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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