Date: 18 Dec 2015 12:13 pm Title: Chapter 45
The trouble with being eleven years old is that every day seems like a month especially when what is happening isn't what you want to be doing. Poor Cecily is at present a classic example. But I do hope for everyon's sake, including her own that she eventually accepts the situation, she should know at heart that however badly she may behave, Madge can't send her back to Switzerland until she is sure that the time is right.
Meantime I hope everything else will work out, given time and that Madge has time to rest and recoup her energies.
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Date: 18 Dec 2015 10:57 am Title: Chapter 45
Cecil "smiled slightly, maybe if she behaved really badly Madge would send her back to Switzerland, her eyes gleamed, perhaps that was a plan". And just why would Madge, former headmistress, owner of the Chalet School etc etc, let a badly behaved 11-year-old have her own way? Logic - nah!
To an 11 year old its a great plan ..lol
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Date: 18 Dec 2015 12:50 am Title: Chapter 1
This is all a huge burden for Madge so I hope she gets the support she deserves.
Mark Taha, Marie-Claire was adopted by the Maynards after her widowed mother was killed in a rail accident (Summer Term).
As Terry says, there were gay couples in the 50s and 60s even in the working class area where I lived. We had good family friends who were always invited as a pair to New Year parties, weddings, and other events. People who misbehaved in public lavatories or who molested children were frowned on; hard working people who were good neighbours and took their turn of washing the stairs could conduct their private life in private.
Thanks for clarifying re Claire, appreciate it. :0)
Date: 17 Dec 2015 5:23 pm Title: Chapter 41
Claire? I thought Joey's kids were named Len,Con,Margot,Stephen,Charles,Michael,Felix,Felicity, Cecil,Phil and Geoff
She has a ward called Claire....I believe lol, although I could be wrong.
Date: 17 Dec 2015 5:12 pm Title: Chapter 26
Ted and Len, Nell and Hilda, Kathie and Nancy-and Con before Hilda.As this is set in the early 60s,I think you're overdoing it!
But in the early 60's there were still gay couples, they were just not as obvious as they are now. I appreciate seeing your point of view.
Date: 16 Dec 2015 1:51 pm Title: Chapter 43
Cecily needs time which unfortunately they do not have. Will she be able to see her friends before she goes to England and arrange to share letters between them.
Poor Len worrying about inheriting mental illness, understandable after all she has been through.
I felt Len would be concerned, thank you for commenyting.
Date: 15 Dec 2015 11:41 pm Title: Chapter 42
Cecil really is neither one thing or another here at this point, old enough to know that things are not right in the family but not to be left in Switzerland without a mother figure there, even though she would be at school in term time. I hope that in the end she will have a reasonable term at Glendower House, and perhaps that Madge will find some way of allowing her to go back to Swtzerland after that. Of course she might just settle so well in Walesthat she will be happy to remain there for the year in the end. I am glad too that Madge is doing so much to try and alleviate Len's feelings of guilt, even though these are still natural for her as the eldest. I just hope it all works out for the best.
Something had toi be done, hopefully this is for the best. Thanbk you for commenting.
Date: 14 Dec 2015 10:18 pm Title: Chapter 42
Thank you, I wondered why Felecity was not moving, I had not realised she was so near her exams.
If only Hilda, Nell and Madge had talked about their concerns years ago.
Hindsight is wonderful, I think they are feeling that now.
Date: 13 Dec 2015 9:32 pm Title: Chapter 41
It would be easier for everyone being in the UK. The older ones could visit without having to help and it's much easier for everyone else to keep to their normal lives as much as possible as well giving some of them the fresh start they need
Hopefully the UK will be a success.They can but try. Thank you for the comment/.
Date: 13 Dec 2015 4:59 pm Title: Chapter 41
It would certainly be easier for Madge if she did take all the younger children back to the UK. Joey would very probably receive better treatment there in any case. Good to see that Madge and Jem, Hilda and Nell all agree that such a move would also things easier on Len, she wouldn't worry that the others might be thinking she should be sacrificing herself again and assuming responsibility for the younger children.
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Date: 12 Dec 2015 10:08 pm Title: Chapter 40
Well I think Madge and Jem should take the whole family to England, including Jack and Joey. Both Madge and Joey have changed the children's schools with less reason and the girls could go to the Chalet School in Wales and the boys are already in School in England.
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Date: 11 Dec 2015 12:22 pm Title: Chapter 39
A part of me wishes Len and Ted had got jobs anywhere but the CS. Their friendship with Nell and Hilda and with Nancy and Kathie is great, but it's so close to "home" that there's bound to be trouble. :( :(
Thats something that bothered me, but hopefully it adds to the story :0)
Date: 09 Dec 2015 10:04 pm Title: Chapter 39
I am not surprised that Jack has broken at last. The burden he has carried and the conflict of trying to help both Joey and Len, plus attempting to repair his damaged relationship with the boys and prevent it with the younger children, he is right he needs help. Pleased Len could enter the house to assess her father and that Jem is near by.
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Date: 07 Dec 2015 9:11 pm Title: Chapter 37
Thank you for the update. Jack is learning all the time about both Joey and the children. He needs professional help as well as Joey. A centre specialing in relaionships and/or family therapy is needed.
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Date: 06 Dec 2015 5:01 pm Title: Chapter 36
I'm glad Joey is being sent elsewhere for specialist treatment. I was going to spend the whole time worrying that Len was bound to bump into her somewhere. It's good to see her and Ted beginning this new stage of their lives, apprehensive but hopeful too. Glad Kathie came to meet them.
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Date: 03 Dec 2015 11:07 pm Title: Chapter 35
Glad to see Hilda and Nell enjoyign their time together.
Jack needs to wake up! What on earth does he think will happen if Joey does not have more specialised treatment?
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Date: 03 Dec 2015 10:10 pm Title: Chapter 35
Lovely to see Nancy boost Kathie's confidence and Nell and Hilda settle to their new life! Jem is right to insist that Joey must have more specialised treatment whatever Jack thinks.
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Date: 03 Dec 2015 9:31 pm Title: Chapter 35
Good to see Hilda and Nell relaxing. Kathy and Nancy's nerves are to be expected.
Joey has really broken down this time, How she can see that Con has graduated, but Len has three years to go, she really has a split personality. I wonder what she thinks Margot is doing.
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Date: 02 Dec 2015 12:34 pm Title: Chapter 34
I think Jack needs to move back to England so he can see the boys at school. He needs to give them time which he can not from Switzerland.
There is no reason why Joey can not be treated in England and the younger girls could have a choice between the CS Switzerland and English branches. Getting Joey back in England might help her recovery as well.
This may be happening.