About henrietta_fielding


I'm a voracious reader and enjoy writing too. I particularly enjoy all things historical, both factual and fictionalised.

I enjoy books, movies, music, yoga, walks by the sea. I love to cook and also I'm lucky enough to enjoy a busy social life. Most of all, I live to dance.
Favorite Books:
Far too many to list! One of my faves is 'Roaring Boys' by Judith Cook. She brings Shakespearian London to vibrant life!
Favorite Authors:
Depends on my mood: but anything from Jane Austen to Dorothy L Sayers to Phil Rickman and anything and everything in between and before and after.
Favorite Movies:
Fave genre would be film noir, also anything from Powell & Pressburger. I do love film in general, but the only genres I would avoid would be rom coms and musicals (shudder). Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule.
Favourite TV Shows:
Usually dramas and history programmes. I'm particularly enjoying The Last Kingdom currently, which is an adaptation of the Bernard Cornwell series.
Favorite Music:
Almost everything, especially if I can dance to it!


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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 14 Apr 2019 05:01

Yesterday, in Beaumaris, on the Island of Anglesey, North Wales, I found an amazing butchers/Deli shop.

In their heated pie cabinet they had the most gorgeous looking pies and sausage rolls I have ever seen.
Minted Welsh Lamb, Steak and ale, etc, etc.
Sadly, due to my health, I had to walk away but they looked so good I could not have stopped at just one...

I will drown my sorrows with a double espresso please. <img src="/images/emoticons/coffee.gif" alt="coffee">

That is a shame you had to walk away from such delicious treats, Anna! Hope you are having a wonderful time on Ynys Mon (Welsh for Anglesey) and got a look around Beaumaris Castle!

Coffee for me, please. ☕

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 11 Apr 2019 03:49

It's just after noon here. Toodk the pup for a short walk. Lovely spring weather. I will doing more gardening today as the lawn serevice is mowing for the first time this season.

Tomorrow is my tri-weekly infusion. I got a CT scan report today. I am doing quite well with my immunotherapy.

Gotta go, after I have my last cuppa java for today.

Cheers all (regae)

Sounds like good news, Larry. Hugs to you! (hugs)

I'll join you with a coffee. :)

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 08 Apr 2019 03:21

It's a bright, spring-like Monday morning here, for a change! Maybe the seasons are actually changing, rather than giving us a hint and then heading back to winter, sharpish!

A coffee would do very nicely, thank.you. ☕

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 28 Mar 2019 15:50

Hi everyone, I hope all is well. I've not been around much, but have been watching for the next competition.

Are we ready for one?

It's been like six or eight months. I donated my winnings to go toward the next competition. I'd like a chance to do that again. <img src="/images/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="icon_biggrin">


Just made my famous mac 'n cheese, with Roma tomatoes and broccoli. I'd love an true Irish coffee please. Extra Irish is ya gots it.

Just thought of this...

It is Northern Irish coffee, or the Republic of Irish coffee?

I don't fully understand why their wonderful island is divided, probably something Trump will have Jared tend to and fix. :-" But I've heard that Brexit will dramatically affect the currently non-provoking border between the two lovely jurisdictions. Sheesh. There is so much we don't know or understand.

But I do know, if I had ever competed in a beauty pageant, I too would wish for world peace.

Now get me my damn coffee!!!

Depends if the coffee is made with Jameson's or Bushmills!

Yes, these are very scary and uncertain times here. The thought of a hard border is terrifying, in terms of the still fragile peace process...

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 21 Mar 2019 05:38

Morning all! Just popping in for a coffee before I put the washing out on the line. Since it's not actually raining or blowing a gale here for once!

Coffee would do nicely. ☕

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 13 Mar 2019 05:20

I can't sleep. I should be tired, I spent most of the day working on my parent's house getting it ready to sell. Moved and got rid of quite a bit of their furniture. The goal is to get it on the market by May. Then they can finally move into a retirement community. I'll rest a lot easier when that happens.

It will be several weeks of work still ahead of me. Painting, stripping wallpaper, etc.

I'll have a ginger ale and curl up on a couch and probably doze off.


Gill, this really has been a marathon effort sorting out your parents' home! Glad you can see the light at the end of the tunnel at last! Though you still have a lot more work in front of you, from what you say. Phew! Sending hugs!

Bleak and stormy day here again. A mocha would go down nicely. ☕

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 08 Mar 2019 03:35

Finally got things fixed up on Monday, but I've now had to put off the upgrade. Hopefully this coming weekend. I am trying to figure why the hell I am doing this stuff in my spare time when it's also my day job. Plus I'm acting treasurer of the board (though only because we needed to raise funds for some work related to the upgrade).

