- member since September 26, 2008
Lauren F’s last login was Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
I rebooted and that seemed to help. I am loving the book and also caught on to the fact that I can load any chapter onto my ipod from itunes as well as read it on the computer! I am through Chapter 54 so I still have a bit of catching up to do but it's been great fun ... I'm so glad you told me about it!
I want to wish you a happy blessed Xmas Day with all your family and your friends.
Best wishes from Spain,
PS: I'm enjoying a lot 'Corduroy Mansions', listening to it every day. How wonderfully written, my goodness!!!
I 'd like to
create these days,
a huge Christmastree
and I'd put on it instead of gifts
of all my friends. Those very close to me
and you, Diana so far away. My forever friends and
I meet with some every day but you, I miss you
so so much.
Someone I always remember and I forgot a few from time to time.
The reliable and the absent-minded. Friends of happy times
and other of rough times. Those never again will I hurt
and those that I have been hurt sometimes. Those I got to know deeply
and those that I've just met once and judge by
Those who owed me something and those that I owe them a lot.
The humble friends and the VIP friends.
That's the reason I name all of them, every friend in my whole life
You, who will get this message and they who never get it.
A tree with deep roots because your names will never be unroot out.
A tree which will blossom next year for you all, with happiness, health, love and peace.
I wish I could have gone to you so that I could have shared my hearfelt wishes of hope, generousity,
of joy for everybody who
has lost everything.
Thanks for the invitation to read "Corduroy Mansions" online. Without your message I surely wouldn't have known about it. I read the first chapter just now and look forward to catching up before the conclusion in February. My only problem is not seeing some of the art. I'll tried the aol and the internet exp. browsers and neither of them worked. Don't know if that's my end or the Telegraph end. Anyway, getting the text is the important thing ... Thanks again for the heads up!
You mean I can read his new and unpublished on line?
I am here in Taiwan. I only got 6 of his books. But I know a friend from Africa. He imported that tree tea from Africa. I enjoy it and imagine what it likes there. I also got the information from the internet that there is a move about it. How can I buy that? Thank you a lot to be my friend.
I met Alexander McCall Smith on the 6th in Scotland. I got myself invited to a dinner he was speaking at while I was there visiting my daughter who's studying abroad. I had met him before when he came to my city to speak, last year, but it was fun to hear his talk again (which was very similar to what he gave here in town) and it was fun for my daughter to meet him. He wasn't very interested in talking about his own writing when I asked him questions. I guess he gets the same ones asked all the time. Anyway, I thought I'd let you know about the fun encounter. I haven't had time to keep up on the story that's being printed in the daily Edinburgh paper but hope you've been enjoying it.
Are you in the UK or the US?
Thanks a lot for your lovely note and the info about 'Corduroy Mansion'. I will try to read online the last chapters but I'm not good at reading in my computer I wind up with a splitting headeache (sighs)).
Please feel free to visit my shelves and keep in touch.
Your Spanish friend,
Hi Lauren.I'm loving the story.And what timing! I have been so busy lately I haven't had enough time to read much.So it was great to be able to do a bit of housework whilst enjoying listening to the story.And the sheer luck that it should be one of my favourite authors at the centre of this wonderful project!! I'm happy as Larry! (Whoever he may be?)