Tale of the Scone by Guest Author Virginia Heath

JFIF;CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90 C     C   " }!1AQa"q2#BR$3br %&'()*456789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz w!1AQaq"2B #3Rbr $4%&'()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz ?|;MeՎ)zq?fyr ʺnɨ@W, g7ASb#I T&+8H+\xKs_4ph/boޤUAg!UCׯ=,6bK6gx:1Qfsh ]'{E7h:&6Sݟl=tO f, m#ooֿP> lϘݬy1L87 ֯A5v5&vcz/nd-1Z%ܨ݇/otK-^i# 9;Xui+b.T3kcE :+>%jk!Ct+,Œh`ǁ:ظ1d*F5Ĉ@^ACW:S 0O+9՟^6RIJo#JM_ج@2c{sp}M3q"1$E̊٬/zi DBOEЦdKIFb:vrp·okK&~]Mz~HN_n#-.v^ +/3;ߑ8D'5ki$Nk9 )ݏjlT`%P+էU^izjy3Q~/:6y|-"Ӟ9ݱЎ=jgc,L9-ۣ|_߇]ՠfkhmz>>bAX'E\_2|VYς:FcwoΑ[  0I#ps_8x^,`Ѽ إW_4Jp)0s]x7NZRKy+0֌U}S_#~!ޔxÞ(CiDFqbPT@|pC 9.{Kqk &NC4ūyym1p:l'g `q Rα5-c(9r<#rG˕RGzWWם:ʔy )ݼk~B+%Jo\h,do#-s[y+pڼ5ŕу2+6S8^cuS󌾂9w5ng >R4"OmrZwZ}Ɵicy>:S _$9Y9yeHJng/bgI[<K?i&R0JpBb XPmn4Wv%羔b}c5WY >f)nj':ٰӧf\q^+/L(29<>zY[kV`hԩ |({AlSH<WYڈQP{W/?yu=\P2O^74d+ikoafA[n'؟|* GV)8\q{jG *n~# KnsͤLm%fY$fy%瞽¶.RC,g<+^,{ƍ3.2f5$]7zWNT?͹\E>kvrhvZHm.ª(SA'E~.jEh^ƾᱚ)#!8#wVq=e]KHXqƗcfsE×:;5xLuwew]"$b#ӭ}ꐦknEaJY+矈&o$O@@ۆ$2@LN>/y;ڕqyz-O g2h!Cd>±~)i͜s4H"FO^Q\W!6dLs!Qxlj8x^-m7X[2ŧjEB/v$+ϯZ# ,"q}]yu>FQR]~k=ҍv)!6W%J`s@Kja5ل3SpxO6&l ,[,=zE|^^Yk8&x̔bXHpx4MWG3'׼#5<%u{i/4mr5h#Z+c&-sů ,#rvP&enF_u5e,ވ?Oqbc8K3(u-oo8y1j{Ԇ,FUgX'/+qfkMm7.r?SM~\k67PM=;Ko77Wj"Rs<5aXi̗3*M+H\[o_ZxgQVX#2 g ʼ'{~Gwntcjv 5ʖ#[-We1郷8ӵb{o7ʹ뀣h q,'$ z; i܇݋ ~Pk˾ xRmuB[:8|ŰԮFsҦfDKV ; ,9s`/˳}^~2i F*W<şC6aY\0_268$>5쿲nwjk[p`v|= ^EQ{-QN2ˀ9+gŸOLh˙6lrIst,]V%J)r/zW45[&紱`aFVV c|^ {-\VPi!P3 Ad^ۢВF3/VAOLu?^)ak,r8b7H+F4+ۧ~G0Ҝ90VKMU|7%#]YY\xq$6X*s+ `gpk翅~*OkiKϳ\X/mJ;%z쭗p̧e:z\]&oMjjn`wUINX?^z^=;>FR**~ig$[]Z =NO=+阞F;xGEjz?y. "3?7f|fח7P EWˁ)ɬյ=VK $̙>N?g> V{Dg _1n_$qmk}_Egxmo0vBsODycFHE&i'*@gȯ>UC-]Bʑ8_5R{(<={ak)QDr;Uw<H | oW3u钘-#vGb DhHq.@"2'2cbں<'jMe6d7<̥}=SV|_kd|Cŷz9 GKm&ohhֱ,/!21Gح+IS^jxNSnmw>#,xbϓ)P۝~W_kW,D7` {-6NiacE(W8Es*jrdLE[68^*mݯ=YҊGXmu:bTRkSIkoX q_^k|q>thzMJŴ^uȮoU<w p;rM=xi҅=WRWkyeXS2s׈Unyd8$ 1[sl5~g}eR׏EQ\A$c1Ajq++_St߲HVSp2T#~5߆B"H.IV/=nj w~l^3eUPYl$AgCa9|[{{ɴ=)q$s.N}N3c^O8E{oo6aY}'x'&ln/-%p28yߊtw40c\8'y㞵i~qt^jmp9^{qv<dzk#YDk*.qrj]KT<3;V#a– ߟCZVW>LA@rj;3*,p:~앹wi-(;l: x,@%3gz+"->8ߪ^1#PZ*Kgɚ<5hzAql7LdF9 I?MvONF4zGl¢8QN@KuxƧ.3#}k\se nz;,o\q>*y8[՟%ާuŸ wMzx{ڧ|r=d̤xYv'OWfã92WWir2v;z׷*Mv8T}dkp)eczs\M޼zWZDp9=in^.kuluvVzϖ2wSĘ$Odq夑^O\'T]2DU[.~wмi'a0=0|T)Ò=W}o8jQQ| .eh(`a9Һj[[?9"VΤ'lW4}]>:xMqWZU'xukE s___F+ş]e,V m(%g\u|'gs)eyMy]!NWON{5k{/w˛U/ @-,<`Z&3+v'tzzim>χaۖZ0~7-3,牰80!>߲AlQlXZ191zyYl& FK({ ~OAX>^6:?,}sk&0l! ~fߴf g?7܏8B "x nFNtwI֡ICKRqU#&3vrEܙ㚍eTgWVo$$f#=x]ַ?L2.ju89jS~ ۹VVGn@u>4I2Cser̭(+K*pֲ%Lq Jg;D?vb1aۥp6)yQNqȣջKo;ԞS:kmdl$6rU@䱮#>.K5'ǷbMVVt;&5o8O?C]0}`9|(n@ud]M!ǕקY#[7-.lńӥi?wVdE_DE&leI st5<:"-mkZH#փ.:Ciff?3rAb(-$;SQc=xNWtG6:]q5h]c<;+cn.dߵA(8>Q_-6f));n4d9<ֲt[l 'W=-cas6Pi| cY6>-qj(ҹ /bCw2݄SFkЮ%hrqE#C񲯈%hQXws4LTECEO0Feִ4%cQ\;sk*VSuAcV+f7: f-'+ UvKU8_AE/U;+~rr h_F(
Warning: fopen(https://ginaconkle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/31753391_460268657720887_4492655007023235072_n-147x147.jpg): failed to open stream: HTTP wrapper does not support writeable connections in /home/ginaco5/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php on line 407
Tale of the Scone by Guest Author Virginia Heath

