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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: 136728
[Report This] Published: 07 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Sep 2015
Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 16 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28 A sense of Adventure. 16/11/11

:-) love their professionalism, and their attempt to diagnose the adventure type - and love the completely unpredictable Maynard/Russel weather (snow/storm/heatwave) :-)

looking forward to seeing what kind of adventure it is!



Author's Response: Glad it came across ok :-) Thanks for review !

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 19 Feb 2012 Title: Chapter 38: Chapter 38 19/02/12 High kicks and tracking with Timmy.

I do think someone ought to have warned that poor policeman :-) and love the random elephant!



Author's Response: Hee hee! It's not Nellie, sorry, but I did think of you and Elbee with that bit :-) Nellie the Elephant is doing well though, you'll be glad to know. ;-)

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 24 Apr 2012 Title: Chapter 41: Chapter 41 Con in her own world

Haha, I love Nell on the roof! But the Con situation's a bit of a worry - let's hope they can find some kind of solution. Thanks!



Author's Response: I wasn't going to, but have decided it needs resolving :-)

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 26 Apr 2012 Title: Chapter 42: Chapter 42 Ted steps in

Hurrah for Nell and her words of wisdom! And Ted is really rather lovely here too. Thank you!



Author's Response: Ted is rather lovely in general I think. Thank you, glad you liked it.

Con Writes a Drabble by Nightwing Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Con attempts to write a CBB drabble, but her friends and family have their own ideas on just how it ought to go!


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Jack Maynard, Matron Lloyd
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5613 Read Count: 13864
[Report This] Published: 09 Jun 2011 Updated: 09 Jun 2011
Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 09 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Con

Fabulous! I do like Con's good-looking voice!

Thankyou!

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 09 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Nell

Awesome! but slightly mad...thank you!

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: 88373
[Report This] Published: 14 Jun 2011 Updated: 31 Dec 2011
Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 14 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 : Kathy joins FileSpace

Ha ha! I love it! Such a lot of really great details, though I bet the formatting took forever ;)  I really liked the fight between Kathie and Nell - and the venue of the graduation party's so very appropriate!

Looking forward to more - and do we get to see K's holiday?

BTW does 'Filespace' have a photos section? I'd like to see pictures of Kathie and Nell's night out :)

 



Author's Response: Ha, thought you might like the JF reference :D Its such a great name for a gay pub. From memory they did great chips too :D That is an inspired idea. I waffle on enough about convergence and multimedia storytelling, better set my own example! I should be able to use the photo section of my site for Kathy's Filespace photos ... Might not manage many but that should be funny.

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 14 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Kathys Filespace Photos

Haha! This is great, thank you. And I really do hope Kathie's got her privacy settings cranked up high (and that Hilda's not filespace friends with Nell Randolph) otherwise she might have some explaining to do before she starts work :)

 

 

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 15 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3 August

Fabulous! I also love the implication that Kathie's got an Iphone... Thank you Kathryn, this brightened my day!



Author's Response: Glad to hear it ! :-) It's great fun to write.

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 19 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Aaaw, how sweet! Kathie's got a crush :)

And yes, that does seem to be a lot of cakes that she's eaten...

Thank you, Kathryn! I'm looking forward to more!

 

 

 

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 19 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Kathy's first few weeks

Yeay! there's more! thank you!

I love that Kathie's got a thing for women in authority :) and also her forensic examination of Nancy's comments about the cardigan...very true to life, that.

Also impressed with the reference to the Rover :)

 



Author's Response: It is isn't it! The silliest things have to be worked out as to whether they have meaning. No idea if it is the same with straight relationships? I would imagine not, as I would have thought men tend to be more direct, also there isn't the risk of exposure. All references to Eleanore for The Rover, no idea if she is reading this yet, but can imagine she might laugh at getting to that bit! I had never noticed the Kathy / Hilda subtext before ! It's great re reading New Mistress in this detail actually !

