Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mr Knightley's Picnic - invitation

Mr Knightley's Picnic
February 25-26, 2010
2-day event

an event post will be up every hour
from 5am - 5pm PST
(join in anytime)

Don't mind the snow or rain storms outside. Grab your picnic basket of goodies and join me for a virtual Regency period picnic hosted by the dashing hero from Jane Austen's Emma, Mr Knightley. The sky will be clear at Mr Knightley's estate, Donwell, and fun times shall be had.

I should mention that Mr Knightley is an eligible bachelor at this event. Here's your chance to meet and dazzle him with your charms (a-hem) ;-D

Be prepared for:
- guest posts
- interesting encounters (could be of the other-worldly sort)
- and yesssss, giveaways

Books featured:

Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange

According to Jane by Marilyn Brant

other surprise books to be mentioned during the event

To prepare for the festivities, you may want to read Emma by Jane Austen or watch any of the movie adaptations as a quick refresher.

Please RSVP here in comments - let me know if you're coming.

Read Emma online (free)

Hear Emma online (free)

Watch Emma on TV
by the Masterpiece Theatre

starting Sunday, January 24, 2010
3 Episodes
check your local listings for time

Jonny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley
Romola Garai as Emma

Want to read the book version?

*** Giveaway ***
Open to all.
Offer ends: January 31, 2010
Comment below with your interest along with your rsvp and be eligible to win my gently used copy of Emma by Jane Austen.

+1 tell me what must-have item would you place in your picnic basket
+1 tell me what activity you like to do at a picnic
+3 invite others - tweet
+5 invite others - post about Mr Knightley's Picnic on your blog or sidebar
+2 if you were invited and +2 goes to the person who invited you - please provide link to the blog you found out about this event (this is not valid for personal invites from me)


Contest has ended - winner is here


*source for picnic

* Mr Knightley's Picnic schedule


  1. Here is an item I came across for picnics:

    Walnut Sandwiches.
    Mix together equal quantities of chopped walnuts and gruyere cheese,season with pepper, salt and mustard and form into sandwiches with thinly cut bread and butter: stamp into rounds and sprinkle with paprika and cheese finely grated and garnish with parsley.

    For activities I would think "Blind Mans Bluff" would be the ideal.


    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  2. Ohhh, I would love to win a copy of Emma.

    A definite for me would be fried chicken with homemade macaroni salad. And for desert a nice light sugar cookie. Mmm, now I'm hungry.

    The game I would play at my picnic would be bocce ball. That's a family favorite of ours.

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

  3. Oh, sounds so cute! I love Mr. Knightly. And I actually own my own copy of Emma, so please don't enter me in this contest. :)

  4. Yay, another Austen gathering ! Count me in, although like last time I will be participating in the picnic when you're all asleep, because of the time difference. :)

    I already have Emma, so I'm not entering the giveaway.

    I would be delighted to participate to the event like I did during the Pemberley Ball (with recipes or anything else you'd like). If you're interested, pop me an email. :)

    Thanks for the awesome things happening on your blog, you're awesome !

  5. Dont count me in for winning the book!!

    As many already know, I adore Emma and Mr.Knightley.They are my favourite couple EVER!!

    Mus have Item to place in the picnic basket is for sure: strawberries (Yes, I know we can pick them up at Mr. Knigtley's) and just allot of sweet stuff, like chocolate, cookies and whine... A nice sweet white wine.

    Oooh, I want to be invited!!!

  6. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

    I would definitely put a small bottle of wine in my picnic basket.

    I like reading a good book in the sunshine when on a picnic.


  7. OH, this picnic sounds great!

    Well, I hardly never have planned picnics, we just hang around and then decide to go somewhere and sit and eat. But my favorite thing to buy to those is frest strawberries from the marketplace. And then some cold soda. We normally just talk and stuff. Last time we played something I think it was spin a bottle we played since it is super fun with friends. :)

  8. I wouldn't forget my fan and parasol of course!
    I'd love to play riddles and word games.
    I'm going to post a ling on my sidebar.
    Thanks for the invitation!
    (I'd love to win your gently used copy of Emma and bring it with me to the picnic!)

  9. I would bring fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and chocolate cake. As for games, I find croquet quite diverting.

  10. What a great idea! I saw the link on Fly High and couldn't resist learning more. I already have four copies of Emma, so please don't include me in the giveaway, though for such a picnic I think cucumber sandwiches are a must and any intrusive entertainments contrived by Frank Churchill will be perfectly delightful to participate in.

  11. *swoon*
    I love Johnny Lee Miller!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I just love your header!
    All hail Victorian :)

  12. I'll be at work, but will try to make this event. What fun! :)

  13. I would love to attend . . . and shall launder and press my best sprigged muslin!

  14. I'm late (as always) due to pc problems (still happening here) but I already own the book so that's no problem.
    Reading it before the picnic will be a "problem" though ;o) LOL
    I would love to attend the picnic (as far as time difference and my pc allowes) and learn more.
    I've a note hanging next to my pc...
    *crossing fingers and stitches*

  15. A picnic sounds absolutely lovely, and hosted by Mr. Knightley, what could be better? Count me in!!!

    No need to enter me in the giveaway as I am already a happy owner of Emma. My must have item is homemade strawberry lemonade!

  16. I'm not forgetting the picnic and I *will* catch up in my reading, very soon I hope!


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