Family who are comfortably if not well off and steeped in ponies and county. They are ordinary and her family don't care about ponies and I like that. Although I did wonder why Mrs Hollis didn't go back to work some of the time and ease the situation all the children were schoolage. 

Peter McNair was a lovely character too. He was far more complex than your average pony book chahracter especially as he doesn't even like ponies much. The way he and Ruth becomes friends is also handled originally. Not to give too much away but his situation is well portrayed and I rather like the way Peyton resolves it. It feels as if Peyton is setting the stage for a later romance between Ruth and Peter but IIRC the rest of the series that never happens. I'll have to reread the others now.

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This is a brand new Fidra reprint and it is satisfyingly thick and printed on quality paper. Although I admit that Fidra books do not travel well so are not the best commuting books. 

I wans't sure at first as I like Peyton but am not your typical Pony book reader in fact I'm scared of horses. However Ruth is such believable character and her struggles with her pony are very realistic. I also liked the fact that the Hollis' are not the normal Pony Book Family who are comfortably if not well off and steeped in ponies and county. They are ordinary and her family don't care about ponies and I like that. Although I did wonder why Mrs Hollis didn't go back to work some of the time and ease the situation all the children were schoolage. 

Peter McNair was a lovely character too. He was far more complex than your average pony book chahracter especially as he doesn't even like ponies much. The way he and Ruth becomes friends is also handled originally. Not to give too much away but his situation is well portrayed and I rather like the way Peyton resolves it. It feels as if Peyton is setting the stage for a later romance between Ruth and Peter but IIRC the rest of the series that never happens. I'll have to reread the others now.

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It is Saturday therefore I must have a list and I fear that this week it is a long one.

I planned a nice long lie in today but alas once my father had telephoned and woken me up I'd barely dozed off again before the window cleaner called and wanted to be paid. Shamefully I only had £3 in the flat and had to write him a cheque.

  1. Post all documentation to The Claims Service and trying and bring my long running car insurance claim to a close at last.
  2. Post Tori her copy of Gay
  3. Email [personal profile] kathrynwto arrange to handover her copy of Gay
  4. Email [profile] lydiasings to organise collection of all her books
  5. Pay GGBP for Gay and Susan in Sixth.
  6. Write to the Metropolitan Police asking why their definition of theft appears to have changed to it's only theft if we stand a chance of catching them.
  7. Wash hair
  8. Laundry
  9. Return faulty shoes to M&S - annoyingly they've just gone on sale and so I could not order replacements and had to have a refund. Will now go to Bluewater and aim to get a pair there.
  10. Acquire Lottery tickets
  11. Return wrong [overpriced and not recycled] loo rolls bought in error and haste to Sainsbury and change for correct loo rolls.
  12. Return library books
  13. Hoover everywhere.
  14. Run dishwasher
  15. Sort out O2 contract
  16. Tidy death trap wardrobe shelf
  17. Book people to come and install car kit in car
  18. Write to Wanadoo and complain about the service in May
  19. Write to Powergen about wrongly calculated bill. Comment on excellent service from Valerie 26/7/07 (Director at Powergen, PO Box 9069, Nottingham, NG1 6BU directorofcustomerservice@powergen.co.uk)
  20. Report Season Ticket stolen - I had to report it as lost in streets as they would not accept it was stolen because I did not see a suspect. Apparently it is not policy to call it theft if they have no chance of catching the offender. Talk about lies, damned lies and statistics.
  21. Take season ticket replacement form to station to organise replacement.
  22. Clean bathroom
  23. Write to Met to complain about decision not to charge Boy Racer for causing havoc.
  24. Write to MP to complain about decision not to charge Boy Racer for causing havoc.
  25. Sort out travel Insurance for lakes and mountains trip
  26. Arrange car insurance for lakes and mountains trip.
  27. Change bed
  28. Food shopping
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It is Saturday therefore I must have a list and I fear that this week it is a long one.

I planned a nice long lie in today but alas once my father had telephoned and woken me up I'd barely dozed off again before the window cleaner called and wanted to be paid. Shamefully I only had £3 in the flat and had to write him a cheque.

