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: 25 Jul 2021 08:16

Popping in for a cuppa here and to catch up with everyone's news. It's probably the last day of our heatwave, so I'm about to sit out in the garden and enjoy the sunshine (covered up and wearing SPF 50!) Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! coffee

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 15 Jul 2021 14:40

So glad to hear your good news, Larry! (hugs)

Great to catch up with everyone's news!

It's even sunny and quite warm here, too. *faints* I'm enjoying it while it lasts!

A herbal tea and a handful of Dara's delicious cookies would be a treat!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 09 Jul 2021 03:25

Scott, we have seagulls and crows with similar thuggish attitudes. Especially if you have any food!

Verbs, any of those cannolis going spare? They look delish!

Mind you, we're already spoiled with Sara's cookies! I'll grab a coffee and a handful of those.

Hope everyone's having a good Friday!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 30 Jun 2021 03:14

Liz is home and doing well. I think I have convinced Liz to enter a story for the competition. I hope she does well for my sake.

So glad to hear that Liz's knee replacement went smoothly, Roland. You must be so glad to have her home.

Ooh, so many goodies to have with a coffee today. I can't choose!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 26 Jun 2021 05:34

The thunderstorms didn't reach Ireland, Trevor!

It's just a cool and gloomy 15/59 degrees here today. At least it's not raining!

Sara, I loved your latest Scamp story!

A coffee and a handful of Sara's delicious cookies would be perfect!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 23 Jun 2021 04:03

Good morning, everyone!

Hugs to lovely Elizabeth. *hugs*

Verity and Trevor, your mother in law quips made me chuckle.

Here in the northwestern periphery, we had a few gorgeous sunsets (at around 10 pm) and light night skies leading up to midsummer. It's back to normal and raining here now.

Larry, since you've been so kind as to make coffee, I'll snag a cup. Plus a handful of Sara's delicious cookies, of course!

Topic: A Survivor's Story Competition!
Posted: 22 Jun 2021 15:49

What a fabulous idea! Great to celebrate the continuation of Stories Space with a comp! Thanks for this, Molly!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 12 Jun 2021 04:48

As for the site, I am going to put my plan together. See the discussions in the relevant thread for where that is coming from. Should have more on the weekend. I'm going to build a prototype to test out a few ideas.

Scott, you are brilliant! Thanks so much for putting together a sample plan so decisions can be made, let alone a prototype! Hope you know that those of us with less (or no) technical knowledge are happy to pitch in to help with ther aspects, when/as required.

So glad that Victor is feeling better, Larry.

Nice to see the regulars popping in and hello to all. A coffee would do rightly this morning!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 09 Jun 2021 03:26

Great thread, Scott! I'm impressed how you and Ping have got to grips with this all so quickly, fingers crossed for everything!

Back to our cosy coffee house mood, my elderly mum is slowly improving and reducing her pain meds. When I last spoke to her she was sprightly and chatty for the first time in many weeks. For once, I was actually relieved to hear her spout her hardline conservative views (slightly to the right of Ghengis Khan) which means she's getting back to her normal self.

Looks like we'll get some rain here today. Well, it is summer in Ireland.

I would welcome some coffee and Sara's delicious cookies!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 08 Jun 2021 04:18

I'll definitely be supporting the new incarnation of Stories Space if that happens, fingers crossed. So wonderful to see the enthusiasm and willingness to keep the site going, albeit in a different format. You are all stars!

Appalling news about the terrorist attack, Scott, in your city. Unthinkable evil.

Hugs to Roland. ❤❤❤

And hooray, there are cookies! So life must be alright. :) Thank you, Sara!

I'll grab a handful with a coffee.

Hi Linda, great to see you here! *waves*

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