Monday, 12 October 2009

Displacement Activity #256

Lichfield really is very beautiful in Autumn, and so I went for a walk today and took pictures of Minster Pool instead of getting on with the pressing business of finishing my novel. To be honest it was a welcome distraction from writing about the failed invasion of Britain by the French in 1744.

Another pleasant distraction was this invitation (below) which I received last week from our friend Dr Erasmus Darwin. It seems I am to attend a Christmas supper at his house in December where he will be serving Yorkshire Christmas pye, plum porrige, tansy pudding, potted cheese and sack possets. I can't wait...

Photograph © Memoirs of the Celebrated Mrs Woffington.

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Mark Leonard said...

Sounds delightful. I wish I could attend. Not sure what is meant by 21st Century evening dress though.

Heather Carroll said...

You have such a knack for taking photos, I always appreciate when you have them on the site!

Mrs Woffington said...

Hi weakspeaker, I don't know why they won't just let us go in 18th-century costume to be honest. I think I could handle a stomacher.

And thanks Heather, I love taking photos and am planning on buying a better camera soon (and I'll be snapping away like crazy at the Georgian supper!)