I am having a Jane Austen week

by kath_red on 16/08/2012

in Newsletter

So strange that I should be suddenly struck with the urgent need to re-read all of Jane Austen, and to watch every single dramatised version I can find. And then to turn this sudden sublime pastime to the ridiculous I have also discovered the genre of Jane Austen FanFic – sequels and alternative endings galore. Oh My! Not only that but whilst reading I had to continually look up all sorts of references, and research society and politics, health and food, fashion and travel from 1815. I have also been reading all about Jane Austen’s own life and various critiques and reviews of her work down the ages. It is all so very interesting. (All of Jane Austen’s books are available online.)

This is all probably partly due to being a wee bit ill this past week which has led to a huge procrastination binge, a very messy house and a fantasy of having a maid (or two).

 Getting out and about for some healthful walking though – not being cooped up in the house all the time. Driving the kids here and there, soccer, music, activities, and waiting waiting, gives me time for a brisk afternoon walk, where I take some photos of unfamiliar neighbourhoods, interesting fences, colourful graffiti, and then muck about with new iphone camera apps too (a new fave is the pro camera app)

On Whipup this week

This week on whipup you will find my pinterest boards and our flickr group. Come and play.

Crafty stuff

diy bike pannier :: mohawk beannie :: Ombre dyed chevron dress (love) :: Recycled planters :: Stitchy felt headband :: diy x-leg bench :: Build a tower crane with kids :: Needle felt fruit ::

oh and one more thing – do you know of anyone looking for a house in Canberra (Australia) next year – academics on sabbatical for example? Our listing is here.


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