• Behind the Blog

    Memoirs of a History Blogger V

    Lanyon Homestead

    Welcome to Memoirs of a History Blogger V! In these posts I share what I’ve been up to behind the blog. Today I share what I got up to at the end of last year, some of my favourite podcast episodes and books that I’ve been reading. I also include a round up of my latest posts just in case you missed them. History Related Matters Well, the biggest history related matter to discuss today, is that I finished my Masters thesis! To be honest, I almost can’t believe it and the whole year of researching and writing seems a…

  • Berrima
    Behind the Blog

    Top 5 Posts of 2020

    2020 was a bit of a whirlwind, wasn’t it! I had a lot more blog posts germinating in my mind than I actually wrote down and published. Though it is nice to look back at what I did manage to…

  • Sagaland Cover
    Book Reviews


    Sagaland has a very striking cover. It is a glacial ice blue with white letters. So it had caught my eye a few times in my local book shop. Earlier this year, with the pandemic providing me with more time…

  • Rouse Hill Estate
    Historic Buildings

    Rouse Hill Estate

    Rouse Hill Estate is probably my favourite historic place in Sydney. It is run and cared for by Sydney Living Museums but is still closed at the moment due to the pandemic. Given this, I thought I’d share some photos…

  • The Plantagenets
    Book Reviews


    I hope you’re all keen readers because I have another book review offering for you! Today, I’m reviewing The Plantagenets: The Kings who Made England by Dan Jones. It is a book of historical non-fiction which was published a few…

  • Jane Austen at Home
    Book Reviews

    Jane Austen at Home

    With so much more time available these days for reading, or at least motivation to immerse yourself in a book instead of the news, it’s high time for another book review! This time we’re looking at a non-fiction history book:…

  • Bretheren Book Cover
    Book Reviews


    Memoirs of a Teapot is now home to historical book reviews as I use my blog to inspire me to read more. I hope I can inspire you to read more too and help you choose what book to read…

  • copper kettle

    C is for Copper Pots

    A couple of years ago I started a series called Historical Objects A-Z. I have written about A, B and C so far, but have since had a bit of a break. I do have some objects lined up for…