Jilly: Curling Up with a Good Dragon

Dragon chandelier in the banqueting room, Royal Pavilion, Brighton (via brightonmuseums.org.uk)

Dragon chandelier in the banqueting room, Royal Pavilion, Brighton
(via brightonmuseums.org.uk)

It’s been an exciting, inspiring, exhausting nine days. I collected Justine from Heathrow a week last Thursday, and we embarked on a Regency roller-coaster ride around London and southern England, from the spectacularly OTT pleasure palace otherwise known as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, through the smugglers’ haunts of Rye and the Cinque Ports, via the Medieval churches of Romney Marsh and the splendors of Canterbury, to the Royal Maritime Museum at Greenwich and the beautiful Georgian mansions of Kenwood, the Wallace Collection and Osterley Park. We swooned over fabulous fans and priceless porcelain. We plotted plots and lusted after libraries. Continue reading