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by BrianPK
Wed October 3rd, 2012, 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite HF Author?
Replies: 17
Views: 3505

I can't praise Nigel Tranter enough. I've been reading him for years now and I've become very attached to his style of writing. I find his novels read even better 2nd or 3rd time around. If I were to be a castaway on a desert island I'd be perfectly happy with his novels and also a few of Bernard Co...
by BrianPK
Fri June 24th, 2011, 11:24 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's it doing outside your window?
Replies: 1228
Views: 65445

Sparkling bright and breezy with showers all week but flogged rain all today.
by BrianPK
Thu June 23rd, 2011, 11:26 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's it doing outside your window?
Replies: 1228
Views: 65445

[quote=""Misfit""]You are quite farther north then. We'll get ours around 9-ish. I cruised southern Alaska with my mother years ago and that was so amazing to be sitting around at 11PM and it was still daylight.[/quote] 9-ish would be our early August sunset.I presume then that your winters have lon...
by BrianPK
Thu June 23rd, 2011, 10:37 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's it doing outside your window?
Replies: 1228
Views: 65445

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]We had a red tide here, on what is otherwise a lovely summer day.

SM[/quote]
Quite rare over here. It's toxic, I believe, and swimming not advised.
by BrianPK
Thu June 23rd, 2011, 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Most Amusing Thing Today
Replies: 26
Views: 2058

There are times when comment is superfluous and you can only shake your head with wonder.
by BrianPK
Wed June 22nd, 2011, 11:06 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: What Movies Have You Seen Lately?
Replies: 3275
Views: 193487

Watched "Copying Beethoven" over a few nights. Oh dear! . . . very forgettable.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424908/
by BrianPK
Wed June 22nd, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? June 2011.
Replies: 178
Views: 13415

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Recently finished Lampedusa's The Leopard , a classic Italian historical novel that, to me, isn't much to do with history. [/quote] I've seen the marvellous film (Burt Lancaster,Claudia Cardinale) of the book on dvd a few times and recently bought the gorgeous blu ray versi...
by BrianPK
Tue June 21st, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? June 2011.
Replies: 178
Views: 13415

I'm reading two books at the moment,Colonial America -A History by R.Middleton and, of course, my stable diet of N.Tranter, James the Fifth Trilogy I don't know a whole lot about the Colonial period except for the Pilgrims landing and then the lead up to Independence.I find it a very interesting rea...
by BrianPK
Tue June 21st, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: What's it doing outside your window?
Replies: 1228
Views: 65445

Longest day of the year just ending.It's just midnight and the northern sky is still bright.We had a beautiful evening after an awful day of torrential showers.I planted three delphiniums this afternoon but I think they're too close to my dahlias.I might move them in the morning.
by BrianPK
Thu June 16th, 2011, 11:00 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Worst Thing Today
Replies: 2257
Views: 131865

[quote=""Vanessa""] Anyway, I'd rather go to the dentist than the doctor's any day! Walking into a doctor's surgery makes me feel physically sick and shaky - it's a bit of a phobia I have.[/quote] Same here :eek: I'll suffer anything (well...almost) rather than go near a doctor. Much to my embarrass...

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