Welcome to Milady’s Boudoir! From this room – Milady’s Boudoir (as the Optimist calls it) – I hope to write about places to go, books to read and other ad hoc items which I hope you will enjoy reading.
The original Milady’s Boudoir was the magazine owned by Bertie Wooster’s Aunt Dahlia but I cannot even hope to post every week on such a wide variety of topics so I intend to write about literary connections as and when the spirit takes me. Some of these posts may have very tenuous connections with literature and some may have no connection at all!
I love that chair in the library, looks very comfy and invites you to grab a book and settle in!
Thank you for this first comment! There’s even a telly so sometimes I grab the remote instead of a book.
Hurrah! The appearance of a blog that is exactly my cup of tea! I have long known you are a talented travel photographer who goes to just the places, mostly around England, that I want to see, and what’s more you don’t go with an empty mind but with an examined, historically well furnished mind, that brings your pictures singingly up to an even higher degree by the addition of just the right amount of fascinating historical background information…not too much heavy textbook stuff, not too light and superficial. JUST RIGHT. I look
forward to following this blog, with pleasure!
Diana, Thank you for these kind and encouraging comments. I am indeed flattered. I hope I can live up to your expectations! Barbara
I loved seeing your chair, the handy table for cup of (leaf, of course!) tea, and groups of Persephones on the shelves behind. A lovely and serene boudoir. The etymology of “boudoir” is from the French “bouder”, to sulk. I somehow doubt that much sulking will be done in such a pleasant room!
Thank you, Curzon! Definitely leaf tea, what other kind is there?? No sulking in here I’m pleased to say.
Hello, what a delightful boudoir and blog too – I came here via Stuck-in-a-Book and intend to come back often. I LOVE Tristram Shandy but had no idea that Shandy Hall existed, so particularly enjoyed that post. Your photographs are very good, I am envious of your skill.
Hello Helen, Thank you for your kind comments and welcome to the boudoir! Well done if you have read Tristram Shandy! I still haven’t attempted it – Barbara
Your boudoir looks very comfy, Milady !!!
I’ll be really happy to come round every now and then … or … should I put up a bedcamp here ?!?
I bet I’ll learn a lot !!!! xxx
Welcome to my boudoir, Marie Noelle! I hope you will drop in when you can. There is always a bed here (no need to camp) whenever you wish to come and visit in person. Barbara
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What a lovely room! Thank you for your beautiful pictures and interesting articles. I so wish I could visit the British Isles in the near future. Daughter’s wedding first and then hopefully travel.
Thank you, Lorraine! I’m sure the wedding will be beautiful and good luck with your travels.
Have very much enjoyed visiting the Boudoir – virtually and when we visited earlier this month. Believe it or not, this is the first blog I have every visited but I am looking forward to becoming a regular visitor.
Thank you, Rosanna, for another very flattering comment. Hope to see you here again very soon!
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