It was a busy weekend. While much of Europe was focusing on digging out from the latest winter storm--and the UK also bracing for the launch of Diamond Jubilee celebrations--North Americans were preparing for the Big American Game: Super Bowl Sunday. A time to gather for greasy … [Read more...] about Super Bowl vs. Downton Abbey and the Canadian Patient
Downton Abbey fans were thrilled with the news in S2 Episode 6 that the Great War was over, particularly after the previous sombre episode where Matthew and William come home wounded from the war, and William succumbs to his injuries. Bummer. At long last we will be able to … [Read more...] about Welcome to the New World: Doubting Thomas Eats Humble pie
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?
April 14th marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. On Sunday, April 14, 1912 at 11:40 pm, Titanic struck a giant iceberg and by 2:20 am on April 15, the “unsinkable ship” was gone. Canadians have a special connection to Titanic: the great ship sank in the … [Read more...] about 30 Day Count Down to Titanic 100th Anniversary
I didn't sleep well last night. It must have been something I ate, more like something I watched. It appears that Canada is the first to view Titanic, perhaps in recognition of our involvement of rescue and recovery efforts. The first course of the four part Titanic mini-series … [Read more...] about Titanic Mini-Series Serves up Disappointing 1st Course