The Hubster surprised me with a gift on Sunday, it was to celebrate the anniversary of the fateful date we met, which was Feb 10th. I am a life long admirer of Jane Austen and all her works and so he thoughtfully got me this beautiful paperweight from the BBC America shop.
It is a french glass paperweight, with a faux brass finished frame and inset is a portrait of Jane and one of her famous sayings:
"Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side".
Jane herself was very much a lady who lived up to this belief and had wisdom way beyond both her years and experiences. I always think it's so sad she died young, as the world may well have been blessed with further wonderful works as she grew older and wiser.
So this is a perfect gift for me and the Hubster knows how much I will treasure it and garner pleasure from it.
Whilst on the subject of all matters 'Austen', I must unashamedly plug the current Masterpiece Theatre series on PBS. The last three weeks they have been showing a new adaptation of 'Emma', which I loved as much as the movie 'Pride and Prejudice'. Johnny Lee Miller (aka Angelina's ex and Eli Stone) was brilliantly cast as Mr. Knightley, I swear I fell for him a little myself.
This week they are starting 'Northanger Abbey' on Sunday night and it also looks very promising. This will then be followed by Persuasion. If they're anything like 'Emma' - beautifully cast, located and clothed, they will be well worth catching.