Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

How do you find a way to make "history" interesting and more than reading a collection of extracts and pictures on a wall?Well it's a question the Imperial War Museums have clearly been asking themselves and equally clearly, have resolved it with an interactive experience at the Churchill War Rooms. I was invited along to … Continue reading Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

Women in War fashion show

Whilst I admire much of the austere clothing of the 1940s necessitated by war time regulations, I'm very much a 1950s girl when it comes to fashion history. The streamlined skirts just don't make my heart flutter like a flouncy petticoat does. But of course the wartime years were about so much more than clothing - … Continue reading Women in War fashion show

Let’s talk petticoats…updated!

It was in April of 2020 that this post was first published and I've chosen to update it, October 2020, because the petticoat challenge is never ending 🙂 and I've gone on to increase my collection to 31 petticoats!I was also very kindly gifted a petticoat by Wendy, my favourite cotton petticoat maker, which now … Continue reading Let’s talk petticoats…updated!

Let’s talk petticoats…

Earlier this week I put a post up in two Facebook groups about petticoats and was a bit stunned by the many questions I received.It seems there’s a fair few ladies out there either considering their first petti and not sure where to start, to those who want to know how to care and store … Continue reading Let’s talk petticoats…