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Joined 09-29-11, id: 3298219, Profile Updated: 07-18-13
Author has written 14 stories for Are You Being Served?, Grace & Favour/Are You Being Served? Again!, and Last of the Summer Wine.

How ya doin'? Welcome to my profile. I love to write. I always have. When I was little my grandmother used to sew together sheets of construction paper for

me to write my own books. When I was in Junior High (for you old-school types) I started writing a book. I never finished it, but I still have it. I enjoy watching

Britcoms. I started watching "Keeping Up Appearances" when we were stationed in Germany with the Army. We had German cable TV and BBC was one of the

channels offered. When we returned stateside and I was working as a custodian, I saw my first ever episode of "Are You Being Served?". I had only seen a few

minutes of it and didn't know what the show was until several years later when I bought "Keeping Up Appearances: The Full Bouquet" box set and was

reacquainted with the crew from Grace Brothers. I enjoy several Britcoms including:

Keeping Up Appearances

Are You Being Served?

Last of the Summer Wine

Father Ted

Black Books

As Time Goes By

Porridge

One Foot in the Grave

I also like American TV Shows, but older ones like:

Major Dad

SOAP

The Odd Couple

Promised Land

Boston Public

CSI Las Vegas


I first became interested in Fan Fiction quite by accident. I was looking for a particular quote from Are You Being Served? and it took me to this site. I enjoy

a site dedicated to Are You Being Served? and there is a topic forum for Fan Fiction on that site. I wrote a few parts and then tried to publish on here. It took

me close to 5 months to figure it out, but alas! here I am and I'm hooked. I feel like I am constantly tweaking my fan fic's as I am always running ideas

through my mind. Right now I'm writing a lot of AYBS? fic's. I watch many hours' worth of episodes to try to keep true to the characters; I watch for

mannerisms, quirks, and sayings. I also researched British slang and terms for my fic's so that I'm not putting American colloquialisms in my AYBS? fic. I hope I

did a good job. Feel free to review. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing my fic's. I have enjoyed reading other people's fan fic's and look forward to reading more.

I like to put "Deleted Scenes and Out Takes" in my Fan Fic's. These are ideas I have mulling round in my head and I write them down. Often they do not add

or take from the story; they are like an aside, but I like them so much I keep them. I have fun with them. In some of the stories, the Out Takes are actually

things that did happen in the show, but I've written it the way I would have liked that scene to go. Sometimes I keep adding or editing my fic's, I'll be sitting and mulling and I get an idea and then I'm fixing something. Sometimes a fic starts out as 500 words and ends up 1500 words just because I got an idea.

The verbiage of Captain Peacock and Betty's younger daughter, Katherine, is actually an amalgam of several sweet little children I have had live in my home over the past several years.


I listen to music while I'm writing. Sometimes it sets the mood for my writing; oftentimes the music just keeps me from having to listen to the keyboard clacking.

