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: 11 Jan 2021 15:06

Hello, everyone. Nice to catch up with all your news. I'll grab a ginger and lemon tea and a handful of those delicious cookies Sara kindly provides.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 07 Jan 2021 03:58

Morning all!

So glad you are starting to feel a bit better, Gill! And hope your legs are recovering from your bargain shopping spree, Sara!

On this cold, sleepy Thursday morning, a hot cup of coffee and some of Sara's delicious cookies sound perfect!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 03 Jan 2021 14:50

Happy Birthday, Sara! Hope you're having a great day! So sweet of you to bring cookies when it's your birthday!

Topic: It is January 3rd. The birthday of DenimAngel, Sara.
Posted: 03 Jan 2021 14:48

A very Happy Birthday to you, dear Sara!

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 01 Jan 2021 15:51

I know I don't come in here very often, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone for a great year here on Stories Space. Even if there have been a few bumps along the way. Each and every one of you brings something wonderful to this site and I thank you all.


My hope for this year is that we can continue to create and to grow. Happy New Year everyone!

Happy New Year, dear Molly! Great to see you here!

The buzz on this site this last year has been wonderful, so here's hoping for lots more writing prompts and comps in 2021!

As Sara has kindly provided champagne glasses it would be rude not to join in with a toast for Stories Space!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 31 Dec 2020 04:00

Hello, everyone! Just checking in here. I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Hugs to you, Gill and glad you're having a better day!

Bill, I've just read your story and absolutely loved it too!

It's been snowing here. I know for many of you, that's unremarkable but we don't get much of the white stuff in Ireland and especially so close to the sea. Nice to see it frosting the hills opposite - until the next gust of wind and sleet hid the view!

A nice hot coffee and some of those fudgy chocolate cookies, thanks to Sara, would be perfect!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 20 Dec 2020 03:53

I think it's great that you have a name you can call Jane that is all yours! *hugs*

Me too. Honestly, I was getting tired of referring to her as Wife so much. I...she's my safe place and I'd be lost without her.

That's lovely, Xander! (hugs)

Larry, fingers and toes crossed for good news from all your medical appointments this week. Please keep us posted.

Sara, glad you're starting to feel a bit better!

Hello Bill. HUGS to you.

I'll grab a coffee and some of those delicious cookies Sara always kindly supplies us with.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 18 Dec 2020 03:44

Hugs to you, Sara, hope you're feeling better soon! And hugs to you, Gill. I do hope you are slowly improving.

It's been a busy few weeks, so good to catch up with everyone here. My thoughts are will all who have lost loved ones this year. HUGS.

Well done to Rumps for keeping that coffee pot going and nice to see all the regulars here. And thanks, Sara for all the cookies!

I can't agree more on how excellent Redwriter's story was. Wonderful!

I'll grab and coffee and some of those delicious cookies.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 05 Dec 2020 05:14

Nice to catch up everyone's news here! So glad you're starting to feel better, Gill! (hugs) And I must check out the challenge!

We know it's winter here when it's blowing a gale and locals know the spots when to step off the pavement into the road to avoid getting soaked by sea spray! Brrr.

I'll grab a coffee and some of Sara's delicious cookies.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 26 Nov 2020 04:11

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends!

Gill, you take care of your lovely self and hope you start to feel a little better in the coming days. (hugs)

It's just an ordinary Thursday in these here parts, with the next lockdown starting tomorrow. I've stocked up on Christmassy fabric to make jolly masks as Christmas gifts which I'm slowly putting together. Very much a home-made affair this year.

I'll grab a coffee and a handful of Sara's delicious cookies to get me started today!

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