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Post by Divia » Mon January 18th, 2010, 1:42 pm

I got some cool finds at an antique sale...but that was yesterday. :) Today I am off and get to lounge and be lazy. Sweet.
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Post by nona » Mon January 18th, 2010, 2:09 pm

thats sounds nice, a day to be nothing but lazy *sigh*

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Post by Ken » Mon January 18th, 2010, 2:39 pm

Best thing today is that I received my copy of 'The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales' - The proceedings of a conference held at Bangor University in September 2007, but just published. Absolutely first class papers presented by eminent historians and academics. A bit pricey at £25, but well worth it and a must for students of this period of Welsh/English history!

Contents Include:
1. Edward and Wales
2. From Llywelyn ap Gruffudd to Edward 1: Expansionist Rulers and Welsh Society
3. Gwynedd Before and After the Conquest
4. James of St George
5. The Life and Career of Richard the Engineer
6. Builth Castle and Aberystwyth Castle 1277-1307
7. The king’s Accommodation at his Castles
8. Food Supply and Preparation at the Edwardian Castles
9. The Landscapes of Edward’s New Towns, Their Planning and Design
10.The Building Stones of the Edwardian Castles
11.Twr Dewr Gwncwerwr Welsh Poetic response to the castles
12.The Castles of the Princes of Gwynedd
13.Caernarfon Castle and its Mythology
14.The Baronial Castles of the Welsh Conquest
15.Welshmen in the Armies of Edward 1

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue January 19th, 2010, 11:24 am

Saw Legally Blonde the Musical last night.
You may recall that my previous trip to see this show was cancelled due to my friend's work issues, but we had rebooked for last night - and it was fabulous! Completely camp and frivolous from start to finish, but done so well. Loved every second. Might take my niece to see it when she comes here in the summer.

Sheridan Smith, the lead, is an absolute star and stole the show. Supporting cast included the fabulous Jill Halfpenny, Duncan James, Peter Davidson, Aoife Mulholland, Alex Gaumond and Susan McFadden.

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Post by Nefret » Sun January 24th, 2010, 12:09 am

Finally joined Library Thing. Had much fun looking up and sorting my books. Should have joined a long time ago.

If anyone would like to visit my page... I am Archduchess_Soriena.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 30th, 2010, 5:04 am

The best thing today is that my husband still has a job, and after over a year of suspense, we can relax again.

Jay works for Sun Microsystems, which has been in the process of being bought by Oracle. It was understood that when the process was complete, there would be a wave of layoffs, about half the Sun employees.
Well, the acquisition dragged on, and on, and on, meanwhile Sun losing customers right and left and more and more layoffs coming down the pike, what with the SEC and the equivalent bureaucracy in the EU dragging their feet.
But it's finally done, and today he got the notice that his position is still needed. Whew!

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun January 31st, 2010, 3:21 am

Must be a huge relief for you MLE. Glad it turned out ok.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 31st, 2010, 10:50 am

Good news, MLE.
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Post by Anna Elliott » Sun January 31st, 2010, 1:47 pm

So glad to hear that, MLE! What a relief.

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Post by Chatterbox » Mon February 1st, 2010, 6:26 am

Wow, MLE, that is GREAT news, especially in this job climate!

Me: reconnected with another HS friend today; had brunch while he was in NY and spent the day ambling through the city, checking out the High Line park, etc. It's the second old friend from my HS days in Belgium that I've not seen since we were teenagers that I've reconnected with in a single month, and in both cases, a delight to discover that each of them are people I would still choose as close friends today, decades later. Only there's something to be said for friends with whom you can say 'remember when'...

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