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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Postby princess garnet » Thu December 20th, 2012, 9:03 pm

Found out we'll be closed Christmas Eve! 3 day weekend! :D
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DianeL
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Location: Midatlantic east coast, United States
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Postby DianeL » Fri December 21st, 2012, 12:10 am

Five bluebirds outside the office window this afternoon. Joyous and lovely!
"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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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 » Fri December 21st, 2012, 9:02 am

Winning a gift card for my new favourite tea company (which I then used). And I found something that I thought I'd lost (it wasn't that important, but it was useful and a reminder of a fun day.)
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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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri December 21st, 2012, 9:49 am

Learning that two more books in a series I thought was dead will out next year but only for ereaders at the moment.

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rebecca
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Postby rebecca » Sat December 22nd, 2012, 2:18 am

The 'SOLD' sign finally went up on our house on Friday..Now we shall be busy packing and taking things to the local dump as well as donating our unwanted furniture to a charity. The move in date is 11 January I shall be a very busy lady. :D

Bec :) PS: My books will be coming with me :D

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat December 22nd, 2012, 10:47 am

Hooray! Congratulations! We were at that stage last year. We'd Just sold ours and put in an offer on the cottage we're living in now!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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DianeL
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Postby DianeL » Sat December 22nd, 2012, 5:34 pm

Congratulations!

No news here but that is is a bright, windy, and COLD winter day I get to spend inside taking care of my home and holidays. And that I am flanked by wonderful fur-bearing critters.
"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

rebecca
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Postby rebecca » Sun December 23rd, 2012, 1:52 am

"EC2" wrote:Hooray! Congratulations! We were at that stage last year. We'd Just sold ours and put in an offer on the cottage we're living in now!


Thanks..Isn't amazing how much mess one can acumulate over the years...I've even found receipts dating from 20 years ago! :p ...This house has only sad memories for me now and I wish to move on...

As for the weather here. I just stepped out to hang our my washing and felt like a chicken on a rotisserie :eek: ...It is HOT! And I hate north easterly winds. But at least on Christmas day it will be cooler. :)

Bec :)

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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon December 24th, 2012, 12:32 am

Congratulations, rebecca!

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Antoine Vanner
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Location: South-East England

Back at the Mediterranean!

Postby Antoine Vanner » Mon December 24th, 2012, 9:33 am

Good to waken up and look out on the Mediterranean, which holds so many memories of all parts of it over more than four decades. The sea is dead-flat and it promises to be another warm day once the light mist clears. I'm in Southern Spain for Christmas and yesterday was spent driving up through the mountains on winding roads to the splendid old town of Ronda. It's split by a very deep gorge which is spanned by three bridges, the oldest Roman, and the latest, from the 18th Century, a spectacular piece of engineering. It was from this that large numbers of alleged Nationalist supporters were thrown in 1936, proividing the inspiration for a similar incident in Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". In a few days heading over to Jerez to visit equestrian centres.


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