BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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When the Days are SHORT and Nights LONG you need ADVICE from the 1830s BRIGHTON housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the Celebrated Authority on affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT in addition to being housekeeper of The Regency Town House.More FOREIGN MAIL has arrived on her doorstep … Continue reading

October 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Mutton Fat (again!), Servants and Chaperones ADVICE FROM THE 1830s BRIGHTON HOUSEKEEPER AND AGONY AUNT

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT living in her own bubble where the land meets the sea, while also looking after  The … Continue reading

June 16, 2020 · 3 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

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 · 1 Comment

Mrs Ainsley Departs – the 1830s housekeeper is leaving (but someone will take her place….)

Worrying messages have been arriving all day from Mrs Ainsley, the Regency Town House housekeeper and Agony Aunt, 1830s style: I might be going on a LONG HOLIDAY soon. Will … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · 3 Comments