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'Diary of an Edwardian Lady'

Recently our local church put on a flower festival and used 'The Diary of an English Lady as inspiration. Each flower arrangement was done by a different person, and yours truly didn't do any! Apologies as some of the photos didn't come ou as well as I had hoped - sun though glass in a dark church is my excuse.

We start with the lady herself going for a walk in her garden.

On Monday she visits the Royal Academy ........

..... for the Summer Exhibition

On Tuesday she has a picnic at Henley, watching the Regatta.

Wednesday is Royal Ascot, where she is looking forward to watching the Royals arrive from Windsor.

And that was so thrilling!

Wednesday was a Masked Ball at Lady Davinia's, where she wore her Lavender Gown with the Amethysts

And this was her mask!

Thursday was a day of rest. There had been such excitement this week that she spent the day reading Mr. Kipling's poems.

Friday was an evening at the Ballet with Rupert. It was Swan Lake and Prima Ballerina was Pelageya Karpakova.

It is my favourite Ballet!

Saturday 12th June, and she is joining Rupert for the Regimental Dinner celebrating the end of the Boer War.

The tables looked quite delightful with the silverware and the candles all sparkling.

Sunday and she went to Church to meet the Rector's new wife......

and then after lunch, a little needlework and reading, before......

... meeting Aunt Dorcas at the Ritz for Tea.

And Bates the gardener had left a beautiful bouquet for Auntie when we arrived home.....

.... and some flowers for my boudoir.

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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 14:53

Lovely blog and lovely photos. Nice tonal values. I am not into flower arranging but I have to admire the skills of whoever put the arrangements together.  They certainly evoke the era.

Quite a social life this lady had.  Even at Edwardian prices I doubt few could afford to attend all the function on today's incomes.

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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 15:27

A lot of great photos. I can only hope this is one result of the new Fuji photoblog posting strategy Wink

I have one problem though and this is the overlay with text in most of the pics.

Don't know how it works with you but if i try to get a feeling for the ones without additional text or the ones without the photos without text clearly win.

Mögen alle Lebewesen wohlauf und glücklich sein
Verehrung Ihm, dem Erhabenen, Heiligen, völlig Erwachten!

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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 16:00

A really lovely blog and such beautiful photos.There are some incredibly talented people around.  I really enjoyed the story that goes with the displays as well.  Thank you so much for showing us.

 Dd you use the new Blog system. It is much easier, but word of warning. I had just finished one and looked at the preview. I wanted to change some wording so covered over the words and hit delete, that did not work, so tried to do it one letter at a time.  Guess what,everything disapeared. I am bored now but will have a go another time. I wont forget that in a hurry though.

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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 16:27

'Diary of a very busy English Lady' by the looks of it. Great stuff Angie, some really good images.



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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 18:11

How lovely and how different to give a flower festival a theme.  As Pam has already said, aren't people talented.  I bet the church was a sight for sore eyes.  It would be just about the only time I would step inside, to see flowers!

Nanny MacPhee does drag me into hers occasionally but has largely given up on me.

Good blog.

Jen xx

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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 19:34

Great images Angie , would look great in any magasine, love your additions too Smile

would not be my choice of subject matter but then i am male ...but only on week days Wink



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Date Mon, 13/09/2010 - 22:35

What a wonderful storyline,with a fantastic presentation, the floral images superb!

Thank you for sharing with us.

Colin   Orkney Scapa Flow Italian Chapel


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Date Tue, 14/09/2010 - 22:45

A great blog with lots of brilliant pics.Very well presented and thankyou for sharing it with us.


Have fun, it shows in your photography.

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Date Wed, 15/09/2010 - 15:44

Great pictures angie I will comment on the other in the forum

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Date Wed, 15/09/2010 - 15:50

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Date Wed, 15/09/2010 - 16:05

i`m not a flower man myself .but this looking at the photos .so well arranged and colourful images are excellent . maybe taking pics of flowers is more my thing . i will have to try this more . great blog Angie .well done .

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Date Wed, 15/09/2010 - 21:55

Angie. You excel yourself. Wonderful photographs. Jan.

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Date Sun, 28/11/2010 - 20:44

Angie, I always try to comment on blogs because I know the amount of effort required to do them.

Sorry I missed this first time round. Anyway I got there in the nd and it was well worth it.

Well done....really wonderful pics


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Date Tue, 16/08/2011 - 19:49

Angie Lovely Photos and a Good blog Well Done, I have enjoyed Looking in

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