Category Archive: Personal

Making the toile for my vintage style graduation dress.

My desire for a killer dress for graduation, as well as my own insatiable need to look just like Joan from Mad Men, has brought me to the decision me to sew my… Continue reading

Sewing my own Graduation Dress

After all these years I’m finally leaving grad school! I’m going to be graduating in the next couple of weeks, and I’ve made the momentous decision to sew my own dress for graduation.… Continue reading

So true.

I PASSED MY VIVA!

After spending a couple of months reading my thesis, retranslating all the texts I quoted, and trying to keep up to speed with the tide of academic research, I was ready to defend… Continue reading

Submitting my Thesis

This blog has been very quiet for the past couple of weeks while I was lost in the turbulence of submitting my doctoral thesis. I’ve spent the past four years working on my thesis,… Continue reading

A Lancaster in Flight

This weekend was very special for me, because it was the first time I saw an Avro Lancaster in flight. When I was a child I heard so much about the “Queen of the Sky”… Continue reading

Dear Secret Admirer

There could be no better way for you to declare your feelings than by giving a small token of your affection. Roses are lovely, diamonds are great, but Vogue couture is transcendent. The… Continue reading

Readership opinion poll!

Dear readers, you may have noticed that The Lady in Waiting has been revamped a little. The question is whether this was for better or for worse. I’ve had mixed feedback to the… Continue reading

Happy New Year to all my readers (+ 2012 in review)

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you all have a cracking 2013, and have a great day celebrating today. I have just unwrapped a lovely present from WordPress.com, the annual review of my… Continue reading