New Home for the Chalet School

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Vintagejazz Fri 15-Aug-14 20:15:04

Welome everyone. Dormy lists on the board as usual and I know you are all hoping like mad that you are all not in the same dormitory as Mary Lou. But only some of you can be the un lucky ones and the rest of us will have to make do with each other.

Oh, and the good news is that Joey has sabotaged discovered something wrong with the roof on her house and believe it or not, the only property available to rent is right next door to the school.

Shit Hurrah, lucky us.

Got to go. Matey wants me for unpacking.

TheObligatoryNotQuiteSoNewGirl Fri 15-Aug-14 20:27:02

Hi OOAOVJ! I'm in Pansy this term! Clem Barras is dormy pree, and she's a poppet (even if she's not part of the golden trio of the Russell-Bettany-Maynards, nor the silver trio of the Lucy-Chester-OhI'veForgottenTheOtherOnes).

Gruss Gott everyone!

RobinHumphries Fri 15-Aug-14 20:28:09

checks board..... I can't find my name! Have I been missed off?

MsCeritaCello Fri 15-Aug-14 20:30:13

I'm in the advance party. My boat was torpedoed on the way as I'd feared, but luckily I escaped with the ship's doctor who gave me some special milk, and next thing I knew he was escorting me up the school driveway. Maybe I'll marry him. Is it time for kaffee and kuchen yet?

hels71 Fri 15-Aug-14 20:30:27

I expect you are over in Le Petit Chalet Robin-a-bobbin......

Vintagejazz Fri 15-Aug-14 20:30:57

Robin

You will be cycling through blackouts and air raids to mind the triplets as Joey stood in a doorway yesterday and is now very delilcate and must-not-be-worried-.

MsCeritaCello Fri 15-Aug-14 20:31:22

Robin, my lamb, sorry to disappoint but at 22 it's time you left school and headed for a nunnery. Preferably one on another continent.

EElisavetaofBelsornia Fri 15-Aug-14 20:32:56

You're probably over in Le Petit Chalet, Bubchen Engelkind even though you're about 43 by now because you are delicate and must be carefully watched.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Fri 15-Aug-14 20:40:04

Or you may be in the Annexe up the road, beside the San, liebchen, closer to the hunky doctors if you decide to forget your religious vocation for a bit.

RobinHumphries Fri 15-Aug-14 20:44:58

I don't think I am cut out to be a nun so..... if anyone needs me I'll be chatting up to the doctors

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Fri 15-Aug-14 20:47:40

Gruss gott mein leiblings! (Autocorrect did not like one single word of that.) I rowed myself over, in one of the five boats Joey proudly presents the school with in Island, even though she's actually only providing one herself. If Joan Baker revelled in all the praise like that I'm sure we'd be calling it improper.

I thought I'd link our last three threads of brilliance, for posterity:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2131237-To-wonder-why-MNHQ-still-havent-given-us-our-Chalet-School-topic

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/a2111602-To-ask-all-Chaletians-to-get-ready-for-Madames-birthday

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/a2099698-To-start-a-new-term-at-the-Chalet-School

I'm sorry this is incomplete... I can't remember what the other two(?) were called. I am not suggesting they were any less brilliant, since I was only lurking at the time. Not at all. grin

Vintagejazz Fri 15-Aug-14 20:48:50

Robin you are in PlasFreudesheim with Joey. You can attend school on Monday mornings and wed afternoons as the trips will be napping then.

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Fri 15-Aug-14 20:50:58

Shit, I got the nice cubey with the window and now Jack Lambert wants to beat me up over it. confused Does she think this is Grange Hill or something?

mopsytop Fri 15-Aug-14 20:59:16

So glad I found these threads. Until I came on mumsnet thought I was the only secret reader of Chalet School books.

Off to give my mop of shining curls a vigorous brushing in the splasheries (to turn them into frizz)

Vintagejazz Fri 15-Aug-14 20:59:29
TheObligatoryNotQuiteSoNewGirl Fri 15-Aug-14 21:04:47
MsCeritaCello Fri 15-Aug-14 21:06:12

I'm fed up with the whole dormy thing. Can anyone think of a piece of naughtiness that would be punishable by being sent to sleep in Miss Wilson's room for the rest of the term?

Mopsy, you could always hack your hair off for love of Joey, then you won't have to bother with all that vigorous brushing. I hear bobs are all the rage just now.

Thanks VJ and Nell for linking to the other threads.

MsCeritaCello Fri 15-Aug-14 21:06:56

And ONQSNG too!

JuniperTisane Fri 15-Aug-14 21:07:59

I brought back some special milk smuggled in my hobnailed boots this term. Everyone to my cubey after lights out with their tooth mugs! Chin-Chin!

swampytiggaa Fri 15-Aug-14 21:09:30

Hello! Been lurking - planning on joining in this time smile but not tonight... Have been on an excursion and think I need some special milk and an early night.

Bonne nuit mes enfants!

Ruebarb Fri 15-Aug-14 21:15:12

I hear that Gisela and Wanda are very busy at the moment - I thought they had been putting on a lot of weight. I am sure that Dr Jem will be looking after them!!

TheObligatoryNotQuiteSoNewGirl Fri 15-Aug-14 21:18:45

Bonne nuit swampy ! We'll be sure not to ring the rising bell too early tomorrow, so you can have your sleep out.

Juniper , you better hide that from Matey... you know she thinks she has a monopoly on special milk...

hagarthorne Fri 15-Aug-14 21:20:34

Gruss Gott, where are we and is it war? Please may I have a light wicker tray for unpacking and someone to tell me how it works. I am in Weedy I think, or it may be Leafy, hopefully with Joan Baker who says she mustn't be worried this term.

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Fri 15-Aug-14 21:26:53

Oh but Cerita I wanted to sleep in Miss Wilson's room. Bed. Whatever. <lops own hair off in demonstrative adoration>

I've just finished Island. It strikes me as much the same story as Eustacia, but a hundred times more sympathetic. This time, the aunt who inherits the 'orphan' is perceived to be the villain, the prees go out of their way to try and soften the wayward girl, the running-away-near-death-experience portrays her as admittedly foolish but strong and resourceful, and when she gets back everyone is just relieved she is safe. And obviously there's no spending years on end lying in bed reflecting on the errors of her ways, and her dad comes back after all. I liked it more than I expected, though it can't hold a candle to the Armishire books.

Vintagejazz Fri 15-Aug-14 21:33:10

Are Rosalie and Mystery proper Armishire books? Really hate realising I am nearing the end of these.

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