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I watched Rosemary & Thyme on TV this evening , love that programme. I felt quite nostalgic when I saw it, as most of the filming was in Regents Park and I used to go there a lot when I was growing up in central London. The house in the play looked exactly the same as the one I lived in as a child, even the same street, oh takes me back.!

Westerwitch - Bam Bam & Pebbles are much better and are eating, hooray,! I am so pleased, I was so worried for you, know how much they mean to you., your darling Sheep.

Now I am going to take a tour round site, see what's been happening.

If you can't sleep and there others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 27th Apr 2008 - 12:27AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 10

Frances's Avatar Hello to all who are still awake!

Camilla, we do get some vintage cast-off Rosemary and Thyme episodes on our public television stations here. I find the plots a bit ... well, you know. But it is great to see the various gardens, and Felicity and Pam are also fun to watch as they sort it all out.

Did you see the film Children of Men, based on the PD James book, but not strictly adhered to, script-wise. Pam Ferris had a major part in that film that was very different from the gardener role.

I am also touring the grounds. Hope to see you later.

Posted by: Frances on 27th Apr 2008 at 12:50AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances, Kat, and Pondside, lovely to see you here.

Frances - Thank you for the tip on book and film PD JAMES - Children Of Men, wonder if I can obtain the DVD of this film, book I know I can order from Library.


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Apr 2008 at 12:59AM

Frances's Avatar I just had an interesting little conversation with a neighbor who lives on this same floor. I was taking my tiny garbage bag round to the compactor machine, and he was coming out of the elevator.

I asked how he was doing with the new ownership of the building and he replied that he'd be moving out in May. He has not yet found a place to move to! But the new owners of this building have upped the rent on his tiny, tiny, tiny apartment to a rediculous height. He cannot stay.

Stories like this occur now all over this city. NY has many wonderful aspects, but the ruthlessness of the real estate community is not among its charms. Keep in mind that we are now in a recession, and that the real estate bubble is well burst. But still my neighbor has no idea right now where he will be living in a month's time.

Not at all something to have a pleasant dream about.

Posted by: Frances on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:21AM

Camilla's Avatar Why am I hungry, when I have eaten HUGE meal earlier, off to pop kettle on, and to raid the fridge,

Rolling Eyes


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:22AM

Frances's Avatar Hoping to see you again this evening. I am still finishing up my own dinner ... five hours behind your civilized dining hour.

Posted by: Frances on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:25AM

Camilla's Avatar Goodness Frances, that must be really worrying for your new neighbour, I presume he has a deadline date to move because of funds, of prices going sky high.

We had bad news last week, buyers have pulled out, they offered us a considerable amount less money to our agreed asking price, this they said because house prices have tumbled in Norfolk.

Posted by: Camilla on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:38AM

Frances's Avatar Oh, Camilla, I am sorry to hear that. These are strange times indeed with regard to property, after all the bad doings in the mortgage finance world.

It is crummy that just plain folks have their lives tossed this way and and that because of risky moves made by others in the macro economic world.

Maybe, in your case, you will have more opportunity to find a good place to which you want to relocate, while finding another perfect buyer for your current house.

Hope that will be the case, dear Camilla!

If you have raided that fridge and had a bite or two, your deputy owl thinks that it might just be time for you to try to close your eyes, get some rest. Have pleasant dreams. xo

Posted by: Frances on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:46AM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you Frances,

I will be touring a little more here, then off to my bed of dreams.

Night Night Frances, sleep well on that beautiful down pillow of yours.


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Apr 2008 at 02:00AM

Fennie's Avatar It's almost tomorrow night now but just to say I used to live for a time close to Regent's Park and loved the place. Used to walk there early on summer mornings, quite alone in acres of space in the middle of London.

Posted by: Fennie on 27th Apr 2008 at 09:30PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Fennie,

Hope you see this, fancy that, we could have rubbed shoulders. Regents Park was only about a ten minute walk for me from where we lived. Last time I was there was when I was pushing the babies in Pram along the park. I have a feeling it is a lot busier now.


Posted by: Camilla on 28th Apr 2008 at 12:18AM

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