I like that phrase - when we were discussing Sheridan's "the Rivals" I chose to BE Mrs Malaprop in thediscussion and it was appropriate for my age - at College - I was a makebelieve Nan to so many - I turned the Seminar into an uproar by referring to the Sword of Pericles, and the Ten Demandments - Ah - them was the days 'aer kid!! I "played" it as Irene Handl - "tha's what I said Babsie - he was living off immobile earnings"
wayhey! here we are again! Amazon loves us once more. I truly am grateful to Amazon. Hoist a jar of McGonagall's Best and 'Huzzah!' Happy Birthday Jedi Lil! New DVD box sets of HP series entire coming up. So many new fans growing into the series. we had it from early. I remember the anticipation when GoF was just being released. In hardcover! Hubby was off work, drove to Barnes and Noble for midnight release and brought it to work for me. I didn't ask him to, I had my copy on order from here. UK Amazon. :) Tha's when I truly saw the difference in versions. "Keep our spirits up" indeed. *giggle*
we have astonishing March weather here. it's been up and over 28C, now it's averaging high teens to mid 20's. the lawn needs mowing, my lilacs are budding. this is typical mid to late April weather. i fear for the farmers. the south is getting earlier tornadoes. this is a very early spring. i'm kinda wondering what the summer will bring.
I have some lovely choccies here-Dementor-free zone!
We haven't quite started watering bans. we have had a few grass fires though. it's dry dead fields, and April showers haven't started yet. hehehehehe. it's a bit lonely now Hannah's gone back to uni. She finished her spring break. Eric's at his dad's for another week. so very quiet. watching 'Case Histories'. Lucius Malfoy's a detective. *grin* everyone have a lovely Monday!
I thought Lucius made a super detective... but then he wasn`t sporting the long blond hair that the Dark Lady was so fond of ...lol Really dry & warm here too, but a bit of a blessing as the ponies are still keeping their waistlines where the grass isn`t growing too much!!
Just got back from another funeral in Essex... David`s ex work partner when they owned the paint sprayshop ... only 59, but he had lung & throat cancer... a lifetime smoker
You really must try & convert your mum to the electronic ciggies, PC if she really can`t give up
Brought my niece back with us to stay for the week ... looks like being super weather for her stay
well we've had sun and clouds. temps closer to normal. errrr average. i hope all is well with everysnail. Eric is in a school play this weekend=he's a gym coach in 'The High-schooler's guide to the Galaxy'. all about freshies starting their high school careers. Eric is the R. Lee Ermey of P.E. teachers. hehehehe.
just started rereading HP&OOP. yay! I hate Umbridge. a lot. grrrrrrr. I do so like the Amazon UK version I have-it's smaller and uses the entire page. take care of allsnails!
sunny and brisk today. Randy has a doctor's appointment in Appleton today. He's seeing the endocrinologist for diabetes maintenance. They cannot get his blood sugar controlled. He does the cooking [:)] so controls his diet, checks his sugar, does his shots. it's frustrating. glad to have a day off, laundry calling. hehehe. gonna pick up season 7 of Midsomer Murders from the library. woohoo! big weekend for me. :) HP&OOP and Inspector Barnaby.
Hey Lil ... waves... hope the birthday went well ... & yours Grach.... Didn`t see any Weasley fireworks around this pm, although I had a bonfire in anticipation... gotta do something to keep warm the temperatures gone down by about 15 degrees!!... definitely feels cold enough to snow!
And going lower, LMA! Paper yesterday reckons some areas will drop to -9°, c/o winds blowing in from the Arctic. Ridiculous change from shirt sleeve and T shirt weather. Enough to freeze the nee-nees off the Easter bunny!
I`ve just suggested to one US site that the kindle copies may be taken from the UK books, Lil. I think the wording is very slightly different in some places, though to be honest I wouldn`t notice, but some of them seem to scrutinize the wording down to the last letter. Haven`t got a kindle so haven`t downloaded any stories at all... :)
At least it`ll stop your Easter bunny`s "knees" melting, PC ... :) ..... Hope all is going well with your mum