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New Weekly Serial

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Dinah Cunningham » 07 Nov 2017, 09:27

Poor Snubby! What *do* these men want from him?
Nice to see the trick reused!
Maybe Grand Uncle Robert may be of help without him even knowing?
Looking forward to read the next chapter and hope for lots of Serials to come!
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 07 Nov 2017, 12:26

Thank you Dinah! All will be revealed eventually, lol! :-D Really pleased you are enjoying the serial! Still over twenty chapters to go, lol!! :shock: :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 18 Nov 2017, 14:08

By the way, I thought people might like to see the cottage which Rawlins' Reach is based on - a holiday cottage we stayed in back in 1980 near Tal-y-Bont, North Wales. :-)

The cottage is pretty much as I describe it, inside and out - except I added an attic with windows in the roof in my story.

The cottage below had a twisting staircase, lined with wood panels and decorated with pewter jugs and plates and African masks. The hall was paved with great flags of Welsh slate, and the bedrooms had brass beds and patchwork quilts. There was no back door, as the cottage was built against a bank, with a footpath running above and behind the roof. there were old 'highway man' pistols hanging on the walls.

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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Moonraker » 18 Nov 2017, 19:16

Jane and I had a holiday in north Wales before we were married. We used to frequent a pub in Tal-y-bont, and although besotted with me, she also fell in love with a dishy Welsh-speaking local. However, he never knew.
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Re: New Weekly Serial

Postby Rob Houghton » 18 Nov 2017, 19:55

Moonraker wrote:Jane and I had a holiday in north Wales before we were married. We used to frequent a pub in Tal-y-bont, and although besotted with me, she also fell in love with a dishy Welsh-speaking local. However, he never knew.


:lol: sounds like she was truly besotted...

Thanks for reminding me that its spelled 'Tal- y- Bont' Nigel - I should have remembered that after visiting the area so many times!
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I'll warm me with your echoes
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