Fall Back in Time

Today on Twitter is the Historical Romance Network’s Fall Back in Time event

Now, I love a good historical read and have done ever since I was little. I remember spending a coach trip to the Lake District with my nose stuck in a Jean Plaidy (Murder Most Royal I think) and barely seeing the scenery.

I’m also a sucker for dressing up whenever I can. I date that back to being in Year 5 (aged around 9 or 10 for people thinking in old money) and being chosen to try on the crinoline on a school trip to the Castle museum. There’s something wonderful about putting on a costume and being transported to another time.

Here, for your amusement are a few of the times I’ve had fun dressing up. The one medieval outfit I’ve worn I don’t seem to have a photo of which is a shame. It was a lovely green dress (maybe that’s why Aline wears green) with huge sleeves and I like to think me hero wouldn’t have been able to resist me.

I encourage you to try costumes on whenever you can. Who knows where it might lead.

Lyme Park have a brilliant dressing up area where you can go wander around the grounds in costume.
Lyme Park has a brilliant dressing up area where you can go wander around the grounds in costume and hope to meet Mr Darcy (sadly I didn’t).
One of the joys of teaching is getting to do dressing up days.
One of the joys of teaching is getting to do dressing up days.

Or course some periods are more flattering than others..

Said in Eddie Izzard voice.
Hello, we’re the Romans.
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