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A Dear Departed Husband Returns from the Past. Or Does He? Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is is By No Means Certain

Mrs Finnegan is not herself today. She is not sure she will EVER be herself again. Of course, she is still looking after The Regency Town House and its residents. … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

A Knock on the Door Changes EVERYTHING for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, the hardworking housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE, was looking FORWARD to an uneventful year in leafy Brunswick Square until yesterday evening. A loud rat-a-tat on her door changed … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · 11 Comments

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper has A New Mission for the New Year…

Expect no melodramas in The REGENCY TOWN HOUSE this year. Warmed by the SUNSHINE of smiles, Mrs Finnegan intends to run it with gentle words and the kind of careful … Continue reading

January 11, 2022 · 5 Comments

When Your Suitor is One of the Last Great Romantics…Advice from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan attends to a BULGING mail bag after the Christmas festivities but WITHOUT neglecting any of her duties at The Regency Town House MY HANDSOME fiancé Maurice is a … Continue reading

January 4, 2022 · 8 Comments

5 things Mrs Finnegan did last year that she is really QUITE proud of…from the Chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan – the acknowledged expert in life, love and LAUNDRY – looks back at the last 12 months at The Regency Town House And if the phrase celebrated housekeeper … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

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

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 · 12 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

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 Embarrassing Things Mothers Do…More Problems for Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper to Solve

Mrs Finnegan is a celebrated EXPERT on life, love and laundry and WELCOMES letters from all, no matter HOW grand or LOWLY, especially as it now appears she has SOME … Continue reading

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Women Working! What New Horror is this? An anxious reader writes to Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan, Housekeeper at The Regency Town House and DOYENNE of those who TOIL for a living, has been thinking a lot about WORK this past week. She MAKES an … Continue reading

November 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Lady Blessed with Every Virtue Seeks Advice from Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is in a VERY happy place back in her OWN Kitchen at The Regency Town House. She is PLEASED to receive MAIL from across the COUNTRY, the Seven … Continue reading

November 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

The Benefits of Dim Husbands, Loyal Servants and having the Police on Your Doorstep…From the Chronicles of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART even when there is a dinner party and MUCH EXCITEMENT at  The Regency Town House The following letter arrived … Continue reading

November 9, 2021 · 10 Comments

Tell No One – A Reader Begs Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan instructs the ignorant, guides the giddy and BRINGS solace to the sorrowing. In short, she mends broken china and BROKEN hearts. HER letterbox is always OPEN. She also … Continue reading

October 26, 2021 · Leave a comment