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Postby Maria Elena » 19 Sep 2017, 21:03

Hi everyone!
I'm back online! I feel a quite guilty for not having written at all this year. My excuse? My sister (Maria Esther) tells me all of what is happening online in the EBS so without logging in I know what's happening here! :D

I just wanted to share with you all that I will be starting Medicine at the University of Southampton in one week! I had other university offers in Ireland and Sweden, but I decided to come to England.

I am really excited about it! My sister and my mother are coming with me for a few days to help me settle in.

Hopefully, if there is any society meeting, I'll be able to go (along with my mother and my sister if they are free those days). I can't wait to explore the surrounding countryside (Eg New Forest) which has so many associations with the novels I have read since childhood (Enid Blyton, Jane Austen...)

:D
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Re: Southampton :) :) :)

Postby Daisy » 19 Sep 2017, 21:27

That is good news Maria Elena. I hope you will enjoy university life and will settle there happily. There are plans for a meeting at Exbury on May 12th so perhaps you will be able to get there. It would be good to meet you. A number of forumites are already looking forward to meeting up again.
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 19 Sep 2017, 22:11

Exciting news, Maria Elena! I hope you soon settle in and enjoy your course - and Southampton!
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Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Sep 2017, 22:13

Good luck at the University of Southampton, Maria Elena. :D
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Postby Courtenay » 19 Sep 2017, 22:19

Good to hear from you, Maria Elena! :D Congratulations on your university place and I hope you enjoy Southampton. As Daisy says, there are plans for a meet-up next year at Exbury, not too far away from you, so it would be lovely if we could meet you there. I'm hoping to be there if I can.
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Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Sep 2017, 22:55

Here is the link to thread for the Exbury meet-up:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7728&p=310950#p310950
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Postby Rob Houghton » 20 Sep 2017, 00:15

Great news! Congratulations, and I'm sure you'll enjoy exploring the area round about! :-)
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I'll warm me with your echoes
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Postby number 6 » 20 Sep 2017, 07:02

Congratulaions & good luck at Uni, Maria Elena! I'm sure you'll love it & im equally sure you'll love visiting the New Forest, too! Enjoy! :D
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Postby Maria Elena » 20 Sep 2017, 15:47

Thank you all for your kind words and the information about the next meeting! I'm sure I'm going to enjoy my time in England and I look forward to meeting you all! :D
The point is not that I don't recognise bad people when I see them — I grant you I may quite well be taken in by them — the point is that I know a good person when I see one.
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Postby Rob Houghton » 20 Sep 2017, 17:48

and of course, Enid sailed from Southampton on The Queen Elizabeth, I think? 8)
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 20 Sep 2017, 20:19

Not to mention the Viking Star sailing from Southampton in The Ship of Adventure, and the drama involving Kiki!
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Postby Eddie Muir » 20 Sep 2017, 20:27

A most important fact: Chick was born in Southampton. :wink:
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Postby Maria Elena » 20 Sep 2017, 21:32

Maria Elena wrote:Thank you all for your kind words and the information about the next meeting! I'm sure I'm going to enjoy my time in England and I look forward to meeting you all! :D
Rob Houghton wrote:and of course, Enid sailed from Southampton on The Queen Elizabeth, I think? 8)


I didn't know about the links between Enid Blyton and her books with Southampton, thank you for telling me. That will make my stay even more enjoyable, I love to be in places that remind me if the books I have read and the writers I like!
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Postby Maria Elena » 20 Sep 2017, 21:34

Eddie Muir wrote:A most important fact: Chick was born in Southampton. :wink:


Really? It's very nice to know someone from there!
Then you probably know all about Southampton! :D
Send my regards to her. :)
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Postby Eddie Muir » 20 Sep 2017, 22:01

Chick is my wife, Maria Elena. We are both familiar with Southampton. :wink:
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