All Things Austen (and a Little WonderBaby Thrown In)
My talented friend Christine (who designed my banner) is a huge Jane Austen fan, like I am. She sent me this email today and these fantastic pictures:
I just got back from a little trip to Derbyshire. I visited Chatsworth House, which is believed to have been Jane Austen’s inspiration for Pemberley in “Pride and Prejudice” (the Pemberley scenes in the last P&P movie were also filmed there). The description of Pemberley’s location, house and grounds in the book matches Chatsworth perfectly; not only that, but its master at the time, the Duke of Devonshire, had a wife named Georgiana. Coincidence? I think not.
Anyway, it’s an absolutely staggering place; more impressive than most of the palaces I’ve been to. I would have married any man who owned this house - even Mr. Collins!
Aren't these photos magnificent! I might have been able to put up with Collins for a pad like this. There would be lots of gardeners around to get it on with.
She also sent me links to a couple of great websites: this Jane Austen blog is fabulous. I could spend days here. Are you back yet? It’s a rabbit hole, I know. Here's a link to the Jane Austen Festival website, which lucky Christine will be attending in September. It looks like so much fun. They kick off the festivities with a costumed promenade. Chris will take lots of pics and I’ll post them here.
Finally, who can resist a quiz? Try this one, and report back which Jane Austen character you are. Here’s mine:
| You scored as Marianne Dashwood. You're Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! More dramatic and emotional than your sister Elinor, you have no trouble saying what you think and showing people how you feel about them. However, you usually know when to keep your mouth shut. Which Jane Austen heroine are you?|
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Alpha Babies - Round Two
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WonderBaby--Cakes challenges you to a re-match. Tuesday. Withrow. Be there!
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