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Month: July 2008

Middlemarch, New Zealand

Thirteen Things about The Real MIDDLEMARCH 1. Middlemarch is a small country town, in Central Otago, New Zealand. It is about 80 km West of Dunedin. It's located in the Strath Taieri Valley. 2. Several suggestions exist about how the township was named. One is that...

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What A Tangled Web We Weave with Lorelei James

My special guest today is Samhain author, Lorelei James. She's talking about family trees and books. Over to Lorelei and her Western men! Shelley contacted me after she’d finished, TIED UP, TIED DOWN, the latest book in my Rough Riders series from Samhain Publishing,...

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Lemons: Yellow Sunshine

Thirteen Things about LEMONS This year our lemon tree has produced heaps of fruit. Our fruit bowls are full of them. They're a bright sunshine color and remind me of summer, despite the winter gloom outside. 1. Lemon trees are cultivated throughout the tropical and...

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Packing For Travel

Thirteen Things about PACKING for a Trip With my trip coming up soon, packing is looming... 1. Make a list a few weeks beforehand of the things you think you'll need to take with you. 2. Lay out the clothes you think you want to take, along with toiletries, shoes etc....

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Crunchy Lemon Muffins

After a solid week of edits, I've decided to have a lazy weekend. I've just made a batch of one of my favorite muffins and thought I'd share the recipe with you. It's taken from New Zealander Alison Holst's Marvellous Muffins recipe book, and it's one I make often. 2...

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