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 19 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5 Kathy's first few weeks

I had never noticed the Kathy / Hilda subtext before ! It's great re reading New Mistress in this detail actually !

I actually find Hilda really rather sinister in those scenes - it's all about her dazzling smile and almost overbearing laughing friendliness. It spooks me out....

 



Author's Response: Hmmmmm. Nope I'm just seeing her being friendly and supportive and Kathy being wowed by her voice and smile and wanting her approval. The laugh thing could be a bit odd, she does do it a lot. No ! Help ! You are pointing me back towards Hildenfurter as an image. Nooooo.

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 21 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - The Staff and the Sixth

Wot Eleanore said. 

And also, I really like how you're manipulating the medium here and the different levels of privacy and access it allows - and I love Mrs G's little word of caution to Kathie. 

But I am wibbling rather a little in case kathie either gets drunk and posts something silly, or accidentally forgets what's meant to be private and what public...

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 21 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - The Staff party.

Haha, this is awesome. I love the fact that they keep having conversations on FileSpace when they're in the same room...and I repeat what I said before about how we'll you're exploiting the medium here - I love Peggy's wonderfully formal signing off: 'Regards, Peggy Burnett'. I am rather glad that you didn't leave the 'what did they write' cliff unresolved :) but I imagine Peggy might be on the end of some cross words from Nancy...

Thank you! And hoping for more!

 

 

 

 



Author's Response: Thank you ! I wondered if people would notice Peggy's signature. I'm having great fun with it actually. And the online conversations while in the same room can be rather like our house sometimes ! It does nake for funny FB sessions when it happens!

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 21 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8 Half Term at the Glacier

11.15 am

Kathy Ferrars is: falling down a mountain...aaaaaaahhhhhh-splat!  :)

Thank you! I love Kathy and Nancy flirting on Filespace and being told off. And that Nancy's clearly keeping an eye on what Kathy's up to so she can chip in with advice. But I am suspicious that K's claim that she's run out of battery is because she's grumpy with being told to go and talk to Mary-Lou...And also, I do love her friendship with Nell. And I think Peggy's great too...



Author's Response: ROFLMAO at that status update !!!!!!! That has just made my day. Lol lol lol lol. :-) :-) Ha! I wasn't sure if the battery thing would come off that way or not, brilliant that it obviously DOES show ok. I couldn't think how to show Kathy being in a bad mood about Mary Lou. And they are getting a bit flirty aren't they ... I do wonder how Nancy is going to take the news of Kathy's near death experience ...

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 22 Jun 2011 Title: Kathy Ferrars joins a Social Network - COMPLETED -

ooh, I was wibbling there a bit when Nancy wasn't among the get well messages to Kathie, but never fear, she is where she's meant to be, dutifully by Kathie's side. Hoorah! And so I will, like Nell Randolph, be patient and wait for Kathie's arm to heal. As long as I don't have to wait too long :)



Author's Response: It still amazes me that these things I put in do show up ok! I spent ages thinking about how, when etc Nancy might reply, so it's nice to see I did cause a mini wibble !

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Date: 22 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 12 Kathy obsessing

Aaawww! I do hope that Nancy's desperately overanalyzing Kathie's messages too, and if so, that she likes that 'Looking forward to seeing you' bit! There's nothing like a good old disaster in CS land to kickstart a romance :)

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 24 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 13 Sparklers !

Beautifully done, Kathryn. Even if you are leaving us dangling on a big cliff... I am crossing all of my fingers and toes and other things that the reason that Kathie is not replying is because she's otherwise, pleasantly, occupied ;)

Also, where's Nell Randolph off out to for the evening? I hope she's going on a date with the birdwatchy lady :)



Author's Response: She might well be off with Dickie Christie yes ... Thank you for the compliment too. And I am again hugely impressed at your speed online !!

