Category Archive: Society

The Queen at the Epsom Derby

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip and their granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, attended the race at Epsom this afternoon. Wearing a mint green dress with matching hat, the Queen looked pleased to… Continue reading

Farewell, Iron Lady

Today we said goodbye to one of the most iconic women of the twentieth century, someone who changed British society forever. I think I’ll always remember her as the woman who ended the… Continue reading

Publishing a New Book – Cover Just Finished!

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been preparing a new book for publication on behalf of my Dad. John Knifton has been editing a commemorative volume as part of the celebrations of… Continue reading

Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth day to all my readers! To mark the occasion, H. M. has put together a cracking speech. Due to her current ill-health, the Queen hasn’t recorded a video of this year’s… Continue reading

Portrait of Wallis Simpson by Cecil Beaton

I love the use of summer sunshine contrasted with areas of shade to bring out the ethereal nature of Wallis’ dress, complimented by her jet black hair. For saying that she and the… Continue reading

Already addicted to Murdoch Mysteries

I have fallen for this show in a big way. It has so much going for it – vintage clothing, the age of invention, mysterious crimes, and Mounties. The wardrobes remind us of… Continue reading

A wonderful, and mysterious, Christmas present

Christmas is the time of giving, and of reaching out to your fellows with a warm heart.¬†In¬†Britain we have a charming little tradition that school children should buy a small gift for their… Continue reading

Thinking of you, NY.

Just hoping that all my readers on the east coast are doing okay. Thinking of you and your families x

The stiff upper lip lives on

Here’s the video that has swept the nation – a little girl telling her two-year old brother to toughen up a bit.

Downton chic in season 3, episode 2