It was a challenging two-screen night again this week as Downton and The Academy Awards competed for our attention. No Downton cast members up for awards this week, but perhaps one day there will be a Downton movie of the like of Gosford Park. On a side note I was gratified that … [Read more...] about The Downton Abbey Wedding Curse
Emotions were heating up the small screen on Downton Abbey this past week. Good thing because it is frigidly cold in many parts of the country, and a cuppa Downton is just what we need. Secrets are revealed, servants are at odds, suitors are spurned, engagements delayed, and a … [Read more...] about Things Heat up on Downton, Hot and Bubbly Like Croque Monsieur
January is almost behind us but we have had plenty of distractions to keep our mind off the short days and long winter nights. Not only did Downton Abbey won Best Drama at Britain's National Television Awards last week, they picked up the Drama Ensemble Award at last night's SAG … [Read more...] about Downton Soup Kitchens Serve Borscht to Russian Refugees
It's Blue Monday, apparently the most depressing day of the year. It is a British thing. While Americans celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King on the third Monday of January, a 2005 promotional campaign for Sky Travel decided we needed to be reminded just how long … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Serves Spotted Dick, Oh My!
Summer is over and harvest celebrations are coming to a close. Winter is not far behind. I love tracing traditions and the foods that are an important part of the celebrations. Did you know that Halloween has ancient origins in Ireland? It was originally called Samhain, and … [Read more...] about Soul Cakes, the Original Halloween Treat