Month: August 2018

Does my bum look big in this?

I sure hope so! Rest assured, it’s not all me under there (no, really), as this is an example of an 1880’s period bustle┬ádress, in the popular military fashion. Out of crinolines and┬ábustles, I tend to prefer wearing bustles. They feel comfortable and are…

From garden to table…

I suppose this post could really go under two categories…Garden or food. These are a couple of tarts I made one afternoon from a mixture of different veges and herbs from my garden, along with eggs collected that morning from our crazy hens. Have…

Foxborough Hall

If you like a gripping tale filled with twists and intrigue, check out this great read by Aussie author, Ann B. Harrison. https://amzn.to/2oqbyPF

Cold nights, hot soup…

One of the family favourites in our house is a big pot of chicken and vegetable soup, served with a side of freshly baked cheese and herb scones…though, you may call them ‘biscuits’ in the U.S? Well, no matter what you call them, they…

Crazy Costume Lady…

Many might know me from various RWA Conferences as the Crazy Costume Lady, and for this, I make no apology for my love of historical clothing, accessories and way of life. I am very fortunate to have an extremely talented mother who creates the…

In the garden…

Like most people, I find it hard to make time for everything. But, one of my joys is to find myself in the garden – particularly the vege patch! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy watching seedlings grow and flower, then produce…

Food glorious food…

Hi Everyone, If anyone knows me, then they’ll know how much I love food and love to cook! I’d like to say i’m a TV chef, but no, just a mum with three very hungry sons and one tubby hubby. I’ll be posting up…