Penname: abbeybufo [Contact] Real name: Ruth Allen
Member Since: 01 Jun 2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:
Member of CBB since November 2007; started drabbling in 2008 ...
...and please note that although my name is Ruth, I am not the same person as the Ruth who is also posting on SDL :)
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Summary: What if Joey didn't marry Jack?
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, War
Series: Alternative Joey
Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 117027 Read Count: 56420
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 30 Dec 2014
Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 31 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

This is fascinating, Kathryn - especially now you've got to the trip to Spartz and Jo isn't there 0_0

Author's Response: Thank you ! Glad it is working ok :-)

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 11 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22 11/12/11

If you can marry Jack to Rosalie, it surely follows that Mary Burnett doesn't have to be teaching at CS either 'at this stage' :lol:
Thanks Kathryn - still enjoying this even though my comments are rather sporadic!

Author's Response: Thank you, it's nice to know you are enjoying it. :-D You know what though, I think there is another alternative universe looking rather sad and lonely... *looks at Jo's Boys universe meaningfully * Just kidding, though looking forward to it if it ever wakes up again!

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 18 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 26: Chapter 26 Some worrying

You rotter! I get up off my sickbed to read the latest update, and find a cliff! Going straight back to bed in a huff now....

Author's Response: Oh no, sorry to hear you are poorly and sorry for the cliff!!

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 28 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 30: Chapter 30 - On to the next adventure

So we still have triplets, with the same names, but a little bit younger, I think(?), than EBD made Joey's 'Trips' - and Gwensi is reconciled to the school simply through Daisy, even though it was Jo's idea. I'm liking this version of things more and more :)

Author's Response: Thank you ! That's nice to know! They are about 6 months younger - I think ! It is really interesting thinking of how things might have progressed differently.

Summary: The Triplets and Friends start their own school in Cornwall. Follows on from end of All Change Reorganised, but can stand alone.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Amy Stevens, Bride Bettany, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Minor character(s), Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, OC, Ruey Richardson, Ted Grantley, Tom Gay
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Adventure, Alternate Universe, Crossover, Domestic, Family, Friendship, Humour, Romance, School Story, Slash
Series: All Change Universe
Chapters: 64 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 102312 Read Count: 101374
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Sep 2015
Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 08 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21 Adventure Skills

Don't often comment, but I am enjoying this! Thanks :)

Author's Response: Ha ! Thank you ! What timing, I have just finally started reading Jo's Boys - and am thoroughly hooked on the whole universe. Thank you for reviewing, it is nice to know every now amd again that people are still reading and enjoying. :-)

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 24 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 32: Chapter 32 Some drama and intruders ! 22/01/12

Lovely! You built up the tension beautifully there, and resolved it most enjoyably! Thanks :)

Author's Response: Thank you! It's nice to know it worked ok. Thanks for your support, it is much appreciated !

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 10 Apr 2013 Title: Chapter 44: Chapter 44 Inspired by Elbee

Aw! That's a lovely little side-story, and I'm sure Linda would have enjoyed it greatly, Kathryn. Thanks!

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 12 Apr 2013 Title: Chapter 45: Chapter 45 The End of term

Sad though I am to see this come to an end, this is a fitting ending for this section, anyway :)
I hope you will revisit this world some time in the not too distant future, though; I have really enjoyed it!

Author's Response: Thank you, I've enjoyed visiting the madness :-D

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 28 Jun 2015 Title: Chapter 54: Chapter 54 An evening out

Don't think you've added this in LGM yet ...? Please keep it going in both! xx

Author's Response: No I fell asleep :-D xx

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 08 Aug 2015 Title: Chapter 60: Chapter 60

Thanks - just found this again and with several chapters I'd missed - have you not been updating on Lime Green? I have that set to remind me when there's an update ...

Author's Response: It's only this last one I hadn't updated there I think? I didn't rush to as I was falling asleep when updated this !

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 09 Aug 2015 Title: Chapter 1: A brief introduction.

There were 2 or 3 chapters I hadn't read, though I will confess I haven't double-checked there ... don't worry - it's only that I get cross with SDL as it keeps throwing me off and I get fed up with having to sign in again ...

Author's Response: No you were right I'd missed two chapters out not just the one I realised about. Thanks for letting me know.

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: 40848
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 16 Jul 2012 Title: Chapter 18: Chapter 18

Yay! It's back!!! Good to see - thanks & hope your writing/posting time will be more under your own control from now on :)

Summary:

Retelling of New Mistress via a Social Network Profile


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Friendship, Humour, Romance, Slash
Series: FileSpace
Chapters: 47 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 66862 Read Count: 66072
[Report This] Published: 14 Jun 2011 Updated: 31 Dec 2011
Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 05 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 37: Chapter 40 04/11/11 Twelve days of madness.

love it! but now I've got it on *my* brain !!! :(

Author's Response: He he - sorry !!

