Here’s the part where I finally get to update on lots of things that I’ve been either doing or attempting to do this year.
With reference to castle visits. I managed to visit Delgatie Castle again, and it was sunny too. I think it could end up being a favourite of mine. Apart from the usual suspects, I haven’t managed any other ones this year sadly.
Plus, the history books I got my hands on?
The lovely people at Country Life Magazine sent me a copy of Adams Houses, I bought myself Jane Austen: the World of Her Novels by Deidre Le Faye and I’ve managed to borrow Sir Thomas Lawrence (which I love) and Treasures From the Trust.
I should also update the historic film and TV list. I’m ashamed to say I originally missed off accidentally: Excalibur, Daniel Deronda, Dangerous Liasons, Howard’s End. There are lots more I love that I will add eventually.
Talking of TV, after the glut of interesting stuff, there hasn’t been much on that I’ve liked lately. Series 3 of The Tudors was pretty boring stuff, and I even missed the end. Caught up with the predecessor of Victorian Farm – Tales From the Green Valley – which I didn’t like nearly as much, haven’t seen the new Wuthering Heights (not bothered either, I HATE the story and characters) and am currently watching the new version of Emma, which I’m not liking much either, sigh.
I hope to get out to the cinema over the Winter to see at least a couple of new films, and to get some fresh books to read as I’m getting a bit low on material. Maybe someone will take pity on me for my birthday…
Haven’t managed any exhibitions either, though I do lust over paintings at every available opportunity. I can dream about making an exhibition some time soon.
Last, but not least, I’ve done a little tinkering with this site, and gathered a lot of Eleanor material together. I’m much more happy with the site now than I ever was, so I will put a proper front page up. Not in any rush though (why rush now!) it will come when time and creativity permits.