Venturing into Austenland…

This evening I decided to watch Austenland, the movie where the regency comes to life and lifelong Austen fan Jane, played by Keri Russell, is swept up in her own Austen storyline, but ends up wondering what is real and what isn’t. I really enjoyed it – as I do with anything that concerns Jane…

Maleficent isn’t all bad…

Last week I managed to slip into one of my favourite fairy tales again – but this time, from a completely different angle. Me and my mum went to see Disney’s Maleficent and I was very excited, but quite nervous. Sleeping Beauty, alongside the Little Mermaid, has always been one of my favourite fairy tales…

Veronese: Magnificence at the National Gallery

I used to think art was just pretty pictures – particularly when you see portraits of glamorous women in country houses. My personal favourite when I was younger was a beautiful portrait of a woman in the study of Sudbury Hall who was wearing a pink dress and holding a huge pink feather – mainly…