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My 10 favorite TV shows! [Part 1]

Hi guys,

since I’m still reading my super thick books (hello Anna Karenina and The Stand) and don’t have a review for you in a while, I’m going to write a bit about my currently favorite TV shows. 1,802 more words

Game Of Thrones

Riding Sidesaddle, Part 1: Learning the Sport

Lady Mary in a scene from Downton Abbey

Jane Smiley’s Horse Country, a piece published last year in the New York Times, describes grass and sky and mist over Virginia and the wide, flat expanse of Maryland – both regaled horse countries. 1,265 more words


Downton Abbey - Yew Tree Farm

(Note photos and video are © Andrew, i.e. taken by me :) )

Take a five minute stroll through my Housing Estate and you’ll find a genuine Television Series outside broadcast film location, come to think of it I’m suddenly curious as to whether my neighbours know it exists? 479 more words

Downton Abbey

Rain,Wind and Lazy Days.

Last Friday I drove down to Adelaide in lovely weather. It was an excellent day for a drive and I enjoyed the journey. Well I did until  I reached the crossroads of the State ( The Tin Man) and discovered that I had left my  laptop bag at home – so an exciting two days ahead – no laptop, no modem and – more importantly – no diary. 599 more words

House, Garden And Dogs

U.K. Theater Review: 'The Wind in the Willows,' the Musical

If ever a show caught the national mood, it’s this — “Little England: The Musical” by another name. Adapted by Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”) with a score by Georges Stiles and Anthony Drewe (who wrote new songs for the stage version of “Mary Poppins”), “The Wind in the Willows” is a quaintly old-school family entertainment — either timeless or throwback, as you prefer. 549 more words


Oliver Mansion Copshaholm in South Bend

Included with our Dressing Downton exhibit tickets was a tour of the Oliver Mansion called  Copshaholm.  The 38 room stately home sits on West Washington street just up the road a block from the Oliver Inn B & B and the Tippicanoe Place Restaurant.  337 more words

Trip Reviews

Director Ken Loach complains TV is full of 'fake nostalgia' thanks to Downton Abbey and Victoria

Acclaimed British director Ken Loach has made a series of stunning slams aimed at the BBC and ITV, suggesting that the networks decision to air programs set in the past allows viewers to ‘wallow in fake nostalgia’. 695 more words