Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 6

by Emily Smith “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen DAY SIX – Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Today I visited Stourhead!  Don’t know what Stourhead is?  I didn’t until this trip either, but it was...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 5

by Emily Smith “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” – Pride and Prejudice DAY FIVE – Monday, September 17, 2018 The theme of my day was Regency dancing!  I spent the morning and afternoon taking Regency dance workshops at the...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 4

by Emily Smith “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Emma DAY FOUR – Sunday, September 16, 2018 I started my day off by going on a Jane Austen walking tour, and had the opportunity to meet Freddie, the best dressed Regency pooch at the festival.  In...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 3

by Emily Smith “It is such a happiness when good people get together – – and they always do.” – Emma  DAY THREE – Saturday, September 15, 2018 I awoke in the morning and donned the first of the Regency gowns that I made myself for the trip and hiked...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 2

by Emily Smith “My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation.” – Persuasion DAY TWO – Friday, September 14, 2018 The pre-festival activities were scheduled to start in the afternoon, so I took...