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Muddle-headed Kay
Date: 2010-06-03 16:07
Subject: [cue Twilight Zone theme music]
Clearance: Public
Temper:cheerfulcheerful
Tags:babies, books, coincidence
Of course coincidences happen - it would be remarkably improbable if they didn't - and there's nothing spooky about them, as such, but I just had a rather excellent one happen to me.

At the library last week I picked up Pip Vaughan-Hughes' novel The Vault of Bones, just on a whim - I like to read authors I've not read before - and was quite impressed by it. Unfortunately, as often happens to me, it turned out to be the second in a sequence, and it was obvious that the characters' history was quite significant in driving the plot. So, at the library today, I looked up the first in the sequence - Relics - and, after some faffing about (I do wish they could keep the catalogue up to date!) ended up asking the librarian to request a copy for me from an outlying branch.

I then went to catch my bus home. As I rounded the corner, I saw it pulling away from the stop (another thing that often happens to me!), so I decided to kill the quarter-hour until the next one by seeing what was in stock at the nearby charity shop.

Standing in glorious isolation on a bookshelf was - a copy of Relics. Just as though it had been put there to wait for me...

I mentioned this to the woman at the till as I paid for it, and she smiled, and said "You know, I just put that book out for sale about ten minutes ago."

In other news, Hannah (stgpcm's sister) had her baby at the weekend, so Jus and I are uncles again. A boy, as yet un-named; apparently both she and he are doing well.
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Stevy: Oscar
User: ankaret
Date: 2010-06-03 15:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Oscar
Aww, serendipity!

Also, congratulations, new uncles!
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Andrew
User: portkey
Date: 2010-06-03 21:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love those moments!

Congratulations to Hannah and hers! Who wouldn't want you for uncles, truly?
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Evil Cheese Scientist
User: nonesuchhouse
Date: 2010-06-06 21:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
...and my work here is done.

(Well, really, what else are you going to use your TARDIS for once it's finally up and running again.)
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