Tuesday 9th April 2013
"This year is the 200th birthday of the closest thing we have to a manifesto - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! Our dear Mr. Darcy has written us an email on this auspicious occasion:
Dear Darcy Soc,
Georgiana has finally shown me how to work this new fangled 'hotmail' device and I have a bone to pick with you. I see that you are advertising the 200th birthday of Pride and Prejudice and I don't want people to know I'm 200!! I AM NOT THAT OLD DO YOU HEAR ME! Someone has made a mistake! I don't look a day over 28, I assure you. You've seen my smoulder. Would a 200 year old smoulder like that? I DON'T THINK SO! I am getting quite out of sorts so I'm having Georgiana call for the tea tray; but seriously - stop telling people I'm old!!!
XOXO Mr Darcy"
I love this invitation! So cheeky!
Anyway, I was so excited about this party, I went even though I had an assignment the next day, and forced myself to do my assignment in double quick time. It's amazing how efficient I can be when there is Darcy Cake!
Pictures- some taken by me, some by Michaella Edelstein- official DarcySoc photographer.
Sitting in the corner like Regency ladies waiting to be asked to dance.
So much delicious food!
Gingerbread animal cookies!