The spread this year was particularly impressive.
It’s like one of Mademoiselle Geraldine’s “small repasts.” The savory’s included cheese & pickle (AKA chutney) sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, Scotch eggs, ham & onion quiche, spinach & onion quiche, salad, potato & sun-dried tomato frittata, 3 types of flat bread pizza, duck egg & apricot pan bread, assorted cheese and crackers, cold shrimp & dip.
Sweets included strawberry rhubarb crumble, plum cobbler, almond cake, flan, watermelon, fruit tart, four different kinds of brownies (what the AB referred to later as a “brownie flight”), fresh strawberries, home made biscotti, cheesecake, Myer lemon bars, key lime coconut bars (my favorite), raspberry trifle with amaretto pound cake and almond custard, Sweet Things mini cupcakes (yes!), assorted pastries, cookies, and biscuits.
It was amazing!
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1890s The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Another Mini Garden via Apartment Therapy
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Grammar ABC’s: T is for Tense
PROJECT ROUND UP
Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback available in the US October 13, 2013.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013
Mum’s collection of my novels . . . her Grandbooks.
Quote of the Day:
“Beneath the stone our baby lays,
He neither cries nor hollars;
He lived just one-and twenty days,
And cost us twenty dollars.”
~ Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine September 1872