It all begins today…

Today is my 41st birthday. Today, I begin the year in my own life that was to be the final year of Jane Austen's, and this year alone, this one single year, is the entire reason for this blog. Come with me back in time, some 10 years ago (after returning from the trip shown... Continue Reading →

By A Lady

I have some exciting news! My first book of fiction is coming out in July. It's a chapbook, which is a small volume often seen for shorter works and poetry. It's a collection of 11 flash fiction pieces (very short stories), but it's a real accomplishment. Warning: Shameless self-promotion to follow. If you'd like to... Continue Reading →

Bath Buns

  Hello Readers, Well, I’m back. As you may remember, the early arrival of my daughter and then the adjustments of life with two kids have meant I have taken a much longer sabbatical from this beloved space than I would have liked. Now that we’re living in the age of corona virus and life... Continue Reading →

Baby Bonanza in Regency Times

My recent attempts to delve into the life of Jane Austen and her contemporaries hit a setback recently when our daughter came 3 weeks early. As I noted above, I had intended to make my daughter a Regency-style dress and believed that a month should be enough time. Alas, after finding the pattern and preparing... Continue Reading →

Spotted Dick Revisited

I don't know about you, but I think the title of this post could be a really awesome name for an 80's big-hair coverband. Anyway...the suet finally arrived. From England. I hadn't realized I was going to be shipping shredded, dried beef fat across the globe to fulfill this culinary goal, and I'm a bit... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon – Spotted Dick

I hope Martha had a pleasant visit again, and that you and my mother could eat your beef-pudding. ~ Jane Austen, March 2, 1814 Puddings, in British parlance, are both a specific type of dish made by wrapping the ingredients in linen or placing them in a pan and boiling until baked (cooked, steamed -... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

I know what you're thinking..... Great, another Jane Austen website. Just what the internet needed. The seed for this project began a number of years ago when I had the awesomest idea in the world - to spend my 41st year in a Jane Austen pressure-cooker: only watching Jane Austen adaptations and documentaries, only reading Jane Austen... Continue Reading →

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