Happy 2019 sweet friends! I hope the year is treating you well so far! Or are you like me and still recovering/catching up from the holidays?
Mr. Bingley and had an eventful holiday season…aside from the usual holiday busyness and busier month at our jobs (for both of us!)…we also did a little bit of traveling and now have some of Mr. Bingley’s cousins staying at our home for a visit!
Our travels took us back to a place we love to visit…New York City!
And while in NYC we enjoyed some of our favorite places…in addition to some of our most favorite places to eat!
One of the places we love to visit frequently in NYC is Central Park…and this is the first time we’ve been ice skating there…(and the first time we’ve been ice skating in like 15 years)!! And good news…neither of us fell! 🙌🏼
And does anyone recognize the significance of this building? It is so disappointing that there isn’t a Central Perk near it though! ☕️
But we also got to enjoy some sights that we haven’t seen up close before.
One was a ride of the Staten Island Ferry in very cloudy and grey weather. ⛴
And the other was a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in gloriously beautiful and sunny weather! 🌉
And before we went to NYC we had a lovely Christmas with my family here in town and I received lots of lovely bookish and Jane Austen related presents (camping related presents not pictured!)
Mr. Bingley got me a brilliant little book light that fixes onto our headboard which wonderfully lights up my side of the bed, but keeps his in the dark so I can read while he is sleeping! 🛌
And my sweet and wonderful cousin surprised me with some very old Louisa May Alcott books she found…some of them are from the 1870s and 1880s!!! These books were published during her lifetime and are now the oldest books I own!! I’ve read 3 other Louisa May Alcott books – of course Little Women is one of the ones I read, but I’ve never read any of these! I can’t decide which one I should read first! (Sadly I may opt to not read from any of these since some of the pages are falling out or some covers are detached. I’d like to preserve them as best as possible. But I’ll buy myself newer copies.)
Please do share what fun Christmas activities you did or and presents you received! 🎄 I’d love to hear from you!
Want to know what Austenesque fun I’m getting into this month?
…here is what’s on this month’s
~ TO REVIEW ~
~ TO READ AND REVIEW ~
~ FEATURED AUTHORS VISITING THIS MONTH ~
Karen Cox – TBD
Abigail Reynolds – TBD
Robin Helm and Laura Hile – January 11th
Jayne Bamber – January 14th
Victoria Kincaid – January 21st
I am so very excited for this lovely month! I’ve got a lot to look forward to!
What are you looking forward to this month?