Date: 21 Jul 2015 12:11 am Title: Chapter 1.
I am really enjoying this story but so exasperated with Joey. On the other hand it wouldn't be much of a story if she just said oh you're right, I will accept it and look after my own children. Please keep the daily updates coming.
Thank you for the comment. Joey is exasperating me, but we shall see how it works out.
Date: 20 Jul 2015 11:40 pm Title: Chapter 10
Joey is at risk of losing all her older children, not just Len. i am pleased Jack can see it even if Joey can not. Con and Steve at least will find it hard to forgive her if she does not modify her actions soon.
Thanks for the updates
Thank you for the comment, Joey is quite blinked just now sadly.
Date: 20 Jul 2015 11:28 pm Title: Chapter 10
Really enjoying this! Keep it up! I can't wait to see which college the three girls go to - I hope one might be Brasenose where I once spent a happy school trip.
Thank you for the comment.:0)
Date: 20 Jul 2015 11:17 pm Title: Chapter 10
Sorry I haven't commented on the last few chapters, though I have been reading them! I'm glad Jack is sticking to his guns there, despite Joey's intransigence; I hope that in the end he will get through ot her, but judging by her parting comment, he's going to have hard work yet. I don't think Len and Ted will feel really secure until they are safely in England, though I'm sure they are immensely heartened by all the support they are getting from others, including Con - thank goodness she managed to alert Hilary and Jack that Joey was on the warpath.
Thank you for continuing reading this, I appreciate your comments/.
Date: 20 Jul 2015 6:15 pm Title: Chapter 9
Gosh - exciting stuff! Well done both Len and Con. It'll be nice for Len to be able to comfort Ted, rather than always being the other way round.
Thanks for the comment, Len won't put up with anyone insulting Ted and shows her true self.
Date: 20 Jul 2015 5:31 am Title: Chapter 8
I know Len's reaction is to look after her sisters but she also has to remember they don't want to be looked after. Glad she started talking with Con again
Thank you for the comment, Len does need to realise she is not expected to be there fo everyone any more.
Date: 19 Jul 2015 10:31 pm Title: Chapter 9
Well done Len and Con. Con's quick thinking meant Len and Ted did not have to face Jiey alone and Len's words to her mother were words which needed to be said.
I hope Jack can now make some inroads into Joey's thinking
Thanks for the update.
Thank you for commenting, Jack does try.
Date: 18 Jul 2015 4:47 pm Title: Chapter 7
This is lots of fun - and it's really good to see Con beginning to wake up. I hope she sticks to her decision to wake up, and I really hope Margot sees the light as well.
Please please don't let Joey succeed in cancelling Con's rooms..............!
Thank you for liking and commenting on this, I appreciate all comments.Con has good stuff in her, just needs to wake up a bit.
Date: 17 Jul 2015 9:52 pm Title: Chapter 7
Well done Con for waking up. I am pleased she wants to stand on her own, but is willing to ask for help. As for Joey I am beginningto think she needs psychiatric help.
Thank you for the comments, as always I appreciate it. Joey has a little way to go yet before things become clearer.
Date: 16 Jul 2015 11:56 pm Title: Chapter 1.
Terry I wondered if you had come across it and thought it might be worth mentioning it. Thanks for your responses.
No, I'm still discovering all the great stories on different sites. I'm glad you mentioned it and I will read it, thanks for the tip:0)
Date: 16 Jul 2015 11:22 pm Title: Chapter 6
Wondering which colleges Len, ted and Con are going to.
Con will also need to find herself, it reminded me of Jayb drabble "A Grey-Walled Paradise" on LGM which gives a corresponding version of Con's development at University. You have shown us that Margot does not understand Len's problems I wonder what Con's view of Len's escape is. Does she agree with Margot that Len should come back or wish she had the courage to do the same and escape. Jack worries about Joey finding Len, I wonder what would happen if Margot or Con meet Len.
Thanks for the update.
Thanks for the comment ;0). As yet I am not quite sure myself where the colleges it will be....working on that bit . Con does appear more shortly. I hadn't heard of Jayb's drabble, and one day I will read it,but not yet :0)
Date: 16 Jul 2015 8:59 pm Title: Chapter 6
Lol, twas mine, Theodora's Journey. Bless Ted treating Len. Enjoying this story, thank you. Glad Kathy and Nancy were able to help, and that Jack is giving such support to them. Bless for Len starting to wonder about moving things on.
Then thank you twice......I really loved your Nancy story, made me laugh! Thank you for liking this one...I very much appreciate all comments.
Date: 16 Jul 2015 12:18 am Title: Chapter 5
Glad that Len and Ted have all this support. Loved the way Nell manouvered Joey out the door!
Sorry, I read this last night but missed replying. Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you areliking it :0)
Date: 15 Jul 2015 10:05 pm Title: Chapter 5
I'm glad to see Joey is being firmly dealt with all round, but I suspect that Jack will really have to "come the heavy" with her before it finally sinks in that no, she is NOT going have Len back to take charge of the rest of the family, either today or in the future. It will be interesting too, to see what happens next term when she really does become "persona non grata" at the school. I'm also very glad that Hilda and Nell, as well as Hilary, Nancy and Kathie are so supportive of Len and Ted at this stage, though Nell certainly gave away their own situation with both hands there, didn't she??
Thank you for the comment, I'm glad you are enjoying the story. Nell puts her foot in it occasionally lol .
Date: 15 Jul 2015 9:02 pm Title: Chapter 5
Good to see Hilda and Nell standing up to Joey as well. Len and Ted are certainly getting the support they need.
Hope they can get away from the Platz for the summer. Steve had the right approach taking the boys off for a picnic.
Hopefully things will get a bit more interesting, thank you for the comment, appreciated.
Date: 15 Jul 2015 12:16 am Title: Chapter 4
I wonder when Joey will wake up to herself! Love that everyone is running away from her and simply unavailable for a change.
Margot sulking and 'wishing her older siser would come to her senses' sounds just like Joey
Date: 14 Jul 2015 11:22 pm Title: Chapter 1.
Looking forward to more of this. Glad Jack took Len's part and told Joey off and that Kathie and Nancy recognise they and all the staff have let Len down. Love that Hilda and Nell are hiding from her too! Time for some very unpalatable home truths for Joey.
Thank you for the comment :0)
Date: 14 Jul 2015 4:31 pm Title: Chapter 4
Oh dear, Joey in a tantrum almost worthy of one of her younger children is rather amusing, but there's no doubt that the fact she *still* can't see further than her own needs definitely doesn't bode well. Perhaps when she finds that all these people she'd like to visit are simply unavailable, she will get the message, though somehow I doubt it. Thank goodness Jack is sticking to his resolve - I do like the way he dealt with Reg there, also Reg's understanding response. Meantime I'm glad Nancy and Kathie have been so open with Len and Ted and are giving them such a good day out.
Thank you. I have always found Joey a little childish even though she has many children, perhaps thats the way EBD intended. I also confess I don't like her so I am trying not to go too far, as a very new writer I know its easy to do, but I felt a few bad tempered moments were allowed at this stage.Maybe at some point she will get the message and understand, I hope so.
Date: 14 Jul 2015 11:58 am Title: Chapter 4
Jo is certainly having a "difficult time" in her own eyes. I wonder what she will say when she sees the state of the playroom.
Jack is really stepping up to the mark here,
Thanks for the update.
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