Last week was our week of doctors. Every teacher knows what I mean. As the beginning of the school year approaches, we run around finishing up everything that we won’t have time to do for the next nine months. Included in that list are doctors’ appointments.
Without going into great detail, let me say only that I had a rather unpleasant medical test done last Monday which required a most disagreeable preparation last Sunday. Because I was unable to do much of anything to comfort myself, I turned to my favorite past time – watching Austen movies. I began with Pride and Prejudice and proceeded to watch Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Emma (two versions), and Northanger Abbey. It occurred to me that Austen calms me. In other words, her stories are my chocolate.
With that in mind, I searched for literal Austen chocolate. I found this Austen quotable chocolate bar in an online store.
Austen chocolates were available at the Jane Austen Gift Shop in the U. K.
For those determined to do the right thing and avoid confections, there is this lovely Barbie dressed in an
Austen Chocolate Winter Dress.
I’m one of those people who thinks there can never be too much Austen.