Ladies Ride Aside – A history of riding side saddle – Helen Hollick guest post

We’ve all seen ladies riding side-saddle in various movies and TV dramas (Downton Abbey as an example.) The correct term is Riding Aside. My daughter rides, competes and jumps aside. (Yes, that is what I said: jumps.) Contrary to belief riding side-saddle, at least with a modern (post Victorian) saddle, is safer than riding astride!

The Widow’s Redeemer on Amazon Kindle Daily Deal

My first novel The Widow’s Redeemer the story of a widow with an indomitable spirit and a Viscount with an unsavoury reputation is on Amazon Kindle Daily Deal today! Get her for £0.99 while you can! Just whack in this URL: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?docId=1000577623 and tharrr she sits! Want to sign-up to Kindle Daily Deals? And, if you’re an avidContinue reading “The Widow’s Redeemer on Amazon Kindle Daily Deal”

3rd novel Fool Me Twice – a Georgian romance – to be published!

I’m so pleased to announce that my 3rd novel Fool Me Twice is now under contract with Madison Street Publishing and should be emerging into the public light by the end of 2016!   I signed the contract last week and am really looking forward to the publishing journey again. Now the fun begins, theContinue reading “3rd novel Fool Me Twice – a Georgian romance – to be published!”

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell – The things I liked

I never recommend people to read books for the sake of it. You have to want to read the book and enjoy the genre. If you like romances, enjoy history and enjoy classics and haven’t yet read North and South then I would recommend it.

Inspirational Scrapbooking – 18th century Georgian style!

Since late last year I decided that I wanted to start scrapbooking. Previously I have kept a memories scrapbook which is notoriously fat with everything I’ve kept (I’m a bit of a sentimental hoarder), stuck in with any adhesive I could find. If a notebook could look like it was going to explode, this oneContinue reading “Inspirational Scrapbooking – 18th century Georgian style!”

Rocque’s Map of Georgian London, Astley’s Amphitheatre & The British Museum

I’ve been dying to write a post for weeks – it’s so lovely to finally be on here! Although it is quite funny because past me would never have really said that, finding blogging quite hard and all that, but recently I’ve been really enjoying it. Perhaps it’s because I have a bit more timeContinue reading “Rocque’s Map of Georgian London, Astley’s Amphitheatre & The British Museum”

Dressing a Regency Gentleman

This is shocking! This post was meant to be a follow-up to my Dressing a Regency Woman post and I completely forgot to post it – that was 2 years ago! SHOCKING. Worse than that, I updated it (sorting out those pesky typos – I hope) and then something went wrong and I lost theContinue reading “Dressing a Regency Gentleman”