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Swept Away: The Most Awe-inspiring Costumes On The Silver Screen

After an exhausting week, there is nothing like snuggling up with my other half (usually my man or my little man, my baby brother – he’s 13 but still),  my favourite guilty pleasure in one hand (oreo’s and milk for me, please!), remote in the other, ready to indulge in a movie or two. 438 more words


Palace of Versailles

Welcome to Versailles. The magnificent palace of Louis XIV, XV and XVI. It started as a brick and stone palace of Louis XIII but in 1661 Louis XIV, the Sun King, moved there and started its transformation into one of finest achievements of French 17th century art. 834 more words

Symbolic Rap Music and Artistic Anachronism

So you’re watching 1612, as one does when one wanders into Russian historical drama marathons that are happening at one’s house, and you’re soaking up the atmosphere—the battles, the weaponry, the costuming, revelling in the attention to historical detail that goes into making an accurate and powerful period movie… and suddenly, there’s a unicorn. 1,276 more words

Book Reviews

Marie Antoinette: the journey

by: Antonia Fraser

This book covers the life of Marie Antoinette from her birth to her death. With over 500 pages, Antonia delves in to all aspects of her life and character. 435 more words

Marie Antoinette

Feminine Allure: A Sense of Humor

The feminine woman who is enjoying life understands that though there may be difficulties she is going to encounter, she can adopt a sense of humor about them and is thus able to  893 more words



With 1500mm/60″ of reliable rain falling across almost 200 days each year, I don’t really need drought-hardy plants, but when establishing a garden on sandy soil, I certainly don’t want to be dragging the hose or watering can 60m/200′ up a 20° hill just to water plants in dry weather. 436 more words