Tag Archives: London

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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Warming up to write

It has been a cold and busy week here in Seattle.  At 25 F degrees out, my fingers suddenly don’t type very well. After I drop off my kid at the bus, it takes a few minutes to warm up … Continue reading

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A step into London’s past: Three Victorian Houses and a palace

London is one of those places where you can nearly step into the past.  But sometimes the past is getting a dose of modern that interferes with the process.  As a writer, I was determined to get a sense of … Continue reading

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Literary and Family Research in London

Standing before the grave of my great-great-grandparents was disquieting and amazing.  Was I doing research?  Yes, but the kind of research that I felt in my whole body.  Getting to this moment was due to some amazing online research tools: … Continue reading

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Exploring the bookstores of London, England

What is it about undiscovered bookstores?  There is the familiar comfort upon seeing old favorites on the shelf, and then there is the anticipation of finding a new treasure, maybe one to unlock an understanding of the country you are … Continue reading

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