This week I look at how the Victorians fed their pets in the days of the ‘Cat’s Meat Man.’
‘Many visitors came to the streets…the muffin man and Cats’ Meat Man. The…Continue
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What a fantastic way to start 2011!
5/5 from LisaJo at The Romance Reviews.
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Which is the superior species - dog or cat?
To help you decide read the 'Dog and Cat Diaries' at;
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Victorian Christmas Superstitions.
These days it seems shops put up Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, oblivious to the Victorian superstition that it was unlucky to decorate before…Continue
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I'm pleased to welcome Sybil Nelson author of the exciting YA 'Priscilla the Great' as she stops by on her blog tour.
Sybil shares with us her thoughts on 'The Constant Princess' by Philippa Gregory - well worth a peek!…Continue
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Author of historical romance Grace Elliot, takes a new look at the story of Dick Whittington, to discover just how Puss in Boots earnt him a fortune.
Exactly how did Puss make Dick Whittington’s fortune?
As a child I remember a Christmas treat…Continue
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Dark Knight of the Skye
Paranormal Romance/ Vampire…Continue
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As Christmas approached the Victorian’s had a tradition called ‘Stir Up Sunday’. This was held to be the day when that year’s Christmas pudding was made. A family event, it was considered good luck for everyone to stir the pudding mix – clockwise with their eyes shut or the wish wouldn’t come true. So you could be forgiven for thinking that this is where ‘Stir up Sunday’ originates from.
But you would be wrong...
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Added by Grace Elliot on December 14, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments
New Re-Release and first time New Cover!
Dark Knight of the Skye By: Robin Renee Ray...found on Kindle!
Coming to the USA wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Danny Gilmore may…Continue
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Would it surprise you to know that in Victorian times you were well off and owned a pet cat you were liable to be called eccentric?
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I have a confession to make: I am a sucker for Christmas romance books and Lifetime movies that ooze with sentimentality. Come on ladies, you have to admit those movies of the week are so bad, they’re good! I don’t know if it’s the scent of balsam pine that fills the air, or the…Continue
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The blurb for ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ mentions the heroine Celeste Armitage being ‘…sent from the ton in disgrace.’
As a lover of the regency the ton is a familiar expression…Continue
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Seeing how my cats reacted to the cold weather, but me in mind of a wager between the Georgian politician, Charles James Fox and Prinny, the Prince of Wales. To find out what the wager was, what it has to do with cats and the weather...and who won… visit the…Continue
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I am celebrating with a contest!…
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This morning I woke to a snow kissed world, the brightness dazzling as I drew back the curtains. My sons were excited, anticipating hours of making snow men and sledging, but when I suggested they get ready for school, their gleeful response was ‘You’re in cloud cuckoo land, school wont open today– the teachers wont go in.’…Continue
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I have two addictions – cats and reading and ‘reading about cats’ a natural consequence.. I recently picked up a fascinating book by Charles Henry Ross. Written in 1868 ‘The Book of Cats – a Chit-chat Chronicle of Feline Facts and Fancies.’ Packed with observations on all things cattish, in one chapter the author touches on health care.…Continue
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