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Elinor Florence (Company name) Elinor Florence

My Travels

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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What are your top ten trips? Here are the travel destinations I am longing to visit again.

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Dear Friends: Many of you will remember growing up in a house with vintage wallpaper. At one time patterned wallpaper was the latest word in farmhouse chic! Take a look at these photos for a trip down memory lane.

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Dear Friends: My husband whisked me away to the Historic Davenport in Spokane, Washington for three days in May to celebrate my birthday, because he knows how much I love historic hotels. Here are photos from one of our favourite getaway spots. Every room features one of these lovely, comfortable beds. You can actually buy […]

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Dear Friends: I’m enjoying life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and feeling nothing but sympathy for my fellow Canadians, who are suffering under an icy white blanket. The sunsets here aren’t as lovely as those on the prairies, but since we never see the sun set at our home in the mountains, the evening sky looks darned good to us! This is our granddaughter […]

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Dear Friends: Welcome to your very first Letter From Windermere, an old-fashioned letter from my house to yours, a collection of news, notes, and nostalgia where I chat about my interests, my travels, and my writing life. After five years, during which I wrote more than 100 wartime stories, I bid farewell to my previous blog called Wartime Wednesdays. […]

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