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Reading Pratchett: Lords and Ladies - 13th May
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

We have bees. Pratchett knows a thing or two about them, too. He's so good at his research!

I try to encourage bees in the garden by not bothering to do the weeding. Well, that's my excuse anyway. Right now the nettles are flowering and the lawn is overgrown with dandelions.

Thereís an enormous bee who lives here and tries to get in my window every so often. So far itís only managed to give itself concussion, I should think.

Aw, poor thing. Aren't there any nice pollen plants in the area?
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

...and I find bees fascinating. Fell down a Twitter rabbit hole the other day, and learned lots of things about the bees' waggle dance. I mean, how did the researchers figure out that what the bees were communicating?

Maybe they arenít. Maybe itís a conspiracy by the bees to confound the humans, and theyíre secretly laughing their little stripy socks off.
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

We have bees. Pratchett knows a thing or two about them, too. He's so good at his research!

I try to encourage bees in the garden by not bothering to do the weeding. Well, that's my excuse anyway. Right now the nettles are flowering and the lawn is overgrown with dandelions.

Thereís an enormous bee who lives here and tries to get in my window every so often. So far itís only managed to give itself concussion, I should think.

Aw, poor thing. Aren't there any nice pollen plants in the area?

Heaps. But it likes nutting itself on my window.
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

...and I find bees fascinating. Fell down a Twitter rabbit hole the other day, and learned lots of things about the bees' waggle dance. I mean, how did the researchers figure out that what the bees were communicating?

Maybe they arenít. Maybe itís a conspiracy by the bees to confound the humans, and theyíre secretly laughing their little stripy socks off.

I can well believe that.
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Last year we had a load of bumble bees flying round and round just above our bedroom window. Turned out they were Tree Bees - new migrants from Europe that only arrived in GB ten years ago (or so) and have made it all the way up here already.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

We have bees. Pratchett knows a thing or two about them, too. He's so good at his research!

I try to encourage bees in the garden by not bothering to do the weeding. Well, that's my excuse anyway. Right now the nettles are flowering and the lawn is overgrown with dandelions.

Thereís an enormous bee who lives here and tries to get in my window every so often. So far itís only managed to give itself concussion, I should think.

Aw, poor thing. Aren't there any nice pollen plants in the area?

Heaps. But it likes nutting itself on my window.


Maybe it likes you?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Last year we had a load of bumble bees flying round and round just above our bedroom window. Turned out they were Tree Bees - new migrants from Europe that only arrived in GB ten years ago (or so) and have made it all the way up here already.

Whereabouts in Europe?
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

We have bees. Pratchett knows a thing or two about them, too. He's so good at his research!

I try to encourage bees in the garden by not bothering to do the weeding. Well, that's my excuse anyway. Right now the nettles are flowering and the lawn is overgrown with dandelions.

Thereís an enormous bee who lives here and tries to get in my window every so often. So far itís only managed to give itself concussion, I should think.

Aw, poor thing. Aren't there any nice pollen plants in the area?

Heaps. But it likes nutting itself on my window.


Maybe it likes you?

I suppose somebody somewhere has toÖ
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.

I knew I remembered the name from somewhere!
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

What would you pick for your witch name?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

The names, the way they dress - Pratchett has such a great understanding not only of women, but teenage girls.

When I was 13, my 3 best friends and I formed a secret society called 'GASO' which stood for Ghosts, Astrology, Spirits and Occult. Our symbol was a gas can (they were American, so gas = petrol). We used to hold pretend seances and try to spend time in haunted houses. Which were in short supply, as our neighbourhood (just outside Jerusalem) was so brand new they were still building it!
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

What would you pick for your witch name?

Ooh, good question. I'll have to think about that. I use 'Cassiona' as my Weight Watchers pseudonym, 'cos it's a Blake's 7 planet (prize if you know - without looking it up - in which episode it's mentioned), and that could be quite a good witch name if I can't come up with anything else.
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

What would you pick for your witch name?


No idea. But I'll think about it.... And yours?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

What would you pick for your witch name?

Ooh, good question. I'll have to think about that. I use 'Cassiona' as my Weight Watchers pseudonym, 'cos it's a Blake's 7 planet (prize if you know - without looking it up - in which episode it's mentioned), and that could be quite a good witch name if I can't come up with anything else.


Rats. It's not even in the Programme Guide!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

The names, the way they dress - Pratchett has such a great understanding not only of women, but teenage girls.

When I was 13, my 3 best friends and I formed a secret society called 'GASO' which stood for Ghosts, Astrology, Spirits and Occult. Our symbol was a gas can (they were American, so gas = petrol). We used to hold pretend seances and try to spend time in haunted houses. Which were in short supply, as our neighbourhood (just outside Jerusalem) was so brand new they were still building it!

You never know, there might have been a ghostly builder or two! Iím quite envious that you had 3 best friends to have a secret society with. At that age I was still hanging round with purely imaginary people (very secret society indeed, you might say.)
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

What would you pick for your witch name?

Ooh, good question. I'll have to think about that. I use 'Cassiona' as my Weight Watchers pseudonym, 'cos it's a Blake's 7 planet (prize if you know - without looking it up - in which episode it's mentioned), and that could be quite a good witch name if I can't come up with anything else.


Rats. It's not even in the Programme Guide!

No, I canít think either!

Dunno what Iíd have for a witch name, either. I shall have to think too. Is that our homework for next time?
 
M1795537 OC Virn
I had one friend...and she ended up being really famous. I like to think I taught her all she knew....
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Lords and Ladies also introduces us to Agnes Nitt, aka Perdita - who runs off to be an opera singer in Maskerade.


I love all the names the girls give themselves because they're trying to be witches!

The names, the way they dress - Pratchett has such a great understanding not only of women, but teenage girls.

When I was 13, my 3 best friends and I formed a secret society called 'GASO' which stood for Ghosts, Astrology, Spirits and Occult. Our symbol was a gas can (they were American, so gas = petrol). We used to hold pretend seances and try to spend time in haunted houses. Which were in short supply, as our neighbourhood (just outside Jerusalem) was so brand new they were still building it!

You never know, there might have been a ghostly builder or two! Iím quite envious that you had 3 best friends to have a secret society with. At that age I was still hanging round with purely imaginary people (very secret society indeed, you might say.)

Aw, that's sad. M...Virn and I are your secret society now, aren't we?
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
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