Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 10

by Emily Smith “…a very strange stranger it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of Lyme, to make him wish to know it better.” – Persuasion  DAY TEN – Saturday, September 22, 2018 Overnight, tropical storm Helene finally reached the coast...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 9

by Emily Smith “Nobody minds having what is too good for them.” – Mansfield Park DAY NINE – Friday, September 21, 2018 I started off my morning by going to the Mission Theatre to listen to a talk by author Rose Servitova about her book The Longbourn Letters: The...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 8

by Emily Smith “I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” – Sense and Sensibility DAY EIGHT – Thursday, September 20, 2018 Today I finally got the opportunity to do what all Janeites aspire to...

Jane Austen Festival 2018 Day 7

by Emily Smith “And the more I saw, the more I found to admire.” – Persuasion  DAY SEVEN – Wednesday, September 19, 2018 This morning I took a minibus tour around Bath and got to see some of the sights that are further on the outskirts and not so easy to walk...

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...