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Are You Being Served Grace and Favour - Retirement by andrew.coleman.5099 reviews
This story deals with the series of Grace and Favour. Since there were only 12 episodes of it, I have created some more. It is based off of Are You Being Served. It includes all of the characters that were in Grace and Favour. In it they will continue to run their bed and breakfast and get themselves into more trouble. Enjoy.
Grace & Favour/Are You Being Served? Again! - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,418 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/8 - Published: 6/13/2013
Forces of Destiny by KeepingUpDisappearances reviews
Rose Granger has been searching for true love all her life-in all the wrong places. Emmett Hawksworth's harrowing divorce has left him wary of falling for another woman. But that may all change when Rose's and Emmett's lives become intertwined at one of Hyacinth Bucket's candlelight suppers. Rated T for some adult themes.
Keeping Up Appearances - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 32,699 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/8/2013 - Published: 8/7/2013 - Rose, Emmet H. - Complete
Lisa Actually Has a Calf by LisaDouglas reviews
What if Lisa had been lying when she said she wasn't pregnant at the end of Lisa Has a Calf? Part I in a series. Chapter 16 Now up!: What happens to the Douglas household when Lisa and Oliver switch places, he becomes the cook and she becomes the farmer! Eb in Charge, that's what!
Green Acres - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 37,283 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/3/2013 - Published: 3/28/2011
Two Hearts, One Soul by ennisjackgal reviews
Canon series set in 1963 on Brokeback Mountain. Ennis and Jack have to herd sheep together during their summer job, but they end up with much more than they bargained for.
Brokeback Mountain - Rated: M - English - Romance/Western - Chapters: 28 - Words: 28,535 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/12/2013 - Published: 5/16/2013 - Complete
Love late in Life by Sapphire Dawn reviews
A one shot on Norman Clegg and his second marriage.
Last of the Summer Wine - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 537 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2013 - Norman C., Pearl S.
Fishin' Buddies by ennisjackgal reviews
Canon series detailing Ennis and Jack's fishing trips, from 1967 to 1983. They meet a few times a year to enjoy nature and each other, but both are left wanting more.
Brokeback Mountain - Rated: M - English - Romance/Western - Chapters: 45 - Words: 45,725 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/1/2013 - Published: 1/15/2013 - Complete
Rumor Has It by Carolina Nadeau reviews
Marian has now been fully accepted by River City's ladies, but as she sees another woman becoming their new pariah, the librarian must find the courage to defend her – even if it means risking her own reputation.
The Music Man - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,344 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/23/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - [Marian P., Harold H./Gregory] - Complete
Howdy, Mrs Bucket, Welcome to Texas by KeepingUpDisappearances reviews
Richard develops a sudden interest in Texas, so, along with a surprisingly accommodating Hyacinth, he leaves England for a ten day's visit to the Lone Star State. From the bustling city of Houston to a small "dude ranch" in rural Texas, Hyacinth learns of Texas' unique culture-and just how fiercely loyal Texans are to their state!
Keeping Up Appearances - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,359 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/23/2013 - Published: 2/21/2013 - Hyacinth B., Richard B. - Complete
Are You being Served? Postcards-1975 by W.V. Awdry reviews
An alternative version to the Are You Being Served Movie set in 1975 Spain
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,621 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/24/2013 - Published: 11/15/2012
Confusing by PicnicAtHangingRockGirl reviews
"But you take as much for granted." she pointed out. "All of you men at the store just go around doing whatever you like because none of us women ever reports you." Mr. Harman reflected, "Well, I suppose you all know young Mr. Grace wouldn't be of much help." Set during the 1970s film, Mr. Harman and Miss Brahams discuss their feelings.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,819 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Complete
Merry and Bright by Carolina Nadeau reviews
Newlyweds Harold and Marian Hill celebrate their very first Christmas Eve together, and find that the holidays have become a lot more joyful now that they have each other.
The Music Man - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,392 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/17/2012 - [Marian P., Harold H./Gregory] - Complete
Just A Part Of Me by petbuddy reviews
Fear of Mrs. Bucket, clumsiness
Keeping Up Appearances - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/13/2012 - Published: 11/23/2012 - Elizabeth W.
To Love and To Cherish by Carolina Nadeau reviews
My fluffy little take on Harold and Marian's first few hours as husband and wife.
The Music Man - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,236 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/16/2012 - [Marian P., Harold H./Gregory] - Complete
After Hours by snowstorm-at-sunset reviews
James Lucas has been working at Grace Brothers for several years. Lately he has noticed that his feelings toward one of his co-workers has changed. How does he go about his daily life with the knowledge that he must work with the one he loves, but cannot express that love in front of his co-workers? Slash-Fic. Don't like it, don't read...
Are You Being Served? - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,534 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/10/2012 - Published: 10/7/2012
Sense and Sensuality by Carolina Nadeau reviews
Although she's always prided herself on being a sensible and proper woman, Marian is alarmed to see a different side of herself emerging as her wedding to Harold approaches - a side that she's not sure she can accept.
The Music Man - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,296 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/8/2012 - [Marian P., Harold H./Gregory] - Complete
The Assignment by Deanna Janeway reviews
One year later, and Mr Simonet gives the same assignment. Please R&R, worth continuing?
Pay It Forward - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 564 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/5/2012
A Long Lost Cause by Marianne Greenleaf reviews
There's nothing Harold Hill loves better than a good con - especially when it involves a pretty woman. Now, if only he could get a handle on those pesky dreams he keeps having about River City's lovely librarian...
The Music Man - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,317 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/19/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Harold H./Gregory, Marian P. - Complete
The First Concert by Carolina Nadeau reviews
The band is days away from giving its first real concert - an event that may make or break Harold Hill's future in River City. But even after all of the hard work that Harold has put in, circumstances beyond his control threaten to ruin everything...
The Music Man - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,135 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/14/2012 - [Harold H./Gregory, Marian P.] - Complete
Dreams Into Waking by Emery Saks reviews
After twelve years, Harold and Marian Paroo Hill's marriage has lost some of its spontaneity. But after an erotic dream about the librarian *before* their wedding night, Harold wakes up in the mood for a little canoodling.
The Music Man - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,608 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Harold H./Gregory, Marian P. - Complete
Subdued Meadow by Auburn Red reviews
