So that was the Jane Austen Week!


It is oooover. *Sniffles*

Seriously though, it was really fun! Unfortunately I had a dreadful cold throughout, so I was a bit tired in the middle of the week, but all in all I really enjoyed it. Thank you ever so much for your enthusiasm, your comments, your participation, your posts. IT WAS SUCH JOLLINESS. A success, I might call it. I really enjoyed it, although I have to admit it was slightly more work than I had thought it to be! But I'm so glad I did it!! So, to You All: Thank you. :-D

To finish this lovely week off, here's a list of links. All the lovely Jane Austen posts you wrote! (If you haven't submitted your posts yet. Do So. Merci.)

My Favourite Jane Austen dresses (by Erudessa of 'The Flowering Vales')
Jane Austen Mounts (by Erudessa of 'The Flowering Vales')
Jane Austen Week - Top 10 dresses from Pride and Prejudice 1995 (by Lois of 'You, Me, and a Cup of Tea.')
Jane Austen Week - Northanger Abbey Buttons (by Lucy of 'You Come Too.')
"The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries" by Emma Thompson (by Hamlette of 'The Edge of the Precipice)
My 3 Favourite Austen Films (by Heidi of 'Along the Brandywine')
Persuasion: Forgotten Scene (by Cordy of 'Write on, Cordy!')
Jane Austen Collage (by Evie of 'Letters from Avonlea')
Movie Wardrobes : Emma (2009) (by Rose of 'An Old Fashioned Girl')

Did you enjoy this?
Because I DID. :-D
Thank you for making it a success!

46 comments:

  1. "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." (Dr. Seuss--I believe :) )

    Wow, Naomi, that was SOOOOOOOOOO much fun!! Rosie and I had a simply splendiferous time, and I know everybody else did too!! Jane Austen forever!

    And I love those pictures you put at the top--they're so cute and colorful!

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    1. Yess. Definitely Dr Seuss. :-)

      I have to thank you, Jessica, for so faithfully commenting. I really appreciate it!!! THAAAAANKS. :-D

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    2. You're thanking ME? Girl, *I* didn't do anything. YOU were the one who wrote all the posts. And it was SO much fun to read them all--especially since I'm kinda drowning in homework right now. The posts and all the lovely pictures were a much-needed diversion :)

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  2. "The bad news is she has a cold." "Oh, no!" "Oh, yes, but the good news far outweighs it, far far far!" Bravo on the Jane Austen week, even without a cold, but especially with one. And thank you! :)

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    1. Haha. Loved your quoting. (That's Mr Woodhouse. Right?)
      Thank you for participating, Kerry! It was lovely to have you on board. :-)

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    2. It's from the version of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow - Miss Bates, then Emma, then Miss Bates. :) I don't know if it's actually from the book or not.

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  3. Yes, Naomi, I did enjoy it! (Although, you're right, I might be sliiightly relieved not to have JA posts crowding up my dashboard every single day from now on....just being honest. ;-P) You did very well at hosting it -- and I am sorry about your cold. (There is nothing romantic about a cold.)

    Three cheers for Naomi! Hip hip, hurray!

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    1. Hahah, oh Emma. I'm glad you enjoyed anyways. :-) (Nope. You're right Elinor. Help me.)

      Ohhh GOODNESS. I'm getting cheered at! :-D Thanks!!! :-)

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  4. I LOVED THIS AND I AM SAD IT'S OVER. I had such an amazing time :) Three cheers to you, Naomi for pressing on despite having a cold! I know how horrible that is. Thank you so much :) :) :)

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    1. THANK YOU FOR ALLLLL YOUR COMMENTS ROSIE. :-D

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    2. YOUR WELCOME I ENJOYED IT SOOOOO MUCH :D :D :D

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  5. Thank you soooo much for all the fun posts, Naomi! I had so much fun reading all of them! It has gotten me motivated to pick up Sense & Sensibility and READ IT once and for ALL. So thank you. :) You should totally do this JA Week every year. :) I'm sure we would all love that. :D

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    1. Aww, thank you Phoebe! :-) Ohhh, enjoy S&S. It was the first JA novel I read, together with my Grandma. :-) I might do another JA week in the future. Who knows? (I don't think every year, though.)

