Last week, Jane Austen fans celebrated 200 years of Pride and Prejudice.
Jane Austen was buried in Winchester Cathedral. I visited Winchester regularly. When I visited Winchester again with my son yesterday, I made a point to find a trivial fact about Mr Darcy.
Opposite to the library in Jewry Street is a Thai restaurant named Bangkok Brasserie. This restaurant serves a unique dish called Colin Firth’s Thai Mango Chicken for £7.95.
“Yellow curry with added mango; created for actor Colin Firth. 75p to Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, a charity supporting refugees and asylum seekers.”
On this occasion, we didn’t eat in this restaurant and I only entered the restaurant to pick up the menu, as my 12-year-old-boy found KFC a more superior alternative, and he couldn’t possibly appreciate Colin Firth as passionately as his mother does. However, when I last tried Colin Firth on my birthday — I mean Colin Firth’s Thai Mango Chicken — it was absolutely delicious.
I remembered a waiter in the restaurant told me that Colin Firth’s parents dined there frequently, and Thai Mango Chicken was their favourite. They asked for the permission from the parents to name the dish to honour Colin Firth. Daily Echo has more details.
We headed down the high street, and I saw a remembrance flower bed for horses.
I stopped to take some pictures, to my son’s annoyance. I explained that as there’s been news about horse meat in burger recently in the UK, this picture about horses could be interesting to my readers.
These were not ordinary horses.
These were the horses (hundreds of thousands of them) killed in the South African War from 1899 to 1902.
- Post Features: Why Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice still has appeal 200 years on (birminghampost.net)
- I found William II in Winchester (benwilliamsworld.wordpress.com)
- Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: Darcy is still the ultimate sex symbol (telegraph.co.uk)
- Showbiz: Why Pride and Prejudice is as relevant today as it ever was (walesonline.co.uk)
- The curious US cult of Jane Austen (bbc.co.uk)
- Picture Monday – Happy Anniversary, Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice”! (goldenbookwyrm.wordpress.com)
- Reuters Video: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice celebrates 200th anniversary (englishblog.com)
- Pride and Prejudice: Five Reasons to Celebrate (reflectionandchoice.wordpress.com)
- Pride and Prejudice at 200 (larkalong.wordpress.com)
- Austen’s Powers: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ turns 200 today – and the girl’s still got it (blogs.independent.co.uk)
- Horse Meat Scandal