Life Below Stairs ~ Part Four ~ The Work Never Ends
Aún es de noche cuando Rose, la criada, se levanta y baja a la cocina. Saca las cenizas de la estufa de hierro fundido y la limpia hasta que reluce. Trae carbón del sótano, enciende el fuego en la cocina y pone a hervir agua. Luego reúne los zapatos de toda la familia para que los criados se ocupen de limpiarlos.
Victorian picnickers did not dream of eating outdoors without a kerosene burner to boil their kettles for tea. Thus, the true mark of a Victorian picnic is to make sure your food is more than cold cuts and chips. Prepare your menu as if you were hosting a proper meal in your home. And your dishes need not be overly rich or time-consuming to prepare; our Recipes section features a number of simple recipes for tea sandwiches that would be perfectly appealing for a picnic.
from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile
School Days of the 1800s
SCHOOL DAYS OF THE 1800'S: School is back in session, and as I watch the big yellow school buses driving down the road with seats full of young students, my great-grandfather’s voice comes back to me. Remember those stories about walking five miles in a snowstorm to get to school? I wonder if those grim-faced kids on the passing school bus know how great they have it. Read all about what school was like in the 1800's in my blog today!