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Subject: OT: Cheerio, Mates! I'm on my way to Jolly Ol' England!!!
Date Posted: 10/7/2011 1:07 PM ET
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Well, not quite on my way yet, but I will be in 10 days!  I have just been awarded a new project and the kickoff meeting is in London!  And the actual work will start in Puento Arena, Chile!  How cool is that?  That is the very southern tip of Chile...like, you can practically see Antartica from there.  I've never been to London or to South America so I'm super excited about it.  And my family is excited as well...they all think they are going to get to tag along.  I won't have to be gone for long periods...just a week here and there.  So that's what I'll be working on for the next 2.5 years, unless a cool promotion comes along ;)

This will be a pretty quick trip...just a few days...so no real time for sightseeing. But maybe I'll get to go back, take DH with me and we'll stay an extra couple of days.  Just can't do that this time on such short notice.

Now my other crisis is that I don't have enough books I REALLY want to read on my Kindle to last me for a week of traveling.  I may have to break down and buy Lionheart for Kindle....that should do me for the week!



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Date Posted: 10/7/2011 1:18 PM ET
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Oh!  Christa how exciting!!!  I am thrilled for you and a promotion as well.  Congratulations!    Will you have any time to sight see? 

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 1:57 PM ET
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How fun, Christa!  Enjoy, and we'll be waiting to hear all about whatever you do manage to squeeze in. :)

If it were me, I'd have the same problem about "not enough to read that I really want to".  Lots of freebies/cheapies that are only somewhat interesting.

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 2:15 PM ET
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Wow! I'm insanely jealous! Travel safely!

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 2:36 PM ET
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How cool is that?  File:Panoramica punta arenas3.jpg

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 4:06 PM ET
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congratulations-desi-glitters-19

 

If I buy you books for your Kindle, will you take me with you???? I'll even bring the chocolate and pay for the wine.

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 4:14 PM ET
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Congrats, that sounds so awesome!!! Have a wonderful time!

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 4:40 PM ET
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Oh Christa, how exciting! I'm jealous too but happy for you!!!!!

Date Posted: 10/7/2011 7:04 PM ET
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Awesome Christa! Congratulations!

Date Posted: 10/8/2011 9:07 AM ET
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Color me green but also really happy for you.  Not a sight seeing tip-but a food tip.  If you are near-check out the food stalls at Harrods-amazing, amazing stuff there! 

Date Posted: 10/8/2011 9:18 AM ET
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Thanks for the nice thoughts.  Some good news...two of the five books I really want to read next are available for check-out as Kindle books from one of the library systems I can use!  Yay!  But Lionheart is not one of them...yet... maybe they will get added soon.

Date Posted: 10/8/2011 10:01 AM ET
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Christa, one thing to consider about Lionheart and the kindle. You will need that list of characters at the front of the book (I'm assuming there are maps and other stuff as well that I didn't get in the ARC). Unless you've managed to find a way to navigate back and forth with the kindle I would recommend a dead tree version of the book.

Date Posted: 10/8/2011 11:01 PM ET
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Christa:  How wonderful for you...I'm super jealous though.  Have safe travels and lots of good reading time; maybe some sightseeing time as well.  Be sure to tell us ALL about it!!

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 8:12 AM ET
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Oh Christa...what fun!  Have a great time!  Why doesn't the library ever send me to England?  

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 9:21 AM ET
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I know what you mean Vicky! When I worked at the Denver City Jail, I had two visitors from England  - on different occasions-but do you think they could ever send me there?? Nooooo!

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 11:58 AM ET
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LOL Jeanne.

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 2:54 PM ET
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When I worked at the Denver City Jail, I had two visitors from England  - on different occasions-but do you think they could ever send me there?? Nooooo!

Yeah -- they should have at least offered you a short-term stay in a London jail!!

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 2:57 PM ET
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That's just what I was thinking Deb!! But not Newgate!! wink

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 8:10 PM ET
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Y'all are too funny.  I'll be sure to stay out of jail in London!

 

 

Date Posted: 10/9/2011 11:30 PM ET
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I'll be sure to stay out of jail in London!

Well, just in case you end up in the slammer, let us know -- we'll send you books to read.wink

Date Posted: 10/10/2011 6:50 AM ET
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Ladies, ladies, please.  It's gaol.  cheeky

Date Posted: 10/10/2011 11:43 AM ET
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Well, I have a very generous client!  I was going to be the cheapo contractor that I am trained to be and find a reasonable rate on a hotel, and leave on Friday morning.  But no...he wants to stay at the Paddington Hilton right in downtown and walking distance to our office there.   And fly out on Saturday morning "just in case" we still have business to do on Friday.  So I might get a little sightseeing after all.  I have visions of stumbling on to a quaint little used book store that has stacks of EC books for $1 each.

Date Posted: 10/17/2011 1:27 PM ET
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Woohoo! Christa should be on her way today -right? How exciting for her and hopefully for us when she tells us about her trip on her return.

I'm hoping you don't get burned out with all the travel but somehow, I think you'll probably love it Christa!!

Date Posted: 10/17/2011 4:44 PM ET
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yes, I hope she pops on from there and gives us an update! being in England for us HF-ers is truly a trip to Mecca! I can remember my first trip, standing on Chaucer's grave....waaaaaaaaay cool. there are so many quick day trips she can take if she has a whole day...but I'm guessng she'll start with a visit to the Tower or Whitehall or St Paul's......but Stonehenge is about an hour south and Oxford is about an hour north....it's just so tough to choose, with limited time!

 

I would love for all of us to be able to journey there together with a special guide that takes us to the places in a book of our choosing....goodness, what would it be?

Date Posted: 10/17/2011 7:48 PM ET
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Colleen, EC is going to lead a William Marshall tour next summer I believe.  I believe SKP is planning a Welsh tour in the next few years.  So save your pennies ladies.  

We would make up a great group.  H/F Hussies on tour. cool

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