Date: 27 Nov 2014 8:11 pm Title: Rhyll 1
Please... you promised us (sort of) a happy ending...?
And I'm still envisaging one! :D
Date: 27 Nov 2014 7:51 pm Title: Peggy 2
Poor Peggy how hard for her but I hope that with time she can behave normally around Evvy and then perhaps Evvy will relent. It must be just as hard for her as for Peggy.
Yeah, I think so too. Thanks for commenting. :)
Date: 27 Nov 2014 1:20 am Title: First day of term
Hmmm. I hope Peggy intercepts her at the door!
But I agree with Evvy that Peggy shouldn't have to learn to dissemble.
It's so sad that Mary can only use a word like "morbid" to describe what she is actually seeing, which *is* a young woman in love.
Can't wait for more. Really loving this story, it is beautifully written.
Thank you. That's really really lovely to read. :)
Date: 23 Nov 2014 3:08 pm Title: Rhyll 1
Oh dear, not what either of them was hoping for but I can understand why Evvy is drawing back. Perhaps Peggy can learn to be more discrete?
Date: 18 Nov 2014 10:43 pm Title: Bristol
Really vivid, could just see the pub and see her reasoning, but am glad she ended up unable to go through with it. Website sounds interesting. Thanks for this story, am enjoying each update more than the last ! :-)
Thank you, I'm pleased you're still enjoying it. The OutStories website is definitely worth a look when you've got a spare moment for it.
Date: 17 Nov 2014 11:36 pm Title: Family Christmas 1
Rhyll's mother comes alive here and it's a great description of what her life was like before she left home. It describes perfectly the growing away from home of the siblings and the aspirations of the parents. The pressure on Rhyll to conform and produce the requisite husband and kids must have been immense.
That's a lovely comment - thank you!
Date: 17 Nov 2014 7:59 pm Title: Family Christmas 1
This is really well described, and gives so much information about the situation and Rhyll's own state of mind. Thank you for more, only now I want EVEN more please!
:D Consider it done! Thank you.
Date: 14 Nov 2014 5:19 pm Title: A Cardiff reunion
Nice to see Hilda and Nell reunited after Nell's time at Welsen. I'm with Sheshings here, not sure why Rosalie should feel less anxious because of Nell's reply to her query about Con. Does she think Nell and Hilda are now in a relationship and perhaps Nell still harboured feelings for Con?
I am eking this point out a bit, but not dropping the thread, promise - I am parking it for the next few chapters though. For clarity, Nell's curtness on the subject gives Rosalie her final bit of 'proof' that she had had a relationship with Con - in the context of other conversations.
In terms of Nell/Hilda, I'm kind of open-minded and haven't yet decided what - if anything - I'm going to do about that in this drabble. It doesn't feel like canon to me, in the way that Nell/Con very much does, but I'm definitely not averse to a bit of Nell/Hilda... it is one of the big questions I have yet to resolve here!
Date: 13 Nov 2014 10:34 am Title: Staff evening
I'm trying to remember Peggy's costume. I'll have to go look it up
In case you've not gotten around to it, or if this is of benefit to anyone else, here we go: "... Peggy Burnett, who had appeared in a summer frock with an enormous question mark stitched on both back and front and proved to be as puzzling as Miss Annersley and Miss Dene. She now stood revealed as 'Whose Body?' by Dorothy Sayers."
Date: 12 Nov 2014 5:03 pm Title: A Cardiff reunion
Nice to see them all happily bickering, and like the image of Hilda being so pleased to get rid of Emerence.
I love these three (plus Matey, on occasion) together; I always imagine they must be able to let their hair down much more when they don't have to set a good example to the rest of the staff... And I think Hilda must really miss that, when Nell goes to St Mildred's.
Date: 11 Nov 2014 10:13 pm Title: Staff evening
Loved the bit about Cicely and the crab apple - always admired her for that bit of gastronomic panache!
Heh. I always think it's rather her defining moment - and not at all a bad one! Thanks for commenting.