Not long before her death, Jane Austen described her writing as being done with a fine brush on a “little bit (not two inches wide) of ivory”. Her early novels […]
Troutbeck, in the beautiful Lake District, is one of the Lake District’s prettiest and most unspoilt villages. Beatrix Potter used to live in the village at Troutbeck Park Farm, where she bred herdwick sheep.The property, and the sheep are now the property of the National Trust. Troutbeck is the ideal […]
Went for a country walk. Every twig on every tree and bush was outlined in silver tracery against the sky; some of the dead grasses and seed vessels growing by the roadside, were especially beautiful, every detail sparkling with frost crystals in the sunlight. ~Edith Holden, In Her Own Words. […]
December 1906 by edith Holden From The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady
Collecting Wood for Winter. Illustration: Beatrix Potter.
If cold December gave you birth— The month of snow, and ice, and mirth— Place on your hand a turquoise blue, Success will bless whate’er you do. “A Gem for Every Month,”-Author unknown, c.1883 illustration: December 1906: Blackbird, Robin, Blue Tit, Ivy & Holly. ‘From ‘The Country Diary Of An […]