Please welcome guest author Virginia Heath for another History Thursday post on food. She’ll parse out all things scone-ish (she’s a Brit, so she knows what she’s talking about). Of course, she writes historical romance. We’ll get to her book, but first…a few words from Virginia Heath on scrumptious scones.     Morning all from a very grey London! Let’s talk scones… or scons as some people...

Read More

Guest Post: Marrying Up by Sonja Rouillard (part 2)

PNG  IHDR+ IDATxw%Gu7ϝ;9j%J!H6 `gy?x`a&  B!iVڜ䙛owW=wvܝꊧ9}ΩSk@R '=tP}efFTJ!D2hX4TJ)=dpegL#YlC$%>BF"c<;Rϕ- II 2<ٽQ]6-bFpVxMw6~kg+X) 3NfP"hGGEo**T-J^eq{;M6pCDކG RmഠsTQ./l$_|貸RH^EYpЫ\>΅C^lSMO^3N3#"PC5,v,1ט?=2YQ6_ ,D>U,7摻wx)_*׽ B²l|5+Pj/ 26]dVOuI2B@#F''cԱz35XتLGJTMjL꒥"?tJeIW"l;T? 1=05v&ӳfJF ))BLLv>:|+EhtሉTѓՓL|zbDJ2@`Qduӹh">Lȫ9S1Bp˾ gkTll{_swމcfˀ3z,RU-Jlj*UYޠ d;~l{ϩ;~5>'S6~Modnr6pw.6q&WB`K2<#jSd&g&t1<`_X{9S;mK|%e\o0;3;8ω,@U?vv¸慉a\uH3~f\L"~Vfi(y-\aGBT#ߜdQOQ,C6Xr 7,{8DyB,;/Gp^My`E) nH\8ʆffc$K# kE_@:-&uV6Dž}VfIDًg 3$tS'Be6Te0P=Mw߾Ouފ9 RQ]2~ߑZSë=ڗ JY,p]/z?'|K{IMDUƄW9D(Iezo X'GLǙgEi-@| aGRbB];y DG*'R>f< Q><)ご!3)h{Pocr@"8ہ.F75쏙9y@J4G}\tZ>uOqb/n},\'ΆH.FsB%F_fX}.ho/{|lgv#x>xAO/G7c4b+0Uz  .̷`686X @1~c1%>C_C1L _[h֪ -d /eo"@sSfӝϪ!'z4ՃvN)PXbq^M)jw~S=- 3mnZj>[Gv=u4CvY9qMmȹ(J|yeb[Orz~lFȠF&?TFHh3O}^J*̸QQ4J[Q틉֬Hh}] 9L~9M%Bv2*UʫWPX2MЙƫ5Q8s 0vQ̵, b{x =Vat(efvrؖ2CK@8>-FA{;Y~+ gbH&*FeBH^3<,J @- a@xB.= ecS^1F~hqR^Igr FfW!f(ҌHEZzcc)x 33qllB68wt>C؊S'o?`QWZlfB+b(.IE *3!m]+hMgzѦۑY @XQ&'MyJ!GITdl< gN΢i]OR>E/:9pb)EOqDU_ mJ1l0jIcK/VU.MD[;g}w B]NReXsz?KEK\= %ኑe\l9!^>Ivbw150h5y|1^Wt[ JJs9d_Ɨ 0;ّZ±y\)#pKC~@?( D,FZMp7n!8hk?8E-+d(Oe34%B.' p,*#Ci3uF2exگP.O<) fM98?ǯmLvv:n4+6R *|ɘf;ō<|Y&d"k5 q&V4tS.P>2)6JWb9[IJ;Pe9s6@r) ƾ%볤Q?}{ha٨E͚mdEPh l`6= /,ec >W \"?p$<:Ssڭ2ߢQؾ;ࡧ$GN͠ӧ׼ҿ׿׭ȷ%cU82;40g͚NlJFU쨌F=3ALGτRk<~ AN5-8#A=UmdKy nS3^%S.b#Rb$FptOL@rأp/YT&Z7˱ 5p o; :@ꭀo_4*rmn(~eѥ*6VO/df:`|Zrϱm8~MOu{TUzY{OKߠi(`L葦wő!LbCn1ht`QZfggO"P Qȣ}D²mcsƖ9m[* ,+xGGk}ھ5T5vu((˂upQY:FfQ 5/go7C̴P(&nrÊ"z[Arcڿ^2Zv:oGի?;uR.&ލ`InlٺJM f:RN[ aJXG'*TIadI*f%Xlnc6JJʫK}.Ax-79IwbQF፮;4Jw` ޒ|? ǟ[.RJ>?.Hƒ1Ox;y1R0?5⦆jM(lTo>Qi@ѩ_D|QEL3A1ŭdO>Tte@TF`[J$MA䇇*bHC6AΉ훠jsيWPV%d`]{;U%K8ihf2Rľ|2yKP%r|r[ ,k)'&b0|LXsם|;ąC욙&m~',S,mB/"S 6˥QD$.2e$N^^v ۮuUA:s5d XPoV<QqDWN:4?rr<PRZfē.OeU(ĭѨ5yj=z\e@uӏǠwBw-IvU9V ;[7Qa!#)>_c=4&baɘ#м1j.fHb3d-Paքuq;Gk52k-N1eH](xXٲ,%ⵯ|[;'Y{z6_b*`96Кqo|3+7ҷumST-(?|[6Č+ե,(kV3kd%2yQ|})X^$t22?Fr;FD{)L }^N=AJFUg)g&53R׽8qwLKqFAJ9%A],`xTNlck}n,gtIlA86q@AujJ._[1'kxx.z 7AvXReKVTq˒Aft\eʘy/_'/t3i-jgg@Xw hPmEiytz/o*F:=ǩGk.+s*up(lXp Vɯ[Wpi RXPYQ %%E K 9`9 =\SnH5Ky-?SKǟ >\߸b +l4m2Zwusssl"u i,xP}v$Mg-9sj,fѦN)0z NR?vRA86`˸K"nqJc#ՊV$?Map1K z':X9PRR^PĪ!