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Happy New Year. And Happy New Decade!
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It's my weekend!  I work Saturday and Sunday, and have Monday and Tuesday off instead.  So far it looks like this:
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Monday - volunteering with the costume collection, food shop, then picnic at Layer Marney.
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Tuesday - Cambridge with Victoria. Fingers crossed for the weather, this promises to be a very fun day.
Current Mood:
cheerful cheerful
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Just a quick post. Latest aquisition: 1940s day dress.
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Current Mood:
cheerful cheerful
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I went to Hampton Court Palace on the bank holiday Monday and saw them making 'green sauce' - an appropriate name I think. I had a go at making it myself tonight.
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Recipe:
Green herbs (I used chives and parsley)
1/2 small onion
Vinegar (I used a splash of white wine vinegar)
Salt
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I also added some olive oil. They had it with spit-roasted beef and other lovely dishes. I had it with chicken in a wrap. It has a strong flavour and is rather good.
Current Mood:
bouncy Plagiarising the Tudors
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The Book Festival is pulling out the stops this year. There is a good variety of events and some notable names amongst the speakers.
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http://www.essexbookfestival.org.uk/EBF/Search.asp
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I have signed up for 'Fabulous Frocks' on the 12th March in Braintree. It promises to be a good evening.
Current Mood:
bouncy bouncy
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There is a new vintage clothes shop in Colchester: it is at the end of Crouch Street, nearly Lexden. It is very nicely laid out, with prices clearly displayed. It is mostly 1950s dresses, but ranges from 1950 to 1980. The quality of the dresses is remarkable, some look like they have never been worn. There is not much stock, but that makes it easier to browse. It is closed on Mondays and Sundays. Well worth a look, if you are in that part of town. Unimaginatively it is called 'Vintage'.
Current Mood:
excited excited
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Dilemma: There is a course in Southend which promises to be a beginners guide to displaying clothing in museums. It sounds very good, but strictly speaking it has nothing to do with my current job. I have already been allowed to do another course on dress history, which will include a day off to attend and expenses to be paid. Should I push my luck and ask to be allowed to do both? Or should I just take a days leave and pay for the second course myself (it is only £5, plus travel)?
Current Mood:
thoughtful thoughtful
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I thought this was rather lovely: each month they post a new Regency fashion plate that can be set as a desktop.
http://www.solitary-elegance.com/ackermann.htm
Current Mood:
pleased pleased
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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
Current Mood:
bouncy Christmas!
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I have finally got the results for my MA - I have passed with merit!
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I'm very happy with that!
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(I also saw a 500 year old alter cloth in red and gold brocade in excellent condition and helped to pack it safely.)
Current Mood:
bouncy I PASSED!
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