Hello Friends! How are you on this Friday, almost the weekend, morning? Are you enjoying a little Fall? Or did you get some snow yesterday?
Yes, believe it or not there are a few places in the country that received up to a foot and a half of SNOW! I am still trying to find Fall, it was here for a day and deserted me for Summer again. Oh well, at least I can enjoy hearing about Fall from my family in the Midwest and seeing it all over Pinterest.
I have mentioned that I love Downton Abbey a time or two or perhaps a hundred; sadly we will not see it until January here in the US. I have however heard a tidbit going around that there is talk of a Downton Abbey Prequel?
Julian Fellows has said that he has an idea for a book that will feature the courtship of Cora and Robert, the Earl and Countess of Grantham. If you remember Cora was in love with him and he just married her for her money.
The time period of Cora and Roberts courtship is a fascinating part of British history. It is when the “Dollar Princesses“, who were the daughters of “new money” in America ( and as such were not invited to be part of the elite old money New York society), came over to Britain with their fortunes, to marry a title and in many cases prop up the fortunes of the aristocracy.
Did you know that Winston Churchill’s mother was American? And that she was one of the “Dollar Princesses?” By the way, the roughly 350 “dollar princesses” contributed nearly 25 BILLION dollars to the British economy in today’s money
As for the prequel, I don’t know if we should get too excited just yet because Julian Fellows has said that any book, plays or shows would have to wait until after Downton Abbey has run its course. That is fine with me, it just means that after Downton we will still have something well written, with great scenery and historical backdrop to look forward to.
Now, on to the weekend! Do you have some wonderful plans? I hope that whatever you do you enjoy it. You can bet that I will be baking something, as for the rest of the time I have yet to decide.
Have a wonderful day!