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NaNo2008 - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
day 2
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heh. Away for the weekend down to Derbyshire, to visit Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, and also Calke Abbey, both of which were wonderful, in different ways.

Sudbury Hall is rather nice, well looked after and full of interesting things. Calke Abbey is also rather nice, rather less well looked after and crammed to the gills with collections of all kinds of fascinating and bizarre things. They seemed to have a thing for stuffing animals, and shiny rocks.

I kid you not.

So equally wonderful. Back at tea-time, and I rather appear to have done my back in. I blame the beds in the Holiday Inn Express. Hopefully I've just slept on it funny, and will be back in action (if you'll excuse the pun) soon.

And no words on NaNo2008 yet, but it's early days and plenty of time to catch up, eh?

I hope my fellow NaNovelists are doing rather better? Hmm?
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quaero_verum From: quaero_verum Date: November 2nd, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC) (linky)
Just a tad over 2,000. With a few hours set aside tonight specifically for writing more.
elaby From: elaby Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:38 am (UTC) (linky)
You can do it! You definitely have plenty of time to catch up :) Yay!

The places you visited sound really interesting.
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dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:28 am (UTC) (linky)
are you back at work today?
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dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:49 am (UTC) (linky)
Hmm. Maybe I need to throw a sicky to catch up (start) my NaNo. :-)
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: November 3rd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC) (linky)

Calke abbey

Been there loads, to walk the grounds etc.
Also they do annual proms in thepark type affairs, With a spitfire flyby and stuff. Very cool, Alex loved it.

But I have never actually been inside... hmm another thing for my list
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 3rd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC) (linky)

Re: Calke abbey

It's weird - bits of it are very *NT*, bits are very un-NT. They seem to have HUGE collections of stuff, and some rooms are just jam-packed with cases of stuffed animals.

They did an excellent eye-spy thing for the kids, which the Beans really enjoyed.

Good food in the cafe too. :-)
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