“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30659 Oct 8, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
I am finding that Downton has lost its edge with this series and is the worse for the departure of Dan Stevens (Matthew). I feel that Julian Fellowes is running out of ideas and now recycling old ones - which is never good for the survival of a series. I had huge admiration for John Cleese and Connie Booth with Fawlty Towers - two series , each of 6 programmes, and then called it a day and stuck to that, despite financial inducements.
They never quite 'bounce back' I find, when a main character leaves,
and I agree, recycling old ideas just does not work. Also the failing,
for myself anyway, of Dallas. Good point about Fawlty Towers Tony.

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#30660 Oct 8, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep.....moved on!...lol...really enjoyed the last
series..dunno why I decided not to pursue it this
time, just didn't fancy it any more. It is
extremely well done but enough was enough.
Truth be known, I dislike anything portraying
the differences in class...hate the wole concept
of the Honours List and all that. Nobel Peace prize
excepted. The rest are ten a penny these days.
I dn' know which irritates me most, the Upper Classes
or the servitude of the Lower!
I see El,
It was just a surprise you had praised it so
highly but then we can all change about these things,

of course most people aren't into 'class' especially
in today's age, when anyone can turn up at a function
in a pair of frayed jeans with holes in the knees,LOL

So, it is
quite the opposite, for me, it is exactly that which attracts me to programmes like
DONTOWN 'UPSTAIRS'/'DOWNSTAIRS' etc, I find it very
very interesting getting the full picture up close of how life was back then
and being able to compare and contrast with our own age.

anyway, as always, each to one's own.

LOVE/HATE
started here Sunday night, brilliant, as ever,
but in one of the scenes a cat was machine gunned by
a teenager who got hold of a heavy duty weapon

[the animal wasn't harmed,'twas done by special effects]

but there was an outcry yesterday and I can see why,
it might give uncaring folks ideas that this was fun!

Anyway life goes om,

still very mild here but colder weather on the way.

“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30661 Oct 8, 2013
tallyho wrote:
GOOD MORNING LADY EL/MADAME GRACE LADIES&GENTS of the REALM
KIT KRUE
'Morning Sir Tally....

and Good Morning everyone here today..

“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30662 Oct 8, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
well El, turns out the garage sale went ok but I didn't walk away as a millionaire so im back here with all u "common" people. lol lol
:))
just clowning with ya's of course!
lol
Denny - hope u are feeling Much better today.
Howdy Krypt - always good to see u!
wonder where Franko has been hiding..
anyway...
Bora Da all u nice people!
Bore Da PFfff.....hastily swapping the every day teapot for the
best one....plumping cushions and clearing away all the used
plates etc......lol....sit yourself down and join in with we
commoners...lol....

I often think about Franko....and Quincy..also the dear
folk who did the exhibitions....cannot blieve I cannot recall their
topix names...although their real names are foremost in my mind....
Miss them all.

“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30663 Oct 8, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I see El,
It was just a surprise you had praised it so
highly but then we can all change about these things,
of course most people aren't into 'class' especially
in today's age, when anyone can turn up at a function
in a pair of frayed jeans with holes in the knees,LOL
So, it is
quite the opposite, for me, it is exactly that which attracts me to programmes like
DONTOWN 'UPSTAIRS'/'DOWNSTAIRS' etc, I find it very
very interesting getting the full picture up close of how life was back then
and being able to compare and contrast with our own age.
anyway, as always, each to one's own.
LOVE/HATE
started here Sunday night, brilliant, as ever,
but in one of the scenes a cat was machine gunned by
a teenager who got hold of a heavy duty weapon
[the animal wasn't harmed,'twas done by special effects]
but there was an outcry yesterday and I can see why,
it might give uncaring folks ideas that this was fun!
Anyway life goes om,
still very mild here but colder weather on the way.
Grace...I cannot seak too highly of the first series...enjoyed it
immensly...no change of heart or mind there.
You are so right about the fact that people's standards have dropped
these days....in fact I recall visiting the London Palladium...and was horified to see people sitting on the Stage Door steps, eating a bag of chips..and their dress sense was terrible...shorts...tee shirts...frankly I blame the venue for allowing them in in such a state of undress. But that's just me.
I remember flying in the late 60's and I was the only female on the
'plane who was not wearing a fur...years on, travellers boarded wearing clothing I wouldn't wear to go to the shops....
The days before one didn't have to tolerate some dear child kicking
through the back of one's seat.
Having said all that, I consder myelf working class with upper class standards, lol.

