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Dreamwidth and Wordpress and just making my life simpler

[sticky post] January 5th, 2017 (12:36 pm)

2017 will see me - hopefully - completing what I started in 2016, which is simplifying my online presence. My website address now relocates to my Wordpress site, where I also have an active blog, so the next step is to co-ordinate this blog and my dreamwidth one. Like many folk, I'll be heading to dreamwidth for my main blog, although I'll keep my mylodon presence for all things fandom.

Come and link up at Dreamwidth/Wordpress!

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The definitive (at present!) chronological list of Jonty and Orlando stories

May 4th, 2020 (11:58 am)

Early twentieth century:

Lessons in Love November 1905 Re-issue coming soon!

Lessons in Desire August 1906 Re-issue coming soon!

Lessons in Discovery  November 1906 Re-issue coming soon!

Lessons in Power Spring 1907 Re-issue coming soon!

Lessons in Temptation July 1907 Re-issue coming soon!

Lessons in Temptation missing scene July 1907

What the Mathematician said to the Statue Summer 1907

Lessons in Seduction September 1907 Re-issue coming soon!

What the Mathematician said to the Engineer November 1907

My true love sent to me December 1907

My True Love sent to me postscript

Lessons in Trust Summer 1908 Re-issue coming soon!

Resolution January 1909

Lessons for Suspicious Minds Summer 1909.

On the occasion of their anniversary November 1909

Wetting the baby's head missing scene, November 1909

Bloody Mathematicians Spring 1910

Lessons for Idle Tongues Summer 1910

May our days be merry and bright Winter 1910

A fit employment for a gentleman Summer 1912 (crossover 'fanfic')

Once we won matches Aug 1912

Ring in the New December 1913

Game of Chance 1916

All Lessons Learned Spring 1919 Re-issue coming soon!

Lessons for Survivors, Autumn 1919

Lessons for Sleeping Dogs 1921

The Boy from Kings 1932

A random collection of silly things:

The Inadvertent Adventures of Johnny Stewart, Jonty's great-nephew.

Orlando's opinion on Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake.

Pride, Prejudice and all the rest.

Drabbles 1 Edwardian

Drabbles 2 Edwardian

Splitting Infinitives Edwardian, crossover 'fanfic'

Ten plus five plus eight = twenty three Edwardian crossover 'fanfic'

Love Letters, 1911 to 2011

Lessons in Disco 2010

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Stepping back in time - an addendum

July 12th, 2019 (03:54 pm)

Change of plans today as it started grey and wet - not a beach day, but brunch at a beach café then a wander to Noirmont. Bloody hell, that's all I can say. More gun emplacements, command centres and other remains than you could shake a fist at.

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After which we descended about a million steps to a lovely little beach. See that line of large stones in the cliff? That's the Neolithic beach level.


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Stepping into the past part three

July 11th, 2019 (07:34 pm)

The final part of our adventure last Sunday was down a Hohlgangslagen (cave passage) in St Helier. Both interesting and extremely moving. This split into two passages, neither of which were competed due to hitting a rock fault, so used for storage rather than a way to swiftly take injured soldiers to the military hospital.


The soldiers based there had apparently passed the time by painting the wall with a town map, featuring their favourite strip club.


But more poignant were the etched names and dates that must have related to slave workers who worked - and probably died - creating these structures. We must never forget the horrors of those years.


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Stepping back into history part 2

July 10th, 2019 (01:26 pm)

Having explored Strongpoint Corbiere, we went to Greve de Lecq tower, which was built in the 1770s and fortified with blast wall, etc by the WWII occupying forces. More ladders to challenge us - just as well I wasn't here 40 years ago because I couldn't climb even a couple of rungs back then.


Great view from the top - we resisted throwing things on invaders.


We couldn't resist playing in the armoury, though.


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Stepping back into history

July 8th, 2019 (09:18 pm)

Last night the Cochranes had a remarkable adventure, courtesy of the Jersey Bunker Tours team, having a private viewing of some of the fortifications on the island. We started with Strongpoint Corbiere and two bunkers - one for a machine gun and one for a mortar - connected by an underground passage. Readers, you'd have been amazed to see me shinning up and down ladders, but it was all worth it.


Chilling words and a chilling reminder of what might have been.


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Following on from the choughs, some more holiday animals

July 5th, 2019 (04:57 pm)

More of those magnificent cocks...


a kestrel (couldn't zoom in on the puffins that were sitting on the sea in a cove below)


and my fave, the lizards...


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A surprise!

July 2nd, 2019 (07:49 pm)

So we went to find guns


and Roman/Neolithic sites


en route to a fish barbecue


all of which were great, BUT the best thing? Unexpected sighting of choughs. I've never seen a wild one before.


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In search of history

July 1st, 2019 (07:37 pm)

So off we set to find the remains of a WWI POW camp. Stunned at how much remained!


Then we spotted an interesting looking stone in the distance. Turned out to be something 4,000 + years old, as opposed to a mere 100.


Then there was:


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Character interview - Ben from Tumble Turn

July 1st, 2019 (03:42 pm)

Marking the upcoming re-release of Tumble Turn - in the Love in Every Season anthology featuring three other re-released titles - with an interview with the star of that story, Paralympic swimmer Ben Edwards. Want to know whether he feels like strangling me for the things I've done to him? Go to Dawn's reading nook to find out...

Love Season low res

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