What to do on a weekend with nothing to do but stay home and heal.
How about a trip to Downton Abbey!
No I didn't get to travel to England but I did have a marathon of watching this wonderful production from Masterpiece Theater. Oh yes I've seen all the episodes in the series and I've even watched most of them at least twice, but I felt like I needed a 'get away' and this was it.
Maybe someday I'll get to really visit
Of course watching Dame Maggie Smith brings many smiles and outright laughs. Such an amazing actress.
In fact the whole cast is excellent and draws you into their lives!
Marriages, Births, Deaths and so much more in this series that covers 12 years from 1912 until 1926.
So many things to love but of course the costumes are truly amazing.
Several years ago there was a traveling exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes and it came to The Biltmore Estate. This estate was built by George Vanderbilt and it is comparable to the style of Downton Abbey.
A group of my friends and I went and had a grand time. I blogged about it here. No photos were allowed inside but I found many photos online that I could share.
So back to my weekend at Downton Abbey! I've enjoyed submersing myself in this lovely show. It's given me a lovely trip back in time and I might even have 'acquired' a British accent!
If you somehow missed Downton Abbey I encourage you to watch it.
Also one of my favorite quotes comes from this show!
I wish you many memories!