“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30664 Oct 8, 2013
To share with you....

I have been reunited with several members of my family.

It's been a long time in coming.

In the case of two members, illness has been the reason why.

This morning my beautiful eldest Grandson 'phoned me completely unaware of the previously mentioned illness,
that was concerning another branch of the family altogether. He, along with my middle Grandson, are planning on coming to Wales to see me...

Thought I would share....

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#30665 Oct 8, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
To share with you....
I have been reunited with several members of my family.
It's been a long time in coming.
In the case of two members, illness has been the reason why.
This morning my beautiful eldest Grandson 'phoned me completely unaware of the previously mentioned illness,
that was concerning another branch of the family altogether. He, along with my middle Grandson, are planning on coming to Wales to see me...
Thought I would share....
El,
That surely IS the greatest news,
I am genuinely delighted for you..

Precious days indeed.

Time to break out that very special
bottle of vintage wine we've been holding
onto here in El's Kitchen:)
and 'toast' your very special news.

“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30666 Oct 8, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
El,
That surely IS the greatest news,
I am genuinely delighted for you..
Precious days indeed.
Time to break out that very special
bottle of vintage wine we've been holding
onto here in El's Kitchen:)
and 'toast' your very special news.
Cheers Grace....Iechi Da!

Proof it is never too late. I knew you would be pleased
for me...
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#30667 Oct 8, 2013
School reunion 2nd November should be interesting as we have all reached fifty,most I haven't seen since I was sixteen,I wonder if Yo Yo knickers Jill is still the same..

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#30668 Oct 8, 2013
Good morning all my friends in the kitchen. My swelling from the wasp sting finally went down. I hope everyone is having a great day

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#30669 Oct 8, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Cheers Grace....Iechi Da!
Proof it is never too late. I knew you would be pleased
for me...
Praise be! I'm in on this toast. Cheers! Wonderful for you to connect with blood kin. I had a separation time with my oldest .. do you remember my sharing that? A timely re-connect to know her and my future first son-in-law, and then for a time as a newly-wedded couple, and eventually creating a 5-ring circus of grandkids!

~~~~~~~~~~
Was "shocked" about the timing of acquiring your new color telly and then deigning to view this current season of Downton Abbey. I read your reasoning. I get it.

Good afternoon/evening, Kitchen-eers!

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Level 9

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#30670 Oct 8, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
Good morning all my friends in the kitchen. My swelling from the wasp sting finally went down. I hope everyone is having a great day
Those can't be to much fun!

I've never been stung though I should have been many times, but I have been bitten by a wasp. I used to corner them in windows and if you do it smoothly, you can pick up a wasp between your fingers between the head and stinger, you can watch the little stinger needle poking in and out attempting to sting you, but one time I did that and the wasp got it's head turned around far enough to bite me and to me that was just as bad lol, I think that was the last time I tried that.

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#30671 Oct 8, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I see El,
It was just a surprise you had praised it so
highly but then we can all change about these things,
of course most people aren't into 'class' especially
in today's age, when anyone can turn up at a function
in a pair of frayed jeans with holes in the knees,LOL
So, it is
quite the opposite, for me, it is exactly that which attracts me to programmes like
DONTOWN 'UPSTAIRS'/'DOWNSTAIRS' etc, I find it very
very interesting getting the full picture up close of how life was back then
and being able to compare and contrast with our own age.
anyway, as always, each to one's own.
LOVE/HATE
started here Sunday night, brilliant, as ever,
but in one of the scenes a cat was machine gunned by
a teenager who got hold of a heavy duty weapon
[the animal wasn't harmed,'twas done by special effects]
but there was an outcry yesterday and I can see why,
it might give uncaring folks ideas that this was fun!
Anyway life goes om,
still very mild here but colder weather on the way.
Period pieces of late Victorian through Edwardian through the World Wars are definitely interesting regarding the societal changes in the Isles and the Continent and how the class system was affected by those changes. The economy (and economics) was different after each war. Perspectives of both genders were changing, from the economics and societal (like Women's Suffrage) factors. Many estates had to be sold off, or foreclosed because of the expenses to maintain and make tax obligations.

The class-ism not completely snuffed out of course, but permanently altered.

While the U.S. has had much flexibility in movement in one's station, there were parallels here in the societal changes during the same time period. And was the genesis for civil rights movements for the main black and Hispanic minorities, not to minimize the plight of Asians.

And then ... for all of us; the 60s-70s.

“It's SNOWTIME!”

Since: Jun 06

Rayleigh, UK

#30672 Oct 8, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Praise be! I'm in on this toast. Cheers! Wonderful for you to connect with blood kin. I had a separation time with my oldest .. do you remember my sharing that? A timely re-connect to know her and my future first son-in-law, and then for a time as a newly-wedded couple, and eventually creating a 5-ring circus of grandkids!
~~~~~~~~~~
Was "shocked" about the timing of acquiring your new color telly and then deigning to view this current season of Downton Abbey. I read your reasoning. I get it.
Good afternoon/evening, Kitchen-eers!
I DO remember Luke...so having been here you will understand.
It makes a tremendous difference to one's being...it has been a
sorrowful time..but that is history now for both you and I.

