Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Bronte Parsonage & Book Bouquet

Before I start this week's post, I must say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who offered advice regarding my author name in Reader, I Married Him. Although I've still not decided whether to continue using my maiden name or use my married name, your comments have given me lots to consider.

Whilst we were on honeymoon, Mr PS and I took a slight detour to visit Haworth in Yorkshire. Apart from it being a ten-minute drive from where he lived many years ago, it's also the home of the Bronte Parsonage Museum. The opportunity to visit where the Bronte sisters lived and wrote their classic novels was not to be missed. If you have the chance to visit the Parsonage, go. You can almost feel Heathcliff and Catherine's presence as you walk around the brooding village, surrounded by the moorland of Wuthering Heights.

What really made our visit special, was taking part in the re-creation of Wuthering Heights. Running from April 6th until December 31st, artist Clare Twomey is inviting visitors to be part of a hand written copy of Emily Bronte's famous novel.


It was also fascinating to see the table upon which all the Bronte novels where written.

Changing the subject, but sticking with books - when we were planning our wedding, I already knew I wanted something rather unique and different for my bouquet. I needed one that could travel with us on our long journey to the Isle of Skye and I wanted to be able to keep it. After a lot of research, I discovered bouquets and button holes made from book paper. What could be more perfect?

It took me a while to find a seller I was confident could make one I'd love, but I'll admit I still had some doubts before it arrived. I'd even promised a close friend that if it wasn't right, I'd switch to flowers. In the end, I needn't have worried.

In case you're curious, the bouquet and Mr PS's button hole were made from the pages of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This was something of a novelty for the Etsy seller, as nearly everyone she makes is Harry Potter!


  1. Now that was a great idea for your flowers. And you get to keep something that is really unique.

  2. Hi Ellie - what a fantastic idea - love the book posy and the buttonhole for that matter. While the Etsy seller must be thrilled to do something with different words on the pages as they 'wove' them into the bouquet. Really clever and it'll last for ages.

    Sounds like you had the most memorable of times - congratulations ... cheers Hilary

  3. How sweet! What an incredibly unique idea for your bouquet.

  4. That's cool you visited the Bronte Parsonage Museum! My sister is taking a class on the Bronte sisters in college, so we've been learning quite a bit about them. Heh.

    I love the idea for the bouquet!

  5. Those paper flowers are amazing.

  6. Happy married life! I would have really enjoyed the visit to the Bronte's museum and I love your bouquet.

  7. That's so awesome! Love that bouquet, and very cool peek into the museum. :)

  8. I'm sure that seeing that table was either thrilling or sobering or both.


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