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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I have something to confess...

    I'm really enjoying the Leonie and James SL.

    And no I'm not being sarcastic, ironic or anything else ending in 'ic' (although I also enjoyed Joleans thread) but here I have a couple of people that I can really hate with a vengance and for once no-one will tell me off.

    I hope we hear a lot more of them and the splutterings of the enclave as they try and deal with such dreadful people. I hope they expose things long thought forgotten; such as Josh and the Graffiti, what medication Jazzer is on to completely get over his ketamine related brain damage, in which institution the old Pat is being held at against her will and all the other lose ends and anomilies we are thrown.


    However...
    I completely understand if some of you consequently want nothing more to do with me and I have taken the precaution of wearing everything I own* to deflect some of the flak that is coming my way.

    marms

    *it's making it very difficult to type, I can tell you as I can hardly bend my arms!

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    Posted by Bette (U2222559) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I am also rather enjoying it (though when I expressed my opinion I was also deemed to be being ironic or not being serious, or else I must be lacking in judgement).

    I hope that either this will be a short SL, or else it will end up being something to lighten up from time-to-time. I suspect that it is on right now because the Bridge Farm SL is rather dismal (good though it is). I'd rather have a change from the other 'comic' SL that we have had to endure in the past. Mind you, the Book Club was particularly funny, and I hope that that will be an ongoing feature of Ambridge life.

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    Posted by dualstargazing (U14259685) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I think it's very amusing. We need light heartedness at the moment.

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    Hello You Two!

    Oh thank goodness.... I'm so relieved there are other posters who feel this way. I was begining to think I was coming down with something!

    I did enjoy Lynda and Lilians responses to J&Ls plans. I could imaging them trying to catch one anothers eye to try and judge what the other one was thinking!

    marms

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    Posted by dualstargazing (U14259685) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    Marms. Robert will give something. Lyndy will be dead against it, and Lillian is just foolish when it comes to James.

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Scarlett the Harlot (U14540168) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    The only way this storyline will be ok is if it is brought to an abrupt halt by Tiger catching James in the act of trying to fleece his mother to fund this stupid book, telling him exactly what he thinks of him and then sticking his toe up James' arse as he boots him out of the door.

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    Posted by acebass (U3133653) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I am also finding it funny. However, if it ends up as yet another "let's see how daft we can make the Grundioes lok" story, my fury will have no bounds

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by SaintHarry (U14774896) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I like it too Marmsy. There is a great tradition of introducing new characters who grate on everyone's nerves and create drama by rubbing people up the wrong way. Often they gradually soften and become well loved characters in the long run. Good work scriptos!

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I am also finding it funny. However, if it ends up as yet another "let's see how daft we can make the Grundioes lok" story, my fury will have no bounds 

    True and likewise.

    However if it makes some of the others look foolish for a change then it could be worth a giggle.

    marms

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I like it too Marmsy. There is a great tradition of introducing new characters who grate on everyone's nerves and create drama by rubbing people up the wrong way. Often they gradually soften and become well loved characters in the long run. Good work scriptos! 

    Hello SaintHarry (are you a supporter of a certain team that calls themselves Saints in which case I hope it's the same as my lot!)

    Where were we....

    Oh yes... Actually I disagree a bit here. James has alwasy been odious and I'd like him to continue. I don't want him softened round the edges - I want to hate him...

    By the by... I am putting in a pre-order* for oven gloves and tea towels. Anyone else want in to save on postage?

    marms

    * yes I know that's a contentious word around these boards...

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    Posted by A Frend (U2249422) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    "I could imaging them trying to catch one anothers eye to try and judge what the other one was thinking!"

    I think Lidiebots will know what Lils is thinking: James wants cash and if I don't give him money he'll go to Peggy for it and so I must give in to blackmail.

    What's odd is that every time her vile son returns she acts as though it's a clean sheet. I mean he said to her last time he wanted cash 'you pay me off or I'll get the money from my sick and troubled Grandma'. That was an appalling thing to say and yet she still responds to him and that horrid act of hostility as though he's the best thing in the world.

    Surely by now some kind of reality would be creeping in to her trobled noddle.

    The best thing would be if James did go to Peggy as the old trout would tell him sharpish where to get off.

    I enjoy hating this pair but I fear that they are going to be tedious in the long run.