<~^t1}ymfF [Sԡ]A"us}0}2AdFnɏ1}K mi: }TN.TsD,#Ezsg̼(A =\XF+X&َ $v.gk& n) (x  ݐB;r]; @?PkS~^&Oj c?B| D'ZIs׍ȅ߾r|"ݕM$yX[7_JIW(.2fޣ? J1!O!}0i6q!&W|_B:,ԧQFF|٩Irk׳⦷Q}wKi#>rn"gN,l.b@ 4s ,*꟫JT fj!mbt n|@^xaņqp+ IDATiR>;^4HPĶՑeL3??hx3K`@)s.z;;QQ p'$K ~Уa10|;{>&Ir2a p>[p)1,.X?T$7 [(iHU,",/bɉ^8BC*Z69>Fm;TKxzV*S u>hpa\z eŏk%p-EvVjp [PzQ[$eG"V#-Uds}>v\U V? m\)(%* ? p"/ ',"%Pdb6 ,ۥa>5؜ hNQ%_P(Vyufq=,`Bb:$0$R3|ہ3bi5TV ^N fw35ǰK2nN~˅eVi6a>e=Ěp!{"P[@xW9q"9vB9s;VD%~so,7^*dx~P2y,4Awi8Av,*)L0-_"Z#Zm';e牙%a">9O#E7^K׺t2-.zE'"bXD31s!ߐC*Pxl+QWcPC*201YIs7y ʓ&Beo ;s5\a#}H{A4T8,s"thOcI$똞%x .p9t;O[i~v`$!TQ|zJKbceT0h&BNX`YD$aFF%-#"RIG̙dPsq DW'q_I~z$ /џ%z LC%%$Nv^:*ZTVs+xuJ+4>~Aitoݿ#)o ~ڋpV9:To>qw!._KԻiur`"~X5w3?߸u,N>S]<>7;RΛF<މ=h("2%Bq|:%Hfv لjaVJ'HctW2;:UT)zd5}%RhcUJj#xVl@ 4}qdcfjaq,s3p[;W-GYn W}>[*|E7Ps;[媕L=}.^_Ȟq>:)Fn7LS%S'mRHO^ȏgQ*D99`D=(ԝsF q2 uICVi  -@_., Z"ڶZfe uR؎@tõB>|!:+;h2TG ?ígh7oH"u.]\;?:Ρ3M,*ϥ+Kl:A8K94O3,SЎ-l$ҧ="Dby & i\j- =%ͼ65H°$%h - P* ~}@!o Rۿ@_IOstt'iį)-/ ?? 9x{̦V;.xk|\`66G?9p+Yj;ɲ羜o=};wLҕVږy4z LʾMѓ& "aL Ⱂ,4 STfZD"ecОb+jRpٓ\%%"Gu:qG(5/{X4kxNyb=EPZw V?|~~.+908*Je>Q'K/w-pĵK/&/_֠ZΧT9W[`ڢ=bΉ z+[X)eOVH*c- LdN̾FLc`=w>@rڍŁJi\EV\$P+?s7Iu*F׮%_,0~ ^Akc羄M r~\fP>B%6R%W cy7VY2אWofsaqk^T}q Sx(vۂ HX>`!X(sQq %\˲, ++-#Y\ft|?e0Jь2!`jlނlXł LMy2:3tf~Z 9ȤoM*Ne+lXTخt1\fphq6⒍bY؎JiG],)EnW3K.GTA,'dX*@ЗC ~tKT&^ߔ:i+,V‡SH,f,1 ڦ!3ȉupH׏Gj.PɁRT֬DIEwfN:3 OPͶ[-t\wNT&dHzX(9g$Y{mц0ODZ*smȋ>n8`P̥oJrU|j3OIv*5XPdRi"1ع\\y&TH<2r2"`6Bqqqq`B>z$JIn7@hB:p*h/~]D%7'a&T*#L AO)VAɎ]3Ȅ&"͟BƔ 졑6mS-|Ҳ,֭Z4K<b~%Q, r." sÏ(Ppi K+ ڭXD(;G~ɰNwbx8K1> `9]uN̲eeZMIg.&{#̸XHK>-vze2$!QB(OXZd3b諅U6ңGTdU}UOPT#Eujj;#(,֩ ] H K d Ra NlK{-`(65czkTx fK߳$%s“1vwݤ6}Vm%v"ܙKIJupn kY./b9&:QP{\"y3Ì'(e3J@mN.bxCMcEK$J_y_b;̰):mq+!iM_kVukfGY}WM#_:X})*z$ u|]͹.+$}7w`06M؎Pc'mF)rHl4MӬ%/3hm.-籝8Oqx$k.,!i'}%xX-qB-Za})wHl$G:h[(N2YLag1~mf, ?yf[W,ٌ e6 kr.֖k?kN!D JOׅ nW{ΥMPQ,ͷ\ZFO>U"|v_2Y\K_Xpö],˦ӬӘB[fR %%?~Ou  L];v`)3h%b+4.В{L >crD|'@fhKlfD38놕 Y±,^n#׬XęIP(\"d;eFh})lw|"VaÍvV~a `ƓcǏif޶/WҒԲ۱qu)lP- kc)rvm%:`ɻ6QJrw;] dM;v %b\ȤEjAXיI>ȯ~yhMQJYWd_~q15cY:t8l;4dzaJ%p`ºk[S"v$l6KKŽ$; b1|nj( gr&Sٹ X4iԸOB IH]hB ۉH%G ɪFSRi**m(rJg G>M7Zm#<3pzWKp̀З@t-}KG|C;Yљx;sNg߃P:Yc(kx;Jjj2ݛ̰[pM\!/xӛ?!;u\a؃CP,ė|/F*ΰmu4|:P"xԩ,Y6RA8'm$@Y J64o:J tѢ1Yi֨4Q(mlbM_5^,?xA|֯S=םVO姹+B5ReaqQ织sJ)ٝ#f;7_q%IPeʿ?ɍ&T=cw,; #\WnG4R)$Gg NYRA;y]ᨌhLeR /-mmh(9^Jw0Y,x7 uh U\K3n'|Vs}Q{M_7_Ȏ\3_rjf6mQl/\];qtBߦ2\pKm}} _?278o>OᙩѥN0[nǯkZ lR1vƎ?&o/ٴ[kMigu͏3>=HܷbCV^BD>a7.HBφ;&.*t4,jBhR'-)R@lū$Joˆ~hlW֭W~) >Wu4|y^[{~տzRv?n}W(׭ȯHㆋEN8ܬ8<{=$"WD 5N< lנ5wV ؛wJJ!e?Ou9| vB:jbb;w}=3sbnI*e$^mL/Q\AE;G!Ozӂ@ @|'Ԏߺ?8:9G ivذႸcQrYSk}-۶m!np+rݻ!