BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

What to do when the Butler eats TOO fast and the Butcher’s Boy is not SLOW in coming forward. Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper advises…

My husband was killed during the French wars and since then I’ve been a cook in several households. Some weeks ago I had the occasion to visit the local butcher … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Reaching down for the authentic…Anne Rice QUOTES FOR WRITERS

You reach deep down and bring up what feels absolutely authentic to you as you move along with the book, but you don’t know everything about it. You can’t.Anne Rice

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper is Invited to Dinner and Very Nearly Tastes Pistachio Ice Cream…

Mrs Finnegan housekeeper at The Regency Town House was invited to dinner last Saturday by Master Peregrine, the riding master (retired) residing at Number 61 Brunswick Square. She may have … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 6 Comments

Anthony Burgess on the bare bones of language QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth. Anthony Burgess Image Credit: OpenClipart-Vectors from … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Life is Changing (again) and BRIGHTON’S REGENCY HOUSEKEEPER has written AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE to help you cope

A very SPECIAL MESSAGE from Mrs Finnigan this week. The celebrated authority on LOVE, LIFE AND LAUNDRY is CELEBRATING her first year as housekeeper at The Regency Town House with … Continue reading

March 16, 2021 · 3 Comments

Learn New Things and go on Fantastic Adventures – Lydia Davies QUOTES FOR WRTERS

There is a great deal to be learned from programs, courses, and teachers. But I suggest working equally hard, throughout your life, at learning new things on your own, from … Continue reading

March 14, 2021 · 4 Comments

Why I am a Housekeeper and Other Questions Answered by BRIGHTON’S REGENCY HOUSEKEEPER

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART, FAMILY LIFE and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House.  People often ask me why … Continue reading

March 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

QUOTES FOR WOMEN on the eve on INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

If you don’t like my ocean don’t fish in my sea. Stay out of my valley and let my mountain be.Ma Rainey Wherever you go, you meet part of your … Continue reading

March 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Today it’s (nearly) All about the Dress — the Brighton Regency Housekeeper has a lot on her mind

Mrs Finnegan – the Celebrated ADVICE giver and housekeeper at The Regency Town House is preoccupied and can reply to ONLY one reader this week. However, SHE notes: It’s just rolled over … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Crisis is where we get the true measure of a character…George Saunders QUOTES FOR WRITERS

To get any forward momentum, I have to make stories that have drama, which for me often means putting some overt threat in there. And I’m not subtle. To make … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Poems are a way of looking at yourself – Michael Rosen QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Poems are like photos in a photo album …It gives you a chance to look at yourself. Rather like the way people do when they’ve got two mirrors.Michael Rosen Photo … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · 3 Comments

Throwing THE BABY Out With The Bathwater – Has That EVER Happened in Your House? Brighton’s REGENCY HOUSEKEEPER offers advice..

In an unprecedented step this week Mrs Finnegan – the Celebrated Authority on MOST THINGS and housekeeper at The Regency Town House is SEEKING advice as well as handing it OUT A … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing Competition for the Irish Diaspora

This is interesting. Green Curtain Theatre are celebrating the centenary of an ‘independent’ Ireland with a lockdown theatrical performance written by people from the Irish Diaspora. (The Anglo-Irish Treaty was … Continue reading

February 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Writing comes out of affliction…Edna O’ Brien QUOTES FOR WRITERS

That is the mystery about writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open. Edna O’Brien Photo Credit:Jonathan Rados on Unsplash

February 21, 2021 · 4 Comments