A Few Loose Ends

Here’s the part where I finally get to update on lots of things that I’ve been either doing or attempting to do this year.

With reference to castle visits.  I managed to visit Delgatie Castle again, and it was sunny too.  I think it could end up being a favourite of mine.  Apart from the usual suspects, I haven’t managed any other ones this year sadly.

Plus, the  history books I got my hands on?

The lovely people at Country Life Magazine sent me a copy of Adams Houses, I bought myself Jane Austen: the World of Her Novels by Deidre Le Faye and I’ve managed to borrow Sir Thomas Lawrence (which I love) and Treasures From the Trust.

I should also update the historic film and TV list.  I’m ashamed to say I originally missed off accidentally: Excalibur, Daniel Deronda, Dangerous Liasons, Howard’s End.  There are lots more I love that I will add eventually.

Talking of TV, after the glut of interesting stuff, there hasn’t been much on that I’ve liked lately.  Series 3 of The Tudors was pretty boring stuff, and I even missed the end.  Caught up with the predecessor of Victorian Farm – Tales From the Green Valley – which I didn’t like nearly as much, haven’t seen the new Wuthering Heights (not bothered either, I HATE the story and characters) and am currently watching the new version of Emma, which I’m not liking much either, sigh.

I hope to get out to the cinema over the Winter to see at least a couple of new films, and to get some fresh books to read as I’m getting a bit low on material.  Maybe someone will take pity on me for my birthday…

Haven’t managed any exhibitions either, though I do lust over paintings at every available opportunity.  I can dream about making an exhibition some time soon.

Last, but not least, I’ve done a little tinkering with this site, and gathered a lot of Eleanor material together.  I’m much more happy with the site now than I ever was, so I will put a proper front page up.  Not in any rush though (why rush now!) it will come when time and creativity permits.

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5 Responses to A Few Loose Ends

  1. I don’t watch much TV, but I’m quite enjoying the new series of Emma. Apart from Emma and University Challenge I haven’t watched any TV for weeks.

  2. I will admit to loving tales from the green valley as other than not being able to live there you shared their lives for an entire 12 months, with one month per episode while the victorian farm was covered in three episodes and seemed rather rushed.. but I love tudor history and perhaps it appeals more to me than victorianism.

    Have you watched Harper’s Island on BBC3, talk about scary…. but very, very good… agree with Emma and Wuthering heights neither of whom managed to catch my attention so I have been watching Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth ::swoon:: now that was a well done series and one I can watch over and over again.

    • I didn’t mind last Sunday’s episode as much, though I’ve a strong suspicion that it is because it is near the end of the story!

      I liked some of Tales, but there were too many members of the cast for me there, and I couldn’t get into it as much. Tell me more about Harper’s Island Sage, what’s it about? I LOVE Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth, I watch it several times a year.

      Yes, you did hear that right Chris. You have no excuses or I shall set Claire on you…. :razz:

  3. Have put a post up on my site to let you know a little bit about Harper’s Island…

    http://wiseherb.blogspot.com/2009/10/fictional-fear.html

    I haven’t tried to give away anything of who did what to whom, only to set the scene.. but if you like a good whodunnit, with a lot of suspense and great music then you have to watch it when they do the repeats and I would be surprised if they didn’t repeat it in the near future…

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