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 31 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 47: Chapter 50 31/12/11 The End

A lovely, and seasonal, ending. Thank you for giving us this backstory in such an entertaining way.
Happy New year to you and yours - and to anyone else who reads this review :D

Author's Response: Thank you ! And the same back to you and yours :-)

Summary:

Meeting young Tam Lin in the woods, Con finds herself drawn into a world she knows nothing about. Will she ever find her way out of it?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Maynard, David Russell, Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Maynard, Nell Wilson, OC, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Angst, Crossover, Family, Het, Romance, Scifi/Fantasy
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles, Standalones
Chapters: 97 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 95522 Read Count: 89947
[Report This] Published: 26 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Feb 2012
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Date: 01 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 97: The Ballad of Tam Lin

Thank you for reposting this - I haven't completely reread it this time, but I've been keeping opace with it as you've posted. I am sure it will make a very good 'proper novel' - good luck with that!

Summary:

Two Chalet School girls go to Teacher training college.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Blossom Willoughby
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Friendship
Series: None
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 12909 Read Count: 15292
[Report This] Published: 26 Jun 2011 Updated: 29 Jul 2011
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Date: 03 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: The Journey Chapter 1

Looking forward to reading this again, Pauline - remember enjoying it first time round :)

Summary:

Several years have passed since the triplets left the school – and Nell Wilson is dead, killed in an avalanche. Hilda Annersley wonders how she will survive the great loss?


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Matron Lloyd, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson, Rosalie Dene
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Humour, Mystery, School Story
Series: A New Dream
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 93801 Read Count: 41481
[Report This] Published: 27 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Jul 2011
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Date: 30 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Hilda Tries to Contain her Grief

Good to see this here - and as MHE says, a great excuse to read it all again :)

Summary:

Mary-Lou spends a summer on an archaeological dig in France during her student days


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12713 Read Count: 9682
[Report This] Published: 29 Jun 2011 Updated: 16 Jan 2012
Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 16 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Loved that ending - and how interesting to see the Piaf song that inspired it! Thanks Chattie :)

Author's Response:

Glad you thought it worked!

Summary:

When Madge and Joey's cousin, Isobel, arrives at the Chalet School, she hopes to study hard and still enjoy her one passion in life - music. However, her jolly time at school is marred by the dislike of one member of her form.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Beth Chester, Daisy Venables, Gwensi Howell, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 52453 Read Count: 65053
[Report This] Published: 01 Jul 2011 Updated: 12 Feb 2012
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Date: 18 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Half Term! - Part IV

...and you wonder why we're so suspicious of you? ... !!!

Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 21 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 30: An Evening's Entertainment - Part I

good to see this again! looking forward to hearing about the 'evening' :D

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Date: 12 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 40: The End of Term - Part IV

As you say, a proper Chalet ending for Isobel! Thanks for this Ariel. I may not comment regulary but I have enjoyed it all.

Author's Response:

I'm pleased that you enjoyed it and approve the ending!

Summary: Ted and Con get a campervan.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Ted Grantley
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Friendship, Romance, Slash
Series: All Change Universe
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 6626 Read Count: 3859
[Report This] Published: 09 Jul 2011 Updated: 05 Aug 2011
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Date: 09 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Lovely happy start - Thanks Kathryn :)

Author's Response: I just like writing these two, they just work together. Thanks for commenting. :-)

Summary: Half term holiday in Lausanne, followed by the second half of the Christmas term. During both, accidents happen and bring their own consequences, not least for Hilda and Vivien.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jack Maynard, Kathie Ferrars, Matron Lloyd, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Humour, Mystery, School Story
Series: A New Dream
Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 56864 Read Count: 20387
[Report This] Published: 14 Jul 2011 Updated: 08 Aug 2011
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Date: 28 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - Letting the cat out of the bag!

Having - finally! - worked out how to get notified of updates on here, I've been enjoying reading all this again ... and loving the new bits! Thank you Mary

Summary:

After the holidays, Augusta's journey back to School is more eventful than she had planned.


Categories: St Agnes' House
Characters: Minor character(s), OC
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, School Story
Series: Augusta: The Chronicles
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5468 Read Count: 6466
[Report This] Published: 31 Jul 2011 Updated: 26 Sep 2011
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Date: 25 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 4: The Third Car

Enjoyed meeting 'Mrs Mallowan' - rather in the guise of her own Ariadne I feel?
Thanks Abi :)

Summary:

Gwensi meets some new friends.  Set during Chalet School Goes to It.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Beth Chester, Daisy Venables, Gwensi Howell
School Period: Armishire
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10277 Read Count: 16309
[Report This] Published: 10 Aug 2011 Updated: 02 Apr 2014
Reviewer: abbeybufo Signed
Date: 13 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Trust Hilda to deal with them without batting an eyelid - well hardly! Echoing Kathryn's wish that Rabbit gets some sort of come-uppance - not that you can put him down for long.
Is Kanga being treated as a grown-up, or is she coming to school too?