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Andrea Penrose
historical romance author
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Teresa, I didn't realize the Richard III burial was broadcast. (I don't think it was in the States.) I can imagine it was very moving. Of all the events at the Peace celebration, the reenactment of Trafalgar on the Serpentine is the one I would have most wanted to see too, Imagine the fireworks in the sky and the model ships exploding on the lake. What a spectacle!
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Oh, how wonderful Robin. I love seeing the tall ships with their crews at attention in the yardarms. They would have looked right at home in the naval review at Spithead. Such magnificent ships!
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On, Annette, what a wonderful comment. Yes, I can just see those two Royals fighting to be the main attraction in their peacock splendor!
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Jeanne, glad you enjoyed the history. The peace celebration was really quite an amzing gathering for the era. The hand Across America experience must have been really moving. How fun to have been part of it.
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That sounds wonderful, Karin.Amsterdam is always a fun city, and I can imagine with colorful celebration and good food it was quite a spectacle.
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Kareni, Despite the less-pleasant aspects of a grand celebration, it must have been fun to see canals full of colorful celebrations. especially these days, when we all need some giant feel-good parties. I'm not sure I would have wanted to be squished in the crowds, the the June celebration for Queen Elizabeth looked quite fun and upbeat. There is a certain nice energy in shared good vibes. Glad you enjoyed the post.
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Mary, the royal weddings have all been great fun to watch. There's something to be said for actually being part of a celebration. But I agree with you, it's also really nice to enjoy grand events from the comfort of one's couch! There is a great deal to be said for no pushing and jostling! Plus, one usually sees the action so much better!
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SO true about watching spectacles from the comfort of one's own home! But I REALLY would have liked to see the mock naval battle on the Serpentine! (The Mayhem Consultant would have been in seventh heaven! )
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Andrea here, finding it hard to believe it’s August! The summer seems to have whizzed by like a Congreve rocket . . . Now, speaking of Sir William Congreve’s rockets, I’ve decided to start the countdown to the September 27th release of MURDER ON THE SERPENTINE BRIDGE, my new Wrexford & Sloane mystery, by giving you a teaser of the circumstances in which the mystery takes place. Now, there are times when an author gets extraordinarily lucky and history provides a setting for a mystery more perfect than any writer would dare to imagine! During June of 1814, Britain threw... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at Word Wenches
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It sound like the Wench Magic Carpet needs to do a special tour of New Zealand, which is high on a lot the lists of our readers!
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How wonderful that you've been to Petra. It looks amazing. I'd love to go to New Zealand, too. I love the outdoors so would love to do a lot of walking/hiking ther.
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I love your itinerary! Will make that the Wench Magic Carpet trip for 2023. Anyone else want to pokk a spot?
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Annette, it's so true that there are so many beautiful place around the world. I binge-watched the Netflix documentary on national parks around the world and it was breathtaking. I want to visit all of them!
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Nancy, I never get tired of visiting England either. And and the idea of going on a ship would be great fun (though I do get seasick, so that might not be a good plan for me.)
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Patricia, so glad you had a chance to visit Yellowstone, along with other American parks. It's high on my list, but I will put it off for a while. So many of us had trouble picking just one destination. No suprise—there are SO many wonderful to dream of visiting.
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What a fabulous experience Janet! That sounds like an amazing itinerary. You are welcome to join the flying carpet to Australia (to pick up Anne) and then on to New Zealand. We'll have you back in time for your Aaskan cruise, which also sounds fabulous!
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By all means, Kareni! There is plenty of room on the magic carpet,and another stop to explore more fascinating and beautiful places would be wonderful! Pack you bags and climb aboeard. (We have an extra large baggae compartment to carry all the reading material we we'll want on the flight.)
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Yes, I agree! I think we need to organize a Wench round the world trip . . .assuming we can hire the magic carpet for the journey!
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This month's Ask A Wench question is: Travel seems to be on everyone’s Wish List these days. If money were no object (and a magic carpet was provided for hassle-free flying) what would be your dream getaway vacation for the summer? Okay, everyone—fasten your seatbelts! Nicola: I’ve been doing quite a bit of armchair travelling lately as whenever I turn on my computer I’m presented with “picture of the day” – a stunning photograph of different places all around the world which has added a lot of destinations to my wish list! Lisbon in Portugal would be my top choice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2022 at Word Wenches
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Annette, I'm so sorry it was so stressful for Sonny. Sending hugs—I hope the two of you are both feeling better today.
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No, no—I'm with you on the loud bangs when it's real-life fireworks filling the sky. The experience wouldn't be the same without the boom-boom!
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Oh, Lil, I totally agree with the lawn equipment! It drives me nuts, especially in summer! I feel like I'm living in a construction zone in the country. It's really maddening, and I wish they could make ordinances about time of day. It's getting so it goes on all week! Sigh.
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I tatlly agree, Mary. I'm not usually one who likes loud noises, but a fabulous display of fireworks is wonderful, and the noise is fine when the sky is lit up in brilliant colors.
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Kareni, I agree—the "official" spectacles are fun, but the random bangs at night are not!
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Andrea here, Today is a special festive day here in America. The fourth of July—our Independence Day—is a high point of the summer season. Traditionally celebrated with outdoor barbeques replete with hot dogs, hamburgers and raspberry-blueberry-whipped cream flag cakes—hip, hip hooray for the red, white and blue! And along with all-American food, fireworks is an integral part of the festivities. So, in the spirit of “things that go bang,” I thought I would give a few highlights on the history of gunpowder, which is the catalyst of filling the skies with bursts of bright color. Gunpowder was invented in China... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at Word Wenches
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