Oh dear...must say I hadn't thought how grand the picture would have been on the new set, but I wasn't going to allow myself to witness a decline in the programme which I suspected was happening.
Brilliant to watch the documentaries on the new telly and of course the sport.

Tired now, so I will just wish everyone a very Good Night.

DENNY....glad for you that your face has gone down...good healing
powers.

KRYPTEIA....don't raise your hopes, LOL.

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#30673 Oct 8, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>Those can't be to much fun!
I've never been stung though I should have been many times, but I have been bitten by a wasp. I used to corner them in windows and if you do it smoothly, you can pick up a wasp between your fingers between the head and stinger, you can watch the little stinger needle poking in and out attempting to sting you, but one time I did that and the wasp got it's head turned around far enough to bite me and to me that was just as bad lol, I think that was the last time I tried that.
Oooo!!

I even felt that:)

you expressed it brilliantly.

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#30674 Oct 8, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Period pieces of late Victorian through Edwardian through the World Wars are definitely interesting regarding the societal changes in the Isles and the Continent and how the class system was affected by those changes. The economy (and economics) was different after each war. Perspectives of both genders were changing, from the economics and societal (like Women's Suffrage) factors. Many estates had to be sold off, or foreclosed because of the expenses to maintain and make tax obligations.
The class-ism not completely snuffed out of course, but permanently altered.
While the U.S. has had much flexibility in movement in one's station, there were parallels here in the societal changes during the same time period. And was the genesis for civil rights movements for the main black and Hispanic minorities, not to minimize the plight of Asians.
And then ... for all of us; the 60s-70s.
Well said DW,

We live in an ever 4481changing world.

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#30675 Oct 8, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said DW,
We live in an ever 4481changing world.
Thanks Grace. Indeed we do.

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#30676 Oct 8, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I DO remember Luke...so having been here you will understand.
It makes a tremendous difference to one's being...it has been a
sorrowful time..but that is history now for both you and I.
Oh dear...must say I hadn't thought how grand the picture would have been on the new set, but I wasn't going to allow myself to witness a decline in the programme which I suspected was happening.
Brilliant to watch the documentaries on the new telly and of course the sport.
Tired now, so I will just wish everyone a very Good Night.
DENNY....glad for you that your face has gone down...good healing
powers.
KRYPTEIA....don't raise your hopes, LOL.
{{{ Cuz El }}} as you say, a tremendous difference.

If Tony reads, I'm viewing Cornwall flavor and countryside because Doc Martin is now a "must see" on weekend TV.

NIght!

“Truth + context + perspective”

Since: Nov 09

informs against BS

#30677 Oct 8, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
{{{ Cuz El }}} as you say, a tremendous difference.
If Tony reads, I'm viewing Cornwall flavor and countryside because Doc Martin is now a "must see" on weekend TV.
NIght!
I've been saving a link for here after watching this sister act on national TV this weekend.
The Guardian writer likes'em, it seems. Yeah, there are concrete canyons in Indiana though not to the extent of the larger cities in the U.S. There are some natural 'mini-canyons' in the Indiana wild, I can confirm.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/aug/21/...

The Connie Booth 'talk' reminded me that I read in Wikipedia awhile back that she was from rural Indiana [probably around Indianapolis].

“Ignore the trolls”

Level 6

Since: Oct 08

UK

#30678 Oct 9, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
{{{ Cuz El }}} as you say, a tremendous difference.
If Tony reads, I'm viewing Cornwall flavor and countryside because Doc Martin is now a "must see" on weekend TV.
NIght!
Doc Martin is filmed in the village of Port Isaac on the north Cornish coast - also home to Fisherman's Friends - a group that has made headlines with their singing. One of their number, Trevor Grills, was killed last year in a tragic accident. Google them in youtube, some of their stuff is on there.

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