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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:28 am

and I have only been here 18months now
but at last I got my books unpacked onto my nice new shiny bookshelf which we had custom built for us and it only took less than a week. Now if only I can find somewhere to put the third of a room full of other boxes from the shipping it will all be done and we will have a spare room back.

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Re: finally got my books unpacked

Post  bill stickers on Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:40 am

they didnt do a good job hiding the secret entrance sliding bookcase door switches on the side tho


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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:08 am

Lovely, but for gawd's sake get rid of that awful rug.



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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:10 am

Adrian Messenger wrote:Lovely, but for gawd's sake get rid of that awful rug.



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I was just going to say I loved it! lol!

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:18 am

Flap Meister wrote:and I have only been here 18months now
but at last I got my books unpacked onto my nice new shiny bookshelf which we had custom built for us and it only took less than a week. Now if only I can find somewhere to put the third of a room full of other boxes from the shipping it will all be done and we will have a spare room back.

Shame about the rug! affraid

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:34 pm

bill stickers wrote:they didnt do a good job hiding the secret entrance sliding bookcase door switches on the side tho



well it was either put the socket and the switch on the side or replaster the wall again. ( we only had the whole house replastered a few months back. the original switch is behind the bookcase.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:44 pm

Adrian Messenger wrote:Lovely, but for gawd's sake get rid of that awful rug.



(As the porn director once said)


the rug is only down for the winter. the wife wants the floors done next, she wants a wood floor but I prefer tiles. But I am quite happy to wait for a while as it is going to cost a good few thousand lires to do it and she also wants a new kitchen as well so we have to do the floors at the same time. so probably not much change if any from 10000 - 15000.
Plus we need more storage space and she wants a custom built wardrobe in the spare room to turn into her dressing room.
women eh. lol!
The only good thing is that there is always someone who will do a good job fairly cheaply compared to england.
since I came here we have rewired the house, had new doors and windows, had the entire place replastered and painted, so I reckon another 18 months or so might see it finished. And then no doubt she will want to bloody move

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:32 pm

Its really neat Dean is that your handy work or the Mrs?


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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:40 pm

SEXY MAMA wrote:Its really neat Dean is that your handy work or the Mrs?


the book case is all the work of a man that we have. I designed it though. Mind you a book case is not hard to design. the rug however is nothing to do with me and just something that stops us freezing on the floor in winter Grinning

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:49 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

the book case is all the work of a man that we have. I designed it though. Mind you a book case is not hard to design. the rug however is nothing to do with me and just something that stops us freezing on the floor in winter Grinning

There's nowt wrong with your rug.

I absolutely love it! I'm a big lover of rugs.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:55 pm

Costa wrote:
Flap Meister wrote:

the book case is all the work of a man that we have. I designed it though. Mind you a book case is not hard to design. the rug however is nothing to do with me and just something that stops us freezing on the floor in winter

There's nowt wrong with your rug.

I absolutely love it! I'm a big lover of rugs.

you must really love, donald trump, paul danials and terry wogan then Grinning

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Flap Meister wrote:

the book case is all the work of a man that we have. I designed it though. Mind you a book case is not hard to design. the rug however is nothing to do with me and just something that stops us freezing on the floor in winter Grinning

Lol!! I was talking about arranging the books.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:11 pm

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the book case is all the work of a man that we have. I designed it though. Mind you a book case is not hard to design. the rug however is nothing to do with me and just something that stops us freezing on the floor in winter

Lol!! I was talking about arranging the books.

well they are mainly in alphabetical order by author, except for the ones that are too big. I haven't read a real book for more than 2 years as I always read them on my handheld these days. Now all we need to do is make some space for the wifes books,

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Post  Durham on Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:28 pm

Bit of a reader then Dean!! Haha

Nice unit for all the books
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:34 pm

DurhamLad wrote:Bit of a reader then Dean!! Haha

Nice unit for all the books

before I moved here I got rid of almost as many books at car boots and second hand book shops.

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Post  jadeloue on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:02 pm

oh i hate getting rid of books they are like friends my other half moans though so i donate them to the hospice shop or my doctors surgery
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:10 pm

jadeloue wrote:oh i hate getting rid of books they are like friends my other half moans though so i donate them to the hospice shop or my doctors surgery

I agree it was hard getting rid of them and as you can see I didn't do that well. I used to by several a week at one point from the local second hand book shop. I had hundreds of star trek and star wars books. In fact by the time I came to move I probably had 50 or so I had never got round to reading. Before luggage allowances got so low I used to take about 10 books on holiday with me. some books I like having as physical books, but I mainly read electronic books these days. I have 133 on my handheld at the moment.

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Post  56kevins on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Very nice flap but what have you done with your stashes of penthouse and mayfair

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:26 pm

56kevins wrote:Very nice flap but what have you done with your stashes of penthouse and mayfair

They went about 25 years ago.

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Post  jadeloue on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:32 pm

i would like a kindle for books but i must admit i love the feel of a book my favourite place in the whole world is a library
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Post  Durham on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:33 pm

56kevins wrote:Very nice flap but what have you done with your stashes of penthouse and mayfair

Haha

"the collection"
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Post  Durham on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:34 pm

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I agree it was hard getting rid of them and as you can see I didn't do that well. I used to by several a week at one point from the local second hand book shop. I had hundreds of star trek and star wars books. In fact by the time I came to move I probably had 50 or so I had never got round to reading. Before luggage allowances got so low I used to take about 10 books on holiday with me. some books I like having as physical books, but I mainly read electronic books these days. I have 133 on my handheld at the moment.

May I suggest : watermelons - how the green movement are ruining the panet. Available off amazon for the kindle for a very cheap price
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:51 pm

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I agree it was hard getting rid of them and as you can see I didn't do that well. I used to by several a week at one point from the local second hand book shop. I had hundreds of star trek and star wars books. In fact by the time I came to move I probably had 50 or so I had never got round to reading. Before luggage allowances got so low I used to take about 10 books on holiday with me. some books I like having as physical books, but I mainly read electronic books these days. I have 133 on my handheld at the moment.

May I suggest : watermelons - how the green movement are ruining the panet. Available off amazon for the kindle for a very cheap price

I only use msreader books, I am not spending money on a dedicated book device.
I read them on my ipaq, which doubles as my GPS device and runs my word, excel and access databases if I could be bothered to set up a version that is handheld sized.
Also I can find plenty of free books in that format.

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Post  56kevins on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:14 am

Engleby by Sebastian Faulks is a good read. Especially if you're getting on like me as it's starts in the early 70's and captures the time and music of the era and is also a good psychological thriller. R4 did a good abridged narration a couple of years ago.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:21 am

56kevins wrote:Engleby by Sebastian Faulks is a good read. Especially if you're getting on like me as it's starts in the early 70's and captures the time and music of the era and is also a good psychological thriller. R4 did a good abridged narration a couple of years ago.

well I am waiting for march 1st when the next in the honor harrington series comes out. I started reading them a couple of years ago when I found the first few free on the baen website, the next is the 13th and there are a few supplementary spin offs as well. Great science fiction on an epic scale.

and only $6 to download.

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