  1. Post all documentation to The Claims Service and trying and bring my long running car insurance claim to a close at last.
  2. Post Tori her copy of Gay
  3. Email [personal profile] kathrynwto arrange to handover her copy of Gay
  4. Email [profile] lydiasings to organise collection of all her books
  5. Pay GGBP for Gay and Susan in Sixth.
  6. Write to the Metropolitan Police asking why their definition of theft appears to have changed to it's only theft if we stand a chance of catching them.
  7. Wash hair
  8. Laundry
  9. Return faulty shoes to M&S - annoyingly they've just gone on sale and so I could not order replacements and had to have a refund. Will now go to Bluewater and aim to get a pair there.
  10. Acquire Lottery tickets
  11. Return wrong [overpriced and not recycled] loo rolls bought in error and haste to Sainsbury and change for correct loo rolls.
  12. Return library books
  13. Hoover everywhere.
  14. Run dishwasher
  15. Sort out O2 contract
  16. Tidy death trap wardrobe shelf
  17. Book people to come and install car kit in car
  18. Write to Wanadoo and complain about the service in May
  19. Write to Powergen about wrongly calculated bill. Comment on excellent service from Valerie 26/7/07 (Director at Powergen, PO Box 9069, Nottingham, NG1 6BU directorofcustomerservice@powergen.co.uk)
  20. Report Season Ticket stolen - I had to report it as lost in streets as they would not accept it was stolen because I did not see a suspect. Apparently it is not policy to call it theft if they have no chance of catching the offender. Talk about lies, damned lies and statistics.
  21. Take season ticket replacement form to station to organise replacement.
  22. Clean bathroom
  23. Write to Met to complain about decision not to charge Boy Racer for causing havoc.
  24. Write to MP to complain about decision not to charge Boy Racer for causing havoc.
  25. Sort out travel Insurance for lakes and mountains trip
  26. Arrange car insurance for lakes and mountains trip.
  27. Change bed
  28. Food shopping
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The promised thoughts on Harry Potter


crossposted to girlsown in the hope of getting some good discussion going.

THE Book

Jul. 21st, 2007 12:46 pm
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I finished THE book at 3:25am this morning. No spoilers as yet I need to collect my thoughts. I was very excited and afterwards came back down to earth with a  bump. I still cannot believe that after ten years it is all over and there will not be more...

THE Book

Jul. 21st, 2007 12:46 pm
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I finished THE book at 3:25am this morning. No spoilers as yet I need to collect my thoughts. I was very excited and afterwards came back down to earth with a  bump. I still cannot believe that after ten years it is all over and there will not be more...

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I've had a domesticated five minutes.

So please can anyone tell me:

Will a soak in Milton remove a fishy smell from my chopping board?

Where can I get dry cleaning wipes or similar to spot clean some dry clean only items

How do I remove a black ink stain from a  purple top. I*'ve tried Vanish and Ace.

How to remove a mouldy black stain from my bath mat. Also tried Vanish and Ace.
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I've had a domesticated five minutes.

So please can anyone tell me:

Will a soak in Milton remove a fishy smell from my chopping board?

Where can I get dry cleaning wipes or similar to spot clean some dry clean only items

How do I remove a black ink stain from a  purple top. I*'ve tried Vanish and Ace.

How to remove a mouldy black stain from my bath mat. Also tried Vanish and Ace.
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Another long long list of things to do this weekend

  1. Call O2 and change contract
  2. Phone Britannia Rescue and change car on rescue policy
  3. Post papers to DVLA
  4. Arrange replacement annual season ticket
  5. Write wedding card for happy couple
  6. Accounts
  7. Track down bad smell in kitchen and eradicate - well kitchen has now been scrubbed, bins emptied and the diswasher put on one hopes that will deal with the smell.
  8. Sort out service for boiler
  9. Change sheets
  10. Wash hair
  11. Prepare makeup for tomorrow
  12. Chase people who have not paid for their GGBP books
  13. Write to Admiral and complain about service
  14. Write to South Eastern to complain about their poor season ticket replacement policy
  15. Return faulty DVD to Amazon
  16. Email insurance co re: repayment of expenses incurred over crashed car.
  17. Book smear test
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Another long long list of things to do this weekend

