Monthly Archives: September 2014

England, Day 8 – Dropping in at Highclere Castle

With our time in England growing short, we embarked on our last major outing. A map consultation showed that Highclere Castle, better known to television fans worldwide as Downton Abbey, was only a short drive from their home. The castle isn’t … Continue reading

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England, Day 7 – The Mole Inn and the Sunday Roast

It seems like every pub and restaurant in England boasts about its “Sunday Roast,” and I was curious to try it out. After some debate about the best places, we made reservations for a mid-afternoon Sunday dinner at The Mole … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Appearance at Killer Crafts

Today I’m over at the Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers blog, taking about the recent trip to England and how I develop story ideas from the things I see and do while traveling. http://anastasiapollack.blogspot.com/2014/09/travel-with-serena-guest-author-karen.html  Please drop by and say hello.

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England, Day 6 – The Bodleian Library

The mall in Oxford. It was pretty deserted at 8:30 on a Saturday morning, but would be bustling later in the day. Saturday morning saw us getting an early start into Oxford for a nine-thirty tour of the Bodleian Library.  … Continue reading

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Blog Hop Winners

The Grand Prize winner of the $75 Amazon Gift Card is Yolanda Matias. The winner of my book prize is JeanMP! Congratulations to all the winners and my thanks to everyone who participated.  Look for some more blog hop action … Continue reading

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Romancing the Fall

This post is part of the FALL INTO ROMANCE Blog Hop. More information about the Hop can be found here: www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com .  For more details on how you can win various prizes, be sure to read to the end. Fall in central North … Continue reading

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England, Day 5 –Comparing the Shopping Experience

After the bigger outing the previous day, on Friday we focused on doing some serious shopping. Oddly, my husband and I both find ourselves fascinated by exploring grocery stores in other countries. So, while an outing to Tesco may not … Continue reading

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England, Day 4 – Stonehenge

On Thursday we packed the baby and all her gear into the car and took off for Wiltshire and Stonehenge. It’s a place I’ve wanted to visit for most of my life, but I’m kind of glad I waited this … Continue reading

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England, Day 3 – Walking Southern Oxford and The King’s Arms pub

After the outing on Tuesday, we decided on a bit more sedate activity. A fairly long walk through Southern Oxford brought us to a lovely pub called The Kings Arms . (It should be noted that there is a rather well-known pub in … Continue reading

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England – Day 2. The Children’s Story Museum in Oxford and the Ashmolean

After a long night’s sleep (badly needed), we were ready to set out into Oxford. There’s a lot to do and see in town and it’s a fairly easy drive or bus ride from their house into the center of … Continue reading

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