I stayed up late last night catching up on installments of this new version of Emma. Haus Meister sat through it with me (I’m sure this gives him brownie points with some readers) and then, thanks to a dear cousin, we discovered there was a link to the movie on YouTube. Check there if, like me, you don’t want to wait until next Sunday for the final installment. 😉 ***Addendum: YouTube is showing the movie in full, while PBS is cutting out scenes here and there.
Now ideally I would have had time today to peruse the novel again, whilst sipping a cup of Earl Grey (hot) and eating bonbons (or buckeyes, at least!). And in thirty years, I’ll do that. Or as my mother could quip, I’d just wait until the next time she was over for a few weeks to help me out. 😉
Meanwhile, I am devising plans for an English country house or cottage (a large one) to be constructed on our dream acreage. Among the amenities will be a 17ft walk-in pantry, a mud room (with a sink!), and a two level bedroom for the boys that will double as an indoor gymnasium. I think that will help preserve my furniture–and my tolerance level–on these days when it is too muddy to go outside.