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Thanks, Helen -- I think you would LOVE it at RT -- so many authors you've read and loved, as well as so many fellow readers to talk favourite books with and get recommendations from. And loads of books to lug home. ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2016 on A Wench Abroad at Word Wenches
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Sue, that word-wenches plus readers get-together would be lovely, wouldn't it? I sat beside an Egyptologist in the plane, going to Tucson (where I am at the moment) and she' was coming from an Egyptology conference, which sounds very interesting.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2016 on A Wench Abroad at Word Wenches
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Laura, I think you'd love it. The next ARRA conference will be in Melbourne next year -- people in Vegas were already talking about it.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2016 on A Wench Abroad at Word Wenches
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It's a bit like that, Karen, but it's also fun. Vegas is amazing -- so over-the-top -- cool stuff and crazy stuff and just . . . wow! Mary Jo will be blogging about it on Friday.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2016 on A Wench Abroad at Word Wenches
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Oh dear -- well, shhh, hopefully nobody will notice. ;) It was an amazing conference, Sonya. I'm still processing stuff.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on A Wench Abroad at Word Wenches
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Anne here, reporting in on my first-ever Romantic Times Readers Convention, which was in Las Vegas. I went with wenches Pat and Mary Jo -- and here we are just after our hero panel. For more about that, read on. . . It was a huge conference —over 3,100 delegates — which is much bigger and busier than anything I've ever been to. People had come from so far away -- there was even a small group of French readers who'd come from Paris, bringing French editions of books by me, Mary Jo and others. Merci, Karen, Elodie and friends.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Elizabeth. Id only just washed it, so that moth was a clever little sneak!
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Thanks, Reina. Id never thought of pomanders for Christmas -- freshly made theyd look pretty and smell delicious, but I always rolled them in spices and orris-root powder and packed them away in tissue paper in a box to dry out, so never saw the decorating potential. I also like the look of those ornaments that are a slice of orange, dried, and then decorated. http://www.twohotpotatoes.com/diy-foodie-christmas-ornaments/
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LOL, Mary Jo -- yes thats certainly the instinct I have too. But worse than bugs, I hate the thought of poisons lingering in the things I wear, so I cant bring myself to spray. The damage to my dress is the only example of bug damage Ive had in years, and why they chose that one dress out of all the other clothes, is a mystery. Id washed it and put it away, like everything else. And luckily the invisible mending people repaired it.
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Dpnna, I remember that happening, too -- they shrink and get hard and brown, but they still smell good and do the job of repelling bugs. Its why you need to me careful to leave space for the ribbon to tie around it, so you can hang it up. Im thinking I might make some for this Christmas.
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Kay, what a shame that lavender gives you a headache. So annoying.I hope you enjoy the cloves solution.
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Yes, Mel, those lovely old chests are perfect for the things people want to save for precious arent they? Im sure many a wedding dress and christening gown has been saved for posterity by a cedar or camphorwood chest.As for your ant solution, I havent tried peppermint, but if it works, and smells so good, as well, why use anything else? Mum always used to say if ants came in the house, a storm was coming. . .
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When Grandma spotted what she claimed was a silverfish, War was declared, and the household turned upside down. But how to protect your clothes from bugs and moths without resorting to poisons and insecticides? Grandma's way. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Word Wenches
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Loved that Kings College Choir joke, Susan -- just delightful.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2016 on Just Foolin' at Word Wenches
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Thats lovely, Faith. So nice someone sent it to you.
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Thanks, Faith -- just bought it. :)
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Oh. . . Delderfield's A Horseman Riding By . . .
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Lilian, I've never heard of this book, either. Will try to chase it up. Oh, I do love this end of the month book-fest -- though my credit card probably doesn't. ;)
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Add me to the list of people who love the books of Alice Chetwynd Ley. I didn't know they were now available in e-books. Hooray!
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Lovely post, Nicola. I have a habit of collecting pretty or interesting rocks from my various travels. In fact I remember once, when I returned to Australia after being away for almost a year, and the customs man heaved my backpack up to be inspected, nd gowned "What've you got in here? Rocks?" "Yes, I said, and books."
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Marianne, they remind me of brandy snaps -- a soft cookie that we roll Straight from the oven, while still hot and malleable, around the handle of a wooden spoon. As they cool, they crisp up. Just before serving we fill them with whipped cream. Not sure where the brandy comes in though.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on The Persistence of Fireplace Tools at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Louisa. A gathering at Chatswood sounds just the ticket. And I do like a selection of little foods too -- I love making them almost more than eating them -- they all look so pretty. Your chapel lady sounds lovely. A friend of mine makes the best chicken and avocado sandwiches in the world -- slender, elegant club sandwiches that are just deeelish!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2016 on Sydney at Word Wenches
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Sue, the nice thing about this afternoon tea (I can't call it high tea really) was that we all talked and shared book recommendations, so if we all met up, you would have to join in. And a heartfelt shared conversation is so much nicer than an author trying to be interesting. ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2016 on Sydney at Word Wenches
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"in this case, science fiction ones - and while the conversation was often stimulating, other times it mostly turned to hitting on attractive young women" Luckily, this is NOT my plan, heh heh. Janice, I will NEVER forget that high tea you and some others from the Georgette Heyer loop so kindly arranged. I was coming to the US for my first RWA conference, and my first book was a RITA finalist (for best first book) and I had no books out in the US yet and not even any out in Australia, only the UK, so I'd taken one of my precious 6 free copies (I get more these days) and presented it to the group, along with the gold lurex glove of friendship ;) You were all so welcoming and nice and I felt like a Real Author for the first time in my life! And a burger or onion soup is exactly my cup of tea - so to speak. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2016 on Sydney at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Teresa -- I was thrilled to bits.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2016 on Sydney at Word Wenches
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