| Outfits

Green Dreams

Welcome to the third post in a row in which I'm wearing green. I can't help it, I just really like green, and I think it likes me back. Opinions? These photos are from when I went to Bury St Edmunds for a wedding, and while there, came across the cathedral and the Pillar of...

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Straight to the TopVintage

Well, if I'm going to get back into blogging on this brand new platform of mine, then blog I must. Luckily, I went to an amazing event last weekend, so telling people about it is a pleasure, rather than a chore. And I got to wear an excellent new dress so everyone's a winner! It's...

| Events

Jumping for Joy

Well hello there! Just dipping my toe back into the world of blogging for two purposes. Firstly, to try out this awesome new layout with all its fancy new bells & whistles (steep learning curve after 9 years on Blogger, I can tell you). And secondly as it’s been so damn long, I do actually…

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The King’s Shorts (film, that is)

Hi readers! I’m not dead. Today I’m here to tell you about a hypnotist, hoaxer, magic lantern operator, and one of the earliest pioneers of film. And, of course, his connection to the King! While it could never be said that he’s a household name, as many of today’s most famous filmmakers are, George Albert…

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Eight Years of Blogging Christmas

Forgive me, oh readers, this is a bit of a cheat post. I just read lovely Retro Chick’s Christmas outft post & wanted to rip off her idea. But because I’m nothing if not resourceful and have done this in the past, I’m basically reposting almost exactly what I did last year. But this blog…

| History, Uncategorised

The King & The American

Would you look at the time? I’m going back to 1892 to tell you all another story about a certain late King. It’s quite the interesting tale. Welcome to Two Temple Place… Two Temple place is a gothic mansion, situated on the Victoria Embankment of the River Thames. It was built for William Waldorf Astor…

| Travel

Go Hard or Go Frome (part 1)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (or rather last June in Somerset), much fun was had. It was actually a hen do, and all in honour of Jeni aka Yesterday Girl, who got married in Vegas last July. A fabulous time was had by all (and documented on Instagram) but then…

| Modelling

Feelin’ Vinyl

Yesterday was really quite special. Not only did I get to hang out with one of my oldest and dearest friends Naomi Thompson, but I got to dress up and have my photo taken in a fabulous 1970s dress with hair and makeup, too. Exhibit A: As a newly converted 1970s aficionado, it was a…

| History

Welcome Home (The King’s Sanatorium)

It’s time for another delve into English Edwardian history for The King’s Ginger. This time, we’re going back to a darker time, when tuberculosis was a scourge. Men, women, children, rich or poor – no one was safe, and a cure was not yet known. But the luckier (and not necessarily wealthier) victims of consumption…

| Travel

Snapshots of Berlin

After an insanely busy six weeks, last Monday I ran away to Berlin for a couple of days. One of the nice things about being a freelance copywriter and social media type, is that with a bit of preparation, I can theoretically do my job from anywhere in the world. So, off I flew! My…