Jul 052017
 

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Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well!  I hope those readers in Canada and the US enjoyed some lovely Independence Days! 😉  I can’t believe 2017 is half over!  The year is going so fast!  I wish time would slow down!

June was busy for me.  But strangely I got a lot of reading done! 😀  Besides reading…and reviewing….

 

I spent an evening reorganizing my bookshelves (I loved it!  It’s been over a year since I’ve done this.)

  

I went to a Jane Austen inspired concert with my brother (who I’ve now decided I will refer to as Henry Austen on this blog, because just like Jane was very close with her brother Henry, I am very close with mine! And he is a little bit of charmer sometimes!) Continue reading »

May 032017
 

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Hello all you lovely Janeite friends!  I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have you in my life. 🙂

I ended up being so busy in April that I didn’t have as much time as I’d like to spend reading and blogging, and let me tell you I missed it bad.  Real bad.  It definitely showed me how much blogging and connecting with other Jane Austen/Austenesque lovers means to me!  I’m glad it is now May and I don’t have as much keeping me busy at the moment!

But what was I busy with in April you ask?

Well, we went on a trip to Southern California and it was amazing!!!  Completely amazing!  There is so much to do there and each day we got into something completely different!  And as always, I thought it might be fun to share our photos with you! 😉

In San Diego we spent some time visiting seals, riding horses and Segways, and feeding giraffes and rhinos!

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Apr 052017
 

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Happy April, friends!  I can’t tell you how happy I am this month is here!  And because you know I love me some lists, I’m listing the reasons why below!!!

1. Our BIG Studio Recital Series is DONE!  Some of you may remember that my day job is running a music lesson studio and teaching private lessons.  Well, on April 1st we  had our annual recital day.  In the past years we’ve done 3 recitals in the same day.  Now, the studio has grown so much that we ended up needing to do 4 recitals in one day!!! I was worried that it would be too strenuous a day for us teachers, but we made it through and everything went super smooth!  4 recitals and nearly 100 students!  (But now we can all relax a little since the BIG event is behind us!)

2. We are going on another adventure!!!  YAY!  Spring Break starts here next week and Mr. Bingley and I are super excited to pack our bags and go explore Southern California! 😉  (My first time in the state and Mr. Bingley’s first time seeing some sights, since he’s only gone to CA for conventions and meetings!) We are flying into Los Angeles and driving down to San Diego and then back to LA!  But along the way we will be doing some awesome activities and meeting with some very special friends!  Cannot wait!!! Continue reading »