I have decided that I need to keep myself disciplined in writing, and so I am doing Monday and Thursday blogs.
Mondays are going to be about England...Thursdays are whatever my heart desires!
England is my happy place. I was so blessed to have been able to travel there with my husband and our very dear close friends, John and Yvonne.
We had the most wonderful time. We would not have done, nor seen, all that we did without having them as our traveling companions. It remains some of the most wonderful memories of my life.
Monday blogs about England are endless. There are authors and bed and breakfasts, churches, gardens, oh I can't wait to relive it!
I thought it obvious to start with my favorite author...CS Lewis. I love this quote (in the picture). We all have dreams. Do we dare to run after them? I may fall on my face with this writing dream, but I am having fun so far! Had I not tried, I would not have met the most wonderful people that God has put in my path. They are incredible writers. I am learning so much from them. These pictures are from a pub in Oxford, England called the Eagle and Child. This is where CS Lewis met with his friends known as "The Inklings." As the plaque describes...this group met and discussed the books they were writing. I am blessed to have my own "Inkling" group. They are called MN NICE. A group of amazing and extremely talented people who are taking me under their wing, of which I am so grateful.
The link if you care to take a look http://acfwminnesotanice.weebly.com/
10 facts about CS Lewis:
Born Clive Staples Lewis on November 29, 1898
Brother : Warren Hamilton Lewis, his best friend
Mother died of cancer when he was 9 years old
Wrote many books, including the Screwtape Letters and the Chronicles of Narnia
Attended Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, England
Married Joy Davidman in 1956
Joy died 4 years later from cancer
The movie "Shadowlands" is about their life
CS Lewis died the same day as President JFK...Nov. 22, 1963
On Nov. 22 of this year, CS Lewis will be honored in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey. It will mark the 50 year anniversary of his death.