    The best way for Linda to nip it in the bud will be to tell Joe that the pair want his stories for a book out of which they confidently expect to make squillions. That would mean he'd ask for money up front for his ramblings and even Lils would refuse to pay for Joe Grundy to make an unpublishable book even more unpublishable.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    But Marms wouldn't you prefer it if the actors weren't so wooden and their characters so cliched?

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by mike (U14258103) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I'm enjoying it too, the James/Leonie combination is the funniest SW invention since Nelson Gabriel, imho.

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    But Marms wouldn't you prefer it if the actors weren't so wooden and their characters so cliched? 

    That goes without saying Anna, although I don't mind cliches every now and again. Good thing too or my blood pressure would go through the roof (or my radio through the window).

    Although to be honest I don't think I have very sophisticated tastes. For example for the past couple of years I have been reading, on and off, a series of what I call 'lighthearted reads' where the protagonist is not a very nice person at all. Since doing the OU course the poor writing (cliche alert) screams from the page and yet I have still read them....

    I'm still trying to work out why. I think this storyline falls into the same catagory. I don't think it will work as a long-term storyline but for a bit of summer silliness it hits the spot. I don't expect it to do that for everyone though!

    marms

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I'm enjoying it too, the James/Leonie combination is the funniest SW invention since Nelson Gabriel, imho. 

    Well Mike - I have to confess not remembering the Nelson Gabriel Storylines because I was too young, although as it was on at home I *do* remember his voice. And something about wine but that's it!

    BTW could you thank Rosie for my card for me?

    marms

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  • Message 16

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    Posted by Jon Dylon (U2323379) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    how can you even listen to these two without kicking in the radio in a futile but irresistible attempt to reach their faces?

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by Longdknitter (U14881410) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    Just think though that it gives lots of potential for Matt to be sarcastic and ironic!

    I loved his put downs at the party. James and Leonie will continue to be irritating but the ripples around them should be fun!

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    how can you even listen to these two without kicking in the radio in a futile but irresistible attempt to reach their faces? 

    Amazing powers of self-restriant?

    Can I just make it clear that although I like the storyline I *do* *not* like the characters. But I can't wait to hear what ghastly things they are going to come up with!

    Just had a thought... does this make me a 'bad person'? Will go and contemplate on this while I prepare some plums for a crumble.

    Catch you all later!

    marms

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  • Message 19

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    Posted by mike (U14258103) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    >BTW could you thank Rosie for my card for me?<

    Done. (She says she likes the SL, too.)

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  • Message 20

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    Thanks Mike!

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  • Message 21

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    Posted by Scarlett the Harlot (U14540168) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011


    If I recall correctly the scales fell from Lilian's eyes the last time James conned her out of money and she told him in no uncertain terms that no more dosh would be forthcoming.

    Am I wrong?

    If not, has Lilian developed amnesia in regard to James?

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  • Message 22

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I was under the impression that she hadn't yet handed any money over. Am I wrong?

    marms

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  • Message 23

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I also meant to start with 'No you are not wrong' I'm sure she said that that was the last time. Also becasue it was very similar to the Hazel and Jack SL.

    I heard her trying to be non-committal. As was Lynda.

    Matt isn't going to be very pleased either way if money gets handed over!

    Ooooo.... horrible thought: Has the flat over the shop been let yet?

    Vantage point for 'material' there I would have thought and as they are getting rid of one of their flats they could have this as their Country Base....

    marms

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  • Message 24

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    Posted by A Frend (U2249422) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    "If not, has Lilian developed amnesia in regard to James?"

    The Sws have that's for sure.

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  • Message 25

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    Posted by Lakey_Hill (U14391672) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    The shop flat has been let to Rhys, but there's always next door to Tom and Brenda ...

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  • Message 26

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    The shop flat has been let to Rhys, but there's always next door to Tom and Brenda ... 

    How fab would that be for J&L to move in next door to the sausage king!

    How thin are the walls? And how out of joint would Tom and Brendas noses be...

    marms

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  • Message 27

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    Posted by HappyLammy (U13708489) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I'm enjoying it too - they are so dreadful and selfish you just have to listen to see what rubbish they spout next. But I did detect a distinct lack of enthusiasm from Lynda/Robert & Lillian to invest in this ludicrous idea and I'm sure Matt has seen through them already.

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  • Message 28

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    Posted by fellman (U14848647) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    how can you even listen to these two without kicking in the radio in a futile but irresistible attempt to reach their faces? 

    Amazing powers of self-restriant?

