Category Archives: Romance

Marriage Advice, Georgian-Style

Marriage Advice, Georgian-Style

Today’s humorous tidbit comes from “The Five Strange Wonders of the World” printed and sold in Bow-Church-Yard, London, between 1750 and 1785. Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library.   Five Things a Man don’t like in a Wife A Woman who will cuckold her Husband She who carries false Tales from one to another She… CONTINUE READING…

Floriography ~ A and B flowers

Floriography ~ A and B flowers

Floriography  —  the cryptological communication through flower use or arrangement  —  has been practiced for thousands of years in numerous cultures. In Europe, especially England, the craze truly bloomed (pun intended) in the Victorian Era, but was seeded and sprouted some one hundred years earlier. Lady Mary Wortley Montegu, wife of the British ambassador to… CONTINUE READING…

Victorian Women Enjoyed Sex!

Victorian Women Enjoyed Sex!

Are you shocked? This fascinating article came through the Beau Monde chapter of the RWA a couple of years ago. I shared it then, but figured it is interesting enough to dust off and repost. The long, very detailed article in the April 2010 edition of Stanford Magazine (as in Stanford University, CA) is totally worth the… CONTINUE READING…

Time to Cut the Cake!

Time to Cut the Cake!

As the last entry (for now) in my series of weddings during the Regency and Georgian Eras, and the history attached, today I’ll cover the wedding cake. As anyone who has been to or planned a wedding knows, the cake is just about the most important part of the ceremony. Modern brides and grooms look… CONTINUE READING…

Love Sealed With a Ring

Love Sealed With a Ring

This Monday and next I’ll continue the wedding history trend of the past five weeks with addendum posts, as it were. Next week I’ll relate the origins of wedding cake traditions. Today I am covering engagement and wedding ring symbolism. Because I had so many images to share and wanted the information to be fun,… CONTINUE READING…

“The Wedding Singer”

“The Wedding Singer”

Because I am a HUGE movie buff, I decided from time to time to share some of my favorites. Since we are still in the “Month of Love” I chose a romantic comedy. The Wedding Singer is one of those movies I can watch over and over. Part of that is the nostalgia, being in… CONTINUE READING…

Tickling the Romantic Funnybone

Tickling the Romantic Funnybone

  Ten Relationship Commandments I.    I am thy Main Squeeze; thou shalt squeeze no others beside me. II.   Thou shalt not take the name of thy Squeeze in vain, nor badmouth me behind my back. III.  Remember our Anniversary, and keep it holy. Or else. IV.  Honor MY mother and father. THINE are… CONTINUE READING…