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Five Things for Friday

Well, clearly you all missed me and I was warmed and awestruck at all the nice emails I got about my return. So I certainly couldn’t miss this week. Especially not with this list on hand.

So here are this week’s Five Things:

One

When you are reading a great Regency, have you ever wanted to just hang out in those houses for like, well, the rest of your life? Well, here is a way to spend 15 minutes tromping about and Exploring a Regency Town House.

Photo: Bath, 2006

Two

I’ve said this before, I’ll most likely say it again. If you are a writer or have always wanted to write a book, the last day to register for the Surrey International Writer’s Conference is October 15th.

This is, bar none, the best writing conference out there, and it is once again, virtual, making it accessible to anyone in any time zone. Also, if you can’t make that weekend, when you register, you get access to the recordings for 30 days.

So don’t wait, sign up and start your writing life.


Three

Every once in a while I stumble across something on Twitter that is just brilliant. And this thread of knitting patterns by Sasha Devlin is just that and a bag of chips. So many fun bits to create, or to bookmark and use for your holiday wish list to send to your favorite knitter. Start with this hat!

I almost sent this out without the Ravelry link, so I am saving myself from answering a hoard of anxious emails. This is the Horseshoe Cable Hat by Manon Drolet. I’m fond of green. LOL

Four

Once again that intersection of American and British English can cause confusion.

So you Brits call these cookies, Flapjacks. I would be expecting a pile of pancakes, just as Smitten Kitchen says. But I think I would be pleasantly surprised if I was served these instead of a pile of pancakes. With the chocolate topping, of course.

And yes, I have Lyle’s golden syrup in my cupboard. I get it from, where else, Amazon. Will be baking a tray today.

Photo credit: Smitten Kitchen

Five

A group of writers I belong to are always singing the praises of Brene Brown (looking right at Liza Palmer) and have roped me into reading and discussing her book, Rising Strong. I gotta say, I am not a self-help, nonfiction reader by choice, but giving myself a push.

What have you read lately that was a push/stretch for you that you enjoyed?

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