觀I:Jr rE`9:MD)ix]d4>L:VKJL^?tXRlKɤgl oOP@7avBo]e}34@ݫ;Fϴ# ]G){t}<@>_j506 ]ݠޅg۶WWyʮ˫֬Gwy,2jOMi|ֲ2%Kq e8[`C6"=dj8393 jMTlc6m!'sb onf3g0뫥#׃Q#v lO\H"Ut:u׹~kUKv< 86i-ol7:V PJѭ7޾}\iFy+_8>j -c4 W#4f0\}߷wtcԒ <4/ 3^@Kx]e6YfZ@sr9j&,\XřmgJJ8Hv(Ɓ̔ҠQLeK.icP$r|[D mJ^7XnF)g?ET2Q;Ri&,W hmZss|{?὇rߘbZp%zȢ[6")f#RҜǎA>XS()W ,$Ǽ+NJP-XBPu620MYސFǾ@`D'ThJֆ4HJ&za}93Ƀ>4Bu"TS F/ I;I%WıFֲ(|Ƈ?Iz|2\f‘tRr>ݝ|{80q1PM_e-T.w6襢" %eaS?U6.7kd͚T kdMQˆkoϘIZY6&}Gm~2M)`=P~GRȳ}*z!XqM86_vVF!u&jB;?B+ݗ<Ƈ! z7x~zv((10}Rw>:$iСS)YBEX<.Xα ɜ^pE޺ۍT5ʊ׹DPM?6-2̦Sԥ JXbKeg& ca4] L<'f@W-0+qrJ_ 6Ӧ,X/ &,VE6^C9U׵;mAIۅ.צ 6#`.B:%LB'S{H;JDQk|Y3H+y^xE,IT3-67[xRG{+.W'mTb5g\2R񐣏,ERPDi'ǝ-X郘c J>D\A z3Tȶe>Ϳm.jV-dz@Sg.X. k(z%e |[eu:5ǑSӜ8ey^z U*LnN*tfUAvH2}[\8׾\{(;W_xu@w# (dٖlA03]9gg=cOc4x%J,DQ#H$C7:w~//{Mf{W֭[޺u뮻plB&J\=w6%'H AymZE"()Z` $BsZ 8jcDPT^?gy-8<ȉeV98Crt-kAIL-O&锑mrlA~~dSQuP7[i;ֵ^ ū v8q|% t[f3\D*o> 6p2J u(*痋G>.xJHa~/Dx?ϐ"._BC%:=93eY ehN*jvYݠiRrz DE;f"U[ͤw!(2j6oSM  c,/KWS|;T`4%~ i5pꍰMxٗp&I#F5Vfx_J&)Sw #uxp ф?+0Z'_НKر"c&Fb{s(ԝ(',[$1VdyV&u%^ڨ5hWW~7*6稽*NkA<!eh:U"~ʖ:Z; ndϮm7RX\Mm+Iֶ!4F5 ضwΎu'Lс\Mu&=n4)Օo?Q;[DdpE<*a ^oc0B1?#&:O nq5ktgbנ /zC3Df&.0vf]CJg"4-zM\xk4nJF77@wtB'<7V6}c[<BҷBͫt[D]K^BHg.hי>D9Qu@+ާrVH9jVԕr:04#py"IWTjUFVQRf]'PC#fV6pZ#"-e {l[^g=Ǚ^?'S **A9vЎY^p(iiNQ+NdiHÙE=>s~=+̤J)>P™t.I6#cx +\r]RN]8-&D] /[M2q A"-B0' d8x4x 7e2T mxJ*{$ ziͭp"Śá/mԊYX-1G(5fw4f2bVMcI`TU嵉RX8+B?-D[O} ?x/$~wJA*$ \?6뵖G5 E͆8M[0XxoofJe|uzx*..W9;B޶&tH4 DzQ#C'!\FܒM92==Tj]dl2O`;Ѥw.nD>L~oPH:r6Q#ԋuZB(.\%c lu/*^C?\!7JL *Mͮν+4#T ywBS\;9sd R$a*J- #1C mR1Hf\-g%T Ȧ[oаuYm}^| *2iK`+Dfh/. _`,(1 : o_;[$!'|+_XDs'8ly\RQxٯ86 >HE}3'^D_(aԗѬ*iIi݀=6=( FwBZ`b1yU ߉CBܺ}uyiv:muNjO61/xv#!©/;*>&1uOۨծ`J DXJPOs+'3$Mv̕fOCko$JN%H4 ^1SbýtneLK*5*T_Bgs}wǁ=M!YxoY72Zj&KCoq?ΛM%xazG*ҒPĖKMQ(D4pa54Boe`_ݟ (1mRs ѓUsd*_}|k\Rʝ f6BO.~r0`ɎX;+%FbJNޤX-KR*a=01%7sslu\˼MD&˹u H=wvnmUu.iQTJT/@ d X:9z_J:Lבf/ב֒!tȹm86f2^>jBK%ɥx<B2W8~\{>|^z] )%FrLg(+# /b<%{wJS<F #U+8ѳj>>6/k)5%N|9\M^0VnSdgSα(q 2v/medp/'008B 1Y)7hQpʈ)]h"2oeD ZHP oTDR|6N/S>YXA{֯Q;5қv\TTKicJdݙ{w͋ $Mu.h6{quI.7oie]J hA6Gs.휤zHδE}:`:T7Zg&H:ǻTЮ MD5I\$*#򯶵Wꔶ+lT1@mW-Kl7넍NZUU6z;ZE5 !kvSRun:]8<7˹oym/|]vzߐ˰?1*z+[fzTl}Y-e2сD~yMz,5✩ul*8u'U^E75J+[.׉^Ӊg)6BZsDd7oX%/ *(x'W/ѝHRO}St''nctM(WL_"-yuY\!U+M`ït]@,^Zڌ6u`:ʖE=;Yė3m|`nۜe7q>S:Ot?q7 _7;i@2tl6hU]ڡXNͦes|d~?F*?MZ'b"T.70_`E֏cqn{+>qN& .f=IoRҥKcyJ QٴY5i./ Hd#42h-L/sF(lN(/c:WJ&lݶh{xEHQ.8quHYXXu]rfU*?\8ïm_,=tl M (5{~pn}s6+%+./x2Ɓr˳y{Tαy"8 Tk .UVЄD K sV)WhTjESSLQ{nt/!T&7lߌ%pN[$x^?tR;77GT/}-[<oή;84]OFmX ծ=o&N-Z 5+-ЗM3E_6i,W\98>GR0hkӲI%z/j5hxk1–"xҦ6үRk7H{[H<#r9 ^k)+=8UYV%.\MHZש;N8b|0E6e9"ˮC0{ΙD7Lf4ДI+(T*5o 8! ܉!