Congrats to the Winners!

UPDATE (10/22): Congrats to Julia G., who won the last Jane Austen goody packet! Thanks to all of you who played the blog. trivia game!

We had three winners in two days for the Trivia Contest Giveaway. Congrats to Jennifer M., Kathryn Y., and Shannon R.! I still have one more card/key ring set to give away, so feel free to take a crack at the Q&A if you haven’t already!

Warmly,

Jennie

PS – Be sure to check Lindsay’s photographs over on the Deep South Images blog. She’s been posting!

Trivia Contest Giveaway!

Okay! Now it’s time to sharpen your wits and see how closely you’ve been paying attention! I’ve got four little giveaway packages from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. Each package contains a commemorative keyring and a keepsake card celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s move to Chawton Cottage (card is blank inside and includes an envelope):

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Charming Lacock Village

Looking down the main street, with the Red Lion Inn on the left (Recognize it? Picture Mr. Darcy gazing at in disgust by torchlight--the Meryton Assembly Rooms!)

We gathered after breakfast Monday morning, missing a bunch of ladies who had either left the night before or who were staying on longer in England. Our coach driver loaded up our bags, and those of us heading back to London settled into our seats. All of us flying out that afternoon had enough time to stop through Lacock Village on the way, and we looked forward to seeing the site of favorite costume dramas like “Cranford” and A&E’s “Pride & Prejudice.”

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At the Fashion Museum in Bath

Sleeve detail from another 18th-century gown...

ow, at the outset, I have to apologize for how dark most of these photos are. It’s not Lindsay’s fault at all. The Bath Fashion Museum has a fabulous collection, but, unfortunately, its displays are just about the worst when it comes to overall layout and, most especially, good lighting. You spend most of your time squinting into glass cases that reflect your own image back better than they showcase what’s inside. Yet some displays have lighting so bright that you have problems with overexposure. Suzi has refused on principle to visit the museum for years–LOL! But, all griping aside, the collection is lovely, and I hope in future they improve the layout and design.

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Saturday in Bath: Jane Austen Everywhere!

Abbe has the most incredible natural grace and beauty. Isn't she photogenic? Love the bonnet!

After the overcast, chilly Friday, I didn’t have high hopes for good weather on Saturday, but I sure prayed for it! Lo and behold, we awoke Saturday morning to streaming sunshine and warming temperatures! As the day went on, we were treated to bright blue skies, gorgeous white clouds, and balmy temps in the 70s. It was amazing–a perfect day for the opening of the Jane Austen Festival and Grand Costumed Promenade.

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Fun blog giveaways coming soon!

We’re finally unpacking and sorting out all the goodies we brought home from England, and I’ve found several extras I got while in Bath. The Jane Austen Centre gave away goody bags to everyone who had a ticket for the Promenade, so we got a bunch. That means I have some fun Janeite extras to give away to blog readers.

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