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Madeleine

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About Madeleine

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  • Birthday 05/06/1964

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    SE England
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, gardening, animals, getting out of London
  • Current Book
    "The Likeness" & "My Lemon Grove Summer"

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  1. We had quite heavy rain on Friday evening but none since, despite it being forecast. It has been very windy though, especially on Saturday, and I had to try to prop up my tomato plants - they're still only green, no sign of the tomatoes ripening, not enough sun
  2. Hope you both feel better soon, moving is very stressful so probably a good idea to stay put.
  3. First day back at work after a week away (luckily missed the heatwave although it was very nice where we were ,mid 20s and breezy so quite comfortable), catching up and getting used to being in smelly polluted crowded London again
  4. I think it falls into the easy read, page turning category, it doesn't pretend to be great literature, and the plot isn't really that original (it's a plot set up that writers like Nora Roberts have used for years ie someone coming home for some sort of gathering and uncovering old secrets).
  5. I usually aim for around 50, think I'm about halfway there now.
  6. Yes I suppose the Ellie storyline did feel a bit "tacked on", I agree that the family killings was a much better storyline, and the descriptions were great, the town almost felt like a character in itself. The second Falk book is quite good too, maybe not as strong as The Dry (and a different setting).
  7. Head over Heels - Tears for Fears
  8. Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
  9. the third witch's part is rather politically incorrect now, to say the least Now I know where Alan Bradley got the title of one of his Flavia de Luce books though.
  10. HI Sue, welcome, do you have any favourite authors/books?
  11. Hope you're feeling better soon Meg, must have been scary.
  12. Hope you feel better soon Momac and your test results are OK. Knees can take a while to stop hurting! Stairlift sounds a great idea and a good solution, a work colleague has parents in a similar situation and as you say moving and downsizing would be way too stressful so they had a stairlift installed a few weeks ago and haven't looked back, they also use it for moving stuff up and downstairs, not just people! Good luck.
  13. All the best in your new home!
  14. Hi Rashel, I'm a fan of Cassandra Clare too. Welcome to the forum.
  15. Madeleine

    Have a Rant!

    Sorry to hear that Momac, my mum is similar with forgetfulness and going into a rant at the slightest thing, last night for example we discovered our landline wasn't working, so I only had my mobile and was on the phone to the landline company (premium rate call of course) and my phone ran out of credit! Got it topped up today and managed to get through again, turns out the problem is with the telephone exchange not our phone, so now waiting for them to fix it. Trouble is mum can't hear on the phone too well (me neither to be honest) so I was telling her what to say as she had to answer the security questions, and she couldn't hear what the guy was saying, but we got there eventually. Just trying to get anything done is a nightmare nowadays! Glad your daughter is doing OK, that must be a relief. Feel free to rant, it does help!
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