Happy Birthday Jane Austen! (I know I’m a day early, but since I usually post on M, W, F – I thought it would be better to be a day early than a day late. 🙂
I’ve known you for 12 years and through those years you’ve grown to be a very big constant in my life. I feel like I can turn to you for advice or consolation – when I feel incredibly stressed or need some comfort…you are always there when I need you! You made heroines that instructed me on how to live – through their mistakes and your gentle cautions, I’ve learned so much! You created heroes that taught me about what love really is, and because of that I waited until my very own perfectly amiable and adorable Mr. Bingley came along! You’ve brought so much joy, friendships, and blessings into my life and I’m eternally grateful!
And since I look at you as one of my dearest friends and loved ones, I’d like to do something special for your birthday!
If you were here today, Jane, we’d celebrate your birthday with a visit to the beach (I know how fond you are of the sea)
And as for a special dinner, Mr. Bingley and I would take you to one of our MOST favorite restaurants, Indochine (Thai and Vietnamese cuisine). It is regarded as one of the best and most popular restaurants in our town (during summer months they’ve been known to have a 2 hour wait!) and has an outdoor seating area that makes you think you are far, far away from everything! I think you would find it a very fun experience! Such an atmospheric place with amazing food!
And over dinner, Mr. Bingley and I would share our story with you. How we met and fell in love is a story I think you would enjoy, especially since you did sorta have a hand in it! 😉
And then we would return home where we would indulge in whatever you’d like – whether it be tea and talking, card and board games, or watching and rewatching your adaptations! Happy birthday, dear Jane!
JANE AUSTEN BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY!!
As a thank you to all the fantastic and wonderful readers of this blog, I’d like to giveaway some Jane Austen-Inspired gifts! You all are amazing! Thank you so much for being such an encouraging, supportive, and friendly bunch! xoxo
I’m giving away ONE NEW Jane Austen Action Figure (would look fab on a bookshelf!) ONE NEW paperback of Just Jane by Nancy Moser and ONE NEW paperback of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James (two wonderful biographical fiction works about Jane Austen’s life!)
To enter these giveaways just leave a comment below sharing what you would plan to do with Jane Austen to celebrate her birthday! Where would you go? Eat? Talk about?
- One prize per winner.
- Please indicate in your comment what prize you’d like to win (you can pick more than one, just leave one comment)
- This giveaway is open to residents worldwide.
- The giveaway ends December 22nd.