BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Change is afoot! along with picnics and eye infections… Advice from the 1830s Agony Aunt

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT At present she is only occasionally stepping out from the elegant confines of  The Regency Town … Continue reading

June 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

A saint, a sinner and a chemise…advice from the 1830s Agony Aunt

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT is not leaving The Regency Town House in Brighton and Hove, a town rich in art and entertainment … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Protect yourself from the sun and learn how to be the perfect housekeeper …dependable advice from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT is staying alert at The Regency Town House in Brighton and Hove, a town patronised by Royalty and … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Birthday Anguish and Weak Ankles…Sound advice and sober reflection from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying alert at The Regency Town House in that South Coast pearl of a town, Brighton and Hove … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Recipe for a perfect marriage and can women write? Should they…? Advice of thorough probity from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying indoors at The Regency Town House in the most salubrious of towns, Brighton and Hove Now … Continue reading

May 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

Mix too much curry powder with a letter from the Mistress… Mrs Finnegan, the 1830s housekeeper extraordinaire isn’t feeling well

As we enter the month of May let us rejoice in everything it can give us. Even if the merry-making has to be rather solitary we can still look forward … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fortune Telling of the unscrupulous kind plus a young man eager to marry for money…ADVICE of unsurpassed excellence from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying indoors at The Regency Town House By reading the moles on my face an old woman … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

It is never too late to shine; never – George Eliot QUOTES FOR WRITERS

It is never too late, no matter how old you get because anytime or any point in your life you can always have a chance to make a difference. You … Continue reading

April 26, 2020 · 3 Comments

How to Fight greying hair and unscrupulous grocers The Wit and Wisdom of Mrs Finnegan, the 1830s housekeeper extraordinaire

The housekeeper has the care of the linen, of the grocery – dried & other fruits, spices, soap, candles and stores of all kinds. In short she is the LADY … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

Wild fantasies and an unexpected letter from the Mistress…Most Estimable ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT staying indoors at The Regency Town House Sometimes I have fantasies about things that could not possibly … Continue reading

April 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Wit and Wisdom of Mrs Finnegan, the 1830s housekeeper extraordinaire

My housekeeper’s room is a fortress that would suit an ancillary pope. In an ordinary week you can find me here most evenings sipping a glass of red wine slowly, … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Mind-reading and social-isolation for housekeepers — Most admirable ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT from The Regency Town House How can you tell what someone thinks? I am walking out … Continue reading

April 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fine clothes and malevolent accusations — Most excellent ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT WITH two good dresses and a quantity of shawls and fine fichus given to me when … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

Despair and Dinner Parties ADVICE from the 1830s

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT I have lately taken up residence as Housekeeper at The Regency Town House in West Brighton … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · 2 Comments