    Can I just make it clear that although I like the storyline I *do* *not* like the characters. But I can't wait to hear what ghastly things they are going to come up with!

    Just had a thought... does this make me a 'bad person'? Will go and contemplate on this while I prepare some plums for a crumble.

    Catch you all later!

    marms 
    Hi Marms
    the basic idea of the Sl is a good one with some potential - but perhaps I am a bad person rather than you - in that I know a little about writing a book and what is feasible and what is not - and the sheer ignorance of the SW in this is mind boggling.
    Unless of course the gruesome twosome are publishing themselves and I have somehow missed this - in which case I wish them the very best of luck - and not only with raising the considerable amount of required capital.
    I would love Matt to discover the impossibility of it all because his put downs are superb and credit for this to the SW's

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  • Message 29

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    Posted by Reggie Trentham (U2746099) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I'm really enjoying the Leonie and James SL. 


    Me too. I hope we get a lot more of it over the next few months.

    A hooray Henry and a hooray Henrietta, who know nothing of country life and think it's still a bucolic idyll. Who want to write and publish a book purely as a business proposition but haven't even considered that they might not be able to write in a suitable style and have no idea how they're going to go about it.

    It's going to be great to see them stumble from one disaster to another and one humiliation to another as a result of their own ignorance and incompetence. With some help from Eddie and Joe please.

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  • Message 30

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    Guilt will make fagash give James anything he wants, Scarlett.

    Marms you are the right sort of listener I think.

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  • Message 31

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    Posted by Scarlett the Harlot (U14540168) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    Afternoon Ms Kist.

    I don't see that Anna at all.

    Lilian has nothing to feel guilty about.

    So she sent her child to boarding school - so what it aint a crime.

    And I would still like her as a mother so there (grin)!!

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  • Message 32

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011


    Marms you are the right sort of listener I think. 


    Hurrah! At last! I seem to do so many things 'wrong' at the moment so it's nice to get something right for a change.

    However if I am 'the right sort of listener' TA is in dreadful trouble. I was stubborn enough not to listen for 5 months and would happily do so again if I see fit. I only tuned in to hear the fall of Bridge Farm.

    Still any post on here is classed as a triumph by the proddie team so we are all adding to their future glory. Isn't that a comforting thought.

    marms

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  • Message 33

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I'm really enjoying the Leonie and James SL. 


    Me too. I hope we get a lot more of it over the next few months.

    A hooray Henry and a hooray Henrietta, who know nothing of country life and think it's still a bucolic idyll. Who want to write and publish a book purely as a business proposition but haven't even considered that they might not be able to write in a suitable style and have no idea how they're going to go about it.

    It's going to be great to see them stumble from one disaster to another and one humiliation to another as a result of their own ignorance and incompetence. With some help from Eddie and Joe please. 


    Quite Reggie! As for those people saying the the SWers haven't got a clue well I think they might be wrong this time. The TA team have successfully pulled off quite a bit of merchandice over the years so this is one area that they must have some inkling of!

    No - I think it's Leonie and James who don't have a clue and this is what is being portrayed. It's all very well them swanning in saying 'Oh we are going to write a novel on a tea towel' or whatever but another for it to come to fruitition. And as for this so called publisher... well if he is genuinly interested why doesn't he advance some royalties for the bleedin' camera?

    And lets face it, how many times have you come accross someone in real life who says 'I'm writing a book' and then the book actually appears? I have heard this countless times but only 2 have ever been on the shelves in the bookshops and one of those kept it a complete surprise until she had the dust jacket to approve of!

    marms

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  • Message 34

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    If you would like who palmed you off all the time for a mother so be it, Scarlett.

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  • Message 35

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I meant to say if you want a drunk for a mother, scarlett.

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  • Message 36

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    Posted by fellman (U14848647) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    I'm really enjoying the Leonie and James SL. 


    Me too. I hope we get a lot more of it over the next few months.

    A hooray Henry and a hooray Henrietta, who know nothing of country life and think it's still a bucolic idyll. Who want to write and publish a book purely as a business proposition but haven't even considered that they might not be able to write in a suitable style and have no idea how they're going to go about it.

    It's going to be great to see them stumble from one disaster to another and one humiliation to another as a result of their own ignorance and incompetence. With some help from Eddie and Joe please. 


    Quite Reggie! As for those people saying the the SWers haven't got a clue well I think they might be wrong this time. The TA team have successfully pulled off quite a bit of merchandice over the years so this is one area that they must have some inkling of!

