The other day, Karla and I were talking that it was time for a gals' night out. We decided to call a meeting of the Jane Austen Fan Club, since #1 there are several adoring fans and #2 it is just a lady kind of thing to do.
Charis, Joani, Judy, Karla, and Maggie gathered at my home on Saturday evening. Unfortunately Lydia was ill that day, so she and her mom held a meeting at a satellite location (the Radcliffe home). We drank tea out of fancy cups and refreshed ourselves on scones with butter and jam.
The single ladies swooned over The Man himself--Mr. Darcy. Charis, who is a medical student from the UK, entertained us by quoting Jane with an authentic British accent. We then settled down for a showing of "Emma," disrupted only briefly by a power outage and the pounding of rain on the metal roof. I must say, Mr. Knightly gives Mr. Darcy a pretty good run for his money!
It was such a sweet time... lots of laughs and lots of fun :). Let's do it again soon!
[spoken in your best imitation of a British accent]
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
~ Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice