MY Hornblower on the East India Company ship Götheborg

Tweet If anyone every happens to find themselves in Göteborg one of the things I think you should try to go and see is the beautiful East Indiaman ship the Götheborg. Like many countries back in the 17-18th century Sweden had its own East India Company, sailing back and forth to China bringing home rare and exotic goods from the orient to the people here in the cold north. One of the most famous of these ships was one called Götheborg and, not surprising bearing in mind its name, it was from this city. That ship is obvioulsy no longer around … Continue reading

You gotta love silk roses!

Tweet Last week at school we had a couple of days where we all got the chance to try out some different/new things. We had some subjects to choose from and one of them was making flowers out of fabric and making fascinators. I have long wanted to give millinery a go, and I have to say that after that day of trying it out I was seriously wondering if I hadn’t picked the wrong course! It was just sooo much fun!!! I was able to make some gorgeous silk roses and attached them to a little hat piece that … Continue reading

The Unmentionables

Tweet Hello! I hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday! I’m having a relaxed morning at home, got up and made some scones when I woke up (they turned out so so) and ate them in bed with a cup of English Breakfast tea and a light and easy to read chick-lit.  I’m alone home for the weekend so might go out and meet up with a friend this afternoon.m This week at school has been busy, we’re working on skirt supports (aka hoops, panniers, bustles etc.) right now and one thing I can say for sure, they are big … Continue reading

Since I last talked to you…

Tweet First of all let me thank you for your comments that made me feel very welcome back into blogging! It is so nice to know people are still reading this! 🙂 So let me give you a short update on what has been going on in my life these months when I’ve been all quiet on here. As you know my boyfriend moved over here from New Zealand a year ago and having him here is of course amazing. Moving to a new country the way he has though requires quite a bit of paperwork and permits and registratering … Continue reading

Hey hello!!

Tweet Hello everyone! I don’t know if any of my readers are still out there, following this  sadly neglected blog, but if you are I am now back and I am so sorry for how long it has been!!! Things have been busy and there has been some big changes in my life this last year which has at times had me feeling a little overwhelmed, and that is why I fell behind with this blog. But I have missed it and now feel I am in a place where I am ready to take it back up again, and … Continue reading

Anno 1790

Tweet For me being Swedish it is sometimes nice to watch, or read, something which is about Swedish history, something set in Sweden. Problem is, there aren’t many things like films for example about this. I find this really annoying, we have an amazing and rich history and many stories and events that are worth telling about. I could come up with at least 20 different ideas off the top of my head right this minute, stories and events that would make awesome films. But sadly hardly any have been made. Which is one reason I was quite excited first … Continue reading

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