The one where I tell you what’s the go for 2021

Bonjour, mes amis! So, an update on what’s been going on in my world. It’s been a weird start to 2021. I think I’m just burned out by doing so much last year – school, assignments, trying to write, worrying about the state of the world, to name a few. I was sucked into the black hole that was US… Read more »

The one where I haven’t posted in ages and I am SO SORRY, do you forgive me, my loves??

Right, yes. Well. This is embarrassing. Want to know what’s kept me away from you all these *checks calendar, mutters* few-or-so weeks? *inserts gratuitous pic of Evan Williams as Philippe de Lorraine looking dreamy* WORK. OMG WORK.  For reasons that shall be known only to myself and the government, I have been involved in a new venture so I won’t… Read more »

The one with the new year

Well, here we are in a brand-spanking new year.   Just look at it – so clean and pretty!  Like my brand-new planner, waiting for me to fill it up with my (sometimes overly) optimistic tasks. And as we say ‘adieu’ to the dumpster fire that was 2018, let’s do a little wrap up.  What actually happened?  We had the final… Read more »

The one where I have a new book.. YAY!

Yay, indeed!  Mucho celebrations at Chateau de Harper where I can finally show off my shiny new cover (look at that pretty thing! <<pets his face>> ) AND give you all the links to buy the first book in The Confessions of Monsieur E series.  First, the good news.  This series has been gestating in my head for years, and… Read more »

Versailles S3, Ep2 – The one with Sophie’s return

When we left our intrepid characters, Philippe had stupidly and against all sense, charged off on his own, in the night, without guards (yeah, this would never happen) to the Bastille to find out who this mysterious Duc de Sullun is. And promptly got hit on the nopper. Louis meanwhile, thinks he is hot shit because of all the awesome… Read more »

Versailles S3, Ep1 – The One With The Iron Mask Set Up

So, here we are, mes amis. The final season of Versailles. I had much antipathy coming into my reviews, because I have heard things that frankly, had me in a bad mood before I even began. And so, a warning. There is MUCH I dislike about this season, and so, much ranting will ensue. I do not do this lightly…. Read more »

The one with Versailles’ Season 2 sexy bits

If you can count on anything, it’s Danish cheese to be excellent, Aussies to be obnoxiously “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” at sporting events and the British tabloids to get all outraged and ‘OMG how very DARE THEY!” when it comes to nudity on television. And Lordy, do they LOOOOOVE getting all apoplectic about Versailles. The news du jour (well, this week)… Read more »

The one where I write something for Philippe de France’s birthday

Philippe de France, Duke of Anjou, wearing the clothes to his brother's coronation and holding the crown of a son of France. Unknown artist, c1654, Château de Versailles

The 21st of September marks the 377th birthday of Philippe de France, duc d’Orléans, and brother to Louis XIV.  And so I wrote a little something in his honour.  Enjoy xx Philippe de France, frère unique de roi   I stand here, just like all the others, a mere observer to the glorious miracle that is our Sun King. Louis Dieudonné…. Read more »

What can we expect for Versailles Season 3?

As Season Two  currently screens on Aussie TVs and the US impatiently waits until September for their turn, I thought I’d take a shot at what I think will happen in Season Three.  So…. mild spoilers ahoy! Read at your own peril.   ∗ HOW SEASON 2 ENDED: Liselotte was pregnant and not yet showing. Philippe leaves to make war… Read more »

the one where I predicted the next Doctor Who

So, waaaay back in 2013, I wrote a little Doctor Who/Horrible Histories fanfic for a friend’s birthday. While it wasn’t an amazingly fabulous piece of fiction that resulted in a big-name publisher throwing a million dollar contract at my feet, it is oddly prophetic, given the recent announcement of the new Doctor Who.  So here it is, if you fancy… Read more »

Versailles season 2, episode 10 – deaths, downfalls and departures

So here we are. The finale of Season 2. I hope you’re sitting down because there is A LOT to unpack in this ep. So let us get right to it without further ado. We begin with Montespan in her rooms, in tears, topless and furiously scrubbing herself from a basin. It is clear she is frantic and upset, and… Read more »