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 thoughts on “Chatsworth!

  • July 9, 2012 at 11:16 pm
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    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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  • July 10, 2012 at 2:34 am
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    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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    • July 16, 2012 at 9:34 am
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      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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  • July 10, 2012 at 3:46 am
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    boo! Majorly jealous – you're visiting Chatsworth Estate, right?? Well, have a blast!

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  • July 10, 2012 at 8:00 am
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    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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    • July 16, 2012 at 9:34 am
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      My complexion has never been noticeably healthy, perhaps that's why I wasn't given the spare room…

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  • July 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm
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    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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    • July 16, 2012 at 9:35 am
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      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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  • July 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm
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    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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    • July 16, 2012 at 9:36 am
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      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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  • July 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm
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    I agree, OVW and add: no walking to the house in a soaked white shirt!

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