Bath part 5 – An evening soiree

Tweet In the evening that day we went back to the house where we’d had the harp workshop because there was an evening soiree to be held there. Let me tell you about this house first of all. The house is known as Beckford’s Tower, and the “tower” part of the name is there for a reason. Basically because this place is a house, not a massive house but with a BIG tower. William Beckford was a novelist who lived in Bath in the early 19th century and he had a fondness for towers. So he built this house. It … Continue reading

Bath part 4 – Finally getting to try playing a harp!

Tweet Next day the rain was pouring down, again. I spent the morning NOT in costume going out for lunch with a good friend and getting a few things done. Then in the afternoon I had a lesson planned so I wanted to dress up for that. This lesson was a harp lesson, or workshop. The Jane Austen center organizes  harp workshops sometimes and I wanted to try that last year but it was sold out, so I was excited to get to try it this year. It was as part of the deal with this group I was staying … Continue reading

Bath part 3 – Assembly Room Ball

Tweet So. Yes. Post three. After the promenade we headed back to our house to get ready for the ball as I said. I quite like the getting ready part. As long as you are not in too much of a hurry. I can fully understand how women back in those days could spend hours getting dressed!! For this ball I decided to wear my blue velvet dress again. It felt a little too wintery perhaps being so heavy but I wanted to wear it. And paired it with pearls and feathers. I’ve got a new thing for feathers. Have … Continue reading

Emma Approved

Tweet Ok so I know I’m right in the midst of reporting from Bath, but I just have to get in here with a short little post just to announce that today is the start of the YouTube series “Emma Approved”! What is this? Basically it’s like the Lizzie Bennet Diaries I posted about a short while ago, a video blog version of a Jane Austen book, this time Emma. I missed out on the fun bit of following along the last one and keeping updated with the new episodes and the whole thing around it, so this time I’m … Continue reading

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