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Downton Abbey Season 3

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#1 love2travel

 
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

What did you think of the first episode of Season 3 last night? Any favourite/least favourite characters? This is the only show I will not be interrupted. The phone can ring all it wants, my tablet can beep all it wants but nothing is getting in my way of watching it. I am intensely involved. Funny as I am not really a TV or movie fan (prefering books) but this is IT!

MY FAVOURITES

Matthew (and his mother)
Mr. Bates (unless he really did murder Vera)
Anna
Daisy
Dowager (Lady Grantham)
Moseley

Anyone been to Highclere Castle? We could have several years ago but saw others instead. Maybe when we are in England next. I am a castle fanatic and have been to over 150.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

If there is one thing we do well in England it is castles :). Mind you, France iz good too. Have you done Carcassonne?

Can't help on Downtown, haven't followed a series very well since Buffy and Angel, apart from Being Human. More vampires, very British I think.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

I am addicted - have been awaiting Season III since Season II ended.

The premiere was wonderful!

I like your list of favs but add Carson - he is tough on the outside but a complete marshmellow when it comes to Mary - loved the scene where Mary is ready to leave for the church and both her "fathers" are stannding side by side as she desends the staircase and then Mary asks Carson for his approval!
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

I love ALL the characters but most especially Maggie Smith... but I love her in everything she does.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

If there is one thing we do well in England it is castles :). Mind you, France iz good too. Have you done Carcassonne?

Can't help on Downtown, haven't followed a series very well since Buffy and Angel, apart from Being Human. More vampires, very British I think.

You're right - you DO castles very well. They are stunning. I recall every single one I have been to. And no, sadly, I have not yet seen Carcassone. I had the chance in October but had too much back pain to go. Next time...
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

I am addicted - have been awaiting Season III since Season II ended.

The premiere was wonderful!

I like your list of favs but add Carson - he is tough on the outside but a complete marshmellow when it comes to Mary - loved the scene where Mary is ready to leave for the church and both her "fathers" are stannding side by side as she desends the staircase and then Mary asks Carson for his approval!

Yes! Carson. How could I forget him? I also like Edith's love interest (what is his name again?). He is so kind.
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When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

I think I am in love with our Carson!

And thankful that we are not packing "our" trunks!
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

Heeelllllloooooo....Downton Fans...

I am not disappointed -- MaMa is brilliant once again.

"It seems a pity to waste a good pudding."
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-Lisa

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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Wonder what tonight's episode will bring??? Am curious about all the new storylines with Daisy and her "father" wanting her to take over the farm, Edith writing for the paper, Bates being released (that can't be over yet), etc. Will Branson fall in love with Edith do you think?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:58 AM

Oh wow...Branson and Edith -- that would be a good way to go. I think the poor dear is headed for an ilicit affair with her editor -- will they let her find a "proper" love?
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-Lisa

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

"LTES" a Gem :)


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

well,  I am completely exhausted after watching the final episode.......granted, I am sick with the flu and probably

snarfly already, but I used half a box of tissues. I will not say more until I know everyone has seen it. 

 

One thing I want to point out was the look of utter love on Bates' face as he watched Anna dancing.

 

That. was. awesome.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

I cried.


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Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

me too....


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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