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About Madeleine

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  • Birthday 06/05/1964

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  • Reading now?
    "Dreaming of Italy" by T A Williams
  • Location:
    SE England
  • Interests
    Reading, walking, visiting places of interest, getting out of London.

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  1. Currently swooning over repeats of the 2nd series of Young Montalbano on BBC4..... think this is the best one of all the series. The books are fun too.
  2. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    I planted the hollyhocks a couple of weeks ago, they weren't bulbs, I assumed they were as the box had notes on bulb care..... instead I found 3 rather sorry looking bits of stick which I assume are the root plants though they didn't have any roots, anyway I planted them but no sign of progress so far. I've been keeping them in the shed overnight and on cold days, although they've been out in the sun for the last few days so hopefully that will give them a boost. My sweetpea seeds have done really well though, I potted them on yesterday so hopefully they will continue to progress. No sign of any cosmos or zinnias though, and I had to plant some more cosmos seeds as a squirrel dug a big hole in the seed tray the other day! I also planted some scabious seeds yesterday.
  3. The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
  4. The Unforgettable Fire - U2
  5. Presumed Dead

    I've not heard of him either, Scottish noir is quite popular now so I'm surprised he hasn't got a higher profile.
  6. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
  7. Do You Mark Your Books?

    Nooooooooo! I don't even like it when the spine gets a bit creased. I remember once reading that Michael Palin loves buying a new book so that he can crack it's spine, almost put me off him. Each to their own of course. Seriously if the spine does look as though the book has been read that's fine, I don't mark them otherwise though, if there's something memorable I try to remember the page number but would never write in a book. Having said that, when I was young I did try to turn my books into a private library, and cut out little bits of card which I then stuck on the inside front cover so that a little bit of paper with the lendee's name on could be inserted. It didn't last for long of course, as I didn't really loan the books out much in the first place!
  8. Here comes the Rain again - Eurythmics
  9. Working from home so saving it up for the weekend, Waterstone's here I come!
  10. The Crying Game - Roy Orbison/Boy George
  11. Never Ending Book Titles

    Isn't this one for the song titles thread? I've confused the threads many times.
  12. Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
  13. The Best Film Soundtrack?

    Mine varies, Jaws is a very clever use of music, then of course there is Star Wars, which is iconic - both by John Williams. Lord of the Rings is also stunning. I don't really think I have a favourite as such, different types of music suit different genres of film.
  14. What's the weather like?

    I was saying the same thing yesterday at work, this time last week I was in a T-shirt, now winter clothes although yesterday was a little bit warmer and I didn't need my anorak, just a fleece, admittedly with 2 layers of winter jumpers. We had snow flurries on Monday but not since, but that wind is bitter!
  15. Never Ending Book Titles

    All the Devils are Here - Louise Penny