I'm late to the party. The one at Downton Abbey that started a few years ago.
I finally just started watching the show from the very beginning and I cannot stop.
[No spoilers, please. This ladyship has not caught all the way up (actually, I'm in the middle of Season Two. At this rate, I'll be caught up in 2 days.)]
Watching makes me wonder what it would have been like to live in this time - as the other half lived, of course.
Let's talk about the dresses, or shall I say the frocks. Love. I want. So elegant. So glamorous. So undoubtedly uncomfortable. But so pretty.
And I'll take one of those lady-servant persons, please. I would love to never blow-dry my own hair ever again. Or choose my outfit every morning. Do you know how much time that would save?
I mean, I've been to the Biltmore. It's basically the same thing...
I think this gives me an idea of what it would be like to live in a legitimate mansion of a castle. Gotta have comfy shoes to walk to halls. That, I can do.
I could get into tea time everyday. And the biscuits. I dig it. And maybe we could swap high tea for early cocktail hour every now and again.
I think I would be really good at keeping up my correspondence. Because pretty stationery is my weakness.
I also think I would shine in the area of finding things to fill the day, such as walking in the gardens, riding on the grounds, or reading in the library. Yes. I can do this. I could even get behind the war effort and read to the soldiers.
Don't you ever wish you could go back in time for just a day and see what it was like?
If you need me, I'll be in bed watching Downton.