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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Mon March 26th, 2012, 12:30 pm

We've received a 'Save the Date' for a wedding at Castle Howardin August 2013. Formal invitation to follow. I think it will definitely be a case of a new hat!! :D
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon March 26th, 2012, 8:17 pm

Wow, Vanessa! Yes a new hat should be in order for that.

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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Tue March 27th, 2012, 1:17 am

I adore hats, and used to wear them in the 80s/early 90s. Sadly, it just seems harder to get away with them without excessive commentary anymore.


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I want this to be a best thing. It isn't easy to feel that way about it, though.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Tue March 27th, 2012, 5:05 am

Getting a good grade on my test. Not big, but I did awful on the last one.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Tue March 27th, 2012, 2:51 pm

"DianeL" wrote:I want this to be a best thing. It isn't easy to feel that way about it, though.


Good for you Diane! I know it's tough, but I firmly believe, if more people stood up, this kind of behavior in the workplace would diminish. Probably never go away, but lessen.

Nefret...congrats on the good grade!
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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Tue March 27th, 2012, 11:10 pm

Faith, thank you. Last night I felt hollowed out, but am at least stable today. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to that whole Empowered, I-am-woman kind of triumph.

Tomorrow I talk with a VP in HR whom I know respects and likes me a great deal. So it could happen.

Thank you.


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Today's Best Thing was taking 20 minutes this afternoon to walk outside with my best friend at work. And not talking about work much at all. Brisk, beautiful out, good for us, and a restorative break.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.

---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



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http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/

I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed March 28th, 2012, 12:21 am

"fljustice" wrote:Nefret...congrats on the good grade!


Thanks!

Today I got talk to the classmate I have a crush on some more. He's pretty quiet, but nice. :o :D :p
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

rebecca
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Postby rebecca » Wed March 28th, 2012, 12:39 am

"DianeL" wrote:Faith, thank you. Last night I felt hollowed out, but am at least stable today. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to that whole Empowered, I-am-woman kind of triumph.

Tomorrow I talk with a VP in HR whom I know respects and likes me a great deal. So it could happen.

Thank you.


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Today's Best Thing was taking 20 minutes this afternoon to walk outside with my best friend at work. And not talking about work much at all. Brisk, beautiful out, good for us, and a restorative break.


I wish you all the best Diane and hope that things improve.

Vanessa, lucky you. Are you allowed to take pics of the house? And yes definately a new hat but NOT those awful fascinator thingy's...I still remember Princess Beatrice and her er toilet seat hat. :eek: :rolleyes :lol: p

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham & How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed March 28th, 2012, 8:47 am

Oh I'm so glad someone else hates those fascinators, even the small ones are awful, They look cute on little girls but grown women, nooooooooooo!!!!

That's a fabulous venue for a wedding Vanessa, the photos will be lovely.
Currently reading "How to stop time" by Matt Haig & "The Miller's Dance" by Winston Graham

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Two Houses by Fran Cooper
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed March 28th, 2012, 8:57 am

Definitely not a fascinator! :eek: LOL.

I would imagine you are allowed to take photos. It's open to the public normally.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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