This Week's Weird Victorian Term Explained
What is the difference between a hassock, a tuffet, and a pouffe?
are all basically the same thing: a footrest or stool that is covered
and padded. In Victorian times the following distinction was drawn: a
hassock is more likely to have feet and be square, a tuffet is usually
round with feet like a covered stool, and a pouffe is round with no
My mum, being the eccentric Brit that she is, is prone to referring to them all as poufftees.
GAIL'S DAILY DOSE
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
A stunning steampunk photo shoot
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Victorian Parlour Games
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
7 Commonly Corrected Grammar Errors (That Aren't Mistakes)
PROJECT ROUND UP
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. The elephant has exploded. Climatic battle sequence in process.
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Copy edits incoming.
Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Working promo schemes to begin September.
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus
by subscription. Print release tentatively
LBYR Booth at NY ComicCon
Quote of the Day:
"She was so lucky – tragedy and curly hair."
~ Judy Blundell