Just An Ordinary Sunday

The world is in turmoil, but I have been blessed with a beautiful autumn and even one or two lazy Sundays.

One Sunday I joined some of my fellow Regency friends for a dance-social at the Tyreso Castle. We took time for luncheon between dances and finished the day with a brisk walk in the park before going back to Town.

The ball room was available so we had plenty of space. We were about eight or nine couples. We danced the usual ones from Playford´s repertoire: Hole in the Wall, Mr Beveridge, Upon a Summer´s day, Shrewsbury lasses (must be one of my favourites!) and I learned a new one: Sir Roger de Coverley. Click here for the best youtube clip I was able to find. (It looks very different from what I remember, and I now realise that we must have danced a different version…)

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For this outing I chose to wear my new tailcoat, the opera-waistcoat, breeches, boots, and top hat. Sorry for all the links, but the only photo I managed to take is the one above.

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My friends photographed off guard, without any warning. We had lunch in one of the small dining rooms.

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My appologies for sneaking up on you! Conversation was lively, and we discussed Bath, the recent events in Paris, Colonial Williamsburg, uniforms…

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Leaving the ball room for a walk through the park. Everybody is putting on their shawls, bonnets, hats, and spencers.

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What does it say? Luckily one of the gentleman carried a – ehum – torch.

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Ylva and Jacob in their Regency finery.

 

It was probably the last chance to meet before the holidays. There are one or two balls coming up, although they are eighteenth century, so mostly a different set of people. How about your autumn? Any opportunities to meet friends and dress upp in Regency, or other eras? Any dancing?

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