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Desperate Housewife



Joined: 24 Oct 2012
Posts: 15


Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Hello Everybody  Reply with quote

Hello Everybody,

I'm really pleased to have found this site after being in the the wilderness message boarding wise since the closure of the Big Read Board.
I am gradually catching up with modern technology and found the archived Big Read board the other day. It's really weird (and lovely) to read it all again - great days!!!! Who else is here and what are you up to/reading?

I'm not reading as much fiction as I used to since I am studying for a degree and my time is very much taken up with that. I have started 'The Casual Vacancy' by J.K. Rowling as a bit of light relief, but haven't got far yet because it isn't gripping me.

Also are there any tips for using this board? It isn't coming instinctively to me. Thanks, DH.  Very Happy


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Apple



Joined: 24 Nov 2008
Posts: 1751



PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Desperate Housewife,  hello1

Good to see you. I'm Apple I joined the Beeb site a few months before it eventually closed and joined the MSN incarnation that Evie started shortly afterwards and then migrated to here when we were all evicted from MSN when they closed that side of things and Evie came to the rescue again with this site.  Quite a number of the original members are still here although we are quite quiet these days and only a small number seem to visit/post regularly.


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Hector



Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 294


Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Desperate Housewife

I do remember you from the old days! I was called HectorMann back then I think. Can't believe how long ago that was...

Welcome (back) to the board!


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Chibiabos83
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Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Posts: 3406


Location: Cambridge, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michelle? I daren't believe my eyes. Gareth here.


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Ann



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 1112


Location: Worcestershire

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Desperate Housewife, I remember you very well. It was lovely to see your 'name' again. What degree are you studying for? I do hope you'll join us regularly as we are a bit quiet nowadays though we have had a couple of new members and the discussions are still very interesting. What is your opinion of the adult JK Rowling novel?


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Desperate Housewife



Joined: 24 Oct 2012
Posts: 15


Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this is exciting and unexpected on a dreary Thursday afternoon! Yes, Gareth, it is me - somehow, I got lost in the transition between boards.
Hello also to Apple, Hector and Ann, it's lovely to see you.

Ann, I am studying for a BA (Hons) in Counselling (2nd year). I'm finding it incredibly energising, rewarding and just plain interesting. As far as the JK Rowling book is concerned, the fact that I have been reading it for over three weeks and am only a third of the way through probably indicates that I am not gripped, but I do intend to finish it and wouldn't like to make a judgement until the end.


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Marita



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 511


Location: Flanders, Belgium

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Desperate Housewife. Welcome to our new home. I’m also one of the people who followed Evie from the BBC to MSN and this board.

Tip: for latest messages click ‘View posts since last visit’ (on the right hand side in small letters)


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Desperate Housewife



Joined: 24 Oct 2012
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Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Marita, good to see you and thanks for the tip. I think it looks as if I will be learning by trial and error!


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TheRejectAmidHair



Joined: 19 Nov 2008
Posts: 3864


Location: Staines, Middlesex

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely to see you here!

The board is much quieter than it used to be, but, as someone-or-other said, though much is taken, much remains. (Where's that line from? It's drifting around my head, but I can't quite place it...)

Anyway, having you back does make it seem a bit like old times again! (I am getting nostalgic here...)

(Edited to correct typos. And I remember now where that line's from - it's from Tennyson's "Ulysses")



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Desperate Housewife



Joined: 24 Oct 2012
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Location: Surrey

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Himadri, good to see you. There's nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia.



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