What I am watching Just before I left for my trip to Stanford for Nicky’s surgery I finished watching the 2nd and, may I say, glorious, season of Victoria. Because I was enthralled by the Olympics and busy watching Downton Abbey every spare moment, I taped all the episodes that aired on PBS in January and February and then I binged. I love binging!!! I find myself going to Wikipedia to learn more about this person or that person or to learn “if this and that” really happened, and most of the time I am pleased to see it indeed has. I am a very “visual” person, so to learn history this way is very rewarding to me. Victoria and Albert are no longer just figures from the past, but living, breathing human beings I care about, and I love their love story. Learning about history this way is somethingRead More →

What I am watching I know I am extremely late to the party, but by the time I heard about how fabulous this show was it was too late to start watching from the beginning. Looking for something to watch right after Christmas after Outlander ended I saw that Downton Abbey was available to stream on Amazon Prime and I got hooked from the very first episode. I love the period it entails, right around WW1 and after, the father with 3 daughters (my dad had 3 girls as well!) and the whole house staff that was so endearing. Mrs. Patmore anyone? And the indomitable Mrs. Violet Crawley. Loved it. I watched all 6 seasons in less than 2 months. Simply FAB. I never watch most of these sports, what am I saying? I never watch ALL these sports unless it’s the Olympics!!! Skiing, Skateboarding, Luge, Figure Skating, I can’tRead More →