Season 2 of Downton Abbey, currently running on Masterpiece Classic broadcast at PBS, has served up some pretty heavy fare for those of us who were perfectly happy to nibble on light dishes of budding love, fox hunts and garden parties in pre war times. Season 2 has brought us … [Read more...] about Mrs. Patmore and the Crêpe Debate
Valentine's Day dessert
It's that time of year when we all see red: Valentine's Day, the one day of the year formally set aside to celebrate love. I am finally one of the lucky ones, living with Lord D, my loving and devoted husband. Not to take our love for granted, we strive to make every day … [Read more...] about Daisy & William: Mixed Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter
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
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?