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Elinor Florence (Company name) Elinor Florence

My own small collection of Queen Elizabeth souvenirs, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, will be cherished as mementoes of a distant yet very constant presence in my life.

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I have a personal connection with one of the oddest events in wartime history, when the German navy deliberately sank its own fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. My husband’s grandfather was serving on one of those ships!

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Bonny Scotland certainly lived up to its name during the four weeks we spent touring this fascinating country.

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Scran is the traditional Scottish word for food. Here I share some of the mouth-watering meals, including this Sunday Roast Beef Dinner, that we enjoyed on our recent tour of this wonderful country.

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My visit to Danesfield House Hotel in England was truly a dream come true. Not only is this white chalkstone mansion the setting for my wartime novel Bird's Eye View, it was also the location for a very special event on May 8, 2022 -- the seventy-seventh anniversary of VE-Day, Victory in Europe.

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They say every picture tells a story. Among the thousands of photographs stored in my albums and on my computer, some of them are very dear to my heart. Here is the story behind the photo, for ten of my favourite historical pictures.

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My husband was a twelve-year-old boy living in a peaceful suburb when the Berlin Wall went up almost overnight, just two blocks from his home. Thankfully, his family lived on the western side. Here are his memories of growing up in the shadow of the wall.

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I find so many goodies in my mailbox, both physical and virtual, that I wanted to share some of them with you. For safekeeping, I place all my cards, letters, and emails in this bulging binder.

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My New Year's Resolutions were much easier to define with this handy-dandy exercise. It helped me come to grips with my goals for the next twelve months.

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From my house to yours, here’s a virtual stocking filled with seven Christmas stories for your reading pleasure.

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