Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Put the kettle on

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a scribbler in possession of a Jane Austen addiction must be in want of an austenish Muse – Hazel in the Glen Purpose of visit: To fulfill a childhood dream – see an … Continue reading

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Northanger reverie

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort – Jane Austen and when it’s raining and there’s hot chocolate with magenta silk to wear the package is perfect. Things that have kept me from blogging have calmed down.  … Continue reading

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Jigsaw puzzle and tea

“A time to look over our week, recall blessings great and small and pick our five favorites to share” Visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for more. Cassia Cafe and Tea Room. I’ve been fancying this lovely place … Continue reading

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More sense, more sensibility

When I asked CJ a few hours ago on the phone what was he doing, he said, “I want to eat lollipop.”  The rest of his replies gave me ideas for our summer plans. Helicopter tour I was ready to … Continue reading

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The best recipe for happiness

In celebration of Talk Like Jane Austen Day on October 30th, I gathered quotes by this great English author who wrote about women hell-bent on marrying well (read: snapping up rich husbands).  I picked snippets that in some way echo … Continue reading

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It is memory

I’m having tasty Oishi tea. My cup is one of a dozen I bought on an impulse in a ceramics fair almost a decade ago.  Part of its base is fractured, but the pack rat in me epoxied it back, forming a … Continue reading

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