Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sense and Sensibility

A week ago [New Year's Day] my hubby was at our oldest son's house watching Michigan State Spartans play against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl, and our youngest son was at AT & T Stadium in Arlington, TX watching the game in person. 

[Jeremy on the right]

My daughter and I wanted Michigan State to win [which they did], but we had a calmer, more relaxing afternoon in mind - watching a girly movie.  Lori brought a selection of DVD's to choose from, and we settled on the 1995 release of Sense and Sensibility starring Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood, and Kate Winslet as Marianne.

We sipped tea and ate Shepherd's pie while we watched the movie just like the Dashwood women might have done in Jane Austen's first published novel in 1811.  Sense and Sensibility was published under the pseudonym "A Lady".  Jane was about 19 years old, and originally titled the novel Elinor and Marianne.

Isn't it amazing 204 years later Jane Austen's work is still going strong?  She just celebrated her 240th birthday on December 16th, [1775].

Celebrating Jane with a tea in her honor, Jane's Regency Rose Green Tea, by Steep Show Teas available at Amazon.  It's a Michigan company.


  1. Sounds like a most enjoyable afternoon!

  2. Well my goodness, I can't believe this movie has been out 20 years now! It's one of my favorites, and I'll bet I've watched it dozens of times. One of my close friends and I call each other "Dearest" because of our mutual love for this movie. Love the tea ... I've heard of that company but did not know it is in Michigan!

  3. I love that movie too, but still wouldn't have chosen it over watching my Spartans play and win! How great that your son was there.


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