What’s the Story? Love, Saints & Amethyst
Did you receive a love letter this morning which made you go all limp and reflective, like this lovely lady, imagined by the Victorian artist John Callcott Horsley?
It’s Valentine’s Day, of course, a day when we celebrate love, but there’s a bit of confusion ...
What’s the Story? St. Valentine
Oh dear- it’s really not a pretty story but no-one ever said the path to true love is smooth.
The tale behind the most lovey-dovey day in the year is more heart breaking than love making but Saint Valentine still reigns supreme when it comes to roses and romance.
Here h ...
Period Features: The Dressing Table
Where do you do your grooming? Do you balance your make-up bag on the edge of the basin or maybe sit at the kitchen table? In the heyday of Hollywood glamour women dreamed of emulating the stars.
Why don’t we reinstate this period feature? It is pretty easy to source ...
Garden Guru: A Rose by Any Other Name
We all know the line by Shakespeare, ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ which may be true but, as far as rose growers are concerned, the right name can mean commercial success, and the wrong one, obscurity.
Take the rose above – it is probably on ...