The Country Diary Book of Flowers

"HECOWNTRY DIARYBook OF TIOWERS DRYING, PRESSING AND POT POURRI CAROL PETELIN With photographs by Simon McBride O ne of ... The Country Diary Book of Flowers will inspire all those who wish to practice the art of dried flower arranging ...

The Country Diary Book of Flowers

One of the most appealing, as well as one of the easiest, ways of bringing a breath of summer in to the home is to use dried and pressed flowers to make an almost endless variety of attractive arrangements and designs. Pot pourri, made with colorful, fragrant plants and carefully selected herbs and spices, recreate evocative scents to remind us of Nature's fragrance. Carol Petelin, author of the successful The Creative Guide to Dried Flowers, has drawn on her wealth of experience to provide the ultimate guide to drying and using flowers, plants, and herbs in a myriad of creative ways. First, she describes plants that can be most successfully grown, even by those with limited garden space, and explains how to best harvest and dry them. The next section covers the art of dried flower arranging. There is advice on working with different combinations of color and form to create arrangements in containers, bouquets, posies, garlands, and swags. She tells how to gather and press flowers and herbs and offers a variety of imaginative projects for them. The final section is devoted to pot pourri. The author includes recipes for deliciously fragrant mixtures and describes how pot pourri, scented flowers, and spices can be used to make many delightfully fragranced items. There is a list of sources for herbs and essential oils. Lavishly illustrated throughout with Simon McBride's color photographs and decorated with some of Edith Holden's own drawings from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady and The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, The Country Diary Book of Flowers will inspire all those who wish to practice the art of dried flower arranging and to make unusual and attractive gifts for their homes and friends.

A London Country Diary

And Bradford's latest work, A London Country Diary, is the literary equivalent of this adaptation. A London Country Diary quietly appropriates the style and presentation of its rural country diary forebears, among them Edith Blackwell ...

A London Country Diary

For fifteen years, Tim Bradford has meandered round the quiet streets of his North London home, seeking out the ordinary and the extraordinary, the sublime and the ridiculous. A London Country Diary documents his wanderings – he attempts to rescue a deer in Clissold Park, talks to a magical old man in Holloway, breaks up a fight in Stoke Newington and has issues with foxes in Highbury. And that’s just the beginning. All of life is in these pages. Well, some. OK, just a little bit. But with its idiosyncratic wit and charming illustrations, this book is a timely reminder that you can find beauty, humour and life, wherever you call home.

Into the Secret Heart of Ashdown Forest A Horseman s Country Diary

The pleasure that riding has given me, the books it has given me, the friends it has given me, the wife it has given me, the country I have crossed, are gifts that I would not be without. The creakiness seems a small price to pay.

Into the Secret Heart of Ashdown Forest  A Horseman s Country Diary

Into the Secret Heart of Ashdown Forest is a love letter after a forty-year affair. Wry, funny, moving and vivid, this memoir chronicles the life of the author and the ten square miles of country he calls his Kingdom. This book is as good as a brisk walk in the woods on an autumn day. Written with love and passion, it is a hymn to landscape and freedom. It is a close and deep observation of the writer’s adopted country, the fabled Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England, (the home of Winnie the Pooh), where he has lived and ridden for the past forty years. His gift is the ability to take you deep into the landscapes that make this place resonate in his heart: its streams, woods, heathlands. You meet its literary residents, A.A, Milne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ezra Pound and W.B. Yeats. You get beneath its skin among the networks of fungi that allow the trees to speak. You taste its foods, meet its locals, both the living and the ghosts, and see its huge importance during the plague year 2020-21 through the pandemic lockdowns. His passion for horses shines through these pages and his writing is, as he himself says, a form of ‘moving meditation’. He takes you under the soil of this place and he leaves a soft glow on the landscape when he is gone.

A Country Diary for North Wales

Sometimes a person dressed as an animal is involved with the procession the " Mari Lwyd " was a popular scare - a bleached horse's scull held aloft on a pole from which flowed 58 A COUNTRY DIARY FOR NORTH WALES.

A Country Diary for North Wales

Jan Miller's "Country Diary" began life as a monthly nature column in the Denbighshire Free Press. Jan helps people find new beauty in their surroundings, highlighting the natural world around us, and putting people in touch with organisations working to protect the environment.

The Country Diary of a Cheshire Man

There has been enough coming and going of birds and opening of flowers this week to fill several country diaries . As early as April 8th a sedge - warbler was heard by a friend who always listens for the spring migrants .

The Country Diary of a Cheshire Man


Country Diary of a 21st Century Lady

The idea to keep this yearlong Country Diary was inspired by a gorgeously illustrated Edwardianera work by Edith Holden, circa 1906. Looking for a new writing project, I decided to take up the task of a personal version of such.

Country Diary of a 21st Century Lady

This labor of love is a view of our life here on the mountain ranch we call home. Spanning the period of one year- 2014- it includes observations of the natural world surrounding us, the seasonal changes, animal life, and Indian moons.

A Country Diary

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A Country Diary


Rogues Thieves And the Rule of Law

The travel journals of Jabez Maud Fisher, 1775–1779, K.Morgan (ed.) (Oxford: Oxford University Press for ... Six north country diaries, Surtees Society vol. ... 32: “the largest purely industrial town in the country”. 9. Hughes (ed.) ...

