What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England - Daniel
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The Jane Austen Travel Guide to Bath and England 2013 : How to Plan Your Own Jane Austen Tour - From What to Do in Bath Spa, Somerset, to Finding Places ... and Books: by Rachel French
The Jane Austen Festival: Every September, thousands of Austenophiles descend upon Bath, England, to spend a weekend dressed up as their favorite Jane Austen character. The events, organized by the Jane Austen Centre, range from promenading to eating to dancing and perusing the wares at the Country Fayre.
I want to go to there
The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, From Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Erin Blakemore
Books Worth Reading
Learn how to play whist! Favorite card game of the 1920s and Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" characters.
Very fine house
Queen Mary I "Bloody Mary" In her determination to restore England to the Catholic faith and to secure her throne from Protestant threats, she had many Protestants burnt at the stake between 1555 and 1558. Mary's main goal was to restore the Catholic faith to England. Because of her actions against the Protestants, English author Charles Dickens stated that "as bloody Queen Mary this woman has become famous, and as Bloody Queen Mary she will
"What greater gift than the love of a cat." -- Charles Dickens.
Today’s Core Value is: Wisdom. This is my personal, number one core value. Napoleon Hill said that “every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit.” Paulo Coelhoe said, “Two of the hardest tests in life are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage to accept whatever you encounter.”Wisdom is not easy to come by. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” ~ that’s a quote from Charles Dickens.
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Distinctive livery was a feature of male servant's dress in aristocratic households for two centuires from the Restoration of Charles ll in 1660. This livery outift with its bold yellow colouring for the breeches and waistcoat, dates from the middle of the nineteenth century and still shows features of eighteenth century dress including the style of the coat, and the breeches.
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed-Camille Silvy,1862) born into a royal West African dynasty, and orphaned in 1848, when five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria, a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the “Queen’s Goddaughter” and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and in Africa until her death in 1880.
I saw a tasty picture of coconut pancakes on Pinterest yesterday. I knew they needed to be in my life! The recipe was from scratch however and I knew that making something from scratch in the AM did not need to be in my life. Plus the recipe called for things I didn’t have. So,...Read More
Rings and things
Jane Austen country is where you can get a glimpse of the decorous 18th- and early-19th-century society she described in Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice. Click for a Jane Austen travel itinerary!
Bruce Ate Good Stuff Bruce liked the more “balanced” Asian diets with lots of vegetables… but knew from his research that athletes needed more protein. So in addition to a lot of Asian food he drank 2-3 protein shakes a day. His wife Linda was in charge of cooking all the food and she made sure he ate well and that everything was healthy. The main key to Bruce’s diet was he ate good, wholesome stuff, and enough of it to get him by. He didn’t eat a lot of sugar, sweets, etc.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it
Looks I Love
"Come quickly! I am tasting stars!" ~Dom Pérignon on tasting champagne for the first time. "Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life." ~Charles Dickens
View from the summerhouse folly in Godmersham, Kent. The exact view that Jane Austen would have had 200 years. ago when she was writing Pride and Prejudice.
Kid Stuff I Love
23 Books You Need To Read Before Watching The Movie Versions - MANSFIELD PARK by Jane Austen -- "Two words: Jane Austen. The story has a bit of Cinderella vibes, but who doesn’t like a classic fairytale? As a poor child, she goes to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt and begins to develop feelings for Edmund, though Edmund does not return the same feelings. From there, a complex love triangle — rectangle? — begins to unfold between multiple characters."
In Rochester (Kent) every December they have a Dickens weekend in memory of Charles Dickens the famous author, this is Rochester at night.
Rugs for the Home
I never knew he was a vegetarian until my most recent visit to Shaw's Corner, now I love him even more. He was so different to so many others of his time, and he was confident and prowd of it, whether that's in what he ate, what he said or what he did.