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Things I learned by reading the entire Chalet School series in a month (thanks, [personal profile] soupytwist):

  • Everyone in the Commonwealth is related to everyone else. No, really.

  • If you have your hair shaved off, it may grow back in curly.

  • Curling is known as 'shinny' in Canada. (This might be my favourite.)

  • Hump your mattress to keep it fresh.

  • Having a high fever as a child can make you taller.

  • Canadian children grow up faster and are more serious than English children.

  • Snow blindness makes you see red.

  • Twisted ankles and/or wrenched muscles will not only make you faint but leave you bedridden for months.

  • Eleven is not enough children.

  • Don't underestimate the possibility of natural disaster.

  • Never, ever, ever cross Matron.


I never encountered the series as a child, but as an adult they were - despite being very much a product of their times at points - interesting and enjoyable. But oh, at points they sure were funny.

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Date: 2016-02-02 02:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jae
Hump your mattress to keep it fresh.

Oh, so THAT's what that's good for.

-J

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Date: 2016-02-02 07:29 pm (UTC)
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
From: [personal profile] such_heights
Yesssss! These books were my childhood. :D

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Date: 2016-02-03 05:18 am (UTC)
likeaduck: A Vespa motorscooter with giraffe print paint job. "Vespa" logo appears in black behind the scooter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] likeaduck
They think shinny is *curling*?!?!

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Date: 2016-02-03 09:52 pm (UTC)
soupytwist: Miranda Otto dancing (dancing crazy)
From: [personal profile] soupytwist
:D :D :D :D :D

(I was so sad when my hair didn't grow back curly FOR THIS REASON. also, isn't Mary Lou the MOST MARY LOU OF ANY MARY LOU EVER?)

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Date: 2016-02-08 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dulcie
Wooooow.

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