New Year’s Eve in Jane Austen’s time

Now that christmas is over, it’s time to prepare ourselves to the new year! I don’t know how people are used to celebrate this date all around the world, but here in Brazil we have our own customs. For example: almost everyone wears white chothes and at midnight there are fireworks in the sky. But

Christmas in Jane Austen’s time – 3

The last part of our christmas special! And this being the last, I wanted to be really special. So I thought: what can I do? We’ve learned that christmas in the early XIX century wasn’t like the christmas we’re used to. There were no christmas trees, no gift giving (well, it was not all about

Christmas in Jane Austen’s time – 2

It’s beggining to look a lot like christmas… And every year is crazy for me. I love this time of the year (who doesn’t?) and I feel like I can’t miss the oportunity to go outside and see the lights, the people, the decorations, santa claus and all the things we can only enjoy during

Review: Hellions of Havisham series – Lorraine Heath

This is a four book series (one of them is acctually a novella) with the stories of the duke of Ashebury, the earl of Greyling and the viscount Locksley (the fourth one is about the marquess of Marsden). What bring this characters together is a tragedy: when they were children, Nicholson Lambert, the duke of

Christmas in Jane Austen’s time – 1

Who loves christmas? I’m fascinated by this time of the year! I love to decorate the house, I listen to christmas songs in the car and have a collection of christmas toys (my favorite one is my christmas hat who sings and dances). If I could choose, the Holiday season would last the whole year,