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Leyland
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Location: Travelers Rest SC

Postby Leyland » Mon March 23rd, 2009, 3:19 pm

It's bright and sunny and warm! :)
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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Mon March 23rd, 2009, 8:33 pm

Did some writing over the weekend. Not much and not anything important, but that's a big accomplishment for me.

And right now there are therapists here to deal with the tantrums. Which is great cause my perpetual headache can't take the screaming all that well.

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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed March 25th, 2009, 7:27 am

We had such a great holiday in Egypt last week !
Got back last Sunday afternoon, my body is back here in Belgium, but my mind isn't !!

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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed March 25th, 2009, 7:29 am

We went to The World's Biggest Playgroup today. It is an annual event, with lots of playgroup activities, little stage shows and jumping castles, fun play equipment, pony rides, farm petting zoo etc.

Got home from picking up Luke from Preschool (he missed out on the playgroup) and bit of grocery shopping (not fun with a baby that had to be woken up to pick up his brother, and a preschool hyped up 3 year old), and there was a message on the phone.....I had won the major prize in the draw at playgroup! I won $1000 for our playgroup, and a Volvo for a long weekend. So now we will have to think up some suggestions on how our playgroup can spend the money, and plan a long weekend away with a Volvo!

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed March 25th, 2009, 8:22 am

"Carine" wrote:We had such a great holiday in Egypt last week !
Got back last Sunday afternoon, my body is back here in Belgium, but my mind isn't !!


I'll bet! What was your highlight?
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed March 25th, 2009, 9:28 am

"diamondlil" wrote:I'll bet! What was your highlight?


Rats, I was going to ask that too! :D So glad you enjoyed your holiday!
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed March 25th, 2009, 9:32 am

Great minds and all that! :D ;)
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Road To Newgate by Kate Braithwaite & Darling Blue by Tracy Rees (Pigeonhole)
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 25th, 2009, 10:18 am

"Carine" wrote:We had such a great holiday in Egypt last week !
Got back last Sunday afternoon, my body is back here in Belgium, but my mind isn't !!


My mil and sil were in Egypt last week - they enjoyed themselves, too. They've been before and it's just a 'chill out' holiday for them and some sun, of course.
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Carine
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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favorite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium
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Postby Carine » Wed March 25th, 2009, 6:23 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I'll bet! What was your highlight?


"EC2" wrote:Rats, I was going to ask that too! :D So glad you enjoyed your holiday!


Thank you !

The highlights for me were the tombs in the Valley of the Kings (we visited Rameses IV, Rameses IX and Rameses I) and then Abu Simbel. Those were just awesome !!
Although I have to say that the other temples that we visited, such as Karnak, Luxor, Medinet Habu, Deir-El-Bahari, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Philae were very impressive too.

And think about this : our guide told us that about 70 % of Ancient Egypt is still under the sand !! A lot more to be discovered !

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed March 25th, 2009, 6:30 pm

I'm jealous! I'd love to visit Egypt but could never afford to, and also I don't do well in the heat. Was it very hot?

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