Domina Livia’s Saturnalia Hints for Young Matrons IX

A wise matron’s advice and guidance on how to survive the five day season of Saturnalia with domestic joy and harmony…

The Lectus

When sharing a lectus (dining couch) with your husband’s randy old goat of an uncle it is perfectly acceptable to stab him in the hand with the carefully sharpened pin of your favourite star brooch.


If it’s your husband’s boss more subtlety is called for. We have always had good success with chilli oil. Carefully rub a small amount on that which is poking you in the spine….

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