I have been taking life a little slower this week after our huge road trip last weekend, and for me there is no better way to bring 'slow' to my thoughts than a little bit of Jane Austen.
I own most of the film and BBC versions of Jane Austen's books so each day has involved my choosing one version over another to watch while I stitched or ironed.
Tuesday was "Persuasion" and I simply had to favour Rupert and Sally as Frederick and Anne - in fact I watched the final scene twice because it's so incredibly moving.
True love is a gift to cherish deeply...
(which is your favourite Persuasion?)
Wednesday was time for "Sense & Sensibility".
I thought I'd have a hard time choosing between these two...
...but as I carried the ironing board into the living room I realised that I simply do not like Hugh Grant. In the 2008 mini-series Daniel Stevens (later to become Matthew in Downton Abbey) brings Edward alive, something Hugh couldn't do for me.
I also prefer Hattie Morahan over Emma Thompson as Elinor.
However, I do think Alan Rickman is the better Colonel Brandon so if I had a magic wand I'd do a little switching and swapping around and get all the actors I like best in one version...
Today it's going to be a coin toss because I love both of my "Emma" movies!
I think though, that the one on the right might just pip passed the post.
I'm pondering the idea of designing a set of Jane Austen inspired stitcheries. I wonder if I could?
What's your favourite Austen?