AU-Miss Brahms left Grace Bros. years ago to get married to a wealthy American. What happens when she returns unhappy with a daughter in tow? Miss Brahms/Mr. Lucas shippy. Also mentions of Mr. Spooner/Mavis Moulterd
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,981 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/1/2012
Lessons by Carolina Nadeau reviews
When Marian spends an evening tutoring Harold in music, the two end up learning some quite different lessons about themselves and each other.
The Music Man - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,316 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/22/2012 - Published: 8/16/2012 - [Marian P., Harold H./Gregory] - Complete
Love Sneaks In by Carolina Nadeau reviews
Immediately after Harold Hill's redemption, Marian and Harold take their first tentative steps into their new life together as they realize just how much their unexpected love has changed everything.
The Music Man - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,368 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/11/2012 - [Harold H./Gregory, Marian P.] - Complete
Hyacinth's Adventures In The Land Of Tartan by dreamcloud1 reviews
Hyacinth decides to go on holiday to Scotland. For real. Richard is caught deciding between which suitcases to take along. And Elizabeth and Emmett are dragged along for the ride...
Keeping Up Appearances - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,753 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Hyacinth B., Richard B. - Complete
Too Many Tonys by kellylover reviews
Tony sighed and, in a moment of extreme weakness, admitted that he almost wanted to marry Jeannie. This is my take on how Tony came to think of his plan in the episode "Too Many Tonys" and how they made up after the episode.
I Dream of Jeannie - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,386 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/3/2012 - Published: 2/2/2012 - Complete
Stormy Stormy Night by Taliesin-niseilaT reviews
Storms can do strange things to people.
Grace & Favour/Are You Being Served? Again! - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/8/2011 - Published: 4/26/2011
Scott and Lauren - Warm Hearts by LawyerGirl reviews
Traces a relationship between Scott and Lauren from a diasterous first date through the birth of their first child. Main ship S/L, there is some M/K and H/D too.
Boston Public - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 35,067 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 10/9/2002 - Published: 1/29/2001
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Behind Grey Eyes reviews
Captain Stephen Peacock is a floorwalker at Grace Brothers. What makes him tick? Is he really all mouth and trousers? This fic explores his inner thoughts and feelings. Written in the first-person.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,356 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/11/2013 - Published: 2/16/2012
A Walk on the Wild Side reviews
Captain Peacock and Mr. Humphries both wear black onyx gold pinkie rings. Is this a coincidence of similar tastes in jewelry or is it a hint at something else? SLASH ALERT! SLASH ALERT! Also OC
Are You Being Served? - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 42,705 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2013 - Published: 1/19/2013
Peacocks Revisited reviews
Betty and Stephen had been married for 6 years and it had been three years since Katherine was born. The girls attended nursery school. Stephen took over as shop steward and union rep at Woodward & Lothrop when Mel retired.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 24,099 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2013 - Published: 4/26/2012
Deleted Scenes and Out Takes
These are a few goodies that really have no place to go. They don't quite fit in with any story line and they neither make nor break the story flow. They are a few meandering thoughts I've had and had to put somewhere. Enjoy. Most are a one-off. Sometimes they provide a catalyst for other stories. But mostly they're the things that mull round like background music. Enjoy!
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,155 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 5/28/2012
A Night To Remember reviews
Betty and Stephen get a night of uninterrupted passion. With two young daughters to care for, sometimes passion has to be gotten when the opportunity presents itself. Pure fluff.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,383 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 4/25/2012
Spontaneous Compulsion
Three little chapters encompassing the Woodward & Lothrop Christmas party and events before and after. What happens when grown adults go parking after dark? And what happens when the police catch them in a compromising position? Will it be "Please recite the alphabet backwards, Sir?" Enjoy responsibly and designate a driver!
Are You Being Served? - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,656 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Complete
Christmas With the Peacocks reviews
Just in time for the Holidays! Fluffy and all sorts of AU. Betty, Stephen and the girls would like to wish you a Very Happy Christmas!
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,619 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Complete
Truly Falls in Love reviews
Herbert "Truly" Truelove has always prided himself in being a tough ex-cop "Truly of the Yard". He's divorced, jaded, and impervious to the female persuasion. But that's about to change.
Last of the Summer Wine - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,530 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/26/2012 - Published: 11/12/2012 - Complete
Leaving the Nest reviews
Mr. Claybourne Humphries and Mr. James Lucas have been friends since Mr. Lucas' arrival at Grace Brothers. Both lived with their mothers, but have discovered that being Mama's boys has its downside. Enlisting Betty's help, they move in together.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,218 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/7/2012 - Published: 5/22/2012
The Clock reviews
What might have happened after the party ended?
Are You Being Served? - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,911 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/7/2012 - Complete
What Goes Around, Comes Around reviews
The loyal staff of Grace Brothers discover they have been diddled out of their retirement and are the beneficiaries of an old country manor. It has everything they could want- old world charm, a working farm, serenity, camaraderie...and the ghosts of Mrs. Slocombe's past. Can she finally make peace with her past? Once the box is opened, could it ever be shut?
Grace & Favour/Are You Being Served? Again! - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 11,627 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/18/2012 - Published: 6/2/2012
The Peacocks And The Stork reviews
Captain Peacock and his wife Betty discover that at middle age, they are to become parents for the first time. Their lives are about to take an unexpected turn. Part 3 of Friends With Benefits and a spin-off of Fast Forward.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,670 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/11/2012 - Published: 3/28/2012 - Complete
Fast Forward 6 Months reviews
It has been six months since Stephen Peacock resigned his position at Grace Brothers. Where's he been? No one has heard from him. Betty had glanced at his flat on her way to and from work and had not seen any activity. Can their romance be salvaged?
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 23,615 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 1/17/2012 - Complete
Friends With Benefits reviews
Captain Peacock's wife has chucked him out, this time for real. With nowhere else to turn, he seeks the counsel of his friend and co-worker Betty Slocombe. Can love blossom amidst retail sales commissions, tea breaks, bad canteen food, and coworkers? This is the story that started it all.
Are You Being Served? - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 13,677 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 3/2/2012 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Complete