For Anglophiles

A Welcome Dose of England

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent trip to England (with two days in Dublin at the end). While I now have my hands full catching up on sleep, laundry, emails, and the day job – not to mention cracking on with edits for Book 3 – here are just a few pics:

Scone of the month

Genius, yes? “Scone of the Month” club at Dunwich Heath.

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Not withstanding the bad hair day, I couldn’t resist a few minutes in this giant deckchair. (Dunwich Heath.)

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I ran 46 miles during my trip to counteract the effects of approximately 6 scones, 5 cooked breakfasts, and countless other treats including a date slice, hot cross bun and frangipane cake.

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Talking of cake, I’d forgotten how much the English love to picnic. Here they are, blankets spread in front of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire.

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Here’s another Wimpole photo, this time the view on the walk across the fields to the folly. Definitely an English classic.

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As usual, I had my eyes open for quiet reading spots. This one’s in a private garden in the village of Duxford, near Cambridge.

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Finally, as a writer, I’m always tickled by a good quirky sign. This one’s on a beach hut in Southwold. More on signs in a future post!


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  1. Reply
    April J Harris
    June 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I’m so glad you had a lovely visit. Great photos – the deckchair is fantastic! And well done for running all those miles! I definitely need to check out the scone of the month club 🙂

  2. Reply
    Brea Brown
    June 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Love the pictures! What a lovely selection! Welcome back to Crazy Land.

    1. Reply
      Pauline Wiles
      June 10, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Thanks, Brea. And I thought of you as we drove through Grantchester!

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    June 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Wonderful, Pauline! I should’ve been there! sigh That scone looks scrummy (I’m a “cream first” girl). I’d definitely join that scone club!

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      Pauline Wiles
      June 10, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Jean, I hadn’t really given much thought to the cream first / jam first question (until this trip, I’d always tended to just put butter on a scone) but now I think of it, yes, the cream definitely should go on before the jam. Too messy, otherwise?

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