What if you were caught in Medieval London and wanted to get somewhere by subway/el/tube/underground? There wasn’t one, you say? Tell that to The Londonist, which has posted a convenient Ye Olde Medieval Tube Map.
I’m very lucky, in that my aging mother lives next door already, in a single-floor house. When she had my husband build it, my grandparents lived with her, so she thought ahead and chose a design that was aging-friendly and modified it to be even friendlier. Even so, the MedCottage appeals to me because of its built-in monitoring and care-giving elements. Plus, it’s tiny!!!
TheDustSeason is a blog that’s anything but dry. This post on Of Butterflies and Other Disturbing Things That Float, for instance, with an exciting medical anecdote, gorgeous photos of butterflies, and the most genuinely amusing comments/replies ever.
If I say Regency Cant and you say, “Regency can’t what?”, this next site is not for you. It seems there’s an online role-playing game called Regency Murder Mystery. A forum is involved, which should tell you from the get-go I’m not a participant. Fora are like the Rubik’s Cube of the internet to me — impossible and frustrating. HOWEVER, they have a wonderful dictionary of Regency Cant and Slang that took me back to my days of devouring Georgette Heyer and Marion Chesney books. ~happy sigh~
I plan to do Story A Day May again this year. I’m registered with the site, so I get wonderful campaign emails with writing encouragement and how-tos. I recommend signing up, even if you never participate in the challenge, just for the resources. A newsletter I recently received, for instance, recommended finding stories you love to read by searching for anthologies edited by authors whose stories you love; it makes sense that, if you love their work, you’ll at least like stories they love, but I’d never thought of that. Duh, me.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character suddenly appears medieval London and tries to get by using what they’ve learned from reading Regency Romances.