Due to a variety of different circumstances I will be taking a break from my blog and all social media for a few months.
I am having a few health issues at the moment which I need to sort out, and I have some other non-Austen related things going on too, which I need to devote my time and full attention to - unfortunately my life can't always be Austen! (I wish!)
I will aim to be back blogging again after Christmas, for the big Austen year which is 2017! I have many exciting things to share with you early next year as well (which I am not allowed to tell you about yet anyway!)
I am also hoping to come back with a revamped blog - I have a new logo and some fun new graphics to play around with!
So, I thank you my loyal readers for all the support you have given me over the years - I hope you will continue to support and read my posts when I return from my short break!
I am going to share with you a few photos of some recent Austen adventures I have had and haven't had the chance to do a full blog post about.
I also have plenty of posts on my blog some of my newer readers may not have seen - take a look at 'most popular posts' down the side of my blog for some suggestions!
If you want me, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org !
See you all again soon, and keep laughing!
Jane Austen Festival 2016
|This years promenade outfit - new dress, new bonnet (made by my lovely friend Maria) and a new pelisse! And it was also the first outing for my regency style umbrella!|
|We were all still jolly despite the rain!|
Meeting the lovely Julie Klassen, author of wonderful regency mystery novels.
Me in the front ^
All gathering before the promenade.
|Picnic at the Royal Crescent with fencing....|
|... and rounders of course!|
|Meeting this lovely JAFF author Alexa Adams, who was my first ever review request!|
|With Adrian Lukis, aka Wickham, at a musical recital during the festival when he made a surprise appearance.|
|I might have purchased a new hat at the regency fayre, which completes my riding habit style look!|
|My second new outfit this year - zombie fighter! Inspired by Lily James.|
|My friend Maria also has an outfit - Lizzie and Jane, zombie killers at your service!|
|Midsommer Nights Dream inspired picnic!|
|Reading at the Jane Austen Festival|
|With my sister, who attended her first regency ball with me this festival|
|Farthingale ball in the assembly rooms, Bath|
|A duel being fought in my honour!|
|Heading out on the mini promenade around Bath on the final day of the festival.|
Duke of Wellington Dancers Ball
|I attended my first private ball with my wonderful friends Amy and Charlotte!|
|Miss Austen's Assembly - we were dancing in the same room where Jane Austen danced on her 18th birthday!|
There was an abundance of pineapples, of which I highly approved!
|We were a little like Kitty and Lydia!|
I met the lovely Annabel who is a follower of mine, all the way from Malta.
It was great to meet her!
|My friends and I might have messed around with the pineapples at the end of the ball...|
|...including pineapple deportment lessons!|
|Casual conversation, just with pineapples on our heads!|
The following day we had a day trip to Netley Abbey, another place Jane Austen in known to have visited.
Of course the pineapples came there too!
|We did some impromptu dancing...|
|As well as played games like Battledore...|
|And the game Graces - they are both regency games and very fun!|
|Also, cup and ball too!|
My friend Rachel, who organised this ball and day trip.
It was a wonderful weekend - thank you Rachel!
Anyway, keep laughing and I'll be back before you know it!
Your affectionate friend,