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  1. I'm surprised it hasn't been done before. I enjoyed the 1980's series Love In a Cold Climate which I watched on YouTube.
  2. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    That's really good, Luna. It must be harder using cardboard rather than paper.
  3. Oh Very Young ~ Cat Stevens Was he a nice guy, Muggle?
  4. The Limerick Game

    A diet of chocolate and cheese Caused Rodney to expand at the knees When he went to the shop For a giant lollipop
  5. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    That sounds delicious, Muggle!
  6. The Surrey With the Fringe On Top ~ from Oklahoma
  7. Foreign phrases in books

    I can inform people I'm very cold in French, but it’s never proved particularly useful Very well done, Raven, that's quite an accomplishment!
  8. The Swans

    One of my favourite series, although I'm not sure if I read the last two (it's been a while ). I agree with your preference for encounters not being too graphic, Luna. It's my only criticism of Jodi Taylor's Frogmorton series where it felt so out of place.
  9. Your Book Activity - May 2021

    I loved both those books so will look this one up, Marie.
  10. The Limerick Game

    If I had a few folk come for supper I'd feed them all seeds of black dupper As an exciting dessert Which I'll share with Pa Burt And rate it jolly good tucker I like to put beans in my ears
  11. Poetic Wanderings

    I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings. I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core. The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats
  12. Foreign phrases in books

    I find it kind of annoying as apart from school pupil French, which helps very little, I only understand English. Dropping foreign phrases casually into books feels rather pretentious, but if I was a bit more versed in languages, I'd probably feel smug My Dad learned Latin at school and had a Latin/English dictionary. I used it to translate phrases in Asterix books and found they were very clever and funny, adding to the enjoyment.
  13. Your Book Activity - May 2021

    Chrissy, I had to look her up too! She sounds a very interesting character. There have been books written about her so I may get round to reading one in the future.
  14. The Limerick Game

    There was a lad from Trinidad Who instigated a rather curious fad. With mango and lime And a pinch of wild thyme