Blimey, that’s a lot of blog posts! I’ve been looking at the stats so kindly collated by WordPress. 552 posts: that’s 3.5 PER WEEK. Blimey. 235,265 views 42077 visitors- lots of you keep coming, thanks! 562 followers-I still don’t really know if this is horribly small, or pretty OK for a rambling self-indulgent blog like … Continue reading Three-Year Blogiversary!
Whew! That year went by in a flash! I’ve trawled through all my blog posts, and counted them all up month by month. Not surprisingly, June and July are a bit sparse with all the exam marking taking up my free time, and August was chock-full because I did the CoBloWriMo challenge and posted every … Continue reading Annual Round Up-2017
Warning- long post, lots of pics! For 9 years, hordes of steam punks from all over the world have descended on Lincoln and much silliness hath ensued. We started steam punking just under 2 years ago, and have now attended 2 Asylum weekends. It’s amazing! Literally thousands of people [not all steam punks, some muggles … Continue reading Asylum 2017
I’ve already frothed about the V&A in an earlier post, so in the interest of local pride, I will name Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. When I was a kid, there was very little to do at the weekends or in the holidays, and we had no cash to travel very far afield. Apart from … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #28-Museum
I’m puzzled. We’ve done visual resources [#10], we’ve done written resources [#17]. We just did unexpected source [#24] I have no inspiration WHATSOEVER for ‘favourite resource’. This has actually been sitting waiting for several weeks waiting for a moment of clarity. resource rɪˈsɔːs,rɪˈzɔːs/ noun 1. a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #25-Fave Friday: Favourite Resources
I’m taking this to mean what triggered my love of costume. As previously mentioned, my mum watched a LOT of costume dramas, and she also adored cheesy historical novels, so I had plenty of exposure to historical costume images. The one which REALLY got me hooked was ‘The 6 Wives of Henry VIII’ which was … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #5-Origin Story
La Belle Époque! [Read about it in Wikipedia here, if you like]. Roughly 1871-1914, so all those lovely late bustle dresses, gigot sleeves, Gibson girls AND ‘Titanic’ fashions. Cool! And me doing my spin on it of course… Continue reading CoBloWriMo #4-Fave Friday: Favourite Era