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 Post subject: Profiles - R
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2006, 16:52 
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Haven't done one of these in a while so...

Name: Ray (which is short for Rachel - when I initially joined the board there were already about ten other Rach(a)els on the board so rather than clutter the place up with yet another one, I hit on my college nick-name)

Age (ish!): The right side of 30

Location (approximate - no actual address, please!): Sitting at the computer typing---oh, wait; you mean part of the country. Bristol, then.

SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: No children, no SLOCs but I am very much owned by two cats

Favourite and least favourite books and characters: Favourite book...gosh. I think probably Exile (it's arguably the best book in the series) and New House (for sentimental reasons). Least favourite books...if I HAVE to pick, probably Redheads, just because EBD does "thriller" extraordinarily badly, but at the same time, it always makes me giggle so... As for characters, I actually (mostly) like them all, though (in general) I prefer the senior versions of characters to the junior/middle versions (and that most especially includes Mary-Lou!)

How you got into the Chalet School: I was too lazy to go to the library to get new books (shock! horror!) so got my mother to pick me out some and in amidst the selection was this three-in-one book with the world's most boring cover (yes, I judge books by their covers - slap me now) so my eight year old self shoved it to the bottom of the heap and read everything else in a day. Of course, this left me with a problem since I couldn't go to the library again until the following Saturday, so I bit the bullet and started on the 'boring' book. It was New House/Barbara/Mary-Lou (yes, I was horribly confused at the jump betweeen New House and Barbara!) and I was utterly, utterly hooked. I collected nearly all the paperbacks (including several ones I now know to be rare!) and then sold them so's I could buy a stereo. Years went by and I was browsing Waterstones, looking for something to read on a long flight that wouldn't take up much room and there, on the shelf, were the shiny cover re-prints (Collins' last hurrah) and I thought "Ooh, that'd be an idea - and oh, look, they have Exile and New House!"...and here I am a few years later with a once more almost complete collection (this time, mostly in hb!), utterly hooked on the CBB AND about half way through writing (what I hope will be) a CS fill-in.

So that's me :)

Ray *babbling*

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 Post subject: RuthY
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2006, 16:59 
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Location: Anyone's guess
Name:

Ruth

Age (ish!):

well i'm still at school

Location (approximate - no actual address, please!):

I live in my house.

SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends:

none although I had imaginary friends when I was smaller
Favourite and least favourite books and characters:
my favourite book has to be Jo to the rescue, I think this is a great book when you get to see Joey and her friends together as young adults (I have got the right name haven't I). My favourite character, oh there's so many, emmm Joey (please don't kill me). I don't really have a least favourite

How you got into the Chalet School:

My parents gave me the first two for christmas about five yeras ago and I was hooked.

Other thins:

I'd just like to say that I'm back I used to post on here a lot and then I stopped for a while but this afternoon I thought I'd come back and see how it was doing and then I discovered there was a new board and I decided I liked it better because I will find it easier to keep up with as it is just starting. I was having difficulty with the last one because there were so many posts I hadn't kept up with.

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 Post subject: Rosy
PostPosted: 30 Apr 2006, 11:02 
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Name: Rosy

Age: Nearly 22

Location: I split my time between London, Aberystwyth and Gloucestershire.

SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: One SLOC/No children/my parents have three cats/an imaginary Penguin thoughtfully donated to me by Xanthe

Favourite and least favourite books and characters: I like Exile - I prefer Joey in this period. I mostly want to poke her thereafter.

How you got into the Chalet School: I believe I picked up School at and Jo of in a bookshop, and got most of them. Then at the end of my degree, Xanthe happened to mention them - and well, here I am.

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 Post subject: Róisín
PostPosted: 01 May 2006, 14:10 
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Name: Róisín

Age: 25 the day after tomorrow *wibbles*

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SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: 1 scrummy boyfriend/ 0 kids/ 1 old giant of a collie sheepdog/ all the characters?! :lol:

Favourite and least favourite books and characters: I love Rescue. I'm one of those who actually *like* ML & Joey :oops: . I hate Island because the sea horrors freak me out, and I loathe pre-Oberland Peggy-the-Prig :twisted:

How you got into the Chalet School: Found a battered Peggy at home and took it from there. Read most of them in *very* random order until I was 16. On finding the board last May I started a reread that is still not done :D


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 Post subject: Rosie
PostPosted: 01 May 2006, 15:29 
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Name: Rosie (it's close enough, frankly)

Age (ish!): 20, always assuming my parents didn't have an attack of amnesia or something

Location: Bangor, yng Ngogledd Cyrmu (North Wales, to those who cannot get their tongue round that - me, generally), or in the Fens of Cambridgeshire!

SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: no SLOC, no children, no pets in Wales, but at home there is Mollie-aka-Elizabeth-I the Bunny, Hodge the Pirate King the Kitten, and George the Very Norty Goldfish. Oh, and I have a pair of Imaginary Equines.

Favourite and least favourite books and characters: I like the Tyrol and Welsh books the most, and the characters in those!

How you got into the Chalet School: Actually into? Well the door was unlocked so.... But I found a pb of 'Exile' on my bookshelf and got very confused but read it anyway! Then found some more whilst going through my 'Malory Towers' phase.

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PostPosted: 01 May 2006, 15:34 
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I believe Xanthe named him the Pirate King. As indeed did she title my other pets...

And I know, but I always get 'Pirate' confused with 'Farmer'. It's the 'ARRGH's that get me...

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PostPosted: 01 May 2006, 15:38 
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*giggles madly*

I can't see George doing anything that might compromise his authority in such a way, frankly.

And yes, it can get a bit confusing.

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PostPosted: 01 May 2006, 15:46 
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*giggles madly*

I might SUGGEST that to one of my farmer friends, but I feel he possibly has too esay an access to big fireworks, frankly.

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PostPosted: 01 May 2006, 16:49 
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Well they let ME play. Ah, fusing 6-inch shells....

Incidentally Xanthe, we didn't MEAN to almost kill you. Or ourselves. or anyone else.

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PostPosted: 02 May 2006, 09:48 
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They let me play with power tools too. And I got paid in apples.

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PostPosted: 02 May 2006, 19:56 
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I was helping to set up a fairly large-scale firework display....

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 Post subject: Rob
PostPosted: 01 Jun 2006, 22:53 
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Joined: 02 May 2006, 10:19
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Name: Rob

Age (ish!): 22

Location (approximate - no actual address, please!): Derbyshire

SLOCs/children/pets/imaginary friends: None/Nada/Zip/Zilch

Favourite and least favourite books and characters: Fave books are the early Tyrol ones, those set in the war and the holiday stories; least favourite are some of the later Swiss ones, especially the one where you meet the Everetts/Val Gardiner/Solange and Althea - oh and Camp really annoys me too. Fave characters: Simone, Robin, Peggy, Con, Rikki and Ruey; least favourite: Jack Lambert, Ted, Annis Lovell, Grizel (mostly) and anyone who says "being a mere male" :roll:

How you got into the Chalet School: Mum forced me to read then when she decided that I'd outgrown the famous five - now I read them more than she does! :D

Yep, I'm male but don't hold that against me!

ETA: I've been 'around' for a month so thought it only polite to say hello (and for sp.)


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 Post subject: Profiles - R
PostPosted: 02 Jun 2006, 09:55 
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Róisín wrote:
Hello my fellow Big Brother yibbler! Nice to meet you properly. What do you hate about Camp - it's one that I like myself?


Hmmm .... I guess I just don't like the fact that it completely revolves around guides. Maybe because (being a mere male :lol: ) I've never been a guide and never been to guide camp? There seems to be an awful lot of inconsequential filler (stuff about daily life in the camp), more (in my opinion) than in most books, which doesn't really get the story going. Then there's Joey :roll:, this might be where I start to get annoyed with her, the fact that she is so badly shaken after the incident on the lake annoys me and then they have to actually find the pack of letters down the pit ... wouldn't the practical joke have been enough? (Not that I'm sure that Juliet and Grizel should have been playing practical jokes given that they are about to become staff!)

The book does have some good bits though *offers an olive branch*. I like the fact the Elizaveta is allowed to go to camp and also the fact that Jo seems to have gotten over Simone's emotional attachment to her, merely saying "thats you Simone" and thanking her for the omlette rather than making a big scene about it!

I love your name by the way, Róisín! I assume that its Irish (given your location!), and not French as I initally assumed when I saw all those accents! How do you pronounce it? (I'm sure that my attempts don't quite hit the mark!)


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PostPosted: 02 Jun 2006, 23:13 
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Thanks Kate, glad to know how Róisín pronounces her name; as I suspected I was waaay off!

Pleased to meet everyone *shakes hands*

Gosh, I'm not used to attracting this much attention from the ladies :oops: :D


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2006, 11:56 
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James wrote:
Enjoy the attention before you realise how scary certain people are, Rob! :twisted:
Eeek ........... :o :shock: :shock: :)

Thanks for the heads up James; I knew that there had to be a catch! :lol:

*waves again but keeps a wary eye out for any scary/mad CBBers* :P


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