  1. Call O2 and change contract
  2. Phone Britannia Rescue and change car on rescue policy
  3. Post papers to DVLA
  4. Arrange replacement annual season ticket
  5. Write wedding card for happy couple
  6. Accounts
  7. Track down bad smell in kitchen and eradicate - well kitchen has now been scrubbed, bins emptied and the diswasher put on one hopes that will deal with the smell.
  8. Sort out service for boiler
  9. Change sheets
  10. Wash hair
  11. Prepare makeup for tomorrow
  12. Chase people who have not paid for their GGBP books
  13. Write to Admiral and complain about service
  14. Write to South Eastern to complain about their poor season ticket replacement policy
  15. Return faulty DVD to Amazon
  16. Email insurance co re: repayment of expenses incurred over crashed car.
  17. Book smear test
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Hoover House
Buy food shopping
Replace umbrella
Clear desk
Dust sitting room
Buy Lottery Ticket
Acquire shoes for wedding
- an unfortunate accident has occurred some how I've bought 2 pairs one of which is not for the wedding how can this have happened.
Take expired sleeping pills to pharmacy for safe disposal
Write placecards for Wedding of the Year.
Buy italic pens to write placecards for Wedding of the Year
Clean bathroom
Reconcile accounts
Dust bedroom
Laundry
Send round GGBP group buy email
Change insurance policy to reflect new car
Find clothes to wear to dedication service tomorrow.
Wash hair

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Hoover House
Buy food shopping
Replace umbrella
Clear desk
Dust sitting room
Buy Lottery Ticket
Acquire shoes for wedding
- an unfortunate accident has occurred some how I've bought 2 pairs one of which is not for the wedding how can this have happened.
Take expired sleeping pills to pharmacy for safe disposal
Write placecards for Wedding of the Year.
Buy italic pens to write placecards for Wedding of the Year
Clean bathroom
Reconcile accounts
Dust bedroom
Laundry
Send round GGBP group buy email
Change insurance policy to reflect new car
Find clothes to wear to dedication service tomorrow.
Wash hair

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Hmm I haven't achieved much today:

  1. Said goodbye to £40 in Tesco but at least there is now edible goods in the house again.
  2. Looked at yet more cars with my father - I might buy a Ford Focus as it meets almost all my criteria.
  3. Received a lecture on not being forceful enough at work from my father while looking at said cars.
  4. Also a lecture on the merits of buying a new car on the HP - I have agreed to consider this for a quiet life.
  5. Washed two machine loads of clothes

Still to do

  1. Hoover floors
  2. Put clean clothes away
  3. Make tomorrows lunch
  4. Provide a taxi service to my elderly relatives to get them to dinner
  5. Arrange flowers
  6. Accounts
  7. Fill spare loo roll holder
  8. Write cheque for book purchased
  9. Pack and post book sold on ebay
dozydormouse: (Default)

Hmm I haven't achieved much today:

  1. Said goodbye to £40 in Tesco but at least there is now edible goods in the house again.
  2. Looked at yet more cars with my father - I might buy a Ford Focus as it meets almost all my criteria.
  3. Received a lecture on not being forceful enough at work from my father while looking at said cars.
  4. Also a lecture on the merits of buying a new car on the HP - I have agreed to consider this for a quiet life.
  5. Washed two machine loads of clothes

Still to do

  1. Hoover floors
  2. Put clean clothes away
  3. Make tomorrows lunch
  4. Provide a taxi service to my elderly relatives to get them to dinner
  5. Arrange flowers
  6. Accounts
  7. Fill spare loo roll holder
  8. Write cheque for book purchased
  9. Pack and post book sold on ebay
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I left work early today and walked along Charing X because a road was closed I detoured and went another way. As I went I saw vast clouds of what looked like smoke. In fact it was this. I'd walked under it not five minutes before. 

My guardian angel must be working overtime.

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I left work early today and walked along Charing X because a road was closed I detoured and went another way. As I went I saw vast clouds of what looked like smoke. In fact it was this. I'd walked under it not five minutes before. 

My guardian angel must be working overtime.

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