Today is the Birthday of my fave Jane Austen character,
Her 225th Birthday to be exact !
Born on August 9th, 1787
as described in the opening of "Persuasion"...
Sounds like enough cause for a celebration to me!
Enough reason for EnJoying some cake?
Considering her elder sister, Elizabeth,
and father, Sir Walter Elliot's, disregard of her,
it's likely her birthdays went uncelebrated after the passing of her mother.
Maybe we can fill that gap?
Shall we enjoy our celebration at Anne's ancestral home
we might enjoy an afternoon stroll through the grounds,
then head indoors for generous servings
of some deliteful confection such as
this typical homey but delish plum sponge -Source - Simply Recipes
from fruit in season and readily available ~
or Victorian SpongeSource TY Apple Crumbles !
all, of course, with a pot of tea !?...
from a Jane Austen -- letter of June 15, 1808
"You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me."
If you have time,
I'd love to watch the Persuasion movie adaptation
Care to join me?
1995 version with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds
is my fave... which is yours?
Here's a lovely clip called 'You're the One'
with music by another favourite of mine,
Irish singer and elder sister of Enya..
Definitely taking time out for a full celebration of
All things Anne !
In case you're interested in finding out
which JA character you are~
Thank you for joining me in honouring the lovely woman
of Jane's creation,
Anne Elliot !