MRW Fundraising Auction ends in 3 DAYS on Monday Oct.26! @MarylandRomance

You guys! The Maryland Romance Writers' fundraising auction ends in THREE DAYS!Come Monday (October 26th at 11:45pm EDT), the time to bid on some awesome services and gift baskets will END.Click ------------>>> HERE <<<------------to be taken to the auction site where you can bid to your heart's content and raise money to help support a kick-ass group of authors.Yours truly has a Full of Energy Gift Basket up for grabs. It includes some delicious New Mexico Pinon Coffee, and four boxes of Twinings Tea, plus tasty biscuits! Bidding is up to $30.00 (still a steal based on fair market value!) so get your bids in ASAP.And in case you need a reminder, here are some of the awesome things you can bid on:~Query, critique, and agent submissions~Career counseling and self-publishing sessions~Wordpress web maintenance~Goals, motivation, and conflict tutorial~Gift certificates to awesome places like Teavana, Cheesecake Factory, Amazon, etc.~Ad-ready art for promotional materials!~Gift baskets containing anything from coffee, tea, chocolate, books,~A personalized...
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The Maryland Romance Writers’ Auction Ends in 2 WEEKS! @MarylandRomance

YOU GUYS!The Maryland Romance Writer's annual fund-raising auction ends in TWO WEEKS from today!The clock is ticking, so get your bids in on awesome items like:~Query, critique, and agent submissions~Career counseling and self-publishing sessions~Wordpress web maintenance~Goals, motivation, and conflict tutorial~Gift certificates to awesome places like Teavana, Cheesecake Factory, Amazon, etc.~Ad-ready art for promotional materials!~Gift baskets containing anything from coffee, tea, chocolate, books,~A personalized Scrivener tutorial~JewelryAnd MUCH more--there are 55 lots up for grabs!If you're like me and snatch people's dreams away from them at the last possible second (seriously--I'm a horrible person when it comes to Ebay...) then put it in your calendar that the auction ends on Monday, October 26th at 11:45PM EDT so you'll know when to swoop in like a majestic eagle and put your bid on whatever you want.Oh, and here's the direct link to my awesome (if I do say so myself) Full of Energy Gift Basket.The winner of this basket will receive:- 4 boxes Twinings...
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P is for Peacocks Tea Room

Though I probably missed a big opportunity to wax poetic about Pimm's, there's no better use for the letter "P" than for Peacocks Tearoom and Fine B&B in Ely, Cambridgeshire.A proper cuppa.This was my friends' and my go-to place for a lovely lunch...it wasn't uncommon for us to literally spend hours there.  I think once we arrived around 11am and closed them out around 5pm.They have a ridiculously huge loose-leaf tea selection, and a few of us tried to get a different one each time we went. By the time I left, I'd hit thirty teas, and that's not counting the few times I went but had a duplicate.  Famously served on mismatched cups and saucers, each tea blend was delicious, and, if you didn't like the one you picked, they'd bring you another. And if you really like one, you can take a bag home! They have a large selection pre-bagged and priced for you, but they will do any...
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E is for English Breakfast

This one is a two-fer, and both things I instantly loved when we moved to the UK. Twinings English Breakfast packaging as it appears in the U.S.Firstly, there's English Breakfast tea--a full-bodied and robust blend of black teas from Assam, Ceylon, and Kenya (other countries' teas are used as well, though these are the most common). It's also one of God's gifts to humanity (or something like that). All I know is that it makes one hell of a cuppa.  I prefer mine white with sugar, as the English say (that's with milk and sugar, for the rest of you), and my particular favorite is Twinings, though there are many good ones out there.UK packaging for Twinings English BreakfastTea is accepted as a fine drink to have most of the day, and is what is often offered, so you'd better get used to it.  We learned quickly that a common courtesy was to offer anyone working on things in your...
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