Category Archives: Tea and Jane Austen

Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

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Bookshops and Afternoon tea in Victoria, BC

Have you ever been to Victoria?  It is a quiet sweet city on a beautiful island.  My friend and I like to visit at least once a year. Recently we headed out on a Friday morning, painfully early as the … Continue reading

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Be Daring…

I didn’t think I had a problem.  I would have denied that I had writer’s block.  I was still working on my novel, mostly.  I just was avoiding writing scenes that I didn’t want to write.  One part of the novel … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Queen Mary Tea Room and Tea Emporium

When I want a taste of London, but can’t leave Seattle, the Queen Mary Tea Room provides sweet solace.  Dressed in flowery curtains, with a wall of tea ware, a pastry case of delicious desserts, and the clink of china, this … Continue reading

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What Sherman Alexie snacks on and what Diana Gabaldon drinks

I can’t seem to sit down to write without a cup of tea by my side.  I don’t know what it is about the act of writing that demands a comfort to accompany it, but I’ve been reading lately that … Continue reading

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Pens: finding your signature stylus

I stumbled upon a review of pens this weekend and went out to buy the highest-rated one on the list.  We were heading to the office supply store anyway for back-to-school shopping, and I took the rating guide from Good … Continue reading

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Writing tips from “Outlander” series author, Diana Gabaldon

With the amazing “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon being made into a television mini-series this fall, I thought it might be a great time to revisit “The Outlandish Companion” for some writing tips. The “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon is … Continue reading

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