Sometimes, I spend a few hours wandering around the internet, and I come across some really interesting websites.
One of my other hobbies (equally as time consuming and frustrating) is researching my family tree. The internet is a wonderful tool for that, and I have found many fantastic and interesting things about my family – ranging from the truly Fabulous (a first fleeter convict – I am officially Aussie Royalty) to the to the truly Awful (a great aunt who died at 21 after contracting septicaemia following a termination – no privacy laws there, her coronial inquest is online for the world to see!).
Whilst going down the rabbit hole with my family research one day, I came across a wonderful site – http://spitalfieldslife.com/ (you could spend hours there!) and today’s post was particularly interesting.
So many things about this post appeal to me as a quilter, and equally more as a lover of all things old. I urge you to go over there and have a sticky beak. So many glorious colours and prints and that staircase?! Oh My Gosh.
Here in Australia I think there are many of us just can’t imagine living in anything older than fifty years. The old, old houses are not so available, often horrendously expensive, and when I say old even they are only one hundred years old or so. To live in a house from the Edwardian or Victorian era, with their beautiful staircases, and doors, and floors – I’m so jealous.
So I surf the internet and look at all these wonderful places to live and daydream. It’s the best I can do really. I have a lovely house that I am very grateful for, but oh, to live in one of these places? Fabulous.