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|
|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!