Kettle's on for those who need it. Some orange pekoe with a twist of lemon for me.

You are far too good! (hugs) that's the problem with volunteering. On specific tasks seems to spiral into a lot more! I'll have an orange pekoe with you. Sounds nice!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 05 Mar 2019 15:58

* puts on the kettle and sighs *

As mentioned before (I think) I am the system administrator (think Gav but without the programming skills) of a site called Wondercafe2.ca. This past weekend, I had planned to upgrade it to the latest version of the forum software we use, Xenforo. Except that early Saturday morning, the site started puking out errors periodically. I ended up trying the upgrade to see if that would fix it, after doing some other troubleshooting, but no dice. The error came up during the upgrade and crashed it. And I've now realized that my dev site, where I test things like upgrades, is doing it, too. So I am now awaiting word from the company that hosts the site (both the live one and the dev) on what may be wrong.

Eeeeeeek! That sounds major, like. :(

Lemon and ginger tea here, please. Sometimes I'm thankful I'm a technophobe...

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 28 Feb 2019 12:26

watched the Cohen testimony ran out popcorn need to run out for more

Comedy Central has nothing on the House Oversight and Reform Committee

We Canucks have our own bit of political theater going on in our capital. The former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General is alleging the Prime Minister's office tried to get her to shut down a prosecution of a large Quebec engineering firm (that has a long history of being a bad actor) in favor of a settlement with the company. It's all politics, as the company is a major employer in Quebec and everyone tiptoes around anything to do with that province (oh, if only they had separated in '95) and I have little to no doubt that the PMO did do it. She testified before the Commons justice committee yesterday and said what we expected, fingering some major players from the PMO (including one who's already quit over the scandal) and other senior ministries like Finance. We have an election looming in October so this may or may not influence things. We shall see.

I'm putting on the kettle to make some Earl Grey. Anyone else for tea or hot chocolate?

Ooh, hot chocolate sounds nice, please!

On this side of the pond the whole Brexit debacle is still rumbling messily on...

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 27 Feb 2019 13:40

We have had a beautiful few days here! Now it's almost time to batten down the hatches again. Hey ho!

Lemon and ginger tea here, please.

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Aegean Adventure

“You’re planning on doing WHAT ?” Isabella exclaimed, her voice emerging higher and louder than she expected, but her startled outburst had little or no effect on her group of friends. The men of the party, Luke and Marius, who were normally so protective of their female companions, just grinned at Aelia and Zenobia, who looked pleased with themselves and quietly excited. “But one of...

Added 30 Dec 2018 | Category Young Adult | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 302 | 9 Comments

End Game

John strode across the bustle of Piccadilly, the wide road alive with people even at this late hour. He was glad to turn his steps towards home and to disappear into the huddle of dark streets that was Soho. He felt more at ease here in the shadows than he did in the melee of the West End. There, flaming torches lit the way, gilding the streets with an orange glow leading towards the...

Added 20 Oct 2018 | Category Supernatural | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 289 | 8 Comments

The Waking Dream

London, Spring 1816 He clearly remembered when he first became aware of a hint of unease; a sense of otherworldly darkness. Before then in his life, of course, he had moments of disquiet in terms of worry and fretting, but they were normal daylight concerns. He remembered as if from a great distance his medical training in the cool grey light of Edinburgh, his careful studies on...

Added 27 Sep 2018 | Category Supernatural | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 273 | 10 Comments

Roses are Red

Kate stumbled down the neatly raked path, her glasses steamed up with the heat of raw emotion and half-blinded by tears. She trusted she would find her way to her favourite spot in the Walled Garden if she were blindfolded, or even in the pitch dark. That was if the entrance hadn’t been barred by solid metal doors at nighttime. It was as though she was led by a homing device to her place...

Added 09 May 2018 | Category Romance | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 273 | 9 Comments

A Glimpse of Heaven

Perched on a craggy outcrop, staring out to sea, the priest opened his mind and his heart to God. In such wild and lonely places, he felt closest to his Maker and His divine word. He was not a young man, and knew his role as a travelling preacher, bringing God’s message to those isolated enough to be those starved of it, would not last forever. Previously, he could put in a day’s march in...

Added 21 Feb 2018 | Category Young Adult | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 362 | 5 Comments

Dancin' the Blues

Dancin’ the blues Is a complicated business; First, you focus on the rhythm, Then you try to feel How your partner moves, Fumbling to sway with his groove: Most of all, you strain to blend with All the glory of That music, In three or four pressurised minutes, When you concentrate intensely On all these elements.   If you can surrender To the beat, your partner, That music, ...

Added 05 Dec 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 419 | 9 Comments

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