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I'm with Sue, Mary Jo -- I've really enjoyed this brief glimpse into a part of the world I've never been to. One day . . . I love that "viking" cloak brooch -- but what's that small door leading into? The one you're standing beside.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Far Viking Lands at Word Wenches
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Fascinating post, Pooks. Welcome to the wenches. I'm looking forward to reading this. I love historical fantasy.
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Linda, here's a pic of the variety of pumpkins we grow here. https://d2gww82ng2220n.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/variety-of-pumpkins.jpg
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Thanks, Linda -- there are many different kinds of pumpkins and they have different names in different countries. Here my faves to eat are Queensland Blues (tough, blue-green skin) that my dad used to grow, and butternut pumpkins (which I think you'd call a squash.) But at any one time in the supermarket there are four or five kinds of pumpkin available. We're big eaters of pumpkin here -- and almost always as a savory vegetable, rather than in something sweet, like pie. Don't worry, I have no plans to eat a gourd -- my thought to grow them was purely for decoration.
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Autumn brings the nicest weather in Melbourne, too, Sonya. My lilac is in bloom, too, and Spring would have to be my second favorite season.
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In Australia we eat the pumpkins — we roast them along with potatoes with the Sunday roast. And the skins are mostly green. It's only in recent times that the shops stock the big ornage pumkins that we see on US TV -- and I'm not even sure whether they're edible. I love the look of gourds, though I've never grown them. Might plant some this year.
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Autumn is my favorite time of year, too, Stephanie. Here it's a golden time. Our winters aren't too cold — it rarely snows where I live, but the summers are hot, so the cool nights of autumn are a welcome respite.
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Sue, my mother loved the Richard Haliburton books.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2017 on A Plethora of Pictures at Word Wenches
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Lovely, Mary Jo — a quick virtual world tour to have with a cuppa. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2017 on A Plethora of Pictures at Word Wenches
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I think that's part of the fascination, Janice -- different heroes appealing to different people. And seeing different qualities in them. Thanks for playing.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks Sharon -- yes, when I went to choose one of Johanna Lindsay's heroes it did spark a desire to revisit some of those books. it's ages since I read any of them.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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CC I think it's lovely that you prefer your own made-to-order heroes. *g* And I and at least one other wench are huge fans of Kelly Hunter's "alfalfa heroes" -- love that term. Thanks for dropping by.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Oh, how did I forget about Rpert Carsington -- certainly one of my faves! Thanks for the recommendations, Laura. Glad you enjoyed the quiz.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Wonderful blog, Mary Jo. I haven't been to any of these places, and would love to go. The closest I've been is watching the excellent TV murder mystery, Shetland.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2017 on Islands of Ice and Fire at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Jan. I haven't read The Gilded Hour. I'll keep an eye out for it.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Karen, it was a toss-up with a lot of these heroes — the Heyer ones gave me the hardest time. James made the cut because I do like a bad boy. Today. Tomorrow I might be all for the wounded heroes . . . Hope this helps you find some new keepers.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Mary, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. I think you'll enjoy the madhouse one. And I'm very glad you love Hugo, too.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Glad you enjoyed it, Vicki.And yes, Wolf . . . *g*
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Karin. I decided not to include any wench heroes, as if I have one, I feel I ought to include one from everyone. I also decided on only one from each author, so only one Heyer too. As for Lord Peter Wimsey, I remember reading him when I was a teen and I didn't take to him, though some of my friends loved him. Maybe it's time for a reread.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Patricia, I should have said the name of the hero or the book they came from, because it's the same thing, really. When I was doing the answers, I had to look up some of their surnames. Thanks for playing. Looking forward to your guest posting on WordWenches, too.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Kareni -- glad you enjoyed it
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Sherlock is a good choice, Linnea, though I was going (except for the first few) for romantic heroes. What do you think of the various versions of Sherlock that appearing on the screen these days?
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Patricia -- glad you enjoyed it. It doesn't really matter how many people guessed or didn't - it's just for fun. Thanks for playing.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks Suzanne, so glad you enjoyed the quiz. And the pics *g* I realize in retrospect I should have asked people to guess the hero's name OR the book title -- because a few people had said they knew the book but couldn't remember the guy's name. Anyway, it's just a bot of fun.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Lillian -- #1 really was the first book character I loved -- though I also loved some of his friends. I've never been a big Hobbit fan, but it was a reasonable guess. As for #5, I love him so much, but it was a big toss-up between him and Damerel. So hard to choose . . . *g*
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2017 on Book Boyfriends — a little quiz at Word Wenches
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