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

Concerning two new costume dramas :)

Tweet There is a time for every thing – a time for balls and plays, and a time for work. ~Northanger Abbey I take some comfort in these words of Mrs Morland’s from Northanger Abbey now when all that seems to be going on is work. I long for those balls and plays, but they will come, eventually. 🙂 In the meantime there are still some nice things to keep me going. I am overjoyed to finally get back into sewing after ages of not doing that. I’ve started a new Regency gown , I can’t wait to finish it … Continue reading

I’m dreaming of summer (and Downton Abbey!)…

Tweet Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…! It’s been shockingly long since I updated my blog! I am heartily ashamed of myself! In my defence though I have been very busy lately. Right now I am both working and studying (doing a distance course) and it is unfortunately taking up a great deal of my time these days. It is only temporary however and will not last for very long (thankfully!), but that is the reason why my dear little blog has been so sadly neglected! Here in Sweden winter is here in full force! After a relatively mild autumn and … Continue reading

The splendours of Rosings Park

Tweet I told you I was over in England (again!) a couple of weeks ago, visiting some good friends. These good friends live not far from a certain big house, a big grand house that goes by the name Belton House. In these circles however it is known as Rosings Park! Yep, that’s right, it’s the house used as Rosings Park in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice! As you can probably imagine it is a place I have really wanted to visit, so when Joanna told me that it is less than a 30 minute drive from … Continue reading

Downton Abbey in my heart

Tweet Those who have been following my blog for some time know that I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey. I LOVE Downton Abbey!! And like so many others I was quite upset when the first season ended. It ended in a most annoying way, and it would be a full year until I would be able to see the rest of the story! At the time it seemed like an eternity and I did not know how I would ever survive! But somehow I did, and that year went past and suddenly, the time had come! It was when … Continue reading

War and Peace

Tweet Sometime in the beginning of the year I wrote a list of different things I wanted to do over the coming year. And one thing on my list was; read War and Peace. I have long wanted to read that book (ever since it occured to me that it is set during the Regency era), but… well… it is a bit of a brick! And, from what I had heard, not an easy read. But I still wanted to read it. However it took a good friend of mine (I think you know who you are 🙂 ) telling … Continue reading

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