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About megustaleer

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  1. Stormblessed's post merged with the dedicated Book Search thread. Sorry, not ringing ant bells with me at all.
  2. So sorry to hear about your great-nephew's accident, Barblue. I hope he makes a full recovery, but it will be a long process, and such a worry for the family and his fiancee.
  3. Kate Grenville

    Threads merged. This was the first book I read by Kate Grenville, and I'm pretty sure i posted a detailed review, which disappeared when we temporarily 'lost' BGO. I can't recommend her novels highly enough, all the ones I own were saved from the Big Cull, and moved house with us, although I am still well behind on my reading
  4. Oh, Congratulations cherrypie (and RG). How exciting. We haven't seen our new grandbaby since his stay in hospital at 4 weeks, as his parents were advised to wait until his immune system is mature enough to cope with possible infection. He will be three months soon, so not too long to wait now! In the meantime we are getting regular photographs, quite often of him in granny-knitted cardigans
  5. So this is to be the last adventure of Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who - and of Steven Moffat's. The next Doctor may still be under wraps, but what are peoples thoughts about Chris Chibnall as writer for the next series?
  6. Me too. There is the worry that having the Amazon hyperlink attached to the book titles would make it far too easy to impulse buy books (and we never do that, do we? ) - at least we get a couple of moments reconsidering time as it stands
  7. William Sharp

    Nice to see you again, woofwoof. I had not heard of William Sharp before this. I like the poem you quote, so will try to find some more of his work.
  8. We are going to a big family (of Mr meg) celebration in a couple of weeks. I am struggling to work out all the relationships in order to tell our grandson who is what relation to whom. Unfortunately David's explanation for the second-cousin/cousin-once-removed, which used to be pinned on my noticeboard somehow disappeared when we moved, so i'm starting from scratch. We, sadly, are now the oldest generation. Present will be (excluding spouses) Mr meg, his half-sister, his remaining full sister, two cousins, an assortment of nieces & nephews, one of our grandsons and some great nieces & nephews. As there are wide age gaps between Mr meg and his sisters the succeeding generations are also of widely spaced ages, which makes it hard to remember who belongs in each generation. To add to the mix, his half-sister (shared father) has a recently discovered half sister from her mother's second marriage. Not sure how, if at all, she is related to mr meg's side of the family! My head is spinning!
  9. Presumably they've done the market research, and the ones that get "hooked" probably outnumber the more discerning readers by a large majority.
  10. One that is not found in the majority of garden centres. This one is a variety of the New Zealand bred 'hebe hulkeana', and was introduced in the 1990s. Not as big or showy as many popular varieties and long out of fashion, if it ever was fashionable.. Mine was grown from a cutting I purloined from a garden in our previous location, where it grew over the edge of a low planting wall by the pavement. I have another cutting growing in a pot, taken last year from the one I just put in the garden, in case it didn't take to being moved. It is a souvenir of the village, especially as i discovered later that the garden belonged to the father of one of my local bookgroup friends. Most of the plants I brought with us here are souvenirs of past gardens that I or friends have made.
  11. two glorious days! Yesterday we had old friends visit us for lunch, for the first time since we moved. It was lovely to be able to sit in the sun outside and chat, and then, after lunch take a walk down to the clifftop walk to look at the sea. The tide was right out, so we went down innumerable steps to the undercliff where we once again just sat and chatted in the sun. We did say how lovely it would be to go down onto the rocks and look for life in the cracks and pools, but I wasn't feeling very steady on my feet after the long descent, and they were both wearing smart shoes. We agreed to do it another time! This morning I went and collected the Photobook of old childhood photographs we have had made to give Mr meg's sister for her 85th birthday. It looks lovely, especially considering the condition of some of the originals. Then after lunch I got back to some gardening, and moved a small & uncommon hebe from the pot where it has been sitting for the last 18months into the ground in the front garden. It was looking a bit wind burned, but i pruned off the damaged bits and hope that the garden wall will give it a bit of protection. There isn't really anywhere here that is fully sheltered from the channel breeze!. It still has some healthy looking flower buds, so I'm hoping it will go on to flower this year, and flourish in its new home.
  12. I know I'm a bit late to this, but have only just noticed that Luna's thread is not the original one on this subject, is not where I thought it was, and has no earlier post from me! Having found GERBAM's thread in the depths of Central Library I have now merged them there.
  13. Me neither. It only seems like yesterday, It's a bit of a shock.
  14. Julian Barnes

    Thanks for pushing this thread back to the top, cp. I've seen advertisements for the film and couldn't remember if I'd read the book. As there's no post from me on the thread I clearly haven't, so can see the film (at some point inthe future) without being disappointed with the way it differs from the book.
  15. Oh yummy, nothing beats a full English - although I can see a continental intruder on your plate!