I’m in “Brontë Country.” The moors of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are very near the town of Hebden Bridge. A short drive away is the Brontë Parsonage, where sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne lived and wrote their books. Today I went to visit this beautiful countryside, the Parsonage and the town of Haworth with my friend Rhiannon, who came down from Scotland for my visit.
It’s quite a sad story of the sisters Brontë. So much talent, and they all died so young. I think now that I’ve visited their home and seen the countryside, I need to read Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre again. There is something about having seen a place that brings a story alive for me.
On a happier note, walking up the hill through Haworth was quite nice! It’s a beautiful street filled with potted plants on colorful doorsteps. I am in my element!
The first workshop is tomorrow. Wish me luck!