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Bonfire of the vanities by Alison H Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Len and Sybil look back on their schooldays.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Len Maynard, Sybil Russell
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5070 Read Count: 1938
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 03 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Bonfire of the vanities (complete)

Thanks :-).

The Calendar by abbeybufo Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 63]
Summary:

Joey was given a calendar for Christmas last year. Each month she turns the page to see what memories the picture will bring


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Domestic, Family
Series: The Sunset Years
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8906 Read Count: 12649
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jan 2012
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 - August

Good to see the next instalment of this, although it's sad to think that so many people have gone.

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 01 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - September

I can't believe it's September already!  Thanks for keeping this going.

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 07 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10 - October

Thanks!

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Date: 02 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - November

Jem did always seem to be rolling in money, didn't he?!

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 02 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - December

Thanks for keeping this going all year.

Stir-up Sunday by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Anna ensures that Joey's scheme to push the Maynard offspring in the "right" directions doesn't quite go to plan.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Anna Pfeiffen, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1613 Read Count: 1268
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 03 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Stir-up Sunday (complete)

Thanks :-).

A white Christmas by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Madge and Jo spend Christmas 1938 in Guernsey after a year of changes.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell
School Period: Guernsey
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic, War
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2459 Read Count: 2051
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 04 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: A white Christmas (complete)

Thanks!

A Winter's Tale by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Elsie Carr remembers her last Christmas at school, when Amy and Margia Stevens composed a special carol.  Secret Santa drabble.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Amy Stevens, Elsie Carr, Margia Stevens
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5409 Read Count: 1395
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 08 Apr 2012 Title: Chapter 1: A Winter's Tale (complete)

Thanks!

Summary:

Len, Con and Margot all look to the future as they spend Christmas in three different places.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic, Drama
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5438 Read Count: 2274
[Report This] Published: 02 Jun 2011 Updated: 02 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 03 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: A Maynard Christmas trilogy (complete)

Thank you :-). 

South of the Alps by Alison H Rated: General [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

On a school trip to Italy, Kathie Ferrars and Sally Denny share each other's deepest secrets.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Emerence Hope, Hilda Annersley, Jo Scott, Joan Baker, Kathie Ferrars, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Nancy Wilmot, OC, Rosamund Lilley
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship, Romance, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 26724 Read Count: 6446
[Report This] Published: 04 Jun 2011 Updated: 04 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 05 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

It's a really old one, and it looks a bit dire now but I thought I'd move it over here anyway :-)!

Summary:

Jo is on the move again.  This time from Guernsey to England.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 24567 Read Count: 21284
[Report This] Published: 06 Jun 2011 Updated: 06 Aug 2011
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Date: 01 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Thanks, Vick - just caught up on this.

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Date: 04 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

This is difficult, but it needed saying - if only she'd said that in the books!

Summary:

Charles succeeds Stephen as Head Boy, and Mike returns to school, while Felix, Kevin and Kester have fun in Upper Third.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Felix Maynard, Mike Maynard, Minor character(s)
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Friendship, School Story
Series: The Maynard Boys
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 56954 Read Count: 30316
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 15 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Good to see this back, Eilidh.

Summary: Grease crossover / retelling. What if the triplets finished their schooling at Rydell High ?
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Het, Humour, Romance
Series: Triplets Rydell, Random Short Crossovers
Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21786 Read Count: 14668
[Report This] Published: 30 Jul 2011 Updated: 30 Sep 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 30 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 At the beach

Grease is kind of the CS in reverse, isn't it :-)?  Sandy starts off as the perfect CS girl and school life turns her into the opposite! 



Author's Response: Yep ! And who would be better to start off as the ideal CS girl than Len, was my thought :-) I just can't see Joey or Mary Lou here somehow !

Author's Response: Yep ! And who would be better to start off as the ideal CS girl than Len, was my thought :-) I just can't see Joey or Mary Lou here somehow !

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 02 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Grease is the word

I love the idea of Margot being one of the Pink Ladies!  I've always imagined one of Mary-Lou's gang using that "We're gonna rule the school," line, but maybe Margot could do it just as well. 

Come to think of it, the totally uncool girl who does the decorations for the dance - Patty? - would get on very well at the CS. 

 



Author's Response: He he, glad you like it ! I was only going to have Len, but I could just SEE Margot as a Pink Lady ! And that is very true about the M-L gang using the "Rule the School line".

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 20 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Getting used to a new school

Patti would fit in so well at the CS: she'd like sheets and pillowcase parties and making stuff for the Sale so much better than Rydell High! 

Is it Sonny who yells "Let's hear it for the toilet paper!" when asked to applaud Patti's efforts at decorating the dance hall?  I really want him to go to Switzerland and say something similar about the scrapbooks made for the Sale :-).

Looking forward to seeing how Con fits into this.

 



Author's Response: Yes, I think it is Sonny who says that! Lol to the idea of Sonny going to the CS.... Oh... Alison !!! Not ANOTHER person send me plot bunnies... I have a horrible horrible feeling there may need to be a short sequel to this where they all do just that... And er ... Not entirely sure Con does fit in, she is possibly going to spend a lot of time in the Library ... See her as a sort of narrator maybe!!

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 23 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 Summer Loving

This is a lot of fun, but it's interesting too.   Grease is so like the CS in that the misfit new girl ends up abandoning her old ideas and reforming: it's just that she was a good CS-esque girl to start with and ends up being the opposite :-).



Author's Response: It is, isn't it :-) The fact of them both being set the same year provides an interesting contrast too.

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 27 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 Sleepover

Maybe Kenickie'll be more careful than he was with Rizzo if Margot tells him that she comes from the world's most fertile family :-).



Author's Response: Ha Ha!! That is true. However if you have read jayj's Lets talk about... You know... Story then the fact that Nancy did Margot's sex ed lesson does not bode well for this story!!

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 28 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9 - After the sleepover

I always feel sorry for Eugene: it looks as if he ought to get together with Patty but he never does!

Glad Con is settling in.  I can't imagine her being able to take the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies seriously, LOL.

 



Author's Response: Yes, that is one reason why I couldn't make her a hanger on or part of the group, she would tell them all too quickly that they were being silly !

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 09 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 A date in the diner

I love Grease!  I'm just wondering which other films this sort of crossover'd work with ... Dirty Dancing'd be the obvious one, probably.



Author's Response: Well I have never seen that, so will look forward to you or someone writing it !! There are a few films that would work well I think.

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 11 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

LOL, I never get that bit!  The whole room's watching.  It's live on national TV.  Why does no-one seem to bother when the winning female dancer is pulled off the dance floor and someone else takes her place?!



Author's Response: Yes, that irritates me too - but was watching today to do this,and I THINK Cha Cha was still in the competition, just that Kenickie was drunk so wandered off. But agree it really doesn't make sense! It may well be because they changed that bit for the film, I think originally Sandy doesn't enter at all?? Not sure.

Summary:

Over the years, sale items have accumulated in the many homes where Chalet girls reside. So what does happen to all the things? Here's one idea...


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Dick Bettany, Minor character(s), Neil Sheppard, Simone (Lecoutier) de Bersac
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2234 Read Count: 1509
[Report This] Published: 18 Aug 2011 Updated: 18 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 18 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

I like that idea!

Summary:

Continuation of Jo's life after she contracted Tuberculosis.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20968 Read Count: 15721
[Report This] Published: 29 Aug 2011 Updated: 12 Oct 2011
Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 29 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Good to see more of this!

Reviewer: Alison H Signed
Date: 03 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

This sounds hopeful: she seems to have a lot more energy now.