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post Jun 23 2006, 04:49 AM
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Im new to this site! I was just wondering what you doing during the summer? i am traveling to europe soon 061.gif, but i just finished re-reading all the hp books over again sorcerer.gif so....thats it!
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post Jun 23 2006, 07:16 AM
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Well, seeing as I just had my last day with my students, I can now officially become excited about summer!

Actually, I'm not doing too much. Just packing up my classroom (for those who don't know by now, I'm getting bumped out of my room), going on a weekend cruise to Ensenada, Mexico, and unpacking in my new classroom (althought there really is nothing new about it)!

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post Jun 23 2006, 03:59 PM
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Well, for me it mainly revolves around work, sadly.

Just started a new job with a huge learning curve, meaning lots of extra hours just to keep my head above water!

My daughter will be performing in a dance show, then a musical, then 2 athletics competitions over the next few weeks....

Hopefully we might just get a few weekends sailing in this year - didn't manage any last year.

Oh, and if I'm really. really lucky, I might find a bit of time to do some writing.

I'm exhausted just thinking about it all!!! blink.gif


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post Jun 23 2006, 06:34 PM
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4 weeks to go... *staggers onwards*

Nearly there...

Then I'm going to finish off the last 2 chapters of 'A Pensieve Affair' and its epilogue, and do a mad NaNoWriMo style original in August. I'll be chilling, and decorating and stripping some furniture.

Mostly I'll not be teaching! 061.gif


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post Jun 23 2006, 06:45 PM
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I already had my "summer vacation" when I took a leap 'cross the pond to spend a glorious week in Cornwall with QH. Ahead of me is nasty hot weather and hopefully a new job as I was fit to murder my boss this morning. You know, ground glass in food is an effective killer.....

Just kidding. Well, it is an effective killer, but, well, you know.

Really. I'm sane. Sort of.

Oh... icon_furious.gif

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post Jun 23 2006, 08:57 PM
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I will be spending my summer perfecting my plans for my next American visit with the lovely Drie. That and working hard to pay for it. I may also be thinking of changing my car, seeing a fair few mates and sunbathing... Ok, maybe not sunbathing, but hey.


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Enjoy your stay and have lots of fun. And be careful of the insanity... It sneeks up when you least expect it!


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post Jun 23 2006, 09:12 PM
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QUOTE(QuickHare @ Jun 23 2006, 09:57 PM) *


Enjoy your stay and have lots of fun. And be careful of the insanity... It sneeks up when you least expect it!


Ahh! Sanity. I remember that.............. vaguely.


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post Jun 23 2006, 09:20 PM
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"Sanity" what's that? Next you'll be telling me it's the opposite of "Insane"... rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 26 2006, 08:07 AM
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I think you mean "UNsane" thumbup1.gif

With my summer I'm going to... wait... it's like, five months away still. Stupid southern hemisphere, I just got all my hopes up, too. lol. With my winter holidays, however, I'm spending a cold week at home, a cold week at my boyfriend's place, and a very lonelyand cold week alone in my room at my college because I am required to attend play rehearsal. icon_furious.gif I won't even have a computer, tv or any way to play music to entertain myself, I'm going to en up reading text books unsure.gif

o yeah... Welcome Smile! biggrin.gif


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post Jun 26 2006, 10:44 AM
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Sadly, our summer here had ended. This past month we had 3 weeks of sunshine, no rain, general loveliness, and now we are back to cold, rainy, and dull. It's a good thing when you are in work every day and not on a beach, I suppose. Either way, we have to take some holiday time at some point so:

At the end of this week we head to Ballygarrett, Co. Wexford for a long weekend of doing absolutely nothing. My husband's family has a nice large house down there and I plan on taking advantage of the room that we do not have in Dublin.

Then, in about a months time, we head off to York to see the web lady herself, and he adorable little children and the one big kid she calls "hubby". I haven't seen Imogen or her family in 3 years so I really really really look forward to that.

i could use some sunshine, though, if anyone wants to send some over... 105.gif
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post Jun 26 2006, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE(LizWeasley221 @ Jun 26 2006, 03:44 AM) *



i could use some sunshine, though, if anyone wants to send some over... 105.gif


Attempts to foist evil summer heat in Liz's direction...


Urgh! Not budging...now we've got Florida-like humidity to go with this. YUCK!


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post Jun 26 2006, 08:51 PM
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Wow, i really didn't know of all these meet ups between site members over summer!

I'm doing nothing this summer, i have 10weeks. To do nothing.
WOW!

Most likely, i'll work on weekends at my brand new part time job. Sunbathe, watch wimbledon and the world cup, shop, and READ A WHOLE LOT OF FANFIC. And also probably some other books, summer is when i do most reading.

I havent seen many books around recently that have caught my eye, does anyone have any suggestions?
(baring in mind im only 16!)


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post Jun 26 2006, 10:00 PM
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Summer has been weird for me so far, I've bounced around various counties of England, various countries of Europe (which was work related, but only until England vs. Sweden was on!) and I've been away for the last few weekends every time. I have no proper holiday scheduled, my job is a bit... intense... at times, which means I have to actually schedule a holiday when proper back up can cover me.

I do have a long weekend coming up when I will attempt to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon in 24 hours as part of the Three Peaks Challenge and before that I will be watching Pirates 2.

Sometime later on this year I might take a week somewhere by myself, I like time for reflection, but who knows what the future may hold.

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post Jun 27 2006, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE(Willow @ Jun 26 2006, 01:51 PM) *

I havent seen many books around recently that have caught my eye, does anyone have any suggestions?
(baring in mind im only 16!)


If you like historical fiction, you may want to begin with 'Cross Stitch' by Diana Gabaldon (I think that's what it is called in the UK). It's rather long and a bit intense, but you may really enjoy it. A little more up your alley would be one our fabulous webmistress turned me onto, a fantastic book called 'Twilight' by Stephenie Meyer.

Anyone else have a suggestion?


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Well, there's...


The Tomorrow Series, by John Marsden
Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon
His Dark Materials Series, by Philip Pullman

... can't think of any more off the top of my head, but they're all books that I've enjoyed over the years.


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