Is February too late for a New Year’s resolution? I am resolving to resume my Thursday blogging. I went on a long hiatus, but I resolve to do better. I plan to continue sharing interesting Regency research items, writing news, and snippets from my travels and everyday life. This year, on March 21, the fourth book … Continue reading Resolution
Starting in late April we had a horrible flea infestation (with INDOOR cats!) that just stretched on through June and set in motion some awful events. The flea problem just exacerbated our old cat’s health problems until we decided one day that he was just suffering too much. So we had him put to sleep. … Continue reading Cat Chronicles
On our last day in England, Kristine Hughes Patrone of Number One London Tours and I took a water taxi on the Thames from our hotel to Southwark where the Mills and Boon offices are located. The taxi ride itself was amazing, seeing sights like this one: We had time to kill so we explored Southwark, wandering … Continue reading Southwark
On our second day in England, Kristine Hughes Patrone and I walked the streets of London. We started in Mayfair, shopping and just plain enjoying ourselves. We stopped at Lock’s, a hattery that has been in business longer than any other hat shop in the world. It moved into #6 St. James’s Street in 1765 … Continue reading Walking Through Regency London
My England trip was fabulous! I owe it all to Kristine Hughes of Number One London. If not for her invitation for me to tag along while she scouted out locations and experts for her upcoming tours, none of this would have happened. Day one found us having tea and scones with Ian Fletcher, author … Continue reading I’m Back!
Tomorrow I leave for my high school reunion–I won’t tell you what year! I’m flying to my best high school friend’s home in Florida and together we’re driving to Jacksonville, Alabama, where we went to high school. Our fathers were in the army and stationed at nearby Fort McClellan, which is no longer an army … Continue reading Reunion!
Shortly after I knew I would be going to England with the incomparable Kristine Hughes of Number One London, I began to obsess about what to pack. Kristine and I decided to travel light since we will be managing our own bags on trains and to hotels. Unbeknownst to the other, we each bought the … Continue reading Packing
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. –Albert Camus Now that it is light outside, my daughter and I have been taking walks in the evening, sometimes as much as four miles. We are so lucky. … Continue reading Just Walk Beside Me
I finished the book! Finished it two Fridays ago at about 1 a.m. and immediately had to get ready for the Cutest-Grandson-Ever to come visit. Sometimes the end of a book comes easy and fast. This one just seemed to get farther away each day, even though I was writing all day long. I’m not done … Continue reading Things Are Looking Up
I’m sure you all heard on the news about the record-breaking blizzard that hit Washington, DC, last Friday and Saturday, heaping over two feet of snow on the area in a little over 24 hours. I was in it. Yes, the storm social media named Snowzilla2016 came to my house, too It takes only an … Continue reading Diane and Snowzilla2016