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The Wenches do the Austenesque Extravaganza

We would like to thank Meredith for the kind invitation to participate in the August 2011, Austenesque Extravaganza. It is truly an honour to be numbered among this exceptional list of authors. Of course, the invitation to take part came with a certain amount of angst and pressure as we agonized over choosing the subject […]

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True Confessions

While Tina is off skiing in the frigid wilderness, I thought I’d indulge in some personal… well, indulgence. Or maybe I had better classify it as a True Confession. You see, I have fallen in love. With a tree.  On the first of the year, we moved house, from the desert to the mountains, and […]

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The Twixt Picture

Some details of pictures become just as or even more famous than the main painting itself: the cherubs on Raphael’s Sistine Madonna or the hands of Adam and God in Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. We have to admit the two putti, symbolizing heavenly and earthly love, sitting on the floor by Danae’s bed in Correggio’s […]

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As a Foreign Land…

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.  ~G.K. Chesterton I came across this quote and liked it. Not because I am a great traveler, because I am not, but because it reminded me of […]

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First Impressions

Or “How the Wenches discovered Jane” Tina: I know the exact date and place and circumstance when I first read Pride and Prejudice. It was at Easter, in 1996 at my in-laws and I have two men to thank for it: my husband and Andrew Davies. Actually, I should thank my mother-in-law as well because […]

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To Begin our Posting with the Beginning of our Posting…

So here’s the story of how we met and started writing, as we plan to tell it to our enthralled grandchildren one day. We’ll sit them down, wide-eyed and eager, we’ll brush off the crumbs and foam from our thin lips with the backs of our withered hands, and after spending a few minutes berating […]

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A Study in Contrasts

So we were talking, and as all well-bred ladies should, restricting our remarks to the weather. Gail’s observations were typical of winter in the high desert: clear, cold & windy (as opposed to summer in the high desert which is clear, hot & windy). Tina’s share of the conversation was considerably more interesting and envy inducing: 50 […]

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Gasp! Gail and Tina have a Blog!

Actually, this should have been a no brainer. Since we are so used to communicating in any way except the old fashioned face-to-face way (although we have been privileged to actually meet in person, once!), a blog where we get to talk about the stuff that surrounds our lives both between ourselves and to all […]

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