Bath part 4 – Stourhead House and Gardens

Tweet So, Stourhead House and Gardens. I said in my previous post that I’d do a separate on just for this, because I have quite a few pictures I’d like to show you. Now I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Stourhead. I wasn’t. Not before this trip. The Jane Austen festival had arranged a coach trip there on this day, but me and Jeanette and Nelleke decided to go on our own, in a rental car. The house is a big nice house some 45 minutes outside Bath. The connection it has to Jane Austen is … Continue reading

Bath part 3 – Corsets, costume talks and music recitals

Tweet The Monday was a relatively quiet day for me in Bath. I had ‘only’ one event to attend so spent the rest of the day wandering around the city, shopping and just browsing shops. The event I was going to attend was a talk entitled “All Laced Up!”, and, as you might be able to guess from the name, was a talk about corsets! Those who have read my blog for a while know that I’m a bit of a sucker for corsets, so this talk was a must for me to attend. Corsetière Charlotte Raine (who’s website you … Continue reading

Bath part 2 – More promenading, embroidery and… Mr Wickham!!

Tweet Day two of the festival actually started off in rather a similar manner as the day before, with another promenade! This was a “mini promenade” and it was the first time, to my knowledge at least, that they’ve had this. It wasn’t nearly as big or as exciting as the big promenade the day before, but then it was called a ‘mini’ one, so I guess that was to be expected. But that said I still had a lovely time walking around chatting with people, admiring beautiful houses and gorgeous costumes. I have also come to the conclusion that living … Continue reading

Bath part 1 – Promenading and theatricals

Tweet I thought I would be able to update on here sooner than this, but I really have been terribly busy, and still am! I got back home from the UK in the evening of the 25th, and in the morning of the 27th I was off again. To Estonia this time where I was going with the choir that I’m in. So it was just a quick visit home, just enough time to throw a few things out of my suitcase and throw a few new things in and be off again. A few great days in Estonia and … Continue reading

Another picnic! This time in Stockholm

Tweet I have more than once complained about there being no Regency events in my country, Sweden has been severely lacking of anything like that. But lately a few small events has begun to spring up in the Stockholm area, one such being the ball I went to last summer and the LARP they had in the autumn, and a few days after I got back from Italy I got an invitation online to a Regency picnic. Sadly I couldn’t go that day, but to my delight the people who went to it and the lady who organized it where … Continue reading

Napoleonic weekend Lucca 5 – Picnic at a palace

Tweet The last part of the event in Italy was a visit to the gorgeous “villa” Villa Torrigiani. I wrote “villa” like that because even though that’s what it’s called, in my eyes it looks more like a palace. Don’t you agree? Pretty grand eh? I think it’s a beautiful building, but the person who built it may just have gone a little over board with the statues… This is a private house, it is the summer home of the family of a Prince and Princess. According to the information leaflet I got hold of there the last Marqius of … Continue reading

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