Bath undergoes a kind of collective madness during the Jane Austen festival, where some people do indeed adopt Regency costume for the entire time they are there – which of course means having several outfits, depending on the time of day.
When Mrs P and I went a couple of years ago, we made the cardinal error of turning up in our normal clothes for an event one evening, and it was just like being the only two people at a fancy-dress party who’d failed to make the effort. Although, as I wrote on this very blog, finding the right accoutrements can take you to some unlikely places. This, incidentally, is the only post on this blog that you can find using the search term “Ann Summers butt plug”. And, yes, someone has.
Now for that pin-up. My Mrs Darcy T-Shirt arrived today, and here I am, modelling it. As it happens, I was hoping to get Naomi Campbell to do the job, but it turned out she had a prior engagement. So you’ll have to make do with yours truly. You can buy one for yourself here, incidentally.