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A Spinster Too Shy to Speak Seeks the Help of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

Mrs Finnegan is the celebrated housekeeper at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE who offers advice on love, life and SILK dresses (sometimes) Will I always be the bridesmaid and never the bride?I struggle … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

Have You Got a Servant Problem? Mrs Finnegan – Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper – has the Answer

Mrs Finnegan – purveyor of wisdom and SAGE of the serving classes – is housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, Brighton. My neighbours moved into Brunswick Terrace four years … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Need help making decisions? Follow the instructions of Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper for a simple life

Mrs Finnegan, the outstanding housekeeper of her generation, is employed at THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE She GIVES advice and occasionally takes it. Please help me. I have a complete inability to make … Continue reading

May 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Do Not Mock Weeping Women, says Brighton’s Regency Housekeeper

An acknowledged AUTHORITY on almost everything, Mrs Finnegan is the housekeeper at The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square Brighton and Hove. My family laugh at me for being so sentimental. I … Continue reading

April 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tears and Temper and Dear Old Ladies ADVICE FROM THE 1830s BRIGHTON HOUSEKEEPER AND AGONY AUNT

Mrs Finnegan’s Chronicles: the Celebrated Authority in affairs of the HEART and HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT At present she is meeting with six people from one household, or visiting six households, or … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 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

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