• friends,  jane austen,  my view,  pride and prejudice

    You Must Allow Me To Tell You…

    So on Good Friday I had the great fortune of having a bunny hopping on by house and putting a little gift in my mailbox. Imagine my surprise when I found this lovely package from my friend Patricia of PVE Design!

    What a lovely scarf from Brookish on Etsy and  featuring one of my favorite speeches from Pride and Prejudice! How many times have I swooned over Darcy as he said these words? Too many to count that’s how many.

    And can we discuss Patricia’s cute little bunny sketch. How sweet is that? Head on over to Patricia’s blog to see more work from this fabulous artist. Thank you so much Patricia! I know I will wear it until I wear it out.


    But before you go, do you have a favorite romantic quote that you’d like to share? If so please do in the comments. Oh and don’t be and April Fool! Keep an eye out and have a great one!



    All the best,


  • Books,  jane austen,  my view,  videos,  writing life

    Happy 200th Birthday Pride and Prejudice!

    I’m still deep in the writing cave and can barely come out to see the sun (if there was some sun). Though as much as I’d like to spend the day with a full on Pride and Prejudice fest and go all in with my double DVD collection to celebrate the 200th birthday today, I just can’t. So that said, I’ve made do with this fun video while I enjoyed a warm bowl of soup for lunch today. If you have 10 minutes click on and enjoy.


    And really the warm soup and Firth’s long looks were just want I needed to get me through to the next page. Thank you Miss Austen.



    Have a great day!


    All the best,



    image fm here

  • jack,  jane austen,  my view,  Nana,  romance

    Super Romance

    What’s Jack up to? Jack is full and content though a bit sad after a lovely weekend visit from Nana where he was spoiled silly. He really does love her like crazy and she is just nuts for him. It’s too cute.

    How was your weekend? Did you watch the Superbowl on Sunday? I watched quite a bit, that is until the last installment of Emma came on PBS at 9 then I was off. Though I know the story it was much more exciting than the Superbowl for me.
    Did you watch? If you didn’t you can watch it online here.

    Or at least take the: Bachelors of Highbury Quiz. I scored with Mr. Knightley. My Mr. Knightly!

    Congrats Saints! I wonder will Kim get her ring now?
  • jack,  jane austen,  politics,  videos,  yorkies

    Persuade Me

    What’s Jack up to? Just being wild Jack. Totally territorial over his closet and snapping and anyone who dare try to get him out without a treat in hand. Just Jack!

    The DH is off on business and thanks to the lovely PIC I got to watch the most wonderful version of Jane Austen’s PERSUASION staring Amanda Root as Anne Elliot and Ciaran Hinds as the dashing Captain Wentworth. It was a lovely way to spend an evening. Thanks PIC!

    And as for the bottom clip spoiler alert if you have not seen PERSUASION but it perfectly shows the downtrodden but ultimately triumphant Austen heroine. Enjoy. “Anne? Whatever for?” Amazing.

    I then had to go and check out the 2007 BBC version with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones. I don’t know how I missed this during Austen week. Oh well. I’m torn they are both beautiful. How can you go wrong with Austen? All this romance can truly mess a girl up. And don’t we all want just one night more? I know I do. Well, maybe not. It’s probably perfect as it is in our own minds.
    If you’ve seen both versions which do you prefer?

    Sidebar: Don’t you just crack up over the music selections on YouTube? So inspired.

    Political Sidebar #2: Speaking of Persuasion, Hilliary Clinton hit it out of the park with her speech at the DNC last night. A very persuasive speech it was. I wonder if it will do the trick with bringing over the Hilliary supporters that are holding out. It should if Michelle’s last night didn’t. Hillary made her thoughts very clear when she said. “No way, no how, no McCain.” Ouch, Hill. tell us how you really feel.