Valentine's Day is a few days away, and many busy couples will be celebrating this weekend. Lord D in fact took me for shopping (for cooking gadgets) and brunch today as a warm up to the celebrate the big day. A sea of red in stores, retailers are tugging at our heart strings … [Read more...] about Mr. Bates & Anna: nobody knows the truffles they’ve seen
Valentine's Day. In keeping with the spirit, Masterpiece Classics served up a double helping of Downton Abbey romance last night. A great pre-Valentine's Day date night in our home which we enjoyed, even though we had seen these episodes before. Love gained, love lost, wedding … [Read more...] about Lady Sybil & Branson: Love Like a Brownie
Happy Valentine's Day whereever you live in the world, and belated greetings for those down-under who have already celebrated the day. My Tuesday posts are typically dedicated to Afternoon Tea, but consider adding this recipe as a sweet treat to your tea tray. I do offer a new … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day features Mary, Matthew & a sparkly salted caramel truffle
I awoke this morning to the sweet words of my husband, "Happy Valentine's Day, my love". No, he was not a day late: in our home, we celebrate love every day. I freely admit that he is definitely more romantic than I. He introduced me to Downton Abbey, and sometimes gets … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day, Gone but Hopefully not Forgotten. Et tu Soufflé?
The moment that so many PBS viewers have been waiting for is coming this Sunday: the Christmas Episode. If you still haven't taken down your Christmas decorations, this is your one last chance (seriously, take them down) to be in fashion.I was in my kitchen yesterday working on … [Read more...] about Hosting a Downton Abbey Viewing Party? What About the (Eton) Mess?