Friday, April 6, 2012

Miss Julia Novels


I love to read the Miss Julia Novels, a series by Ann B. Ross.
I have read the entire series, and laughed out loud while reading each one.  
Miss Julia is a very active, well-known, fiesty lady in the fictitious town of Abbotsville, NC.
The author lives in Hendersonville, NC,  where we have visited several times.
I pre-ordered the newest book, the 13th in the series,  MISS JULIA TO THE RESCUE
on iBooks.  It arrived on my iPad while we were on spring break.
Oh what fun adventures Miss Julia found herself in this time!!

See my previous post about the Miss Julia Books at the following link
Please let me know if you are a fan of Miss Julia.  I have several friends here who are.

From the author's website:  missjulia.com  
NEW for 2012!! — MISS JULIA TO THE RESCUE

To take her mind off the fact that Lloyd is about to move out and Sam is off on a Holy Land tour, Miss Julia undertakes to remodel and redecorate her house. But before she can even pick a color scheme, J.D. Pickens, P.I. goes missing while on his latest investigative job. And an injured man fitting his description is being detained in West Virgina. With Etta Mae in tow, Miss Julia must race to his rescue, tangling in the process with a backwoods, snake-handling sheriff.

Back in Abbotsville, wealthy eccentric Agnes Whitman has returned to town with a following of misfits who are intent, it seems, in converting the naïve young carpenter who works for Julia. She, however, is equally intent on keeping him out of the clutches of people who are covered with tattoos and pierced with pins, bolts and screws from one end to the other.

Miss Julia is one lady who won't waste time watching paint dry--no matter what shade of beige is the latest rage.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Overnight in Hendersonville, NC

We stayed Saturday night at the Claddagh Inn (above) in Hendersonville, NC.
This historic Bed and Breakfast just one block
from the downtown shops and restaurants.
we have stayed next door at the
 Waverly Inn (below) on two occasions.
Below, relaxing on the huge wrap-around porch.
Sitting in the parlor.
Breakfast in the dining room on Sunday morning.
 We brought our Harney and Sons tea sachets from home.
The individually wrapped sachets are so easy to take when traveling.
Breakfast included a selection of cereals, strawberries with cottage cheese or yogurt,
apple and orange juice, and the entree' of Egg and Sausage Bake and French Toast.
Yes, we watched UK beat U of L on Saturday night at the B and B.
Go Big Blue!

More spring break posts to come....


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Traveling With My Tea Mug - Spring Break 2012

My tea mug has been traveling on spring break.
We cut our trip short and returned home tonight,
due to a work-related situation.

For this trip, I packed  Harney and Sons individually wrapped silken sachets
 of Ceylon Tea, a smooth medium and mellow bodied black tea
from Sri Lanka for my early morning cup of tea.



Here I am on the balcony at Marriott Grande Ocean Resort in Hilton Head Island
 enjoying my morning cuppa.
More details of our trip to come!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Teapot PJ's at Walmart



I'm always on the lookout for teapot "stuff."
I was surprised when I walked around a corner display and found these cute pajamas at Walmart.
What fun!
This short-sleeved top and Capri-length bottoms are perfect for Spring Break travel.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book Winner

Congrations to Marie, the winner of the book giveaway. i sent you a private email to email your USPS address to me.
 

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