Chawton is a lovely village in its own right, over and above the Jane Austen associations - especially in the summer, when the picture-perfect cottages are even more eye-catching, with their colourful clusters of climbing roses in full bloom.
On Saturday morning there was the Regency Fayre, with so much going on!
To begin with, there was the opportunity to take part in a book-signing event alongside Leslie L. Diamond, Jeanna Ellsworth, Monica Fairview, Maria Grace, Cassandra Grafton, Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, Susan Mason-Milks, Jane Odiwe and Abigail Reynolds. Thanks for the warm welcome, ladies! It was great to meet face to face.
I discovered much later, when I was looking through some photos at home, that I might have danced with the Hampshire Dancers a few years ago, at a Regency event at The Vyne (or perhaps with some people who had since then joined their group). There had been dancing on that occasion too, and chatting with the officers, and a chance to see a firearm display.