15 minutes with new Downton Abbey


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Have you seen or heard? Hold onto your knickers. It be true. The Downton Abbey movie begins filming next week.

Really hoping Lady Mary is down on her luck and having to settle amongst the poor in this one.  I don’t mind if she’s relocated to a stone cottage with a tin sink in the hall, and outside loo, all down the road from Downton, or even up in London in a 2 up 2 down terrace she shares with a family of 10, most of whom are under the age of 2. Not overly bothered if she is married or not, but it would be nice if she’d put on a bit of weight because she really is way too thin to cope with the chill.

Lord Grantham and his lady need a bit of a shake-up too. My money is on them having themed murder mystery weekends where all they really do is drink endless cocktails while wearing knee-length costumes that allow them to float and fall about in a newly installed, heated swimming pool.

Lady Edith, she must have a good life this time around, because, for goodness sake, she had the crappiest life of them all.

Downstairs, well please no more weeping over husbands being framed for murder and whatnot.  Rather let’s have one of these good servants inherit a fortune and make a grab for Downton itself, or at least fall in the pool with a tray of cocktails while Lady Grantham reaches for another olive.

And as for those children. Well, let them be happy little people with no illness or anything.



What the heck is this blog about?

Should you have fallen onto this blog, the purpose it serves is to ignite my love of writing once more by simply typing whatever is on my mind for 15 minutes and stopping




14 thoughts on “15 minutes with new Downton Abbey

  1. I’m looking forward to the film, but agree with anotherday2paradise that it probably won’t be as good as the series (too short for one thing!). I too would wish for things not to be quite so comfortable for Lady Mary and if anyone deserves a good storyline then it is Lady Edith.

      1. Very well thank you. We’ve just got back home after gallivanting in England, South Africa and then driving up to New Jersey to see our son and family. I may find time to do a blog post one day soon. 😅😘

      2. good to hear from you and to know you are still travelling a-plenty. We are still in the UK, heading to Cape Town later in the year. Time is flying by. I will keep an eye out for your blog x

  2. I did get rather addicted to the doings and wooings of the Ewings … er, I mean, the Downtonians. Since then I have fought off a similar fascination with Poldark. I just don’t have the time!

    1. I think I missed a season and caught up with the final one. Poldark, having missed the first season I’ve not managed to get into it. Mind you, there is so much good stuff on, keeping up makes it a chore at times

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