Five years with Jane Austen

Tweet A few days ago for some reason we were talking about our travels, and suddenly remembered that it was exactly, on the day, five years since we arrived in Fiji (yeah I know, we acknowledge strange anniversaries like this in my family). And I realized too that then it must be more or less five years since I started reading my first Jane Austen book. I checked my old journal from back then (oh my! My spelling was horrid at the time! And the grammar wasn’t too fabulous either…) to see if I had marked down the exact date … Continue reading

Sense & Sensibility vs. Sense & Sensibility

Tweet When I lived in England for half a year I got to see the 2008 version of Sense & Sensibility when it was first aired on television. And since then I haven’t seen it again, not until a few days ago that is. Not because I didn’t like it, I did, but because I didn’t have it. But like I said, a few days ago I finally got around to watching it again, and I thought I’d write down some of my thoughts about the things I like and don’t like in the two newest adaptation of this story. … Continue reading

I got a book today!

Tweet I just came back from a walk to discover a package had arrived for me from Amazon! What a lovely surprise! I love getting packages from them, somehow it feels like getting presents, even though I know I’ve paid for it myself… (oh yes, all of £0.01!) 😉 The book I got was Our Mutual Friend. Can’t wait to start reading it! I’ll tell you more about it once I’ve read it, and watched the film. By the way, I really liked the address that the book was sent from! It was “Mulberry House, Woods Way, Goring By Sea”. … Continue reading

Some Pretty Dresses

Tweet Or maybe I should say some gorgeous gowns instead, that might be more appropriate. 🙂 I have just been spending some time browsing through the online collection of historical garments found on this Danish website Tidens Tøj. They have so many pretty items on there! Apparently this collection is a part of the National Museum of Denmark, and it is only a small part of all that they have. If I understood it correctly (I don’t know how well I trust my skills in Danish) their whole collection of dress and textile items is numbered to as many as … Continue reading

Lark Rise to Candleford season 2

Tweet I wrote about Lark Rise to Candleford before, this summer when we had just finished watching season one of this series. We all loved it, and for a long time I have impatiently been waiting for the opportunity to see season two. And finally that opportunity came! I was delighted when I found out that this season was not 10 episodes like the last one was, but 12! So for the past week we have been working our way through it. And for some reasons we have to watch it on the computer, which means that every night we’ve … Continue reading

Meet Justin, another Jane Austen fan

Tweet The second interview I got here is one with my good friend Justin Gist Preuninger. Justin too I met at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. I can tell you that it was a very good place to meet people who share my passion about this subject! 🙂 Justin has recently started a very nice blog, which you can find here:Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Elegance. 1. What was your first encounter with Jane Austen? What made you decide to read her work? Well, I had heard that it was a good thing to be familiar with her … Continue reading

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