    No - I think it's Leonie and James who don't have a clue and this is what is being portrayed. It's all very well them swanning in saying 'Oh we are going to write a novel on a tea towel' or whatever but another for it to come to fruitition. And as for this so called publisher... well if he is genuinly interested why doesn't he advance some royalties for the bleedin' camera?

    And lets face it, how many times have you come accross someone in real life who says 'I'm writing a book' and then the book actually appears? I have heard this countless times but only 2 have ever been on the shelves in the bookshops and one of those kept it a complete surprise until she had the dust jacket to approve of!

    marms 
    Only one person saying the SW don't have a clue - ME - although I have read from other MLers their surprise that there is no publisher contract mentioned nor the usual advance paid by Publisher before book is written which would go someway towards buying a super duper camera!.
    I am sure you do know of people falsely claiming to have written a book - but I am not one of them - In fact I would appreciate your buying a copy of mine- the royalties would come in handy just now!!

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  • Message 37

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    << Only one person saying the SW don't have a clue - ME - although I have read from other MLers their surprise that there is no publisher contract mentioned nor the usual advance paid by Publisher before book is written which would go someway towards buying a super duper camera!.
    I am sure you do know of people falsely claiming to have written a book - but I am not one of them - In fact I would appreciate your buying a copy of mine- the royalties would come in handy just now!! >>

    Hi Fellman

    I haven't read through all the threads since this morning but I was sure there were more 'not a clues' than just you but maybe I was mistaken. I can't go back and check just now as tea will get burnt.

    Also:

    <>

    I didn't express myself well. The people I have come across didn't falsely claim it, they really were writing a book (even if they hadn't actually looked at it for weeks because....) but the reality of getting their book into print is very slim, so many congratulations if you have achieved it and I hope the royalties pick up soon.

    I'm not sure if I have made myself any clearer actually!

    marms

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    Posted by fellman (U14848647) on Tuesday, 9th August 2011

    << Only one person saying the SW don't have a clue - ME - although I have read from other MLers their surprise that there is no publisher contract mentioned nor the usual advance paid by Publisher before book is written which would go someway towards buying a super duper camera!.
    I am sure you do know of people falsely claiming to have written a book - but I am not one of them - In fact I would appreciate your buying a copy of mine- the royalties would come in handy just now!! >>

    Hi Fellman

    I haven't read through all the threads since this morning but I was sure there were more 'not a clues' than just you but maybe I was mistaken. I can't go back and check just now as tea will get burnt.

    Also:

    <>

    I didn't express myself well. The people I have come across didn't falsely claim it, they really were writing a book (even if they hadn't actually looked at it for weeks because....) but the reality of getting their book into print is very slim, so many congratulations if you have achieved it and I hope the royalties pick up soon.

    I'm not sure if I have made myself any clearer actually!

    marms 
    Very clear marms
    I k like burnt offerings actually My mother said I must eat them because with her - if it wasn't black it wasn't cooked!
    I blame eating that for not having stright hair! Or was it crusts?

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  • Message 39

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Wednesday, 10th August 2011

    Ah! The 'Dinner's ready when the smoke detector goes off' school of cookery!

    marms

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  • Message 40

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    Posted by staircase23 (U10337151) on Wednesday, 10th August 2011

    By the by... I am putting in a pre-order* for oven gloves and tea towels. Anyone else want in to save on postage? 

    Hello marms.

    I need to know what pictures will appear on the tea towels before placing a firm order. Are there T shirts? And fine china mugs?

    Somebody in this area wrote an illustrated book, got it published himself, ordered several thousand copies and only has a couple of hundred unsold. This is probably most unusual. The book is of considerable local interest, and it is most definitely not about a year in the life of a bucolic village.

    I do hope that the parents refuse to part with cash. That should produce some good flounces. I think that this SL has potential if it develops in the right way. (The way that I want.)

    Stairs


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  • Message 41

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    Posted by Marmalade Drizzle (U2239190) on Wednesday, 10th August 2011

    Hello Stairs

    Yup - I'm sure their will be T-shirts and fine china mugs as well as writing sets, advent calenars and dog bowls.

    I hope the parents refuse to part with cash as well. It's about time someone stood up to their adult children when these unthought-through schemes are announced. (I haven't listened to yesterdays episode yet though so this might be a moot point).

    marms

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