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Carol Fisher (Stazjia)

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I am English and live in the south of England, about 20 miles from Stonehenge. 

I love reading and never go anywhere without a book or my Kindle or both. I've been writing for about 20 years. I started on specialist antiques and collectables magazines published in the UK and eventually began writing online. Now that's where I concentrate all my efforts.

Other interests include embroidery, particularly cross-stitch, patchwork, dogs, environmental issues and gardening.

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  • Collectible and Antique Teddy Bears
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    Collectible and Antique Teddy Bears

    23 months ago

    Old teddy bears are not just loved by their owners, now they are highly sought by collectors too with over £100,000 British Pounds being paid for one notable bear. Learn about collecting them.

  • Antiques and Collectibles of the Future
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    Antiques and Collectibles of the Future

    24 months ago

    Antiques of the future are undoubtedly around us right now. Most of us just don't recognise them. So what should we look for if we want to buy things that will increase in value over the years?

  • English Food - Good or Bad?
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    English Food - Good or Bad?

    2 years ago

    English food has had a terrible reputation. I don't believe it's truly deserved especially if it was being judged by food served in our homes in years gone by.

  • A Moroccan Tagine - Perfect for Slow Cooking
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    A Moroccan Tagine - Perfect for Slow Cooking

    2 years ago

    The tagine is still relatively unknown in Europe and the USA but it is such a good way to cook food slowly. There's no loss of moisture due to the tagine's shape. It's good for meat and vegetables.

  • English Afternoon Tea
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    English Afternoon Tea

    2 years ago

    Very few of us in England ever have a traditional afternoon tea but it's a real treat when we do. It's a tradition going back only 200 hundred years and was more about gossip than eating.

  • And The Ladies Of The Club
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    And The Ladies Of The Club

    2 years ago

    This is one of my all time favourite historical novels. At over 1000 pages, it must be as I've read it twice. It's a story of life in 19th century small town America.

  • Quick and Easy Blueberry Cake
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    Quick and Easy Blueberry Cake

    2 years ago

    Blueberries are such a lovely fruit, I eat them raw on my morning cereal. They are great in pies but have you tried including them in a cake? Here's my recipe for Blueberry Cake. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Moonflowers - Night Blooming Plants
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    Moonflowers - Night Blooming Plants

    2 years ago

    It's rare to find a beautiful flower that blooms at night so the moonflower is a real pleasure for anybody who has them in their gardens.

  • My Favorite Climbing Plants
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    My Favorite Climbing Plants

    2 years ago

    Flowering climbing plants can transform a garden by covering ugly fences and walls and add interest to shrubs and trees by growing the climbers through them.

  • Flowering Shrubs for Shade
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    Flowering Shrubs for Shade

    2 years ago

    If you have tall trees or a building that throws shade over all or part of your garden, you have to find plants that either like shade or can tolerate it. Here are some suggestions.

  • Raspberries - My Favorite Fruit
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    Raspberries - My Favorite Fruit

    2 years ago

    Raspberries are a good reason to look forward to summer. They are one of the most delicious of fruit and good to eat straight from the pesticide-free bush or as part of a lovely dessert.

  • Art Nouveau - A Beginner's Guide
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    Art Nouveau - A Beginner's Guide

    2 years ago

    Art Nouveau is a distinctive and easily recognised style once you grasp the principles and ideas behind it. This guide aims to help you do that.

  • How to Have a Beautiful Garden and Pets
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    How to Have a Beautiful Garden and Pets

    2 years ago

    Many of us love our pets and our gardens and it is possible to stop your pets damaging your plants. You can use simple methods, you don't always have to resort to high-tech gadgets.

  • The Great Full English Breakfast
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    The Great Full English Breakfast

    2 years ago

    The Full English Breakfast is famous worldwide and a favourite meal for many. You can choose what you like to include in it but just don't eat it too often. It's full of calories and cholesterol.

  • Should Art & Antiques be Restored or Not?
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    Should Art & Antiques be Restored or Not?

    2 years ago

    When is restoring a work of art vandalism or preservation? Is there a difference between preservation and conservation. A well-known English art dealer thinks there is and argues his case.

