Monthly Archives: November 2011

Readers’ Entertainment News Interview – Part 1

(Originally published on November 11, 2011) 1. First, tell us a bit about yourself. Where you’re from? Past jobs, awards, the usual bio stuff. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, over the years, I have held many positions: waitress, tax preparer, … Continue reading

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The Legend of Sawney Bean’s Cannibalistic Family

Sawney Bean Alexander Sawney Bean was reportedly the head of a cannibalistic family residing along Scotland’s Ayrshire/Gallowy coast during the 14th Century. According to the legend, Sawney was born in a small East Lothian village, approximately ten miles from Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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Shortlist of the UK’s Broadcast Awards Announced

The Broadcast Awards are at the heart of the industry calendar, shining a light on the UK’s most acclaimed TV shows and the unsung talent that made it all possible. The shortlist for the Broadcast Awards 2012 has been announced and we would … Continue reading

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Matthew Macfadyen on Hunger TV News

LEADING THE WAY FILM Matthew Macfadyen has often, and quite unwillingly, been marked out as a very British romantic hero. It’s a stereotype he’s worked hard to avoid, and one he momentarily left behind when he took on the most controversial … Continue reading

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Precision in Language Choices

Originally published on Savvy Authors on November 8, 2011 Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make … Continue reading

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Chinese Numerology and Feng Shui for 2011

Chinese numerology and Feng Shui for 2011: This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11. There are some other quirks for this year. Take the last two digits of the year you were born … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Indiscretions

Love with an Improper Stranger (Originally posted on My Jane Austen Book Club on November 9, 2011) In the spring of 1812, George IV’s attempted to pique his daughter’s, Princess Charlotte of Wales, interest in William of Orange. The move … Continue reading

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A Memorable Week in the Jeffers’ Household

It has been a memorable week at my NC home. Monday, Nov.7, found me the grandmother for my son Joshua‘s first child. “James” weighed in at a hefty 9 pounds 6 ounces. Tuesday, Nov. 8, was the official release of … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a 60 Year Old?

>>>>> DON’T LOOK BELOW FOR THE ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED IT OUT! >>>>> A TEST FOR OLD KIDS I was picky who I sent this too. It had to be those who might actually remember. So have some fun … Continue reading

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Highclere Castle of “Downtown Abbey” Fame

This site connects the viewer directly to tour information and the background facts on Newbury’s Highclere Castle, which is used for filming “Downtown Abbey.”

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