I think I’ve talked about moving on this blog about five times in the two years I’ve been up and running – just goes to show how little time I ever spend in one place! Anyway, I have been looking for a place in London since I got back from New York and I have finally secured a lovely new flat! I will be moving to within walking distance of my favourite place in London, Highgate Cemetery, next weekend. I can’t wait! I am going to sign up to be a volunteer tour guide at the cemetery as soon as I get settled – can you imagine how much fun it will be?!
Anyway, this means I have to pack up all my stuff again and move across London…and I want to take as little as I can with me. So, please head on over to my shop and take advantage of my 20% off moving sale! Everything MUST go or it’s off to the charity shop so if you want to spare a book a dusty fate please go and buy! The coupon code is MOVINGSALE and it will take 20% off for you at the checkout.
In other news, I had a wonderful time in London with Simon, Darlene and Mary at the weekend – eating cake, walking around Bloomsbury and book shopping! What more could you want?! I will tell more later when I have time to write a proper post!
The Persuasion read along has started (it’s not too late to join!) and is garnering some very interesting discussions. I am busy working on my next post which I will aim to have up this weekend – stay tuned on that!
I am currently reading one of Persephone’s new offerings for this Autumn, a suffragette novel by Constance Maud called No Surrender…it’s very interesting and informative and I’m intrigued as to where the plot will lead. Definitely one to look out for.
Finally, the first episode of the new series of Downton Abbey aired here on Sunday and had me in floods of tears. Oh, how I love it! I really like how they have juxtaposed life in the trenches with life at Downton, and it actually really hit home to me how terrifying and horrible it must have been, and how much the soldiers would have given anything to go home – even if it meant going back to servant’s quarters. There’s also some interesting details about women’s roles in the war and the revolutionary fervour the war trigged amongst some of the lower classes…the new housemaid is a perfect example of this. What I love about Downton is that it’s intelligent, interesting and informative while also being fantastically entertaining and incredibly moving – I just love it and I wish it was on every night!