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All Aboard - Destination Unknown By Virginia Bickel

 This story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas and describes good times and bad times as they grow from childhood to adulthood


Virginia Bickel's newest book Come September  has just been released. Order it now!

  In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El Paso, Texas.  She brings to this genre her skill with character development and dialogue. You won't be disappointed.

Dr. Sarah Barlow





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I hope you enjoy the Fuchsias


This plant is called Star of Pink, and this photograph was taken in the month of July 1998, the plant is standing on a table in a small enclosure surrounded by Leylandii at the back of my Greenhouse. I keep them in there to protect them from the elements, Fuchsias are easily damaged by the high winds and storms here in the UK. I did have very high hopes that this plant might win a prize at the Ashfield Flower Show on the 8/9 August 1998. 

The ones with the lime coloured leaves standing to left and right of the table are both standards of Waveney Sunrise, and the one with coloured leaves at the rear is a standard of Autumnale, a fuchsia mainly grown for its beautiful variegated foliage.

This is the same plant shown in the preceding photograph on the showbench on the day the judges at the Ashfield Show made their decision. In the photo you will see the arm of my neighbour Cassie holding  out the pink card that is awarded to the winning entry. Yes, it was true! My Fuchsia plant Star of Pink had been adjudged to be the winner in the One Fuchsia plant in any size pot class.  You will no doubt understand that I was a exceptionally happy man on the weekend of the 8/9 August 1998. I had also won other prizes at the show, more on that later.

Here's another, I think better, shot of the plant on the showbench. With the tent material in the background the plants really look their best. I always enjoy going to this show, there is a wonderful atmosphere and everyone is so helpful. I recommend a visit to the Ashfield Show to anyone who likes to see a nice selection of plants well grown and looking at their best.  Note the lovely gladioli, winners of another class, that can just be seen  to the left of the fuchsias.

This is another shot of the large Fuchsia plant of Star of Pink, that was used, together with some pink and white pelargoniums to decorate one of the local churches for the wedding of the sister of a friend of mine. Note the VCR (filming the wedding)  positioned to the rear of the plant.

Fuchsia4.gif (31260 bytes) This is a lovely old picture of a Fuchsia that was scanned in from a birthday card. The card belonged to my former friend Virginia's Grand-Mother, who was born in 1868, and is dated from the very early 1900s. I'm so pleased that we have a copy of something that can be verified as being genuinely of that age..

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