Blogs from Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 12


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 18th 2008

A lot has been happening round here! Christmas is coming and Flat 12 is feeling it! Today, since Theatre class was cancelled, Jessica and I walked down to Paperchase (some sort of fancy office supply and decoration store) and got a Christmas tree. With it, we bought a box of wooden ornaments, a star topper, and some silver tinsel garland. We split the cost among everyone in the flat so each of us only ended up paying £3. I also bought a little tiny tiny tree and decorated it as well for Christopher, since his house never has a tree. I plan on giving it to him tonight when he comes over after work, because we are going to see Eddie Izzard! He's only been my favourite comedian since forever! Okay only since the summer that ... read more
All of us
First Impressions

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 12th 2008

SO tomorrow We are all off to Stratford Upon Avon... where Shakespeare is from! to stay for several days and see a few plays I am very excited to be off. This weekend was crazy and very busy and i will have to recap it sometime but it is getting busy again and brother is coming in just over a week or so and i am so excited but dont know when i will have time for blogging!!! Jane Austen has been so wonderful thought. I was at the Centre all day today which was great but i got very little work done though for my classes. upcoming post included... who i envy most (the woman who go to hear jane austen read P&P aloud at Chawton) and one on the inconstancy of men (of which ... read more
Leigh and Ginny
Gracie and Ginny

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 10th 2008

On Friday, I attended an English Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee). If you You-Tube "Ceilidh," you will find some really funny footage of awkward people dancing around...which is basically what a Ceilidh is. We learned dances from the Jane Austen era, listened to English folk music, and it was actually a lot of fun, despite how dorky it all looks. Then, at the end of the night, people got onstage to sing traditional songs from their own countries, which was really enjoyable. There was a man from Egypt and a woman from Ireland who were my personal favorites. I was going to sing some Beyonce, but then I realized that would not have been appropriate. All jokes aside, though, I had a really good time, and now I can say I know proper English dances...just in case I ... read more
learning the English Ceilidh
dancing in the Jane Austen era
English folk music

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 7th 2008

Tomorrow I am going to Jane Austen's house at Chawton and lets just say I CANT WAIT!!! UPDATES and Pictures tomorrow!! LOVE YA FROM ENGLAND : )... read more
I love miss Chris!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 5th 2008

SO tonight was Guy Fawkes Night, which is sorta like our 4th of July. I went out with Becca Luke, Donna, Steven to a lovely dinner. then we went down to the bridge to watch the fireworks. Becca asked me if we had fireworks in the US. i said yes!! : ). It was a really lovely night and very British!! LOVE YA email me soon!! VC... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 2nd 2008

Today Jules and I went on another Jane Austen Walk to see Jane's House Sydney Gardens and St. Swithens Church! It was excellent and here are pictures!... read more
Jules is excited too
Number 4 Sydney Place
Sydney Gardens

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 1st 2008

Today I went on the Jane Austen walking tour which was wonderful. We walked all around Bath seeing important sights for Jane Austen. We started in the Pumps rooms where Catherine Morland and Isabella would have gone and then went on to see some other baths that Jane and her brother Edward visited. We then went down Pultney Bridge and went across to see where Jane lived at 4 Sydney Place. Then we went on to Queen Square, the Royal crescent, the Circus and then to the Assembly Rooms. The Assembly Rooms are so beautiful the chandeliers are my favorite part and they are the original ones from the house. The ball for this years festival was held there as well. all and all the walking tour was a great time and I loved our guide ... read more
lovely gardens
Pultney Bridge
the river avon

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath October 29th 2008

Soo yesterday I had some wonderful news!! Sue Hughes asked me to write an article for the magazine!! I am sooo trilled and honored I cant even begin to explain but i can tell you that I do feel how fortunate I am to have this oppertunity to be published in the Jane Austen mag!! I will be writing a section called "My Jane Austen" well really I will just be answering questions about my love of Jane, the books and such so it should be good fun. If there is one thing I can always write about it is Jane Austen and my love of her and the adaptations. I mention the adaptations because this is what I am thinking of writing my dissertation on for my internship. I am hoping to write about the ... read more
life is like a beach... it is soo wonderful!!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath October 25th 2008

In October 2008, Mum and I went to Bath for the weekend. As I wanted to see Stonehenge again, (very cold and busy) headed the long way and arrived in Bath at about 3.00 pm. We parked up and had a quick look around, popping into the church, where there was a group were practising for the evening 'performance'. Fantastic to hear with the high ceilings, very atmospheric! Over the weekend, did the Roman Baths, had a bite to eat in the oldest house in Bath, Sally Lunn's and enjoyed the good food. Trying to find the photo's - update soon. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath October 21st 2008

After a ridiculous fun night of wine and chocolate, the girls and I woke up at 8:30 the next morning to go down and have breakfast with our British hosts. By the way, getting ready took about 30 seconds since none of us planned an overnight trip, not even a brush and we know how that can turn out with my hair (eek). Their dining room was a traditional British kitchen with all the old British hutches and whatnot. We had cereal and fruit and then the lady asked if we wanted boiled eggs. We didn't know what that meant until she set down boiled eggs in front of us in their own little holders. We were told to them chop them in half so we could dip our soldiers (aka toast) in them. I failed ... read more
Butchered eggs and soldiers
The pump room to ourselves
mmm 1000 year old water

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