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A Quick Trip to Brighton

For a change of pace I thought we’d visit Brighton in England today. This is the Brighton Beach and the pier. The beach consists of lots of pebbles, which makes the deck chair business very profitable. Above is the Royal Pavilion, a seaside retreat for the Prince of...

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Strolling Through English Village Life

With the approach of the Olympic games I thought I’d post a few photos from Britain. This week I’m all about villages. England has some gorgeous villages with pretty cottages and thatched roofs. This is the seaside village of Mousehole in Cornwall. (pronounced Mowzel)...

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Thirteen Factoids About Eighteenth Century Food

I picked up a copy of A History of English Food by Clarissa Dickson Wright from the library last week. The history of food fascinates me, and I enjoyed the way this author told an interesting story instead of throwing facts at me. Here are thirteen things I found...

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Thirteen Haunted Inns of Britain

The last time I visited my local library a book called Haunted Inns of Britain & Ireland by Richard Jones caught my eye. It’s full of info about ghosts and haunting, and I found it fascinating. I’ve even visited a couple of the pubs. A list of Thirteen Haunted Pubs 1....

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Labyrinth Relaxation and Plotting

I took this photo of a labyrinth at The Village Green Resort in Cottage Grove, Oregon. It's a simple turf labyrinth and is a replica of one from 9th century Aachen in Germany. I didn't realize there was a difference between a maze and a labyrinth and learned...

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Amorous Antics

I mentioned earlier this week that I’m doing some research into Regency England. What started me on this path? I picked up a copy of The Amorous Antics of Old England by Nigel Cawthorne when I last visited the library. Reading it sparked a story idea. I give you...

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