Rogues  Thieves And the Rule of Law

Rogues, Thieves and the Rule of Law" is a large-scale study of crime, disorder and law enforcement in northern England in the early modern period. London was not the only city where female criminals were common and gangs were feared, nor was it the sole centre of industrial and political agitation. The north was an area of national significance which supplied the capital with its fuel and whose tendency to industrial insurgence commanded the attention of every 18th-century administration.; Arguing that much of the recent work on early modern crime has focused on London and its surrounding counties, which have wrongly been interpreted as typical of the whole country, this study, in contrast, seeks to place the metropolitan image within the wider context of regional realities. As such, it offers a significant antidote to the picture of excessive brutality associated with London and Tyburn, breaking new ground by encompassing crime in an entire region and at all levels of the judicial system. It uniquely reflects upon gender and crime, the development of transportation, the rise of imprisonment and the convergence of military and civil power, in an attempt to contain an assertive and riotous population in a region remote from central authority.; The north-east had a distinctively violent history before 1700 and retained some of its traditionally wild character in the 18th century. The growing contrasts between urban and rural districts provide a revealing backdrop to the different patterns of crime and official responses. In terms of punishments, the region swiftly followed national trends in transportation, but was pioneering in its early use of imprisonment. This study seeks to change the way we think about crime in early modern England.

North Country Diaries

Jacob Bee's Chronicle comprises those parts of the original MS . which are not given in his diary printed in Six North Country Diaries . It deals . for the most part with humble and unimportant people , but it may interest the ...

North Country Diaries


Sofia Tolstaya the Author

(Diaries, II: 444–45) 1917: 30 April — “There have been a tremendous number of visitors to the house — all soldiers ... So many intrigues, failures, so much lust for power and neglect of what is important for the people and the country!

Sofia Tolstaya  the Author

Dealing with the most topical questions of the time, Sofia Tolstaya’s artistic works—from parables to short stories, novellas, and memoirs—show deep insights into the social context of nineteenth-century Russia. In his lengthy review of My Life (along with other Tolstaya publications) in Canadian Slavonic Papers, the eminent Tolstoy scholar Hugh McLean (2011) laments the fact that it has taken so long (almost a century after her death) to focus academic attention on Sofia Tolstaya, and that there has been no unified publication of her works, scattered as they are among dated journals or not published at all. This book aims to help fill this lacuna by offering a critical introduction to her literary output as a writer in her own right, and presenting, for the first time, an anthology of her main artistic works, some in fresh English translation, and others never translated before.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The king complained of the insufficient supply , and said , “ ' Tis high time for you to make good your promises , and ' tis high time for you to be in the country ” ( “ Journals of the House of Lords , ” vol . xii . , p . 81 ) .

The Diary of Samuel Pepys


Narrative and Critical History of America

... 1759 , and 1760 , containing the most remark- able occurrences , the orders of the admirals and general officers , descriptions of the country , diaries of the weather , manifestos , the French orders and disposition for the defence ...

Narrative and Critical History of America


The Publications of the Surtees Society

It was made very probably by P. Ostorius Avg . The year after he garrisoned the Antona and Sabrina rivers , as he advanced further up the country : -Diary , vol . iii . , 9 . Siberton . 11 Feb. I went to Silberton , in Wansford " parish ...

The Publications of the Surtees Society

List of publications, v. 1-132, in v. 132.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

The king complained of the insufficient supply , and said , “ ' Tis high time for you to make good your promises , and ' tis high time for you to be in the country ” ( “ Journals of the House of Lords , " vol . xii . , p .

The Diary of Samuel Pepys


The Edwardian Sense

4 Indeed , popular views of Edwardian Britain tend to the intensely nostalgic , as demonstrated by films from Mary Poppins ( 1964 ) to A Room with a View ( 1985 ) , or by the extraordinary success of The Country Diary of an Edwardian ...

The Edwardian Sense

This is the twentieth in a series of occasional volumes devoted to studies in British art, published by the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and distributed by Yale University Press. --Book Jacket.

English Party Leaders and English Parties

Lord Malmesbury was told by Sir Walter Farquhar , Pitt's physician , that his last words were : “ Oh , what times ! oh , my country ! " — Diary , iv . 346 . + Fox was much affected by his great rival's death .

English Party Leaders and English Parties


The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

Presented to retain the charm and beauty of the original volume filled with Holden’s hand-drawn illustrations of the English countryside’s flora and fauna through the changing seasons of the year, as well as handwritten notes, ...

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady

A charming addition to Rizzoli’s carefully curated program of bringing classic books back into print. This beautifully packaged facsimile of Edith Holden’s original diary is filled with a naturalist’s masterful paintings and delightful observations chronicling the English countryside throughout 1906. As one of the few true records of the time in print, the handwritten thoughts and paintings contained in The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady transport readers to a more refined, romantic, and simpler time. Capitalizing on the current Downton Abbey–inspired appetite for Edwardian-era ephemera, fashions, and society, this reproduction brings readers back to a time in which propriety, civility, and an appreciation for the natural world reigned. This souvenir of a bygone era serves not only as a calming touchstone, but a reminder that as long as we choose to see it, we are still surrounded by beauty and grace. Presented to retain the charm and beauty of the original volume filled with Holden’s hand-drawn illustrations of the English countryside’s flora and fauna through the changing seasons of the year, as well as handwritten notes, observations, and quotations, The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady makes a lovely addition to any home’s library or side table.

A History of Northumberland Issued Under the Direction of the Northumberland County History Committee

4 ; Sir R. Sibbald , Memoirs ( 1932 ) , p . 63 . • Inst . Bks . P. R. O. 6 Ibid . 6 Ibid . ? Ibid . 8 Ibid .; Newc . Courant , 27th August , 1768 . " Inst . Bks . P. R. O .; North Country Diaries , ( S. S. vol . cxviii . ) ...

A History of Northumberland  Issued Under the Direction of the Northumberland County History Committee