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Subject: From SKP
Date Posted: 3/8/2012 10:16 PM ET
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I just got this message from Sharon tonight.  On face book many of her readers share these great programs that are on BBC but unfortunately we can get them here in the US.  But...  We can!  I just down loaded this not only was I able to watch She Wolves but I searched for The Story of Wales that is currently on BBC Wales I watched the making of it , and there is one episode available to watch.   So if your interested. here is Sharon's note to me. I just downloaded the ExPat Shield and it was simple as that.  Then I bookmarked the BBC i-player, so it takes me streight to it.  I didn't want the tool bar so I ticked that box and everything was just as before.

Hi, Jerelyn,
     I think this will interest you.  I posted it on Facebook today.
Sharon
This is important information for all of my readers who do not live in the UK. I just watched She Wolves: England's Early Queens. No, I did not jet over to London for a quick visit. I downloaded ExPat Shield, a program that gave me a UK IP, which then enabled me to watch the BBC program on the BBC i-player, which will automatically appear on your computers when you download ExPat Shield. Thisis free, by the way, and you can find out much more by going to their Facebook Page. I am so sorry I did not know about this when BBC ran the Crusades series back in January. But I highly recommend She Wolves: England's Early Queens. This episode focuses upon the Empress Maude, called Matilda here, and her daughter-in-law, Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is narrated by the historian Dr Helen Castor, and I did not find any errors of fact. It was on target for the entire hour. How often can we say that about a history show? Next up will be Isabelle of France, Edward II's queen, and Marguerite d'Anjou. They did on-site filming, so you get to see some lovely views of Fontervault and Chinon and particularly Eleanor's great hall in her palace at Poitiers, now the Palais de Justice. So many of my American readers have been frustrated that they have to miss the historical programs that often run on the BBC. Now we don't have to miss them. I don't know how long the She Wolves episode about Eleanor and Matilda will be available on i-BBC Player, though, so if you are interested, check it out. I think both women would have been pleased.
 
Date Posted: 3/9/2012 7:29 AM ET
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Cool, Letty! Imma try it out. Thanks for sharing!

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 8:05 AM ET
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Your welcome. 

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 8:26 AM ET
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Thanks Jerelyn. I saw that discussion on FB but haven't been courageous enough to try it. Dowloading unknown thingies and all. I'm one of those cautious types who doesn't even go the full monty on FB.

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 8:49 AM ET
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I saw this on her FB page too.  It's going to have to wait now until after my spring conference.  In fact, life itself is on hold until March 24th.  If you would all say a little prayer for me, I would appreciate it.  frown

 

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 10:32 AM ET
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Absolutely Vicky!!!

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 11:38 AM ET
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Prayers for Vicky!

How are things, Friend? I've been thinking & thinking about you - any relief from the Bell's Palsy? Are plans coming together for the conference? Do you want to run away from home?

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 2:22 PM ET
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Thanks Jerelyn. I saw that discussion on FB but haven't been courageous enough to try it. Dowloading unknown thingies and all.

This is where I am. I read some of the comments and thought I'd let a few others try it first. I would love that though ... all those British shows at my fingertips!!!

{{HUGS}} to Vicky!

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 7:10 PM ET
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I downloaded the program yesterday when I saw Sharon's post on FB -- just haven't had a chance to watch that particular show yet. If I don't come back to report on it within the next couple days, then you can assume that my computer blew up or otherwise self-destructed and that you should NOT download ExPat. However, Letty downloaded the program and she's still posting messages, so we're probably ok. Of course, for all we know, Letty's computer now has pictures of naked warriors doing the limbo -- oh, wait, she already had those pictures on her computer. ;-)

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 7:11 PM ET
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Oh, yes...sending Vicky bucketfuls of prayers!

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Date Posted: 3/9/2012 8:14 PM ET
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Thanks for sharing Jerelyn!  Wish I could brave the download but we both know I would somehow manage to shut down the Pentagon instead!  Good thoughts for you Vicky!

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 8:21 PM ET
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Vicky, you know we're all thinking about you, get better soon.

I'll wait for Deb and Jerelyn to report back. Besides, if I start frittering away at stuff like that I'll get further behind on the reading pile crying

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 9:45 PM ET
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Letty's computer now has pictures of naked warriors doing the limbo -- oh, wait, she already had those pictures on her computer.   Yes but don't I always share?

I have my Cougar board at Pinterest and Men in Kilts board as well.  8 out of 10 of the people who repin the photo's are men  LOL  My boards are relatively tame. Some of the images I have run across are obviously directed toward gay men.   Subtle they are not.

Date Posted: 3/10/2012 8:38 AM ET
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Oh, look at all of you.  Thank you...Letty, I didn't mean to derail your thread!  But since I did, let me give you all a quick update.  

Yesterday was the end of Week Three.  I put in 6 hours at work, and then another 3 hours after work at a fundraiser for our library. It was my first "big" public appearance since BP.  I had lots of hugs and well-wishes; people are so kind!

We have a woman who gives music lessons to kids in our library's meeting room two nights a week.  She teaches them banjo, fiddle, and all the traditional old-time music tunes.  So the kids did a concert at our century-old Opera House to "give back" to the library.  It was a blast!  I am so proud of these children!  They were great, and the audience (ie. grandparents!) were beyond supportive.  We have a small town (1200 people roughly) but big talent.  And we raised almost $1200 for the library!  

So...this morning, I woke up and I have to tell you all that my face looks normal this morning!  Movement is still off, my smile is crooked, but it's bigger and I can blink better too!  WhooHoo!  I credit all the love, and that includes you dear, dear cougars and your prayers.  wink

Date Posted: 3/10/2012 12:18 PM ET
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Huzzah for Progress !! 

And for successful fundraisers!

 

Date Posted: 3/10/2012 4:21 PM ET
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That's wonderful news Vicky!

Date Posted: 3/10/2012 8:42 PM ET
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So glad to hear, Vicky! Kudos on all counts.