Ages ago, I wrote a post about British mourning customs . In a slightly related note, for my Regency/Georgian romance story I'm currently tinkering with--The New Bride of Banner's Edge--I needed to know a few salient points on being a widow in those days because early on in the story, Jane Windham is widowed. The … Continue reading Widowhood in Georgian England
In high school, I was assigned a really fun essay: it was all about your name. Why did my parents name me that? What does your name mean? What's the language of origin? Is it a cultural name?I duly searched baby name websites for the Japanese half of my real first name, Rei, which is … Continue reading On Japanese Names
Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday dear bloogggggiieeeeHappy Birthday to you!What? I'm allowed to wish my own blog a happy birthday-anniversary-whatever, aren't I?The Sunflower's Scribbles is 8 years old today.That's 737 posts total. I have no idea how many words those 737 posts add up to, but I'm going to guess they're fairly … Continue reading Happy 8th Birthday, Blog!
From The Radio TimesFor the past few Sundays, PBS' Masterpiece (the people who aired Downton Abbey as well as a shit ton of great British dramas) has been airing Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman as the queen and Rufus Sewell as her first prime minister, Lord Melbourne.Victoria begins on the morning that the 18-year-old Queen Victoria … Continue reading Victoria on Masterpiece
It's IWSG time for February! The IWSG is a group that encourages writers and we post every first Wednesday of the month! Come check us out here.In January's IWSG post, I laid out some writing goals for 2017. They were:-Stay the hell off social media. Not forever, mind you, but just....be on it less. I … Continue reading IWSG: February