  • I Had a Mini-Stroke and What Happened After
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    I Had a Mini-Stroke and What Happened After

    22 months ago

    I was shocked when I had a mini-stroke (TIA) - it was an unnerving experience. Little did I know, worse news was to follow.

  • Stonehenge and Nearby Prehistoric Sites
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    Stonehenge and Nearby Prehistoric Sites

    2 years ago

    The area around Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site because the famous stone circle is only one of the ancient monuments there. These other sites also attract a large number of visitors.

  • Bengal Tigers in the Wild
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    Bengal Tigers in the Wild

    2 years ago

    How do we explain to our children and grandchildren that we let the magnificent Bengal tiger disappear from the wild? Read about it and what is being done to save the species from extinction.

  • Traditional British Recipes
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    Traditional British Recipes

    2 years ago

    These are the kinds of dishes most of us in Britain were brought up on until the advent of ready meals. Even now, many British people still love the meals.

  • Who Are London Cockneys?
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    Who Are London Cockneys?

    2 years ago

    Now that Bow Bells no longer ring out to define the limit of where a Cockney can be born, who qualifies? Perhaps being a Cockney is an attitude and way of life so any Londoner can be a Cockney.

  • Hampton Court Palace, Near London
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    Hampton Court Palace, Near London

    2 years ago

    Hampton Court Palace, situated about 15 miles south west of Central London, has seen many dramatic events in its 500 years of history. It attracts visitors to both the palace and the grounds.

  • Tower of London
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    Tower of London

    19 months ago

    The Tower of London is on almost every visitor's itinerary. It is probably the most famous of London's many landmarks. Its macabre and blood-stained thousand year history just adds to its attractions.

  • Art Deco - Design for the Modern Age
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    Art Deco - Design for the Modern Age

    2 years ago

    Art Deco was a revolution in design influencing everything from architecture to cruise ships, ceramics to fine art, jewellery to furniture and much more.

  • Collecting Thimbles, Old and New
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    Collecting Thimbles, Old and New

    2 years ago

    Thimbles are popular collectables. They come in many different materials: gold, silver, base metals, pottery and porcelain and, nowadays, plastic. Their history is interesting too.

  • Paperweights
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    Paperweights

    23 months ago

    Paperweights are one of the most popular collectables. Their history goes back about 500 years and have been made by some of the most famous glass factories in the world.

  • Traditional Christmas Pudding
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    Traditional Christmas Pudding

    2 years ago

    Here in the UK, most people will at least eat a small portion of traditional Christmas pudding on Christmas Day. It's quite an acquired taste but it smells and tastes of Christmas to us Brits.

  • Sugar - Friend or Foe?
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    Sugar - Friend or Foe?

    2 years ago

    Most of us know sugar is bad for us. It rots teeth, contributes to weight gain and, in excess, can play a part in causing type 2 diabetes.

  • New City of Brighton and Hove
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    New City of Brighton and Hove

    20 months ago

    Brighton and Hove, now combined to be one of the UK's neweest cities, are famous for royal connections and as a favoured seaside resort. Not many of its visitors realise the towns have long histories.

  • Chester, England - Medieval City
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    Chester, England - Medieval City

    2 years ago

    Chester, in the north-west of England, UK, is an ancient city acclaimed for the beauty of its streets and buildings. It also has a long and interesting history, evidence of which can still be seen.

  • The Historic City of Bath, England
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    The Historic City of Bath, England

    2 years ago

    The city of Bath, in the south-west of England, is famous for its Roman Baths and other Roman remains as well as its elegant Georgian architecture.

  • Historic City of York, England
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    Historic City of York, England

    19 months ago

    The city of York's history stretches back almost 2000 years to the first evidence of human habitation. It's historic buildings, particularly its cathedral, make it popular with visitors

  • The Dissolution of the Monasteries
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    The Dissolution of the Monasteries

    2 years ago

    When Henry VIII of England wanted a divorce from his first wife to marry Anne Boleyn, the Pope refused to allow it. This had far-reaching consequences for monasteries throughout the country.

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