\_q\si2ݸEfs#s6h{ ~Υθ);a] jU6wws뭷) oxI|eGL1;l|}0rsñq$3H>p_7㢉nД|>e\wU  WhH BG \$i"g; c؎r ͳqd$EvmvP{cT^h0“^~DH`i`7v0/F ʭvB<)$ /k/j,lq:.;ZC$G kc93 L0#0Y ~]uuV郔Td&ݺ&enmlΦ.ɭHSJ Y7B6QPk$_JI%hf^z;ݺo/| kKB@dlƃ 'I$&#iĽ1u!KS <) oh{ %YMqAòMf$dSw}d; d4:u'%6⫗uHъy7@;|)IShwswX҅ugt"dq_d!An,SKJ/ w,ba6ZZGycC<2Q6$I?R $h4- 8ՋVנ)`OCD`Tʲb  پmq I 0d&1u,`2`x 7hu1amvhvdiP1f~ă|-/hZUoWFZIO_R48I>?a 7ԯih`emiu۬}r7j0 >:L#(eZs6nRN3SŁMAdZE4 ة$kq4?ZT^'L^RJ\Wb;.`uaQkXԚu˦޴5, ۶ǚ'7-v1ֻhK&Z4mMdi@3~Yb0i@ڐBH1: ˚%}@LKdd+K&^__%F%Or֫Essf H TJ$4: T]2<tɓeyMf"Cf*Ef*~+ftꢴ)o l,ktu9gsɳEjg|62&\{W1gb" jZ\,ҁ;.0p@Ȍy$~*YG[1NdЧ`ĆIɤkb:I.4*I>aD$.q% d1q%Y)+JdZ&Lȫ(:Q>%H=SݦQ'š&oL}?L7R2ZpA$C.YޱB.-UʆXGe}|]h-NfM]6n¥nR) &$Gz1j:k R5^Ici:vC~?l{0~ҋYۀ8j/60RCEu|v s1EpOF,q:ȷV7X>m@E˸Sru3 iv9(V苂/%01jt}-yA~M?$H֕^T ?k/ni r3]dYQbwHOp.$zMGx\Jz])o`.d3GT6TYJˠIwk+BBϫl5wBbDUݓ$h˴#/&i8 ,5ؖoי*(?@| !u9H@).R& 5";!uZ`SH?&Ѻs@ZT΢cCw;Ȯ~D~g83.Z[J^4?uDd4x+t :ЉOGz;a>!y.΀b{ d*0tdpm$nR!;D|!=6INaNړ[ʛ*4HS[<ܕ OZ0FYGojuEv!{5CIf*McIcIn4K ~#p&n^bmF([l1_bh)k|UGq?3zRCۮt5:tMFi䨉v 0N$px6'H5ĦQAtH4ʂ.)-.KFQ-H8Mi>h@l-@‚jsALA"# ^%IDAT򑵬^ǎ"!yXG{D]x'X\Ahx@C}$Y72FiK$'4 .}n/&Tu1cpzl>ضC^W|P:8$SZGiIR،F^׳iRᏫJ$l. x >xrհP!mfhYW۴ wa ~:P`.֮ȗ<$ e0H&T28X Nh'G.k{' Φ,;4Uב^ύEJh4-$Ѱ!lo<*v ud T sD2^F.޻,/^o~3<̣בDCbr@n޷,^wL5N-x"Rvb%B\ a s\..Eg~^!y[, ~ޘKK(eqވ ]ϚLg&3LVbyyYB0E@ 3̮r2ygo?Bܼi=a)yzI)Is+dm3M5s_+ѴM>*huLlckO/ j[@NOcǺΉ c^{`D~1bX]WYo`wu}u d`x-Q4QtT;6{G\ǻVv$=6.Md1ZcrAiC[,4bI5YNTbDcR*mNPR,)ʴ:]mP#VrLRueookOU:`m ǕiRhzc\OԄBGQppY(ϴBَ(2md 4NDW7\v叩2aj?)/= -!~0XbD+1AʐhBGPh TFv6YoJ$H Q,Wۙx4!Tcu[Oص2{4A$ TK̚lI 39 %K,g9ˉ b)/C'9[ `8K8d_ Mfl/2uYkǹ457?;g0OW*G,RЗs0Y#'Y5GrLOCCąqw:i?guI>Ñ._~l24\;uL̳R/o/fsW8?|*s^YJ &ϱi`W^ery\?~wkU# {Fw# }:yb{ўaF_X/Wtg|Bu8:q\wm ! e$^gvs}l/nNS7ҷdR[£z=LO?+L19,/^;Ήo&99wmxS|lO?GoԨot?$z?('Jw1ֳA~xIn۰N7@WK}[C'kyyW)y.̏34<Óggǚ2qN1]Zd/=HLpq',u/_C@'щ 2x޸xZ?d=oNj7-vwon,vm4M n[#F 8җ坻u2o|+?8S“\$x1jet bj;|`x!޵Λo + rl,A>~e8pmyݠnȮ-kC75S7ARk:I@v@t*H+i.j:sls/"X=Ftn[l2 d0Dr|UT[W@Pm_YOx$R!$RYq!3ϑKfy KpVPYǞ`w ?=,'ϒO'2}FYcm BfSK0=Ȟ۹0Njdk!nUYCdY~ri<Tq]<{ù>\*LO22&t~G8Ssy~(>~x)N_bnOl[ϥIlũҳ:y|?ؗ(J\ʺQ}o~޵/rDrɘ).-\cZOkYk?7=K WiM=n+?c|1\/ӗᎍ7ܬݝїf:v Gw&K3iݍL.їa6o//s\2<-kwJم+6 S3MƗa`#[z&2W 8Ù+,Vyd'Es`ax3ۆ6R(2]Ԭ:~^8EW:ϛ7u,Q$xw޾apG_]L;fj. m]ԭ:znc÷Gw ~|g{M&sL̓ Co"7$X!BX l<aۣKJS2aMeJyו.V(Tl #2]lȥ fˋl+M`:s|(vߺs~n[w#woW,t:yL7 ӥ2>OW2~^;MHkcgJzwܳvx7^s1ᓷ~<8Ұi9^ Warning: fopen(https://ginaconkle.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/unnamed-147x147.png): failed to open stream: HTTP wrapper does not support writeable connections in /home/ginaco5/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php on line 407
Guest Post: Marrying Up by Sonja Rouillard (part 2)

