Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Foyle's War

I'm a little slow to climb aboard this one, but I'm loving catching up.

Foyle's War is a crime fiction television series set in England during World War II.

The thing that really attracts me to this show is the amazing costume and set design. I'm failing to find good pictures on Google Images, so I may just have to take some screenshots and hope they turn out okay.

So please excuse me, it is time for chocolate and Foyle's War :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sex with Royalty

I've found it really hard to get into 'relaxing' mode these holidays. I had 8 large assignments due in the last two weeks of uni, with a total of 24 assignments for the semester. You'd think it'd be oh-so-easy to put up your feet and relax after that... but I have (weirdly) really struggled. But, I think (and hope) that I have finally conquered it.

And how can I tell? Why, I finished a book!

Sex With Kings
Eleanor Herman
2004 HarperCollins

I have been reading this book for a long time. Or rather, I started it last holidays, was forced to put it down to complete my 24 assignments and only just finished it. And it is awesome!

At first I was a little put off by a few things. Firstly, Eleanor Herman is a journalist, not a historian. Secondly, I was hoping for more of my beloved Henry VIII's wives; particularly Anne Boleyn. And finally, I was slightly confused while reading it. See, each chapter is based on a theme, rather than giving narrative biographies of royal mistresses. With the book centering largely on around a small selection of women (largely, but not limited to: Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, Marquise de Montespan, Lady Castlemine, Nell Gwynn), it seemed thematic approach lost some of the details of the lives of these lavish ladies.

However, after letting go of my grudges, I found the book to read like a juicy juicy gossipy book. I couldn't help but love it and become sucked into these different worlds. More than once I longly thought to myself 'oh, if only I could become the king's mistress!' The dresses, the jewels, the extravagance and scandal! Wow. Definitely worth a fun and exciting read :)

I was touring Borders trying to scout out a good book on Anne Boleyn (anyone got any suggestions?) when I found that Eleanor Herman has also written a book Sex with Queens. That is most definitely on my Christmas Wishlist!

Check out this website for more info.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hair decorations

I have decided it is time for my fringe to leave. I have now become addicted to:

1. Pretty headbands

2. Plaited crowns (and plaites in general)

3. Flowers

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Red Rose

I want beautiful red hair like Rose Byrne in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. It's such a lovely shade of red. I doubt it'd quite suit my skin tone however, and a pain to maintain. It is so beautiful though...

I have decided it's time for me to grow out my fringe. Maybe even grab a new box of hair dye?

I have nearly finished my course. Only two essays stand between me and summer holidays. And me being a real, live teacher!
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