Call the Midwife

Tweet I just realised such a title could be seen as an announcement of something which it is not to someone who has not heard of this series, but no, it is not. It is merely the title of a series that I have fallen completely in love with during the winter. For anyone not familiar with it this is a new BBC series, season 1 was first aired last year and season two is has just been released, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. It is set in East London, in the poorer areas, by the docks, in … Continue reading

“…we all know at times what it is to be wearied in spirits. Mine, I confess, are exhausted”

Tweet That quote is from Emma, and I think we can all relate to it now and then. There are times filled with fun, dancing and laughter, and there are times which are less merry and enjoyable. I have not been having the greatest last few weeks, nothing major or dreadful has happened, just things have been a bit stressful and up and down emotionally. This has effected my blog and I haven’t gotten around to writing the posts I have planned. But I think things are starting to look up, and soon I will be able to make plans … Continue reading

Scents and Sensibility

Tweet I know that a long time ago, probably a couple of years ago now, I posted a trailer for a movie called Scents and Sensibility. This is a modern “adaptation” of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and I heard about it for the first time before it was even out yet. But then I sort of forgot all about it, it slipped my mind and I never watched it. Until very recently when a friend of mine saw a copy of it in a shop and mentioned it to me, knowing how much I love anything Jane Austen. That … Continue reading

Downton Abbey dresses at the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm

Tweet I have mentioned Downton Abbey here on my blog quite a few times before, I just love that series! So it was with great excitement I first heard the news that the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm would be putting on an exhibition with dresses from it! The Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) is, for those who haven’t been to Stockholm and visited it, a turn of the century (last century that is, so end of 1800s beginning of 1900s) house which has been turned into a museum. I say house, but it’s more like a little palace right in the … Continue reading

To the Ends of the Earth

Tweet A little while ago I was made aware of the existance of a BBC mini series from 2005 called To the Ends of the Earth. I had never heard of this series before, but was left in no peace about it until I watched it! 😉 And when finally saw it, I was so glad I did! I loved it! So thank you Andrew for telling me about it and insisting I watch it! Based on a trilogy of books by William Golding this series is set in 1812, and it’s the story of passengers on a ship. A … Continue reading

They said she was unsinkable…

Tweet …but they were wrong. A short while ago I posted the trailer to ITV’s new miniseries about the Titanic, and last night I finished watching that same series. Consisting of four 45 minutes long episodes this series, written by the amazing Julian Fellowes, tells the well known story of the beautiful ship that sank on its maiden voyage, exactly 100 years ago. But how do you tell a story that everyone already knows? Here they solved that question by telling us the story from a lot of different peoples perspective. This is one of the things Julian Fellowes has … Continue reading

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