Monday morning and I am getting back into my groove, I guess that is a good thing considering it is the 9th of January. I always have a difficult time leaving the holidays behind and I drag my feet begrudgingly into the new year. I think it is because I love Fall and Winter, not the cold and the snow, but the warm, cosy feeling I get from the sun setting early and the pace of life seeming to slow down. I find myself moving at a slower pace and accomplishing so much more when I am in my Winter “hibernation.” The New Year to me signals that Summer is not far behind and frankly I am not a fan of Summer in the South.
Did you watch Downton Abby? I did and I loved it! What did you think? I cannot wait for next week.
Speaking of waiting, I am anxious for the movie Farewell My Queen. The book written by Chantal Thomas has been made into a movie which will be making its debut with Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette, on February 9th at the Berlin Film Festival.
Are you familiar with this book? I personally loved it, but I have read other mixed reviews. I am a lover of French history; Louis the XVI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame de Barry are favorites and of course Marie Antoinette. Farewell My Queen tells the story of Madame Agathe-Sidonie Laborde, whose job was to read aloud to the Queen, twenty one years after the French Revolution as she recounts the events of July 14 and 15, and 16, 1789 at Versailles. The book is rich in details about life at Versailles including the beautiful opulence and the dirty rat infested reality.
The movie is directed by Benoit Jacquot and stars Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette and Lea Seydoux as Agathe-Sidonie Laborde. If the images below are any indication of the beauty of the film I think I am really going to enjoy it. After all, who doesn’t love a beautiful period drama set at Versailles during one of the most opulent times in history?
I hope you have a great day!