Fashion Plates · Victorian

Ticket To Ride

One of the things that I love about fashion plates is that they have different settings and, while I haven't found heaps, I have come across quite a few that are clearly set at the railway station. The ladies are pictured either waiting at a station for a train to come and whisk them away… Continue reading Ticket To Ride

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Places · Victorian

Capers on the Kapiti Coast. Part II

Last Sunday, after our steam train rides (read about those here) we drove down to Queen Elizabeth Park with plans to picnic and pay a visit to the Tramways Museum. But, even the best-laid plans can get interrupted in the most incredible way. As Liane, Hannah, Dina and I were about to discover. As we were… Continue reading Capers on the Kapiti Coast. Part II

Places · Victorian

The City of White Stone

No... I'm not writing about Gondor... this post is about Oamaru, that beautiful little city in Otago which annually feeds my historical costuming addiction. This beautiful city holds the Victorian Heritage Celebrations every year in November and I have been attending for nearly 10 years. Not only is it the biggest and best historical costuming… Continue reading The City of White Stone