Thursday, December 29, 2011
Hi, my name is Dawn and I’m addicted to British Dramas. Over this fall, I got sucked into several British dramas: Bramwell, Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, Cranford, Sense and Sensibility, and North and South. I’m starting to prefer watching these over the modern day stuff. Part of it is that it’s like a history lesson, but another part is that it is like a modest soap opera. And maybe a little bit of fun it is when Curtis starts making fun of it. I just tell him I need to find him a kilt or a puffy pirate shirt! Isn’t that epitome of sexiness?
20 Observations I Learned from My British Drama Addiction
1. There are times to hold your tongue and at other times, speak up, Woman!!
2. Shawls have many uses: blanket, seat cover, coat, baby carriers, vest, hoods, and
ornamentation. Why haven’t these come back into style with the proper due they deserve?
3. Communication through small envelops and letters, written by hand, are so romantic!
4. Modest clothes!! And elegant! Can't these dresses and style come back, but with more comfortable shoes?
5. I need to learn to play the piano for entertainment purposes, and because I like to listen to it.
6. The arts: writing, painting, drawing, poetry, putting on plays and puppet shows, and pressing flowers were done because they didn’t have tv, computers, phones and video games to suck up their time. Maybe we should back away from the technology and look into using our time more wisely.
7. I am so very thankful for indoor plumbing and central heating!
8. Need some good baby names? Watch these movies!
9. I’m glad to see most of these ladies have frizzy, curly, unruly hair. If I can contain it into a bun of some kind, it might be more flattering.
10. Daily walks are good for you.
11. Living in the country is a good for you.
12. While money may certainly make life more comfortable, be sure you don’t forget what the most important
things in life are: love, family, a loyal dog, a good book and warm fire.
13. I want to learn to ride a horse.
14. Afternoon tea is good for reconnecting, calming the nerves, having a good visit, and being a good friend
15. Get to know your neighbors. They may need your help, and you may need theirs.
16. Candle light covers up a lot of flaws.
17. Herbal/oil remedies have merit.
18. If you feel like something is missing from your relationships, take note. Walks in the wilderness, small
notes, dances and bouquets of flowers go a long way, and are just as good for boys as girls.
19. “What you fall in love with as a girl isn’t always what you want as a woman.” Laura Timmons, Lark Rise to Candleford.
20. Everything wasn’t peaches and roses back then. Scandal, teen pregnancy, loss of fortune, unemployment, and sickness all happened back then, and continues to happen now. It’s important to keep our faith, our family close, remember the good things we’ve been taught and start and end every day with a prayer.