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  6. This was FANTASTIC fun Naomi! It was a wonderful idea and you carried it out so well! Thank you for all the work and reading that you did! Now, I urge you to get Dr. Perry's opinion and remember that "people do not die of little trifling colds!" ;D
    ~Cordy
    P.S. I hope that get better soon!

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    1. Ahhh, THANKSSSS!!!! :-)

      I know. I won't die. THAT is a comfort. :-D Hahaha.

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  7. I had a lovely time this week! Thank you for all the fun posts! I know I didn't comment on all of them, but I made sure to read them. I also have to watch the Northanger Abbey movie again, since I've been seeing so many pictures of it. :-)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Ekaterina. :-) Oh, have fun watching NA!

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  8. This was a wonderful week, Naomi! Overwhelming sometimes to keep up with all the posts and comments and such, but loads of fun all the same! :) Thank you for all the work you did to bring it about! I enjoyed your posts immensely!

    I do hope your cold goes away completely and that you're feeling back to normal soon!

    ~Miss March

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    1. Thank you so much, Miss March, for all your comments! I really loved them. :-)

      My cold is alllllmost gone! :-)

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  9. This was so much fun! GAH! I forgot I had that in scheduled.. I was going to rant about the glorious scenery and costumes and awww maaaaaaan! Exams had to fall at a most unfortunate time didn't they? Is it ok if I still post? :D

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    1. Yes, you can still do a post, if you want. :-) I'd love to read it!

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    2. Oh good! OH You redesgined!! :D I'm waiting till December with pics from NZ hehe!

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  10. Your new header is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! (Now I want it to be winter--but we still have, like, one-and-a-half more months to go where I live. *sob*)

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm glad you like it. :-) (And sorry. It's too warm here, too, right now.)

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  11. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful blog party! Twas very fun!

    ~Lucy Amanda

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  12. Naomi, I muust comment and tell you how muuuuuch I love your new blog look. IT'S JUST SO PRETTY! That shade of blue you have for your background is my absolute favourite blue. AND the header is AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Rosie!!!! And sorry, I just changed the background. The other one was too dark in contrast to the light header, I thought. :-)

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    2. It's okay, the new background is scrumptious too! I've always loved that type of marble/feather pattern :) :) :)

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  13. Thank you for doing it! It was fun and I loved reading the posts from everyone. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Lois! Thank you for participating. :-)

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  14. This was extremely fun! I'm so glad you decided to host it :-) Bummer on the cold, though -- hope you're well and truly over it by now :-)

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    1. Awww, thanks, Hamlette! I've still got the cold... but it's okay. :-)

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  15. Hi Naomi, that was a wonderful week! You did a splendid job, and I loved it! :)
    I LOVE your new winter header almost as much as the Jane Austen one! (and that Jane Austen one is probably impossible to beat!)
    I have a new movie alert that you might be interested in: it's called Brooklyn, and it's about an Irish immigrant in America. It looks very well done!

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    1. THANK YOU. :-) Aww, you all are too sweet! :-)
      Yess. I'VE HEARD OF BROOKLYN. So excited! (Although I'm a little worried, as it's a 13+ movie. I've heard.)

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    2. Rosie and I are SOOOOOOOOOOO excited about that one too! Yes, I think it's got a bit of Content--PG13 Content, not R-rated--which is disappointing. But once I get a chance to watch it, I can give you my opinion about how it all was and what you might need to skip, if you'd like :)
      Have you seen the trailer, BTW? If you haven't, go give it a watch--it's absolutely GORGEOUS and also perfectly clean, nothing worse than some people in 1950s bathing suits.

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    3. Goodness yes, I've watched the trailer a MILLION times, Jessica. :-) I REALLY want to see it. (Her boyfriend looks totally adorbs.)

