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Offline Kimberly

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2006, 02:45:00 PM »
Oh ho you won't get clobbered believe me. I am in a minority ;D
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2006, 03:48:57 AM »
Hi AP members. I am new today, found this wonderful community quite by accident and have a feeling I shall be here often!
To introduce myself briefly, my name is Janice, I am 55, English, living in beautiful green countryside in the UK 50% of the time and in hot and dusty old Cairo 50% where my long time fiance is working for a year or so. So it's quite a contrast!
As I am typing I look from my desk from 14th floor over the Nile. You can imagine it is very inspiring, with reed beds on the opposite bank, faluka's sailing by, locals washing pots and laundry in the river...yes, really! which is just as well because I am writing a novel, part of which comprises diaries written 1901 - 1940 and include fleeing from St Petersburg during the revolution.a fascinating part of history and I am so involved in the whole mystique that  I must travel to St Petersburg as soon as I can.

The history here is also amazing, I can see the giant pyramids at Giza from my desk, and the steppe and red pyramids at Saqqara as well.
so, my aim in joining this forum is to learn more about the fascinating, turbulent history of pre and post revolutionary Russia. My book is taking far too long to write because I am so distracted in my research! I have read dozens of books on the subject as I must be factually correct although my characters in the book are ficticious.
But I cannot find much information on people's flight from Russia, 1917 - 1920 or thereabouts. The routes, the mode of transport, I suppose much was on foot, horse and cart and by train if you had the money. Does anyone know of any books which cover this in detail please? Olgs'a Story is wonderful, how sad too, but she travelled in the wrong direction, my people are off to Nice!

I look forward to 'meeting' some of you, cheers.
Janice

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2006, 07:37:14 AM »
Hello Janice! I wish could be there where you are, wonderful place! :o I'm 100000% sure you'll enjoy here like I do. 8)
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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2006, 10:13:17 AM »
OH! since I like to talk about myself and have no problem with the fact that I am anything but modest here it goes  ;D

I live in Northern Ontario, Canada
born in Toronto
lived in Devon, England for 3 yrs
lived in Northern Ireland for 10 yrs
I love to travel! I have been to Ireland, Boston, Miami, Dominican Rep., Bahamas, US & British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, LA, Chicago, Memphis, (last three I just changed flights in, but still!!!) Auckand, NZ, Sydney and Melbourne, OZ, Scotland and I think that's it! I'm going to England this may! WOO!
I'm at uni studying History and Political Science as well as Anthropology
I have a diploma in Education
I worked at a daycare on a military base
worked in a school
and I work on cruise ships when I don't have class
I'm also a direct decendant of Edward I through his daughter Elizabeth and her second husband Humphrey de Bohun

an interesting fact about my family is that me and my parents were all born in seperate countires! USA, Canada and Britain!
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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2006, 12:03:23 PM »
Hello to all. This is my first post to the site, though I've visisted often in the last few days to read. I've learned quite a bit already, and look forward to chatting with fellow royalty enthusiasts, and especially with historians/authors. I found this site by accident, and am happy to have done so.

I've been interested in royalty for a very long time now, especially British royalty. I read Massie's "Nicholas and Alexandra" a long time ago, and still have my original copy; since then, I've been interested in the Russian IF.

I live in south Georgia in the USA, and have not traveled, though I'd love to. Hello to all and here's looking forward to interesting and informative chats with all.  :)

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2006, 12:13:24 PM »
Yes, welcome, and everybody new is potentially one of our most important contributors here. It's always nice to read fresh view points, and have someone to refresh old debates.  :)
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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2006, 01:07:19 PM »
A huge welcome to everyone who just posted! ;D (I sound like a broken record  :P )

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2006, 01:42:51 AM »
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! ;D :D
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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2006, 08:02:43 AM »
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A huge welcome to everyone who just posted! ;D (I sound like a broken record  :P )


Yes you do! :P

just j/k at least you are making the effort to make people feel welcome :)
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« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2006, 08:16:53 AM »
 8) That's me, Ritka the Nice. ;D
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« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2006, 09:48:39 AM »
good afternoon from snowcovered Germany.
May I introduce myself?

I am Nardo, 56 years old, male and I live right in the middle of Germany in an area which is famous for the Brothers Grimm.
My profession is mayor of a provincial town for almost 18 years now.
My area is twinned with the Jaroslawl region and I have met a lot of interesting people from there.
One of my hobbies is getting to know the Russian history.

I do have to mention that I own genuine historical photographs of the Romanow family. They presumably show Tsar AlexanderI II and his wife Marie as well as the late Tsar Nicholas II , his wife Alexandra  as well as their lovely children. I wonder if they are of any interest to museums or private collectors.

Thank you all for adding me as a newbie to the palace.

Yours sincerely

Nardo :D

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« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2006, 10:50:51 AM »
Looks like someone nicer than Ritka the Nice has come along! ;D Welcome "gentleandnice".

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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2006, 11:16:27 AM »
;D hi to ritka,

gonna send you a pic to proove that i am alive and kicking 8)
looking forward to posting,

love from nardo
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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2006, 10:17:23 PM »
Do you remember me? Lovy? Sorry and never mind why I left. I'm back!

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Re: New Users say Hello Here and ONLY HERE!
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2006, 10:57:44 PM »
I remember you Lovy!  ;D Welcome back!  :D