May 9, 2014

What a pleasant early Mother's Day surprise!  My daughter came home mid-week and we spent an evening curled up on the sofa watching an off-beat movie I had discovered at the video store called Austenland.  Starring Jane Seymour as a daffy English entrepreneur who hosts Jane Austen themed get-away vacations in England, the movie is about a thirty-something woman named Jane (surprise, surprise) who has a most unhealthy obsession with Jane Austen and her novels, and in particular, Mr. Darcy.  She even has a cardboard cutout of Darcy, ala Colin Firth, in her bedroom!  Jane takes her life savings and heads to Austenland, and hilarious Austen-esque dilemmas ensue, with, of course, love winning out in the end. 
My daughter and I found the movie extremely funny and enjoyed ourselves tremendously.  Since I love all things Austen (although I do NOT have a cardboard cutout of Colin Firth in my bedroom...yet) I guess it comes as no surprise that I own not one, but two Jane Austen coffee cups! I keep one at the office and one at home, because you never know when an Austen fancy might strike and I like to be prepared. 
Coffee mug in my kitchen
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Office mug, next to my daughter's lovely senior picture.

And now I'm off to sip my first cup of coffee--hmm, which cup do I choose? 
I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!



  1. I will have to check out this movie during the summer months! I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day! :)

  2. It sounds lovely and funny! As a true Jane Austen fan, I will have to find that movie!