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πŸ“š You’ll never forget if you do this πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! I got into the Halloween candy after a stressful weekend. ?This happens every year. I really need to buy the bag of sweets on October 31 rather than a month before. I promise myself that I will do this every year and I never do. Perhaps...

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πŸ“š Grist for the mill πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! As we move into the holiday season ?, I am thinking of next year - what I want to do, achieve, who I want to spend my time with, how I want to move forward with my life. I reach a milestone birthday next year, a number I find unbelievable, so...

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πŸ“š My comma problem πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! Fall is here. ? It was ninety degrees last week. β˜€οΈ Goodness. This week I have some more thoughts on artificial intelligence, some fun for you, and an announcement. Also the latest on the impossible jigsaw. ? Comma, comma, chameleon When I...

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πŸ“š Ai, ai, ai πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely reader! I've been studying and experimenting with artificial intelligence for months now as I think about when, how, and if I want to use it. What AI can do is amazing, shocking, and mediocre all at the same time. Undoubtedly it will get better. Is...

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πŸ“š Dog Days of Summer πŸ“š

Hey there, lovely people! It's a beautiful day here in Northern California. The skies are a deep, clear blue, the temperature is just right - not cold, but not energy-sapping hot, either. It truly feels like the dog days of summer and I'm here for it. I am rereading...

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Would you do me a favor?

Greetings, I hope you are doing well. I am decompressing from my trip, attending to a few things Stateside, and getting ready for my son's graduation next month in New York. It was so lovely to share with you my UK experiences. As I replied to readers who wrote to me,...

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πŸ“š Is this my real name? πŸ“š

Hey there! This week I have answers to some questions, and of course some photos. There won't be a newsletter next Thursday because I'll be in Paris with my son who is flying in from New York. We will meet at St. Pancras International and take the train under the...

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πŸ“š Which one of these? πŸ“š

Hey there! Gosh, this week's been busy. I feel I've finally mastered the basics of living out in the sticks. I know when the freshly-baked cakes are delivered to the coffee shop. I've eaten in the pub. I've discovered there is a bus tracker app. (OMG. There. is. a....

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The real life “St. Mary’s”

Hey there, Golden gang! I hope you had a gorgeous week. I have been beavering away in my cottage writing. I've also been hanging out with my family and catching buses. Or not. I had planned to show you pictures of a nearby town today. It's a terribly pretty place, but...

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πŸ“š Naked covers πŸ“š

Hey there, Golden Gang, Another week has passed, and I've had a lovely week. Friday evening fish and chips with a friend, afternoon tea in the cottage with another. The mornings are getting lighter and the evening sunsets from my cottage are wowsers. What goes on...

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πŸ“š Real life inspiration πŸ“š

Hey, hey, hey! I'm writing today from a converted cow barn half a mile outside a North Bedfordshire village in the UK. The village was where I got the inspiration for Annabelle and Upton St. Mary and I hope to share with you over the coming weeks some of the village...

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πŸ“š Going… going… gone! πŸ“š

Hey, hey, hey! The pink Annabelle covers are going away! That's today's message. Next week, they start disappearing. Poof! ? Poof! ? Poof! (Imagine a ninja deflecting books that come flying through the air. That's what it'll be like. ?? ?) (Not really. ☺️) Get your...

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πŸ“š What’s going to happen? πŸ“š

Good day! How are you? I have not yet got washed away in this atmospheric river that's sweeping California, but I am staying at home a lot and am very grateful I live on high ground. I promised last week I would let you know what I have planned for 2023. Here we go ....

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What happened?

Hello! 2022 is in the rear view mirror. At the end of each year, I like to review what I achieved and look ahead. Last year was full of achievements I crossed a few things off my bucket list. Things got done. In 2022, I achieved the following. If you missed any of...

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