A few years ago my family stayed in San Diego for three months. And during the time we were there we go the chance to attend two balls. The organization that arranged one of them arranges all kinds of things and events, and I signed up on their email list. Every so often I receive emails from them, informing me of whats happening over there, and making me green with envy and wishing I could just pop over to California for some time! And a couple of days ago I got one email with information about a Jane Austen Evening that they are having. It’s on the 23d of January, and it seems like a truly lovely event! On their website (which you can find here) they say about it: “The Society for Manners & Merriment invite you to a civilized afternoon and evening of tea, entertainment and Regency style English Country Dance in the spirit of the works of the estimable Miss Austen.” Doesn’t that sound absolutley heavenly?!
Obviously I want to go! As things are right now I don’t think it will be possible for me to just pop over to California to attend this… One year I simply must travel around the world just to take part in all these different events!
Here is a video they made from the Jane Austen Evening 2005, if anyone wants to watch. The quality isn’t the best, but you still get the idea of it good enough to make you really wish to go (at least that is the case with me)! I spotted some people that I know in it too! 🙂