Sunday, 23 January 2011

Rolling Around with Emily Evans Eerdmans



Just to make you envious, I  can now reveal that I met up with fellow blogette, the gloriously attractive, funny, talented Emily Evans Eerdmans in London recently.  She has been famous for writing 'the book I got for Christmas' a couple ago, the gorgeous, magisterial Regency Redux so I was excited. 


 To celebrate their first 'paper' wedding anniversary, her husband Andrew bought her a plane ticket to accompany him on his visit to conduct a major seminar.  That's enough to recommend anybody but I am still tempted to tell you that he's a charming, gentle and thoughtful man with a dry sense of humour and a mission to persuade companies about sustainable economics, about reassessing the value of commerce beyond the notion of the bottom line.  I probably haven't got that exactly right but I found it all most reassuring.


Emily has written about what we all got up to here and I make no apologies for introducing them to an almost forbidden pleasure..

I know, I know.  It will induce apoplexy in  many,  the cry of Hallelujah! in some.









18 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWptXUblA4E

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  2. Oh Gay, thank you, that's sensational! Don't it put a great gloss on my
    'filthy habit'? By the way, there were no questionable substances inside the paper.

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  3. I love the EEE post, and no I don't ever think that! heavens Lady & I could totally suck those papers-I love licorice. pgt

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  4. I have said that I should be encased at the Smithsonian as the only person who did not smoke or do drugs during the 60s. The smoking thing leaves me gasping (three out of four parents died from smoking related illnesses). The brilliant, witty, cheeky two you makes me smile...maybe belly laugh!

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  5. Home, I hate to offend people who have bad experiences of smoking. But there is a small part of me that wonders what non-smokers die of?

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  6. Sounds like a great time. I still have the faint hope that one day I'll be able to purchase rolling papers to carry in my French easel (for artistic purposes). The line between art and commerce, and I mean every sort of commerce, has always been wide enough to pilot an old fishing boat through.
    My country has failed to recognize the authentic need for occasional inspiration, and is subsequently cheating itself and its citizens out of unparalleled economic opportunity!

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  7. So jealous you've met Emily -I'm sure it was marvelous :)

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  8. Rurritable, yes you'd be wise just to keep the rolling papers for artistic purposes. You make a good point about commerce and art.

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  9. AD - maybe we can all get together one day? It was, yes, marvellous.

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  10. A film of the two of you at large in London would be a hit, to be sure!

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  11. It's such an honor to meet someone like him!

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  12. EFT Man - absolutely! And welcome to my blog.

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  13. Devoted Classicist - forgive me taking so long to publish your comment.
    Wouldn't I have loved a film crew as the icing on the cake!

    EFT Manuel.. sorry, you're not a man! The abbreviation didn't work too well.

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  14. Dear Rosie, it sounds like a wonderful day with Emily and I'm glad you roll your own too xx

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  15. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  16. Melissah, thank you. Yours is a really pretty blog and brilliantly laid out. Done so much in so little time! Have fun with it. Rosie x

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  17. And jealous we all are that we all weren't there to join in the fun---and speaking of fun, how great to have the story from both sides---next best thing to being there

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  18. will be in MAINE sometime so watch out.

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