Happy New Year and Changes at The Boudoir – Important Announcement!

Hello everyone and especially all who follow my posts either via the WordPress Reader Site or by having emails posted into your Inbox as each of my posts goes live. It’s lovely to have you with me but lately I’ve had unwanted viewings and spam comments and so I have made the decision to make miladysboudoir.net private. This means that all of you, I hope, will re-apply to keep following my travels and other posts.

When I started posting from miladysboudoir it was purely for my own records and this is still very much the case. I don’t need or want lots of followers but I do appreciate all of your comments and ‘Likes’. I used to upload many photos on Flickr but found that I was wanting to add information and links and decided that maybe blogging was the way to go. I never considered all the options at the time and I’m still discovering more and more about WordPress. So, following chats with the very helpful “Happiness Engineers” at WordPress, I have decided that the best way to proceed is to put up a message (this one) to explain what’s happening and hope that keen followers and good friends will still wish to come along with me.

Thank you all for your understanding and a very happy and healthy new year to you all.


Lübeck Alleys & Courtyards : Self-Guided Walk

From somewhere (I can’t find any details nor links) Rhona magically conjured up for us a self-guided tour of the alleys and courtyards in the historic city of Lübeck. She also selected for us the most beautiful, ancient and charming accommodation right in the heart of the city: The Hotel Haase. Well done, Rhona!


The Hotel Haase – white facade in the middle of the photograph

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Highballs for Breakfast: Milady is a Winner!

What ho! and all that.  I have to tell you that I have been selected by Miss Honoria Plum of Plumtopia as runner-up in her recent competition to win a copy of ‘Highballs for Breakfast‘. Miss Plum writes :

The Cheapest White on the List sat alone at a corner table, solemnly pawing an Anglers’ Rest bar menu.

‘What’s the matter with him? asked The Dubonnet Queen of Ealing Common.

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BeWILDerwood for the Bewildered


BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical tree houses and a hint of intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book, ‘A Boggle at BeWILDerwood’ by local children’s author Tom Blofeld, is a wonderful, mystical land of brave, adventurous creatures who you may never see anywhere else in our world. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting day out for the whole family!”


If only Bewilderwood had existed when I was 7 years old and living in Norfolk. I wouldn’t have been that bothered about the stories but I would have loved making up my own adventures to fit in with the setting. Ever since I first heard about it a few years ago I’ve been intrigued to visit. Today my wish came true and I accompanied two other adults and five children – all my great nieces and great nephews – to an adventure park with a difference.

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Perfume Shopping in Florence

If only you could sniff this blog and smell the signature scent of Santa Maria Novella pot-pouri currently filling Miladys Boudoir!

Just over a year ago I was one of the lucky winners of a prize draw on another (now no longer in existence) blog “The Old fashioned Girls“. One half of the duo, Miranda, no longer an old-fashioned girl, now blogs as “Miranda’s Notebook.” The prize was a year’s free subscription to The Perfume Society. As I love perfume I was very happy and after the first year renewed my subscription and was pleased to have the opportunity to choose more boxes of scents to try. In addition to the discovery boxes the Society organise events and send out a weekly newsletter. It was here that I discovered a section “The World’s Best Scent Shopping Cities” and one of these is Florence.

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