Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Chatsworth!

I'm off to Chatsworth for the day - I'll report back later!

And Janey, if you're still interested in Babbit, email me at simondavidthomas[at]yahoo.co.uk :)

Oh, whilst I'm giving brief notices - for those interested, I decided to change my Twitter handle from simonsiab (since people seemed confused over the 'siab' bit) to stuck_inabook - so I'm at Twitter.com/stuck_inabook.  One day I'll understand Twitter...

What else have I been up to?  I watched an episode of As Time Goes By tonight which I hadn't seen for ages, and chuckled away (the last episode in series 4, since you ask - a very enjoyable mockery of film sets.)

Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone!

17 comments:

  1. Hi, just a quick question. If, for whatever reason, Janey is not interested in Babbitt anymore, can I possible buy it instead?
    Thanks

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    1. Yes! If I don't hear from Janey by the end of the week, I'll get in touch with you :)

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    2. Brilliant! Thank you :)

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  2. I hope you come back with lots of photos, Simon! I long to visit Chatsworth for myself but, given my slightly inconvenient location, for now I just enjoy hearing about other people's visits. And I love As Time Goes By and can rewatch it endlessly. It's difficult to think of another television couple as delightfully entertaining as Jean and Lionel.

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    1. ATGB always reminds me of Sunday afternoons at home, growing up - the theme music alone makes me so happy! And I could watch the programme endlessly.

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  3. boo! Majorly jealous - you're visiting Chatsworth Estate, right?? Well, have a blast!

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    1. Sorry Samara, wish you could come!

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  4. Take a brolly - and don't expect to be asked to stay the night - no matter how deep in mud your hems are - or how healthy your complexion!!!

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    1. My complexion has never been noticeably healthy, perhaps that's why I wasn't given the spare room...

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  5. Chatsworth, eh? I've been working my way through Decca (book of Jessica Mitford's letters--and they are many) and have read through various uncomfortable visits there, since the Duchess of D was Decca's youngest sister. On-again, off-again speakers with each other.

    What's at Chatworth for you today, Simon?

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    1. I started those letters years ago, I must dig them out... and try to find some sympathy for Decca.

      I was there meeting up with some e-friends :)

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  6. Debo's autobiography 'Wait For Me'is one of my current Books in Progress - it includes chapters on how she and her husband opened Chatsworth to the public and established various initiatives to turn it into a paying concern. Why are we all so fascinated by the Mitfords?

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    1. Oh, Wait For Me is great fun, isn't it? With surprisingly deep emotional moments too.

      Why are we all so fascinated? Good question. Don't know - I suppose there is such variety amongst the sisters; something for everyone!

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  7. I agree, OVW and add: no walking to the house in a soaked white shirt!

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    1. I was a little soaked at times, but not in white!

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