Creating to Empty My Mind!

The poet Lord Byron once said "IF I don't write to empty my mind, I will go mad" and when I think back to that fateful day many years ago when curiosity got the better of me and I picked up a copy of Dolls' House Magazine in my local supermarket which then went on to change [...]


At Home With Lord Byron…

Imagine if you could step back in time to your favourite world? Where would that be? Without a doubt mine would be the world synonymous with the romance of Jane Austen, the elegance of Beau Brummell and the fascinating life of the poet Lord Byron! Byron once said that ‘Of all romances in miniature... [...]

A Sumptuous Meal of Minced Pies? I Congratulate You on Your Cook!

Seven years have elapsed since I saw a minced pie - and time and distance had not diminished my regret for those absent friends to "a merry Christmas and a happy new year" - both of which I augur for you and your family, although the congratulation of the former is somewhat of the latest.. [...]

At Home with Lord Byron…

Tee Bylo loves Regency history as a well as creating life in 12th scale and has combined the two with her creation of the 'Ghost of Piccadilly' inspired by Lord Byron's address at 13 Piccadilly Terrace in London in the year 1815 and where the Poet lived with his wife the former Annabella Milbanke who he had married [...]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Something WAS Stirring in Lord Byron’s Abode!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse… Clement Clarke Moore Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, Christmas Eve has finally arrived at 13 Piccadilly Terrace in the year 1815! Although Lord Byron remains a most-beloved ‘Man of Letters’; it is unfortunate that references to this festive time of [...]

Shrink Me! A Miniaturist Visits Fairfax House in York…

Dear Diary... As my home town was in the throes of enjoying a beautiful Indian summer, I was delighted to meet up with fellow Byronian Dianna Rostrad for an afternoon of sightseeing in York and an enjoyable lunch at the Black Swan; a 15th century hostelry noted for delicious food and the occasional haunting by [...]