Our group wore Regency clothing 24/7 during the whole week there. We hosted evening soirees at our home, We took day trips to Lyme Regis and to Chawton, in the name of Jane Austen. We were able to visit her home in Chawton- feel her presence, and, see the spot where silly Louisa jumped to high and addled her brain in Persuasion on the Cobb in Lyme! Needless to say, I am thrilled with my experiences and hope you will forgive me for not writing and sharing as I went along. Here are some images highlighting the trip:
|My traveling companions in front our abode: 20 Vineyard, Bath.|
|The first event was a promenade through the streets of Bath to the Parade Grounds.|
|Standing near Jane Austen's writing table. So thrilling!|
Our trip had some quiet moments where we could melt into the background and feel transported.
|Sitting a window seat with my dear friend, at Chawton. Perhaps,|
Jane and her sister, Cassandra sat here in a quiet moment?
|My yellow pelisse and Minerva Hat. Note to self: more curls in front?|
The Roman baths in Bath are a destination for any Jane Austen journey. We had tea in the pump rooms one day and went to a masked ball on another evening!
|Yes, I tasted the waters! They have cleaned it up a bit - so a description?|
Have you ever, had a sip of water from a garden hose that has sat in the sun all day?
That is what it tasted and smelled like.
|Roman baths - one of them. There are several.|
|Waiting to enter the Baths for the pre-ball gathering.|
|One of sisters - together in the Roman baths corridors sipping Champagne.|
|This second image is not mine but belongs to Owen Benson Visuals.|
|Image by Patrick Gaul.|
|Another image by Owen Benson.|
My trip including meeting the most wonderful people. I got to meet Noora of the blog: Shadow of My Hand. http://shadowofmyhand.blogspot.com/. That was a unexpected treat. Not only is she talented but believably kind and a lot of fun to be with!
There are so many more pictures and anecdotes that I just don't know where to continue! This is just an effort to share some highlights with you and also to reboot my blogging which I have shamelessly neglected. Did I have a good reason? Excuses? Oh, yes, but no more. I am back, dear readers and I hope to be sharing a lot more. What more?
Yes, now that I have the Regency bug, I have worn the wardrobe I created for the trip, I want to revisit the garments, make some adjustments and work on accessories. I was seriously lacking in accessories. Yes, I had some things to make it all work for the trip but I have some gaps I want to fill. And, there are a few more garments I want to make - by hand, as I don't have a deadline anymore.
Thank you for your patience. I am back and hoping to blog more often. Cheers.