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 25 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 15 Some Private Messages

Yeay! There's so much here that's really good - I love that Nancy's been digging into Kathie's profile for clues, and I think her cautious-but-revealing-everything message to Kathie is brilliant. And I like how Kathie keeps reading everything so pessimistically, refusing to get her hopes up.

Fingers crossed for what happens next! :)



Author's Response: Thank you ! :D

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 26 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 16 The next day

Thank you! this is great. I love the banter between them all, and Nancy's worry about Nell Randolph's a really nice touch too - and I love that Kathie and Nancy are now signing off to each other with kisses. And I'm very pleased that this is all moving in the right direction!

 



Author's Response: Thank you ! I really enjoyed this update, I like the banter between them all and the little bits if history between them.

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 29 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 17 - Snow and Bill

Ha ha! I love Bill being on this and being addicted to it! But I am slightly terrified by the idea of 'aunty Bill' for some reason. And I really like the idea of Kathy trying to clean her hands and update at the same time :D

...but (and yes, I know I have a one-track mind) where's Nancy while all of this is going on?



Author's Response: I was being rather worryingly hit with a load of Bill/Kathy subtext plot bunnies, so Nancy isn't in this update. I think I will make up for that soon though...

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 30 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 18 - Some more messages

Kathie, no! This could all end up very messy - getting involved with Nancy's one thing, but getting involved with one of the Heads?! That strikes me as very dangerous - especially if you're seeing her as second-best. And what would Hilda say? :-(

And I don't know why Nancy's being all difficult - with half the rest of the school seem to be inviting men back to their rooms, no-one else seems to be thinking about their reputations!

But I did like the wee reference to what Kathy might have done when she was on her holidays with her aunt and uncle ;)

Thank you! More soon, please!



Author's Response: Ah but if those mistresses get in trouble they can get married and have no career... Nancy is actually being very sensible, but it is MOST annoying of her! I had a lovely scene in that box room all planned then she goes and says no !!! I thought you were telling me off to begin with when I saw that "Kathie, no !!" It is most confusing writing someone with similar name and initials !

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 01 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 19 Scrabble

*leaps to Nancy's defence* I'm not sure that Nancy did lie - Bill says N knows, but not that she's explicitly told her...I'm thinking Bill's just dropped clues that she expected Nancy to pick up on, and Nancy has done but isn't bold enough to recognize they were deliberately dropped signals...

*takes off N&K-shipper-hat* but anyway, this is great again, Kathryn! I love  the mixing of the different conversations, and that awful silence when Bill asks Kathie if there's anyone special... *N&K-shipper-hat ends up back on head* ...but I hope Kathie's not going to get involved with Bill just to spite Nancy because she thinks Nancy might have had a relationship with her...and I'm not sure I like Bill calling Nancy a closet case...

Thank you!



Author's Response: lol. I'm not sure as haven't written yet, but I'm pretty sure Bill has explicitly told her... Nothing wrong with being a closet case, very sensible, especially in those times. I'm more worried with the slightly predatory edge to Bill I keep having to rein in, as I do really like Bill, she is just scaring me a bit in this drabble !!

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 01 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 19 Scrabble

lol, no I'm not saying there's anything wrong with her being closeted, I just don't like the way Bill says it...and that predatory vibe she's giving off is quite alarming....



Author's Response: I know you aren't saying that ! I was more worried about the fact that it was meant as a bit of an affectionate jibe from Bill, not the insult it seems to have come accross as. I really don't like the predatory vibe, but its hard to write without. I don't think she means it, I think she is just lonely and forgets she isn't 20. I actually think Bill is lovely, and actually might suit Kathy quite well... I would never ever have thought it, but I am quite tempted to see where this goes.

Reviewer: jayj Signed
Date: 04 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 17: Chapter 20 Learning to ski

::shocked face:: Kathryn! You really have stirred things up here - poor Kathie! I think she's going to be rather cross about this...



Author's Response: I think she already is quite cross about this. She isn't the most patient of people. Nor is she yet using her common sense.