Oh how I wish I could take a trip to England, this stemming from a show I have recently started watching called Downton Abby. It is a PBS publication that just finished its 3rd season, not sure why I've just started hearing about this show but I've become addicted. I finished the first season in less than two weeks thanks to Amazon Prime and unlimited streaming and now I am halfway through the 2nd.
The show makes me wish I could have grown up in an immaculate castle with servants and be called Lady Laura, I seriously might be speaking with an English accent the next time you see me and it won't be on purpose haha I've watched it every night before bed and it is starting to get instilled in my head.
The women of the era though what on earth did they do all day?! How could they not be bored, they had servants for practically everything; someone cooked for them, took care of their children, cleaned every room in the house (probably 4 times a day), did their laundry, even went as far as to dress them. I think it is safe to say I would have been out of my mind with boredom. I guess it was relaxation at its very best ... (it seems) not a care in the world and you could read as many books as you wanted and sleep all day if you damn well pleased. There was no technology to keep you preoccupied, electricity was fairly new and the telephone was an amazing new invention being placed into homes; crazy because now I couldn't go a day without my cell phone.
This show interests me and I'm not entirely sure why. Maybe it is the simplicity of it, or the fact that there could be scandals and drama just the same but it took weeks to find it out not seconds as it does today with the modern inventions of Facebook and Twitter. I don't know how much truth this show holds with what really happened back then but if it proves true to character I would say people haven't really changed, just the world around them.
If you have the chance to watch Downton Abbey I highly suggest it (especially over those oh so real reality shows), start at the beginning though, you won't want to miss any details!
I'm off now to see what is happening at Downton today :-)
Until Next Time
- Lady Laura