  American Royalty — 5 Americans Who’ve Married Up      ~ first in a multi-part America’s Princess series   by Sonja Rouillard, author of the Romance Readers Guide to Historic London   Continuing last week’s fun look at true marrying up romance tales…   A recent royaling-up is Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid, formerly Sarah Butler of Texas. While not poor, neither was she uber-rich as are most...

Read More

Surprises I Encountered while Writing The Lord Meets His Lady by Gina Conkle

And one more thing about those Georgian marriages…   Bigamy was a problem in Georgian England. The Marriage Act of 1753, passed into law March 1754, was supposed to put the kibosh on illicit elopements and the trickier problem of bigamy. In pervious centuries, most brides and grooms married in their home parish. A select few married by special license.   By the Georgian period (defined by the four King Georges who reigned from...

Read More

How to Elope Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

JFIF;CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90 C     C   " }!1AQa"q2#BR$3br %&'()*456789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz w!1AQaq"2B #3Rbr $4%&'()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz ?ැ3W'}t aN4##+:X?O/`4TiH#ڧ.s,PJkb:ơĵ#ڏ:$c͹0R=T K*^oj|KjN{lG_V 641!BT z-,x7Dv8#A@С#isBrIdqd玱3Zۨ&ݸ$_p#WQ (@w33F84pJƍ_1j*$eܰ8ׁe|C3/^]KP$гɔIl9'8UBn<[H dn;-oY"WI3 ʳOMpֻѺ*DȦ%*),9<7O GEE<*/ 'W֡8U`/p vhyN\"܆fbrcJmīЅd!.0)pj 85yyZF/.9HU󸌒s^*ik +U^20x:kg=A:1L񊱬h"n&ʡ{EW9'.U~J׺&U)F%V~A,ܳs+k~}duKs߁x꿭XX@)]̾sl6;Ta Qlfhx~^+M-xST:2g st*3e(cԏϭsOh-; 3>a_AwrQJ]C1%rTd# 5#_C9,098a aN2]%zq1Ħ'˴889]4vFoam*̖<(sy2ÚiZfw$RTH'АqE$z/3mv!$Dd(&՞4x3HUu&ߕoispq]9ǵ}:>|2cw6h{;觸.V+s ʶ'j_v6eb\ZM94g_<-}t#HY<$0a_MA<6x~rxLUIYxݜHϮ8"i2 2 |T:`*!KF1U9ZH'ي:F95J'jF$KN] lBso4$ 'gLd9oap] m̃9#]kTvGdP̀F[Lv=w{!Y?u;WOWa!8.cmZ6|H )tI;Sn*l 8j*:MF|OD[.<fw<~Š@R(0G3R5ra9?1J! ~? pO*36U$bP+%Qrk :]աU]v cQq D?i/;&c~@Z&fO0 7 '7eYK v9ab֧\w> .6ZMbA!]" c_REdYl΍`G;߿ }o J7^%1߽w}OK=1X:EauڵTOd+l"_>v)&K09u ;c#Kgo3cH8_ڇ!} c⨬on-c(!,1,@ߎt}b>7]^Šk3!>bce:zKXUH-64NL$;E[|ET=ISZ:Dgsf➤-7;|_ķٴRJ7O`4V'Tc7`,g<Н;om75%|Y6@sԚo+ɤ^񦞊VH- GhM_G惠A Ho4}J=P#P]za׹bC ^~-]jf{ML_>?obѦ7,1rpp~&RzvPP} VcZj~z;MBGдOiQ bH%bI5?m?]L]Z#9zх;~6|xAtmy,_l&"o qe@; |KK_嶮.l#6?*G5k{S(Tl2wGv%{u)02LNpvc?w׏_I mVsЂF=S_iEQۚw+5B(V($W :,s@;Wھ=|O̺&.