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Regency Personalities Series-Society of Dilettanti

Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. … 346 more words


Spring 2016 at Strawberry Hill House Garden

This is my first post of 2016 and a great deal has happened since the last one. I took over from Jen as gardener-in-charge at Strawberry Hill House in January this year and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the garden since then.  330 more words

Virtue knows to a farthing what it has lost by not having been vice. – Horace Walpole http://ift.tt/21JC6qY

Horace Walpole

This is not Anne Boleyn

(re-blogged from Lissa Bryan’s guest post on The History Geeks, in response to this article)

This “new portrait of Anne Boleyn” has been making the rounds in social media, and now is being publicized in several news articles. 868 more words

Lunch at the Cloister Coffee House

I’ve been wanting to get back to the Cloister Coffee House for some time. It’s two years since I first went following the café’s takeover by Lawrence Hartley of the acclaimed restaurant, Brula ( 507 more words

Places To Eat

More guilty pleasures...

or ‘How what you read in your teens can scar you for life…’

Last week, with the girls still at home for Easter, we found ourselves in need of some new books – as you do… 600 more words


A Little Giveaway (and I'm *not* fooling!!!)

Yes, despite it being April Fool’s Day today, this is a real giveaway! I’ve been trying to clear the decks a little here, as there have been incoming books despite my best efforts; and I need to be honest with myself about whether I’ll ever read a book again and whether I therefore need to keep it! 190 more words