I just spent the morning running errands, from one end of town to the other. Errands that had to be taken care of…though when I got to the last stop, I had a rather disconcerting realization: I’d worn my barn boots, and I’d forgotten to slap on some makeup before racing out the door. If any of you are Scandinavian, you’ll understand what I mean about having a face like a blank slate when mother nature hasn’t been given a bit of a boost. Scary!
All of the little clerks here and there were polite, but I can only imagine what a clerk from an older generation might have thought: Ma Kettle had been resurrected. Unbelievably, I didn’t run into anyone I actually knew–thank goodness! Invariably I do, when less than presentable, and it’s usually someone who is coiffed and beautifully made up, and dressed to the nines.
It got me thinking, on the way home, about my current addiction: Downton Abbey. I love that series, to the point that I bought the first two seasons, have ordered the third, and avidly watch every moment of it on Sunday evenings.
I would really, really love an Anna in my life–the character who has just become lady’s maid for Lady Mary. How lovely it would be to have someone to ensure that all was perfect before one descended the grand staircase for dinner. No more inadvertent barn boots for me.
Is anyone else here as addicted to Downton Abbey as me? I’m totally wrapped up in the subplots, the characters both upstairs and down, the scenery and the beautiful Downtown Abbey setting itself, otherwise known as Highclere Castle.
If you would like to take a quiz on this beautiful castle, you can go to http://www.pbs.org/special/inside-highclere-castle-quiz/
If you’d like to take a quiz and find out which character you are most like, go to http://www.weta.org/tv/picks/downtonabbey/quiz I’ll have to admit that I had hoped I would end up a far more romantic character than I did!
So, is anyone else here following Downton Abbey this season? Who are your favorite characters?