I know very little about Dorothy Hartley's life except that she was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, that for several years she lived in the vicarage at Rempstone in Nottinghamshire, where her father was the Rector, a village we pass through a couple of times a year on our way into Lincolnshire. She spent most of her later life in the village of Froncysyllte near Llangollen in Wales, somewhere else we pass through quite often on our way to Porthmadog, where she died in 1985 aged ninety two.
Consequently I'm very much looking forward to one of the programmes which is part of the 'Food, Glorious Food' season on BBC TV this week. Historian Lucy Worsley is presenting a television programme about this renowned and well-respected author and illustrator called 'The Lost World of Dorothy Hartley' on Tuesday at 9p.m. on BBC4. I just know I'm going to find it fascinating.
I'm also looking forward to putting these pretty Christmas trees on our tree!
I was so lucky recently to come second in Suzy's giveaway at Rustic Vintage Country and when my lovely parcel arrived as I opened it the smell of lavender was so wonderful. Your handmade goodies are beautiful Thank you Suzy.