Some new fabrics

Tweet Those of you who, like me, like to sew will no doubt understand the pleasure to be found in a fabric sale! Yes, a short while ago there was one of those in the town close to where I live. A clearance sale of some shop that was closing. Everything was at 25 kr a meter (which turns out to be $3.7, £2.3 and Euro 2.6). So fabulously good prices! By the time I got there (once I got back from England) it had already been going on for some time, so I’m afraid I might have missed some … Continue reading

Jane Austen Grand Regency Ball – Bath part 9

Tweet Here we go, my last update from this years Jane Austen festival. We have now arrived at the last day of the festival, and the day of the big Farthingale Ball. In the morning that day I ran around the city doing a few last minute things, shopping and some other things I needed to do before leaving. In the afternoon there was to be a dance workshop in the Assembly Rooms, in preperation for the ball that night. We all walked up there, looking forward to the dancing and the promised afternoon tea, however unhappy news awaited us! … Continue reading

Watching Persuasion – Bath part 8

Tweet In the evening of the same day as our Lacock trip there was the big Country Dance at St Swithins church, which… I didn’t go to. Haha, with that begining I bet you all thought I did! 😉 No but seriously, I didn’t, even though I badly wanted to! I had heard lots of good things about last years dance, it sounded lovely and I really did want to go! But when I planned my trip I realized it would be hard for me to afford going to both this dance and the big ball. So I had to … Continue reading

Lacock – my Bath trip part 7

Tweet To continue with my Bath trip then. On the Friday that week me and two of the ladies I was staying with, Diewertje and Odette, had decided we were going to visit Lacock village. I think a lot of you are familiar with why one would like to visit Lacock, but if anyone is wondering why and what this place holds for interest to a goup of Janeites, then let me explain to you. Lacock was used to film the town of Meryton in BBC’c Pride & Prejudice. It has also been used as Cranford, in the series with … Continue reading

Lord of the Rings photo shoot

Tweet Now first of all; no I am not done telling you about my trip to Bath. I still have three updates to write about that, which I hope you won’t mind. But I am going to post about something different now. We had an exciting litte experience here yesterday. But let me start from the beginning… About a week ago we were contacted by a Swedish magazine called Äventyrliga Familjer (Adventurous Families) who said that they wanted to nominate us for one of the top 10 in a competition they are having, to find Sweden’s most adventurous family, or … Continue reading

Bath part 6 – Hairstyles

Tweet The reason that we had to hurry back to Bath that evening was because three of us had an event that we were going to. That event was called Persuading Your Hair Regency Style, and, as can perhaps be guessed, was about hairstyles from the Regency period. Or perhaps rather, from the films about the Regency period. Because the people who did that event were both hair and makeup artists who have done lots of work on films. Unfortunately I cannot seem to be able to remember what their names were, I think they were called Colin and Felicity … Continue reading

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