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.


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


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.


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


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



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.


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!

    1. Reply
      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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