Having just returned from Japan, I was so sorry and sad to hear about the typhoon. I was happy that Japan beat Scotland in their rugby match. They really needed a win as a morale boost for the nation.
I am craving a good slice of battenberg cake and can’t seem to find one in my neck of the woods. Which makes sense since I live across that little pond from Britain. How to make the perfect battenberg cake. I just need to stop being lazy so I can make it myself. I have a great recipe in my Fortnum’s cookbook.
Meghan Markle vs. The Daily Mail. One of the comments in this article made a good point. The media keeps crucifying the Duchess, but Prince Andrew can get away with pedophilia? I’m as baffled as you are.
I’m reading The Gown by Jennifer Robson. It is so, so, so good that I don’t have words for it (yet, review to follow). If you love couture, royals, history and royal history then you might like this book too.
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A cup of Countess Grey with my book today. I’ve been waiting for this book since March and I only have two weeks before it’s due back to the library. Now that I’m reading it, I see why there was such a long hold. It’s the story of three women: Frenchwoman Miriam, she survived the Nazis but lost her entire family and Ann, a working-class English girl. They are chosen to work on the wedding gown for Princess Elizabeth and this job changes their lives. Then we meet Ann’s granddaughter, Heather, in 2016 Canada who travels to England to discover secrets of Ann and Miriam. So far, very touching and I’m intrigued to learn what the secrets are.❤️📚☕️ #countessgrey #teaandbooks☕️📚 #bookstagram #currentread #jenniferrobsonthegown
And just for fun, the blog one year ago: Trinket Tuesday: Tour Eiffel
Have a great new week!!