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Zechariah Barraclough returns, a gothic tale .

Regular blog readers might remember than some years back I was involved in a project that required the creation of a rough draft of Emily Brontes second novel,not in any great detail but in order to be referred to in … Continue reading

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A no or low sew cheats guide to making a Victorian outfit or gown

My final cheats no or low sew guide to cover Victorian era costumes,this doesnt as yet have any step by step guides ,I will add these as I go along but I am still working on my outfits,this is more … Continue reading

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The no or low sew guide to Victorian accessories ,easy and inexpensive costumes for those who cant sew .

This is the second of the cheats guides for those you cant sew or dont have time.Some will need very small amounts of very easy sewing ,maybe 5 minutes or so.But there are ideas for perfectly acceptable and in some … Continue reading

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The low or no sew cheats costume guide under layers,Petticoats chemises ,underskirts and the rest

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The low or no sew cheats costume guide under layers,Petticoats chemises ,underskirts and the rest

This is the first of the new cheats guides ,I thought as with any costume it was important to start with the under layers.A cheats version of any costume can look better than an accurately made one made by a … Continue reading

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Peace in our time

  While I know that better qualified  ,more eloquent and more informed voices than mine have been raised against the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States ,I feel in good conscience I can’t let this day … Continue reading

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Trump in his own words

I have watched with growing disbelief as Donald Trump has gone from the monster raving loony party choice to serious contender for president .I realise this is the point at which an image of Mr Trump ought to illustrate this … Continue reading

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Apology

I would just like to add a short post by way of an apology for my long absence ,I am really sorry if anyone who contacted me got a reply too late to be of use to them ,due to … Continue reading

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Skerray ,Sutherland ,where every one is always welcome

I have recently moved North (or even further North )to the beautiful Northern coast of Scotland ,to Skerray in Sutherland  . I am a long way now from Yorkshire ,my friends and my family ,it took 24 hours and 5 … Continue reading

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When is a lawn not a lawn? wildlife friendly alternatives to grass and mowing

A very short post on lawns ,grass lawns are usually high maintenance and very environmentally and for the most part wildlife unfriendly Blackbirds and occasionally thrushes  can often be seen pecking on them. In some rural areas the very lucky … Continue reading

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