-$r*Mm*eO! M{YӼ3j:~c \\\0XFY ~zo |0j5$48w^7-gSP7=Ϙޞ Ҽ4tjWoo~ˁr }YNa}gf{Rkk4պ}ջBH670r0uPZ |/'+C>Ww|es_[ZӍ·CKQׂ㌨5`aSM6_ʩM{^/XjSF%fe[S@KwpL(ŎbCX۟a+D\,O:kRVr z_ѩxE?VG~?4 WXnmUm(@" ^h2 #^cZk6axo Q s4L\lܭ ;%Vx2 K5ayA I. ]ď?įĚmu#3Aݑ98^Mt2w8psPzkKfoYxMONՖMxmvϳ3aw 獼sdk ,|Y}+].^..\*(LrO6ZAMO:-0E%%d}s#σGýNO~]Y? [C[oo(:'ۖd xAO|4$WQmmRoĦEn$n8&<5Zo7Cl-GnXw1;W)a-x(x~⺷F7Lxb$|їXRx.ue i!c'1\.sUk 9,Q>STp}~OKdu9=0bPP$j#ܜi7xXt33Aiw9,9$LV_;]<}f5/?掾g^Q?gheαit|6T#1ri77Ϊ'0Nx=a [|6t'!߱7A{ZXdH7F'p:c-Eq{kw0H)CP9^Z|A5+oލ Eom{ԝ[/gxAEݸz>35ӼOZ[L_C\ݺ\'uZWr]u Sֵ"oiS;DC (̀@3 kq=l4+6VaumEF&7I$g_ =c;xt= le y̫MlÿW3ixaM@}eBZjuk^>>~5 wݮ%ap'TjʪWgǒ_~8t2m~kO5eUX!'%~,T \`p3|bM~e; sS|;q{}u oUi]$98P[~ !uo&͞lѤe*ԊkNWg*i`?ஞ;S,ӥǾjh>?[)H@B=3ZhJq>75lj/>> EH3$9bwܪ$ mu`YHRUX> Ge ԾI+U}Q r#;wVoX\.~p g#bVC+Zq3})mƞzPRs'#{xK5{msQKciN$cOz;*3'Ԑ>&O)ġi|6bI!+d{cOv7ᾋ,j220RAdEW4WQ&~Xx|--u(PK%]^BoFe;UL@ mxt['Kc߂$ܱ77ȏᾈXJJ@}1S[Z|otSᶍ}F@?Oѽ>MxZ[#b?k}pw(Ծ3 D0x _SVnWO5_ݣ4Q$V|e|s\͚ᾌIV|owMÍIГIզ{^zό|ca:[/U$m=e Jd^W[FPZ2q|WjYd IVV_H9_TNF'QgҜ_IE֊πxdQ'ʹ?t\{jOK"j2s_~ |OߨH>!wZx–tRYrEm#+ƿ%m|I`Ʃu7(8;Z$xES<qA~Mͷꟴ¹i~\G70s}s_Pd:.R(2# s .??j`XUPW2rNxVjy?ZܷspJX89{TwV,W6,49fa# \ $ȶd^]!gulen36~'8?J&%s+lUng Gߚ4m& -c4d~rsrqLG[j5[g#Glp08}u֣jSRvUMzSϫz\PSI<%i0uvB3'7|9g ͺg[&ѐ|/S1zTc Ŵ/%s##AQǯZKٷm?ֿסa|6fAld(Q%I#=JA u#n+ø0=[ V" ,O8at XSqKT2qVgQ=3>=jox_-l7.?ba xg_ Nk@"F\SUEMb{ ;9`Sin c%͑/L{5u$ѩi2B 7TGko~:"?*TMč}?JL@#"?POS?<7$~7o[{v:uJ\ Ems1ylݞDWc?C$$qo=:)œʬ~ٛ),̪\ڻe9#ךj% jx%Gv!w׮>i_qX\L>w} Nr6϶qSjr,.?C\!+byuEiyB v9%# |'NlQPہw+z_j@?0V>^/3OwczQტ`I?dd?:+ 2I^%mw~cbE~5G:72C]|0־؍_> lڬθ\䈱}I#]9Yb|5 e ل>W[Gxv/J+>r.5 37bt$!!M!wtLOxrEBݱ1zWg.s;mi626pA⻩]W 6~<3<$(IL\\42 c[;$a~ڊ#Tex\IIJ Warning: fopen(https://ginaconkle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/iStock-648515584-147x147.jpg): failed to open stream: HTTP wrapper does not support writeable connections in /home/ginaco5/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php on line 407
How to Elope Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

  Oh, the naughtiness of a quickie wedding! Early Georgian England teemed with elopements, creating scores of under-aged brides and pesky bigamists. During that era, people could marry wherever and whenever they wanted, as long as a clergyman presided over the ceremony. By the 1740s, fast weddings in England became a booming industry thanks to shady clergymen in London’s Southwark ward. Because of those few bad apples, people called for...

