Great to see you.
Having walked a couple of miles from Alton railway station and through the underpass, you emerge in the beautiful village of Chawton. It's all thatched cottages and glorious gardens.
|Jane Austen's house, now a museum|
On buying a ticket which is valid for a year, you enter into a beautifully kept garden with a few outbuildings, including the bakehouse below.
The garden was full of plants and flowers which have not come out in the photos.
The best thing to do is watch a short film on Jane's life shown in the Learning Centre to put everything in perspective before going into the cottage.
Next time I'll show you what it looks like inside, it has recently been decorated with wallpaper copied from fragments found in the building in preparation for the Bicentenary of Jane's death.