Monday, 10 September 2012

I have been ...

This meme was from November's Autumn and originated from Elinor, Elizabeth and Emma. 

I have been:

Parts of my future novel which has been long delayed. It's a sort of alternate history with fantasy elements, to be set in Yorkshire in the early 19th century. Though it seems to be more character-driven, which isn't too good for the plot.  Also part of my Shirley fanfiction.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (just finished). Today I read The Brontës by Juliet Barker and part of Matthew Lewis' The Monk. Should be starting on Sir Walter Scott's poetry and this little book on Cornish folklore.

Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto.

Watched Pride and Prejudice 1980 and episode 2 of Mansfield Park 1983. Also a delightful 50 shades parody.

Sylvestra Le Touzel as Fanny Price in MP 1983. It's the best version so far, and the actress is underrated.

at old Cornish manor houses. I love Lanhydrock (it's a  sumptuous Victorian house) and the stately Georgian Pencarrow. Also went up to St Michael's Mount, a castle on an island.
Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall

About the Brontes and their lives. (This is my main obsession). Also laboratory techniques.
Strange. I dreamt last night that I was engaged to be married to Lord Byron (!!!) which is weird, because I prefer Keats, and I'm pissed off with Byron for making a fool out of Keats.  What was strange was my betrothed didn't look like Byron in real life (on the other hand I don't remember seeing the face of my "betrothed".  In fact the details of the dream are so vague to me now I can't remember if it was that I thought my "betrothed" was Byronic. Which is sooo not my type.

But it probably had to do with the fanfic I wrote comparing Wordsworth and Byron.

my 3rd and final year of university.  I'll be learning neuroscience as my first module, and terrified by the prospect.
I could go to Haworth, Yorkshire and all the other places that inspired the Brontës' novels. And also the Lake District.
the scenery in Cornwall and the secondhand bookshop I found here, which sold 19th century editions for reduced prices. How I shall miss the place! The food at the university here where I'm working. Oh, and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

1 comment:

  1. I lve this meme. You've been doing some lovely things. :)