Chatsworth House Style

Yesterday we went to a steampunk meet-up at Chatsworth House.  The intention was to have a lovely picnic in the grounds, and also to see the current exhibition of costume that’s on, called ‘House Style’. From the site information: House Style demonstrates the power of fashion and brings to life the captivating individuals from the … Continue reading Chatsworth House Style

CoBloWriMo #8-Vocabulary

Oh I’m a stickler for vocabulary, and spelling, and pronunciation! ‘twahl’ not ‘toyl’ ‘go-day’ not ‘go-dette’ I get irked when fellow steampunks call the draped overskirt they’re wearing a ‘bustle’.  This is a bustle.  and yes, it’s underwear, and yes, I’m wearing it on top.  Because I can. I’m very aware of the misunderstandings caused … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #8-Vocabulary

Today I are bin mostly…

…laying bait for racists, and buggering up another corset. First, the racists.  I spend many, many hours on Facebook, playing pointless games and looking at kittens of course, but I’m also active on several sewing sites, great for general chat and giving and getting advice.  Recently I started watching an interesting site which sells vintage/antique … Continue reading Today I are bin mostly…

Own Goals

This time last year, I didn’t make resolutions, but I did complete the ‘Top Five’ that lots of bloggers do.  I’ve just looked back on the ‘goals’ for this year,  Here they are: Top 5 Goals Complete the SWAP Do as many Historical challenges as possible, as long as they contribute to my wardrobe  Complete … Continue reading Own Goals


Marking, work, marking, work…blah blah.  I’ve genuinely been too busy to stop and watch TV [except for the finale of GoT, OMG I nearly blew up like wildfire!] And on the subject of Game of Thrones, THIS DRESS!  THOSE SHOULDER PIECES!  Oooh I’ve got some stuff swirling in my fevered little brain right now, I … Continue reading Bee-Gone!