Let’s crack some virtual champagne!

It’s exciting to see this get underway. With such great company, this should be fun.

I’m Jo Beverley, an English word wench, though I’ve lived in Canada for decades. I’m just back from a trip to England, visiting friends and relatives and doing research. I love to write and talk about English history.

The thing that always astonishes me about England is that there’s still a lot of open space, even though it’s a densely populated country. What’s more, because anywhere fertile has been intensively farmed for centuries if not millennia, there isn’t that much woodland to obscure views. At times it really is big sky country.

I’ll post pictures now and then, but for now, here is a picture from one of London’s famous parks — Hyde Park.

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Jo Beverley
http://www.jobev.com

21 thoughts on “Let’s crack some virtual champagne!”

  1. What an incredible photo, Jo! I found that by clicking on the small photo embedded within your post, it became large so I could admire all the detail.
    I’ve also loved the openness of parts of Britain–and now you have me thinking that I’m overdue for a visit to the Mother Country!
    Mary Jo

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  2. What an incredible photo, Jo! I found that by clicking on the small photo embedded within your post, it became large so I could admire all the detail.
    I’ve also loved the openness of parts of Britain–and now you have me thinking that I’m overdue for a visit to the Mother Country!
    Mary Jo

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  3. What an incredible photo, Jo! I found that by clicking on the small photo embedded within your post, it became large so I could admire all the detail.
    I’ve also loved the openness of parts of Britain–and now you have me thinking that I’m overdue for a visit to the Mother Country!
    Mary Jo

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  4. Thanks, Mary Jo. My husband gets the credit for the picture. I was wandering the parks, assimilating how they looked in spring because the characters in an upcoming book spend some time there and it had been years. They are lovely.
    Jo, testing the comment procedure, because she hasn’t done it before. 🙂

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  5. Thanks, Mary Jo. My husband gets the credit for the picture. I was wandering the parks, assimilating how they looked in spring because the characters in an upcoming book spend some time there and it had been years. They are lovely.
    Jo, testing the comment procedure, because she hasn’t done it before. 🙂

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  6. Thanks, Mary Jo. My husband gets the credit for the picture. I was wandering the parks, assimilating how they looked in spring because the characters in an upcoming book spend some time there and it had been years. They are lovely.
    Jo, testing the comment procedure, because she hasn’t done it before. 🙂

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  7. Hmmm, I’m testing different links. If I click on Jo’s name, it comes up with an email blank with her email address, but I click Mary Jo’s, and I get the website. I still haven’t figured out what the track thing is I clicked when I posted.
    Pat, the puzzled

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  8. Hmmm, I’m testing different links. If I click on Jo’s name, it comes up with an email blank with her email address, but I click Mary Jo’s, and I get the website. I still haven’t figured out what the track thing is I clicked when I posted.
    Pat, the puzzled

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  9. Hmmm, I’m testing different links. If I click on Jo’s name, it comes up with an email blank with her email address, but I click Mary Jo’s, and I get the website. I still haven’t figured out what the track thing is I clicked when I posted.
    Pat, the puzzled

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  10. Thank you, thank you, ladies.
    Aspiring writers have Miss Snark to help them see the light for the shadows of the industry. Now we have seven great authors to learn the finer points of writing from. Thank you.

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  11. Thank you, thank you, ladies.
    Aspiring writers have Miss Snark to help them see the light for the shadows of the industry. Now we have seven great authors to learn the finer points of writing from. Thank you.

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  12. Thank you, thank you, ladies.
    Aspiring writers have Miss Snark to help them see the light for the shadows of the industry. Now we have seven great authors to learn the finer points of writing from. Thank you.

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  13. Love the photo of Hyde Park. Wondered what the view of the buildings is? I have one from Park Lane into the Park and it looks very peaceful; indeed it is. Was there on a Sunday and saw the active Speaker’s Corner. Was driven through it when I first arrived, although I didn’t realize it at the time. Glad it’s been maintained. It’s easy to imagine your characters there.

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  14. Love the photo of Hyde Park. Wondered what the view of the buildings is? I have one from Park Lane into the Park and it looks very peaceful; indeed it is. Was there on a Sunday and saw the active Speaker’s Corner. Was driven through it when I first arrived, although I didn’t realize it at the time. Glad it’s been maintained. It’s easy to imagine your characters there.

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  15. Love the photo of Hyde Park. Wondered what the view of the buildings is? I have one from Park Lane into the Park and it looks very peaceful; indeed it is. Was there on a Sunday and saw the active Speaker’s Corner. Was driven through it when I first arrived, although I didn’t realize it at the time. Glad it’s been maintained. It’s easy to imagine your characters there.

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  16. This is just a beautiful site overall! I’m a big fan of getting to know an author and I love the casual and welcoming atmosphere of the site. I’ll be adding the url to my bookmarks and checking in often. I know these kinds of things take much effort and as a reader of romances, I can certainly appreciate it!

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  17. This is just a beautiful site overall! I’m a big fan of getting to know an author and I love the casual and welcoming atmosphere of the site. I’ll be adding the url to my bookmarks and checking in often. I know these kinds of things take much effort and as a reader of romances, I can certainly appreciate it!

    Reply
  18. This is just a beautiful site overall! I’m a big fan of getting to know an author and I love the casual and welcoming atmosphere of the site. I’ll be adding the url to my bookmarks and checking in often. I know these kinds of things take much effort and as a reader of romances, I can certainly appreciate it!

    Reply
  19. Beautiful picture. I, too, would like to know what the building in the background is.
    I look forward to hearing more from all of you.

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  20. Beautiful picture. I, too, would like to know what the building in the background is.
    I look forward to hearing more from all of you.

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  21. Beautiful picture. I, too, would like to know what the building in the background is.
    I look forward to hearing more from all of you.

    Reply

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