Regency Poll

I have an exciting, busy week ahead of me. Today I pick up my friend Melissa James from the airport. Melissa is my Australian friend living in Switzerland and is coming for a visit and to attend the Washington Romance Writers Spring Retreat. Tomorrow we are taking a quick trip to New York City so that Melissa can meet with her agent, coming back on Wednesday. Thursday Melissa’s friend Mia Zachary is coming to spend the day with us and we are going to my friend Lisa Dyson’s house to have a critique group, also including Darlene Gardner. Friday to Sunday we go to the Retreat. Next Monday, I take Melissa back to the airport.

Whew!! I’m exhausted just writing this!
So, today, all I have time for is a poll I’ve devised for….no reason at all!
Diane’s Regency Poll
Pick your favorite:
a. Wellington
b. Napoleon
a. Keats
b. Shelley
a. Austen
b. Brunton
a. Thomas Lawrence
b. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
a. Floris Scent Shop
b. Gunter’s Tea Shop
a. George Brummell
b. Banastre Tarleton
a. Elizabeth Armistead
b. Harriette Wilson
a. Vauxhall Gardens
b. Astley’s Amphitheatre
a. Castlereagh
b. Sidmouth
a. Brighton Pavillion
b. Gretna Green
How many a’s did you score? How many b’s?
The more a’s you have, the more you think like me!
What Regency choices would you create? Add to my poll.
This Thursday at Diane’s Blog, I’ll tell you about my New York trip with Melissa! Next Monday here you’ll hear about the Retreat.

About diane

Diane Gaston is the RITA award-winning author of Historical Romance for Harlequin Historical and Mills and Boon, with books that feature the darker side of the Regency. Formerly a mental health social worker, she is happiest now when deep in the psyches of soldiers, rakes and women who don’t always act like ladies.
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Alyssia
11 years ago

7 a’s, 3 b’s! Oh, how I would have LOVED to spend an evening or two at Vauxhall Gardens.

Ah, on the arm of Wellington, of course.

🙂

Kristine
11 years ago

Alyssia – Back Off!

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

This is the outside of enough!!!! Do you not agree, Kristine!!!

Barbara Monajem
11 years ago

Do I have to choose? LOL. In some instances, I just can’t. I do prefer Keats to Shelley, though.

Hope you have a fantabulous week, Diane. It sounds so invigorating!

Kristine
11 years ago

I never imagained, Gaston, that you and I would see eye to eye on anything, but yes, enough is enough. Interlopers. Floozies. Nouveau Wellingtonians.

Jane George
11 years ago

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Jane George
11 years ago

I removed the previous post because apparently I can’t form a grammatically correct thought devant caffeine.

Anyways, I was mostly a’s except for Astleys. I would love to see the equestrian acts and the birth of of the modern day circus in a ring!

Alyssia
11 years ago

So much hostility, Kristine & Diane! I am just shocked! Can I at least just nab Captain Landon for an evening of Vauxhall’s pretty scenery and awful punch?

Kristine
11 years ago

Alyssia – You may carry on with Captain Landon to your heart’s content, at Vauxhall or elsewhere. It’s your intentions toward the Duke of Wellington that we take exception to. You really do not want to cross Gaston or myself in this, my dear. I myself am still recovering from a crushing injury to my instep inflicted upon me by Gaston at the corner of Hyde Park just last week. Appalling behaviour, but what can one expect from one such as she?

Alyssia
11 years ago

Diane! Have you no sense of propriety?

Elena Greene
11 years ago

Mostly a’s too, just divided on the Keats/Shelley, Vauxhall/Astley’s questions. 🙂

Susanna Fraser
11 years ago

7 a’s, 1 b (Gretna Green), and two no strong opinion (Floris vs. Gunter’s and Vauxhall vs. Astley’s).

Beth Elliott
11 years ago

All a’s but as Wellington is already spoken for, I’ll have Napoleon. Without him, how would I devise my plots, anyway?
But I only live down the road from Stratfield Saye, so watch out, ladies, I’m on the hunt….

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

Beth, Napoleon? Really? There’s no accounting for taste. He is, after all, so French.

Barbara, I shall have a great week. Lisa is already here and we’ve been shopping at the Mall already.

Jane George, of course you would choose a circus!!!

Susanna, who do you intend to run to Gretna Green with?

Elena, just ruminate on those choices. I’m sure you can find your pick.

And, Kristine, forgive that unfortunate slip of my heel onto your instep. It was quite unconsciously done. As for Alyssia, we shall be watching you very carefully….

Susanna Fraser
11 years ago

Well, Diane, I figure while you and Kristine and Alyssia are arguing, I’ll just step into this blue phone box that the nice man with the leather jacket, big ears, and sexy accent just brought by (you never forget your first Doctor, and Nine is mine), and go back to, oh, late 1805 or so (because there’s no point in heading to Gretna Green with a married man) and see what a certain Sir Arthur Wellesley thinks of clever, politically astute time-traveling American ladies…

Jane George
11 years ago

That’s perfect, Susanna. 😀

Diane Gaston
11 years ago

Susanna! Jane George! Oh, the betrayal. I am desolated. Desolated.

Karen D
Karen D
11 years ago

8 a’s. I cannot agree about Brummel. I have a feeling I would want to slap him if I spent too much time in his presence. However, since he’s not spoken for, I will take my historical crush–Castlereagh–to Vauxhall with me:)

Kristine
11 years ago

“Down the road from Stratfield Saye” !?!!? Some people have ALL the luck . . .