20 Feb 2009


...I want to thank the Academy, my cat, my therapist....

No, seriously; after sleeping very, very late, I got up and sat down with my first cuppa in front of the computer, and lo and behold! Not only did I learn that Fuchsiahad been nominated to the Excessively Diverting Blog Award, which she so totally deserves, but that she in her turn had nominated little me. In the words of Caroline Bingley: I'm all astonishment!

Quote from Jane Austen Today, the founders of the award:

The aim of the Excessively Diverting Blog Award is to acknowledge writing excellence in the spirit of Jane Austen’s genius in amusing and delighting readers with her irony, humor, wit, and talent for keen observation. Recipients will uphold the highest standards in the art of the sparkling banter, witty repartee, and gentle reprove. This award was created by the blogging team of Jane Austen Today to acknowledge superior writing over the Internet and promote Jane Austen’s brilliance.

That's quite a bit to live up to! Is a bit scared, but of course thankful to Fuchsia and all of you who have stumbled upon this blog and read the so far very few entries. I will do my best in the future.

The fun part about the award is that you nominate seven blogs in your turn, and I had no hard time picking out my nominees.

I hereby nominate, in no particular order:

Fuchsia's 18th Century Dress
I've had the pleasure of following Fuchsia's blog almost from the very beginning and it quickly became rather addictive. Fuchsia explores the world of fabrics, trims and sewing techniques and shares her learnings in a personal, entertaining but also educational manner. More than just a dress diary, Fuchsia is always an interesting and fun read.

The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century
Heather Carroll's blog may have the longest title in the blogosphere but that's not her only advantage. Clever, witty and humorous, this blog does not only revolve around the duchess of Devonshire but the Georgian upper-class and their world; or, as Heather puts it herself: Scandalous tid-bits from England's finest socialite of the Georgian age
Updated frequently too - what more can you wish for?

Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century
A sister blog to Heather's, run by Lauren, and from a French POV. The two blogs complete each other in a clever way and it wouldn't be possible for me not to nominate both of them, even though each one definitely can stand for themselves.

Gillray's Printshop of Historical Absurdities
A rather new blog that quickly made me anticipate every new post! Elyse knows her history and history was never this much fun. She tracks down the most hilarious anecdotes from great men and women of the 18th and 19th century and presents them in her own amazing style. Not always respectfully, which to me is a great plus. You must go and see for yourself.

Sightly Obsessed
This blog quickly became one of my favourites bacause of many reasons. Some of them is Chole's wonderful sense of humour, her smart and interesting tutorials and her lovely costumes.

Jenny La Fleur - Adventures in costumes
Jenny is an amazingly talented costumer with a good sense of humour about herself and her work (how I have forgotten to put up a link to her in my blog list, I cannot tell).

18th century blog
I have followed Johanna's blog for a long time now and I love it. She posts great articles about pretty much everything 18th century, with emphasis on art and costume.

Well, there are my nominees, it wasn't hard at all! Thank you all for making those hours I spend surfing on the internet worth it. Keep up the great work! Cheers!


  1. Oh thank you for this lovely nomination! I love the write ups you did for each blog! Now I have new blogs to check out!!

    I am so glad you are enjoying my blog, and appreciate bits of historical scandal :o)