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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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How very fortunate you are to be able to travel to London frequently! And yes, persuading teenagers into museums when there's all that shopping available is a real trick. The green spaces are great, aren't they? Huge tracts of walking areas, and all easily accessed by tube. Love it!
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I would love to do all that! Must go back without kids.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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Every city has its wonderful places waiting to be explored. it's just the history of London and its relation to the books we read and write that leave me praying for more time to linger!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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Every city has its wonderful places waiting to be explored. it's just the history of London and its relation to the books we read and write that leave me praying for more time to linger!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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agreed--there's never enough time. One smart thing we did though was to buy a London Pass. We whizzed right past the huge line at the Abbey and went right in. Saved hours. Same with a number of other attractions.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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Five weeks! I NEED that, yes, I do. So sorry you had to cut the trip short. We've had that happen and it's usually heartbreaking in many respects. I used to carry extra suitcases for the books! These days, with so much online, I stick to lovely picture books because I take such lousy pictures.
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I didn't have a chance to see the wedding dress exhibit. It was crowded and my husband was growing impatient with my fascination with furniture. You are so very blessed to be able to travel so often...and with kids. I bow to your patience!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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I've seen some superb traveling exhibits from the Gallery. I wouldn't mind going back to see just the Gallery, but I might never come out again!
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oh how very cool, Sharon! Now I'll have to find that book just to see how she uses it. Reading is the reason we now travel. Growing up in rural KY, we never thought we'd be able to see the places in the books we read, and to be able to do so now is pure pleasure. Of course, my husband still hadn't gone to Mars.
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Since I only had one day for museums and I was trailing my husband, I elected the V&A over the Brit. Next time... Maida Vale was quite near Paddington Station, which has the airport express. No time at all and we were delivered right to the door. Living outside LA as we do, we were totally jealous of the ease of reaching the airport!
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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oh, to be able to stay long enough to pretend I actually live there! So very lovely. I am in envy.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2014 on London Adventures! at Word Wenches
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The V&A has a lovely map and lots of docents waiting to be asked questions, but it's still very daunting!
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Big ben2Pat here: In all my travels, I’ve never had the opportunity to spend more than a couple of days at a time in London. That’s barely enough to remember how the underground works and orient myself. This summer, we spent ten wonderful days basking in the history I write about. Continue reading
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Fabulous post, Nicola! And I'm going to try those guacamole hints too. Avocados are everywhere here and we've learned to love them.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2014 on What Wenches Recommend - July at Word Wenches
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Thank you so much for visiting with the wenches today, Emma! Having just moved from a huge house with a library and two offices to a bungalow with a spare bedroom, I am in serious office envy! I admire your ability to wade through the remnants of history mostly written by men to find the kernel of female truth within. Do you often wish for a time travel machine? ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on Interview with Emma Campion! at Word Wenches
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Fabulous post, Nicola, opening whole new avenues of inspiration.
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on Water for London at Word Wenches
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Kathryn, you have a brilliant blog here! You need to copy this reply and post it under your own banner and fly it high. Thank you for your very thoughtful addition.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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Agreed, defining creativity really doesn't seem to be possible. And yes, curiosity is a doorway to the imagination. I wish more people had it!
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Barbara and Laura, you've hit on something many of the psychologists say, although I'm not quite sure how it works. It's the reason many writers say they find solutions to plot problems when they sleep. Our minds need quiet to go deep inside and fit together puzzle pieces.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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LOL, Nancy, yes! I'm not anal about quiet and order, but when people start desecrating books...yeah, the edge would come quickly!
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Shannon, you're taking several pieces of reality and putting them together into a different idea, so that's creative--or inventive--depending on definition, I guess. Although condensing them to one paragraph shows a high level of discipline as far as I can see!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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which, of course, brings up the question of whether our "instincts" are part of the creation process. But it's always good to have people who just want to read what we dream up!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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I think every one of the wenches can honestly say we love and seriously relate to librarians. But I couldn't do what they do any more than I could be a teacher, another segment of society I admire with all my heart and soul. I wonder if there's a difference between having a head full of ideas and actually acting upon them?
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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Everyone likes to be unique, and we all are, in our separate ways. But whether that uniqueness is artistry, eccentricity, or pure madness may be up for question!
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LOL, okay, I can accept that. I never considered myself creative when I told the math teacher the answer without working the problem in the Olde Skool Way, and creative accounting was always frowned upon , but I love the idea of finding the answer first.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Creativity Rules at Word Wenches
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