Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Downton Abbey Experience

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I thought I would go ahead and share my Downton experience with you now. This is a bit out of order as we did this on September 18th. Okie dokie...I didn't take the snap below.
We just love Downton Abbey, don't we? When we planned our trip to England I had no idea where Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) was located so we hadn't planned to try and see it. When we got to Basinstoke I Googled and found out it was only 16 miles from our hotel!
 16 miles, people!! 16 miles!!
 We poked it into the GPS and hopped into the car and off we went!!
 These are snaps of the country roads to the castle. Just gorgeous, don't you think?
 Look! Oh, my tiny heart was just a poundin'! I was so very excited!



Then there it was! THE SIGN!! Woo hooness to the 10th!!! Did I tell you I was excited?
 We drove in through the driveway and the gate was closed. No biggie. I didn't like the looks of those warning looking triangles. I popped out of the car so fast with my camera in hand. There was a little car with a lady guard in it and she began to get out of her car. She asked if she could help me. Of course! I was here to take a few snaps of Highclere Castle. She smiled sweetly and said I couldn't because the tours were closed for the season. What? Had I heard her correctly? Yep! I heard her just right. I asked if there was any place I could take a snap anywhere else without going through the gate? She said no. I put on my most saddest face that I could muster up and said, I came all the way from Texas. Didn't tell her I'd been living in New York for a year. She smiled again, I'm sorry, she said.
 I was devastated! I couldn't believe it! I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach! I felt like crying, I really did! I had been so excited and up on the ceiling and now I was tossed, very hard, to the ground! I was broken. I had not seen that stupid sign there:
CASTLE AND GARDENS
CLOSED
TO THE PUBLIC
 Mr. Precious felt sorry for me, I could tell. I don't do well when I know someone feels sorry for me. My mind went into a fuzz. He tried to cheer me up by driving me around the beautiful countryside. I didn't even see it. I held my camera up and snapped a bit here and there but really didn't look. I pouted my hardest for about three hours! Finally I realized it was not doing me any good and I was going to have to get over my funk!
So my darling, Dear Ones, that's my Downton Abbey experience. Quite a dud, don't you think? And to add to my injured mind and heart, that stupid Downton Abbey show decided to air the first show of the season in the UK on Sunday night!! How dare they! Did I watch it? Of course not! I would not give it the satisfaction of knowing I gave in and couldn't wait! Poop, I'll wait till the cows come and and watch it here in America in January! So there! I have to admit I said Poop quite a bit. I do think it helped me! ;) I'll continue to love watching this last season of Downton, but I'm in a funk again so I've made me a new header and am turning off my puter and gonna go watch a horror movie on Netflix! That'll do it! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Not In Love
 I'm not in love
So don't forget it
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because
I call you up
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made
I'm not in love, no no, it's because..

I like to see you
But then again
That doesn't mean you mean that much to me
So if I call you
Don't make a fuss
Don't tell your friends about the two of us
I'm not in love, no no, it's because..
I keep your picture
Upon the wall
It hides a nasty stain that's lying there
So don't you ask me
To give it back
I know you know it doesn't mean that much to me
I'm not in love, no no, it's because..
Ooh you'll wait a long time for me
Ooh you'll wait a long time
Ooh you'll wait a long time for me
Ooh you'll wait a long time
I'm not in love
So don't forget it
It's just a silly phase I'm going through
And just because I call you up
Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made
I'm not in love
I'm not in love
~ sung by 10cc