Read More

How to Enjoy London Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

JFIF;CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90 C     C   " }!1AQa"q2#BR$3br %&'()*456789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz w!1AQaq"2B #3Rbr $4%&'()*56789:CDEFGHIJSTUVWXYZcdefghijstuvwxyz ?Le`J wQ+VY fE~H9 .(8N$2*?+(/t6d0Pu%H!~|Vi cZfw {IigQK{msJ?4 (>hHRO\uP믃'_u?&Y%^,IKpJh1E'EyƟ~-跺]T r7"ʓ+#3Y Mԯ}fsem\qK<.H8q0izċCPEu*L;+m@& 煟GӬ}.H\쬒(4ʆJ`(||}ծ-Kk8SCj$.- W_+s[{ջ?*]wg8f=FXљFI=y9+6{Kxᵸ7yA~m&~SO¤/㔴r.܍'2Jҳunuڄ$r :ƛ{EK_s l/R2tM \Zӣ0pSQmڮ'{]l&xP?6x`f>*P/=\8dEe!;\WO+kmHisz*A*N5xdRKFMN RTxz)0)8i熵(巰[{lE fwP #4kz~$M4H݃7ȑx >F;K!9$̩$ҬTuЧoiq\j7gp+u 叔0,ۙei|?hPx,m S4˽ FXPo'D}v~aog j2bT7;ev_~7jVVZ%4ٖ|T*Llg_q NK^xr~4o ZKmm&gmFFO~3QAеK ;E"Z[*1Y}c{mEui2\[J7$ea*+jzwHQRD{qll*oPn+@QE|⯀ek{-{ȶFX `xɬ_?xgFv< :I)W(]ph`On7>2gռucu}N{֦>EEOݶi dr[ķ9 w=AklhڢC}60*=qi|Yl Mc)D^ $ > xºIYSl* rI8|WnmuYH1 %@ُ*~I wIR{yK@њ:_o-5[#VP~D2aHw`r#}_+xx#Ӭl5RU1B73z4rbg$0{88$Ĺlex}&-P=*KRs{ }.6*i:{kQx`hX/AV3`(_ӝno%x2Eތ2Ozr1 T܆71q#oyk2kg cFO^^m*G9Wj:vYD@>aaj(>+$AOK;+E.W<$Ίds*]J P `s7-"/T߈mms&RU8qx#PK.~9UQ볪j+FSʒX ?.s@<&O0IOONʒ(]=9kVzkCcp&O,9xdVav.ps;m7Q>kyOox$lYA fyc'拡xc{H0 ͼ xl4dVtj2(}[Bf @ au}C X g61U$ u(M@| O^Vo;-U+8 O;8?(#{f}?LYIqGrx5|YnV m) ?.8Hwu %sbp"1^)hFZj]4Mew\%;pXPQ0pGE[>u! 5`Ͽ#WS{[Z5_ ٿWG_jt`on.mUq8X#2y'4A kLe9=>0IYi. w7~xkGIk{潵K/9=x3ZW^5(.ʝ3HDOKȽo A]9tĴ&98y7Ql8zxofP|)i<97 f7ӝуa3}Pԯ,IZHrUܛ:n,{5|-h_AUxeWR8ݤR.Wy4$)?GzGúv}6qɮivQ]m \̭Ы165}KEќēqb3uc|6'[6B+7۝)9壔hW]B@$(PHF>u4χe !`F7+$u )$6.g7󧾘noz-m^"M LKCnK, ƒ@'d'Ý>kntDO$Lm'8#^A%m%ͥG%DQ}(-]RO [GHgy-yF768O|gu4~4gފ?*=9nm"ȭݞܐ p3?vP VZ_1ˈ5Tܲ>7A.惐lծR>iu9 ]$řB[x$ӯ\@ ֏亶vJˁ'QWo-46u)#Vo(q§,xjIJ[ 2 8랙bw{!fl0@φΉ[7tڮ# No>LO4EG9;[<`גYx7\Z?Mw(:|r{au?40><ixȁNnPƣ89q#%9߃KYu2[rkڵImK\J N>^䎇|uRgx'Y jmkqLno%9vPnb@9 h"d$Yei.V# h氉ص{t@='W2xܚ7-197(\'oѧ%6*,ܝBNG#fx?j|l IV'ԏN}wKմܺOu2$f)o]xѬ<.ͣa{6>J(|aBӤL;D"O_:7142B9 ^+էӾ'Gj"2i |<|WĿ eDV2-#gڹP۾{?VC;{f&cyTFnÃW4{Wpi {vc.$:gko #&"%q9٠1E~dWrfjF4|N ;*=E~gѧ/J':`Zc‚IS]{ /]M7R3 F{}8$yP]ي=U<tgķXs\^.i4#OLOҊH-Pa#@hǽp83Z3&ZȲëiav-pH׌k_¯XsSy6-Ew!* qFs\:\no%&5 XqP~*o>:-mv<]2Z>1'ysӿ;OƊ_ƊL׌`<^qt[4[ GLwZy,J~6ѡ8mt˱ul0Pk-O~ .Lm$Ѯf}><;(^Wq3ű(*! EiŌV6+nռۘ>Ъces !=(nUg H֔"ng+[đ <ݑ` @Y[^. @qrp&Ǎxb&IKhܐpJepZCm昸,FJ?hlQ8(VU<pGȣӭs_ X\E3ĤZՊ÷H|CwKggss~~mX^H .9kkvK E >ar;% АV A+/=hcJ݄^\3Jc`K)!Lw 139TfE۽eGC8̲we7v0ȅPqƖ&/cȭF H݌dBkhOg?:$, ]C޻ r2zV.su%!2`a;ۯO6ľm/m%a僫b2=4*J*r >h<]HO"O,Q(g 8EXg1KBd$ngPwccpyo8:+ohvyRѹ@>R+t"~?*QIQ@ E)UU+WN(:M i<)cl6Ļ"ʠ'z(&͜(trԓNMvk k~0(.#6 Warning: fopen(https://ginaconkle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Two_Book_Cases_From_Chippendales_Director-147x147.jpg): failed to open stream: HTTP wrapper does not support writeable connections in /home/ginaco5/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php on line 407
How to Enjoy London Like a Georgian by Gina Conkle

    The Georgian era was a fascinating shift from pastoral to urban living. The economic boom brought scientific advances. Much of the populace elevated themselves to a better place in life—especially the merchant class. Entertainments abounded. Life’s little luxuries were affordable. People enjoyed a diversity of products pouring into London on a regular basis. In researching the Midnight Meetings series, I came across many...

Read More