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    4. Yesssssssssss. Oh, and what would you say if I told you he reminds me an awful lot of the hero of my novel . . . ? (Who is also an Italian-American from Brooklyn. And no, I did not plan this. :) )
      I'm not making this up, either--Rosie says they're a lot alike, too ;)

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    5. That is SO cool! I love your hero already!!!
      Have you seen some of the scenes that have been put up on Youtube? They're quite a few! The one of the two of them in the train is so cute. :-) (Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fETzOw1M1M)
      SO EXCITED FOR THIS. :-) I should do a post on it. :-D

      ~ Naomi

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    6. Awesome--then I can count on you to buy a copy when I finally get it published? ;)

      Oh, my STARS--I had no idea these clips were out yet! They're SOOOOOOOOO cute! Even better than the trailer. Tony is awwwwwwwwwwwwwesome. (And so is Eilis, of course--I haven't forgotten her :) ) I cannot WAIT to see this.

      Yes, do a post on it! Please! Do MANY posts on it. I'll comment on all of them ;)

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  16. Did I enjoy it? Um DUH, OF COURSE I DID! It was splendid for a nice change, although I'll still be very happy to read all your 'normal' posts again. Especially with Christmas coming up - it makes me so happy and excited this time of year, it's completely and utterly my favourite time of the year, November/December! :-D
    I hope your cold is nearly gone (mine is)! :-)
    Oh, and OF COURSE I have to mention this STUNNING new header and background. I love the swirls and colours of the background - we have some material of that identical pattern/colour! And not to mention the header! Okay, I just have to go through the whole thing.... ;-D
    A CHRISTMAS TREE!! Oh, it's what's-her-face from The Book Thief, reading a book. :-) Hmm....I'm afraid I don't know what 'The Jellyfish' page is, but it's a pretty photo. ;-P A TRAIN! It looks terrifically familiar....maybe from the first Narnia movie, or the Railway Children? :-P Or maybe just a random train....haha. AND IT'S MEG AND MR. BROOKE (FYI, I don't like that Mr. Brooke, though! The one in the 1949 one is Much Better) and it's at Christmas time!! THE SNOW! JO!! Oh, I LOVE those little 'fuzzy lights' (for lack of a better word :-P) and the snowflakes. :-D I vaguely remember seeing that "the Piper Pipes" picture from one of your book posts.....Rilla of Ingleside, or something....and it's Sybil (she looks so sweet!) and Joanne Froggatt behind her. ;-D (I know her from other movies...) Anyways, it's kinda obvious I like your new layout. ;-) (Also, in case you're wondering, I've ALWAYS wanted a white Christmas. :-P It's normally 30+ (Celsius) degree heat around our Christmas, and it's rather silly, when we sing Jingle Bells, and such (and I feel very sorry for the people who dress up as Santa Clause - it must be so hot!) although "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" is literally true for us.... ;-P Last year our family had a water balloon fight (which later turned into hoses and dumping buckets in our good clothes) with our cousins at Christmas, and I enjoyed that immensely. So I suppose there ARE bonuses. ;-)
    Anyhow, I must dash! (BTW, right beside the comment box on this page is that cat gif....I can't stop gazing at it..... :-P)
    ~Miss Meg

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    1. Yes, I'm happy to go back to my 'normal' posts too. Especially with CHRISTMAS coming up. :-) I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I have never had a white Christmas as long as I can remember! (Not 'fully' white, anyways.)
      Ahhh, you love my header!!!
      The 'Jellyfish' page is from the Book Thief - as is the train picture, and the picture of the houses in the snow. I'm currently watching The Book Thief, and I'm pretty much obsessed. You've been warned. HAHAHA. :-)
      I don't like Mr Brooke either. His hair alone bugs me to death.
      Goodness! A waterfight at Christmas!!! I cannot imagine that. :-)

      ~ Naomi

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  17. Thanks for hosting this event Naomi! I really enjoyed it even if I didn't participate much!

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  18. Thanks so much for doing this Jane Austen Week, Naomi! I was away on vacation with my family that week so I'm trying to catch up on all the posts now... and I am very much enjoying myself, I must say! ;)

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  19. This was a wonderful Austen week, Naomi!! Thank you so much!! You were the perfect hostess. :)
    I hope your cold is all gone!

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  20. I 'pecked' you here! No pressure, though:)

    http://meanwhileinrivendell.blogspot.com/2015/11/bluebirds-memory-nest.html

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