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Recent content by Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

  1. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Very good article. Totally agree.

    Very good article. Totally agree.
  2. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    More confirmation, as if I needed it, that attempting to get healthy is extremely unhealthy and...

    More confirmation, as if I needed it, that attempting to get healthy is extremely unhealthy and often dangerous.
  3. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    :bottle-with-popping-cork::clinking-glasses::cocktail-glass::pretzel::cupcake::shortcake::victory...

    :bottle-with-popping-cork::clinking-glasses::cocktail-glass::pretzel::cupcake::shortcake::victory-hand::1st-place-medal::four-leaf-clover: and at least 1 x :dragon-face: (because everyone needs at least one dragon)
  4. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    that fast turn-around was less to do with your submission and more to do with their workloads...

    that fast turn-around was less to do with your submission and more to do with their workloads. So don't give it another thought. Run it by your fellow Litopians and see what they think of your manuscript. They are supportive but don't shy away from telling you what they really think. You...
  5. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    I saw Hirohito at a sumo wrestling match but from very far away in about 1978. And caught some...

    I saw Hirohito at a sumo wrestling match but from very far away in about 1978. And caught some of that series too, excellent.
  6. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    He was terribly nice and polite. Bowing at that time for me was second nature. I'd spent time in...

    He was terribly nice and polite. Bowing at that time for me was second nature. I'd spent time in Japan and had already worked for another Japanese firm by that time. Anyway, it was a long time ago, but my memory is that he was delightful (of course I didn't get involved too much, he was there to...
  7. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Builders' brew, naturally

    Builders' brew, naturally
  8. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    I've finally impressed my son. I told him about the time I served tea to the then Prince Akihito...

    I've finally impressed my son. I told him about the time I served tea to the then Prince Akihito during my time working for a Japanese company based in the Swiss Centre in London in the early 80s.
  9. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Saw Endgame last night in French.... even in French, it was awesome! Want to see it again in...

    Saw Endgame last night in French.... even in French, it was awesome! Want to see it again in English asap. My son has now seen it 3 times already.
  10. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    I feel your pain and frustration. There is just so much competition out there. But you know...

    I feel your pain and frustration. There is just so much competition out there. But you know, when you finally do get an acceptance, the victory will be so sweet.
  11. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Brilliant news

    Brilliant news
  12. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Our fellow Litopian Barbara has been having trouble getting into the colony over the last couple...

    Our fellow Litopian Barbara has been having trouble getting into the colony over the last couple of days. Anyone else having similar problems? Or has she been sent to the naughty chair on her own?
  13. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    Feeling mighty sorry for myself. According to the physiotherapist who looked at my new x-rays...

    Feeling mighty sorry for myself. According to the physiotherapist who looked at my new x-rays, Lumbar decompression surgery is the only treatment. He also didn't hold up much hope for my neck, and my doctor tut-tutted when she looked at xrays of my hands and recommended a surgeon.
  14. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    It is...

    It is...
  15. Rachel Caldecott-Thornton

    I used to think the nanosecond was the amount of time for the traffic lights to turn green...

    I used to think the nanosecond was the amount of time for the traffic lights to turn green before the Italian in the car behind beeped you. Now I realise that it is, in fact, the amount of time it takes for your cat to sit on the fresh, clean, straight off the line laundry.
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