Quilting and patchwork as a beautiful visual and historic reflection of the past.
This month l would like to continue exploring things that are rare and beautiful. Objects that have their roots in the past when people spent their time designing and making things with great craftsmanship, patience, and artistry which grew out of the needs of their times...
09-2020-quilts and patchwork.pdf
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The songs “Diamonds are Forever” sung by ShirelyBasseyfor the James Bond film or “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” sung by Eartha Kittare well known to us. Some of us may even have some di
Queen Elizabeth II, as the head of the British state and sovereign, also acts as the head of the monarchy, or The Crown. The Crown owns a great deal of property, including The Crown Jewels which are estimated at a value of 3 to 5 billion pounds....
2020-08 Queen Elizabeth II jewels.pdf
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The history of the luxury Louis Vuitton handbag.
These handbags originated in the 19th century, like so many of the iconic fashion items that we know so well today. This was the start of innovation in design developed from a practical need for a product to suit the rise of a new wealthy and mobile society. In order to travel you needed a trunk!
2020-07 Louis Vitton.pdf
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The remarkable first lady doctors in Britain.
“When I felt rather overcome with my father’s opposition,
I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this training or something else, that I could not live without some real work.” Quote Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
2020-06-flora murray and louisa garrett
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We are celebrating 125 years of the National Trust and Octavia Hill an amazing lady who founded the trust.
Although I have lived here in Germany for such a long time, I am often asked what do I miss most about Britain. This is a very easy question to answer....
May 2020 National Trust.pdf
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Vita Sackville West and Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens
The ladies who were going to England in May (maybe next year now) expected a chance to visit Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens which is said to have the most beautiful gardens in England! Over 200.000 people visit Sissinghurst every year. It is one of the most visited properties
2020-04.pdf
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A whole day history and shopping in London!
The ladies who are going to England in May have a chance to spend a day shopping in London. However, this is a not just about buying things, this is about history, art, textiles and fashion in some of the most unique stores in the world...
2020-03.pdf
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A whole day history and shopping in London!
The ladies who are going to England in May have a chance to spend a day shopping in London. However, this is a not just about buying things, this is about history, art, textiles and fashion in some of the most unique stores in the world...
2020-03.pdf
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Dame Judi Dench is now 85 years old. I really can‘t believe it!
Judi Dench is perhaps the best known of a group of ladies
who have the titles of Grand Dames of the English acting world....
2020-02.pdf
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Here is a full transcript of Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas speech 2019
This speech is always shown in Britain by the BBC at 14.00 on Christmas Day
2020-01.pdf
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December is the month when we celebrate Christmas and we spend time with our families. It is also the time to read some special Christmas stories.
I have some very special Christmas stories that I love and can read over and over again. Last year I wrote the The Crachits’ Christmas Dinner from The Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens for you to read, which is one of my favourites.
2019-12.pdf
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Thomas Cook
My first adventure out of the UK when I was in school was to visit my pen friend in France - alone. With my hard earned savings from my Saturday job in a fshion shop changed into Thomas Cook tavellers cheques I knew that my money was safe.
Thomas Cook 11-2019.pdf
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This year marks the 80th year since the production of nylon came into the lives of almost everybody on the planet - and what a sensation it was!
Last month we read about Mary Quant and her unforgettable fashions showing off legs for the first time under the micro mini or hot pants. Tights were the greatest fashion invention ever but it was only possible because of the new developments in synthetic fibers with stretch....
2019-10.pdf
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Our famous lady this month has lived in the 20th / 21st centuries and is the famous fashion designer of the 1960’s Mary Quant born in 1934.
Her work is being celebrated by a major exhibition in the
Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
We are now in the relaxed dress season of Summer, what would all
the young girls do without the mini skirt, hot pants or God forbid
without tights! Unthinkable!
2019-09.pdf
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This newsletter is for July and August together as it is now Summer break until the courses start again in September.
The luxury store Fortnum & Mason founded in 1707 in Duke Street, London, was the very first to realise the business potential of making food hampers for the rich Londoners of the time. The story began in 1705...
2019-07 .pdf
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June is the start of the Summer and the time when fiqure revealing clothes are brought again out of the wardrobe but do they still fit?
This question has been torturing mainly the female sex for as long as I can remember!
One American woman who has recently died at the age of 91 established an empire around this question and earnt a great deal of money from it.
2019-06.pdf
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