My friend Tracy has been to London and Edinburgh – so she invited me over to pick her brain about that as research for the second book in the Red August series – Red Archer.
She had a wonderful little journal from her trip to Britain when she was a teen, so that was perfect – getting an American teen girl’s impressions of parts of Europe, and in the same era that my book series is set in! How about THAT!? PLUS – I got to hang with my pal Tracy and she made me food and we had wine.
We don’t get to see each other face-to-face too often, so we had lots of catching up to do. We talked about travel and men and love and hurt. We talked about sex and lost loves and what lessons we’ve learned here and there. We also talked about things like how switches on the walls in the UK work and what time it gets dusky.
I took lots of notes. But we didn’t make it all the way through her journal, so I’m hoping to head back down there for another bout of research in the coming months.
OH! I almost forgot. She also made some freaking DELICIOUS spiced cake cupcakes. They were SO GOOD I could have eaten one every day for breakfast for a week. Do I have amazing friends or what?
Look how cute these cupcakes are – and her arm was hurty too! ❤ ❤ ❤