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Liz has posted 67 annotations/comments since 19 February 2020.

7 Oct 2020, 9:56 p.m. - Liz

Rex Gordon: I was told it was so the gentleman could draw his sword, should the need arise. Presumably there were no left handed gentlemen...

22 Sep 2020, 12:19 p.m. - Liz

Final paragraph: wonderful! I love these little insights.

31 Aug 2020, 4:27 p.m. - Liz

Food - what goes around , comes around. Cow’s cheeks are ‘in’ in upper crust eating lately.

30 Aug 2020, 2:42 p.m. - Liz

Oops: wreak

30 Aug 2020, 2:41 p.m. - Liz

Ruben:‘Damocles thing of the Plague‘. Currently reeking havoc across the world at this moment (Covid 19)

21 Aug 2020, 10:24 p.m. - Liz

Kyle: I am!

21 Aug 2020, 10:13 p.m. - Liz

Should we give Pembleton the benefit of the doubt? Sam is accusing him of the sorts of thoughts he (Sam) himself has.

15 Jul 2020, 5:55 p.m. - Liz

A pity Elizabeth wasn’t taken to the ball. I wonder what she said when she found out Sam had gone without her?

13 Jul 2020, 4:29 p.m. - Liz

I think ‘give over’ nowadays is an exclamation as in the song Come Outside quoted by H Ayers above. The meaning is ‘stop mucking/larking/messing about’. You wouldn’t use it to tell a workman to stop the job he was doing. At least not where I’m living (south east England). But I’m happy to be corrected!

12 Jul 2020, 10:20 p.m. - Liz

Garrison Keillor:a modern day diarist during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

10 Jul 2020, 10:19 p.m. - Liz

Butter ale has had a bit of a revival- see the Harry Potter Books/films (J K Rowling).

2 Jul 2020, 3:47 p.m. - Liz

I think it has been established now that getting cold lowers the body’s resistance to illness (something I’ve believed for years - or else a considerable number of coincidences have occurred)

2 Jul 2020, 3:16 p.m. - Liz

Note for future readers: the Mayflower events are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully back on track next year (2021).

29 Jun 2020, 12:29 p.m. - Liz

Is this the first time SP has mentioned eating fruit? Apologies if it was mentioned before and I’ve forgotten!

11 Jun 2020, 11:28 p.m. - Liz

“transient ischemic episodes“ clinically known as “transient ischaemic attack (TIA)“ (

3 Jun 2020, 8:06 a.m. - Liz

Confused! Went to the theatre, then the stationers then to the theatre again. I wish SP would keep a logical sequence.

31 May 2020, 11:21 a.m. - Liz

Maybe I’ve missed something but last year SP seemed to be getting money right left and and centre and thankful for his riches. Now he is worrying about having to cut back. What’s happened to all the money? Or is he only concerned because he had to spend money on Elizabeth?

30 May 2020, 11:19 a.m. - Liz

Such a pity the Hudson review is no longer available.

29 May 2020, 10:53 p.m. - Liz

Will’s hat: could it simply be that he was cold? After all, it is October and no central heating...

20 May 2020, 5:51 p.m. - Liz

Early social distancing, although it wasn’t compulsory for them!