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February 20, 2019

Ships and sailing, and a post featuring a trip to the Portsmouth UK Historical Dockyard and the HMS Victory, is still in the works but wanted to post this, as it caught me off-guard.  

Pursuing an 1816 etymologically correct phrase for 'a fruitless pursuit,' I found:


February 11, 2019

Despite stormy seas, The Journey is due for release spring of 2019, thanks to the rescue of Lady Eleanor and Lord & Lady Bentwood.

In search of Lord Bentwood’s missing sister, the trio set off from The Gatehouse (Lady Eleanor Mysteries - Book 2) for the Far East. Pressu...

October 8, 2018

Oh dear, I've abandoned Lady Eleanor, along with Lord and Lady Bentwood, at sea!

Temporarily, of course, they’ll just have to bob about in the water as another story has tugged me away, to a very special Christmas when Lady Eleanor is an unmarried woman of twenty-two.


December 13, 2017

Before I get to prizes ...  where are you for the holiday season?

This Christmas I will be in England enjoying one of my favorite traditions ~ the English Pantomime, or Panto. Full on slap-stick musical comedy for children aged 1 to 100. Men play women, women play men,...

June 1, 2017

Although this video, “Manchester on my Mind,” was completed over a week ago, I hemmed and hawed about posting it. My webpage, and blogs, are not meant as commentaries on this day and age but rather, a collection of historical insights and queries of times long gone. Ot...

May 1, 2017

The keyboard didn't work out, nor did the time during my recent travels, so contrary to plans there were no blogs written. You can find little snippets and pictures here and there on my Facebook page, if you care to scroll through that, but at the risk of boring everyo...

February 1, 2017

Not really a wizard, but that's a song that pops into my head every time we set off on a new adventure. This time we (hubby and me, as he manages these things for me) are off to explore Southeast Asia or, as Lady Eleanor would refer to it, the Far East.

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