Category Archives: England

How hard can it be?

  I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently.  When I can master this shift in thought pattern, the rest of life seems to fall in place. Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds.  My mind seems to … Continue reading

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The year is 1568. Queen Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled Scotland seeking refuge with her cousin Elizabeth. Instead, she finds herself imprisoned and turned over to the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury. … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

I recently shared the following video on my facebook page.   Yes, it’s funny.  Their accents are endearing, and the story she tells is amusing (if not completely believable).  But for me, it was more than just funny.  It invoked … Continue reading

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