First, to Leeds Castle:
|I think we were all quite keen on seeing some good old fashioned torture chambers and dungeons; however, this castle mostly had old lady furniture and tapestries. Its was okay, but we would like to have seen some dank, dark prison cells, too.|
|This is how impressed Penny was.|
On New Year's Eve, we drove out to Chawton, the village where Jane Austen lived for the last part of her life and wrote, or finished, most of her novels. Roo and I had been here before years ago, but visiting the second time was even more interesting for me. I find the lady intriguing.
|This isn't Jane's actual piano, but it is like one she would have played. I felt very accomplished whilst playing it.|
|Roo and Penny by Jane's bed.|
|After Jane's house, we stopped at the pub where supposedly the Austen brothers used to drink. They had really yummy food. My mom could have written a novel just about how much she loved her Winter Pie. We were refreshed for our long journey home.|