This is just for fun today. If you have read my About page, you know I am a big Downton Abbey fan. So like many other bloggers, I couldn’t resist doing a post on it before season 3 officially begins here in the United States on Sunday night. I know some of you are fans of the show, too. Of course the upstairs of the house, filmed at Highclere Castle, is amazing.
Didn’t you just love the giant Christmas tree?pbs.org
The downstairs, as you probably already know, is filmed on a set – not at Highclere.vanityfair.com
I really don’t think it is the house that keeps bringing me back to the program, though. My husband is not a big fan, and he says it is a “glorified soap opera.” Which it is…and a beautiful one at that! That is what keeps bringing me back.
And then there is the beauty of the lifestyle. Did you know that if you had been in London back in the fall, you could have had a Downton Abbey Tea at Grosvenor House…with scones, bread, cake, and other goodies?
Looks delicious to me! It is exactly what I would serve if I were hosting a premiere party Sunday night. And this is what I would wear:
Oh, and have you seen this?barnesandnoble.com
Confession time. When I was a little girl, I would sneak under the Christmas tree to see if I could find out what might be in the wrapped packages. When I start a novel, I read the last page first. Yes, I am that girl…the one who cannot wait. So I have read all the spoilers out there for this season of Downton Abbey, and I know what is going to happen in most of the upcoming episodes. But I still can’t wait to see them! If you haven’t read the spoilers and you want to, here is a good site for everything that is going to happen in the first 5 episodes of the upcoming season. DON’T go there if you dislike spoilers! (But if you do like them, it is a great site.)
So happy Downton Abbey viewing this weekend!
Will you be watching?