Monday, November 15, 2010

Sense and Sensibility

I have loved Jane Austen for years. Starting with my lovely collection of Jane Austen works that I bought on my lovely trip to England in May 2008.

The first place we went was Bath. The buildings were magnificent, all of them built before America even existed.
We visited the Roman baths. The awesome thing about England is that they let you touch things. We walked on the same stone floors as the Romans. But it's considerably more dangerous now because the stones are super slick.
This is my delightful husband.
Don't jump in the water.
But the most amazing place we went was this:

Sally Lunn's. Established 1680. Jane Austen herself used to come here for tea.

Here's some proof.

And I got to drink tea here.

And here I drank it.

Immediately after this picture I got excited like a little dog and threw up on their rug. Not really. But the memory of it still brings tears to my eyes. I would go there every day if I lived in Bath.

I ran to a bookstore while we were in Bath and purchased my Jane Austen collection. Which leads me to today when I have read my first 100 pages of Sense and Sensibility. I get the sneaking sensation that I have read it before, so I hope you will forgive me for cheating just a little bit. I don't remember the plot or how it ends at all, so it's nice to rediscover its wonder.

In conclusion, this was sitting outside Sally Lunn's. 5 blog-follower points to the reader who can tell me what the heck it is or come up with the most entertaining guess.


  1. I am now following your blog, and I will help you by harassing you if you don't post. HaHA!

  2. That red booth reminds me of Lucy from CB. :)

  3. That's what it reminds me of too! 5 reader points for you!