5 Literary Quotes to Celebrate National Cabbage Day!

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Dorothy L Sayers Remorse is eating his soul like a caterpillar in a cabbage. Beatrix Potter Peter lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes. H L Mencken An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a…… Continue reading 5 Literary Quotes to Celebrate National Cabbage Day!

Happy Chinese New Year!

The year of the Ox in Chinese astrology commences today. To be precise it’s the year of the Metal Ox. And according to the Astrology Answers website, the year of the metal ox “will present its own challenges but just like the Ox itself, it will be a year of hard work, determination and building…… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!

The Fourth of June at Eton College

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Eton was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as “Kynge’s College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore” to provide free education to 70 poor boys who would then go on to King’s College, Cambridge, which Henry founded 1441. Poor boys???? The school flourished during the reign of George III (1760-1820). George spent much…… Continue reading The Fourth of June at Eton College

Time for tea?

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Good Morning! Is it time to put the kettle on? Hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Happy Easter!

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What a day! Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day on the same day. Apparently this simultaneous event hasn’t occurred since 1956. And since 1900 Easter Sunday and April Fools Day have only been on the same day in 1923, 1934 and 1945. You could be forgiven for thinking that this Easter Hat Parade from 1955…… Continue reading Happy Easter!

The New Romantics @newromantics4 perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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If you love reading romance novels have you met the New Romantics? In 2012 four writers: Adrienne Vaughan, Lizzie Lamb, Mags Cullingford and June Kearns (all members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association) decided to take destiny into their own hands and found The New Romantics Press. I’ve read nearly all the novels published by The…… Continue reading The New Romantics @newromantics4 perfect for Valentine’s Day!