Update 31/01/22

Well, we have reached the final day of January. It may be rather silly, but I quite enjoy watching this blog’s stats each month and seeing patterns in how many hits there are each day/month/year. As this is the start of the sixth year, there are quite a few patterns to see and one is that January is a time for hits! In fact, this January is third in the hits of all time!

Thank you all for visiting, exploring and reading.

Anyway, in this household things seem to be pretty quiet at the moment and long may that continue. Apart from reading, I spend quite a lot of time watching various programmes on Amazon Prime and Netflix on my iPad. At the moment, I am watching series 2 of The Crown. As I am far from being a fan of the monarchy, I hadn’t intended to bother with it, but I have heard so many favourable comments that I decided to have a go. And I became hooked! As the whole thing starts in the 1950s, it soon catches up with my own childhood memories and it is fascinating to see the history that I only partly remember.

Of course, I keep having to remind myself that this is a TV programme and not a factual account, but, at the same time, it is all so interesting. I wonder what the Queen thinks of it, if she has even watched it! She must have, surely?

I have really enjoyed seeing the fashion from the 50s. I have very vivid memories of my mother wearing full skirted dresses and nipped in waists. Some other aspects of the time are less positive, especially the role of women in society. Anyway, there seem to be loads of sites and videos of the costumes from The Crown and here are just two:

I hope you all have a good week.

Love and best wishes,



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Retired School Librarian
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