for writers and readers….

An Open Letter to My (Numerous) Gentle Readers from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

I trust you have had a pleasant yuletide? Yes? Plenty of sweetmeats and sweet wine? People toing and FROING? Plum pudding perhaps? Mince Pies? Very good. I know you will … Continue reading

December 28, 2021 · 16 Comments

…everything you want, you are already that…said Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript of a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look … Continue reading

December 26, 2021 · 4 Comments

The Diary of a Reluctant Rebel – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is on strike

In all due humility, Mrs Finnegan prefers to read the diaries of others rather than write her OWN, but believes that her day to day struggles in The Regency Town … Continue reading

December 21, 2021 · 13 Comments

Writing slow “so that I can look back on what sort of botch I made…” William Glass QUOTES FOR WRITERS

..I write slowly because I write badly. I have to rewrite everything many, many times just to achieve mediocrity. Time can give you a good critical perspective, and I often … Continue reading

December 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Revolt at the Dinner Table! Can Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper save the day and Bring Harmony to her own Household?

Mrs Finnegan is STILL the housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE. That situation may NOT continue for much longer… MADAM! Is it permissible to refuse a REVOLTING dinner?I will recount to … Continue reading

December 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

It’s a Shark-filled Lagoon Out There warns Margaret Atwood QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I wish you good writing and good luck. Even if you’ve already done the good writing, you’ll still need the good luck. It’s a shark-filled lagoon out there. Cross your … Continue reading

December 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

Wanted: a Riddler in Residence at an English Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral are recruiting their first ever Riddler in Residence (I wonder if there has ever been another one elsewhere).The project is funded by Arts Council England and the job … Continue reading

December 10, 2021 · 2 Comments

O To Be A Radical! The chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan’s advice is FREELY GIVEN and letters are MOST welcome. FAITHFUL readers will be PLEASED to know she is STILL the housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE  MY MOTHER AND … Continue reading

December 7, 2021 · 7 Comments

The Only Time to Write – Isabel Paterson QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The fact is writing can only be done during the time when one ought to be doing something else.Isabel Paterson Photo credit: Jonathan Francisca on Unsplash

December 5, 2021 · 5 Comments