I have been enjoying Belgravia very much. No surprise there. It’s the highlight of my week. (Sad, but we are living through some intense days.) The Armchair Anglophile published recaps of each episode. They are funny, insightful and snarky. Highly recommended. Just don’t read ahead to the recaps you haven’t seen the episodes for. (Unless you don’t mind spoilers.)
If you’d like to burn hours on the internet, may I recommend the military maps of George III? Happy browsing.
The first episode of Belgravia is available in the US on Epix. I loved the book by Julian Fellowes and am excited to watch the series.
I paired Belgravia with a cup of tea. Now you know which tea to drink while watching the TV adaptation. Speaking of Belgravia, this is an interesting history piece about what happened at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball.
It’s been an interesting week, to say the least. Just today I found out that the World Health Organization said that COVID-19 can linger for hours on clothing. They recommend you switch clothing as soon as you get home. This shouldn’t be a problem for us. I think most of us have “outside clothes” and “inside clothes.”
Anyway, in case you want to show my blog some love, below are links to this week’s blog posts. Thank you for stopping by and be well.
I have anxiety because of the coronavirus, the state of the union and the unknown. I’m going to take it one day at a time, do my part to be a good neighbor and stay home as much as possible. If you are home and want to read something, here is a mish-mash of reading links.
Remember how WeWork was the latest craze? WeWork began the shared space phenomenon, which isn’t a bad idea. Companies and solo business owners now have options to rent space for much cheaper than signing expensive, long-term leases. Anyway, I digress. Nothing good lasts forever and the origin of WeWork seems…interesting, for lack of better words. Rebekah Neumann’s Search for Enlightenment Fueled WeWork’s Collapse.
If you’re in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Historic Garden Week has been cancelled, but you can at least still look at pictures of gardens and flowers from past years.
You Had Me at the Title. “People often ask me what I’m reading and sometimes I forget. What’s the name of that book again? But then some book titles stick to my brain like a gecko clinging to a wall. They take root inside me and often the book itself proves to be just as unforgettable.”
Before Waterloo: What Happened At The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball? This article talks about the famous ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond, but also mentions that Julian Fellows’ (of Downton Abbey fame) book Belgravia will be a tv series on ITV. This is such wonderful news because I really loved reading Belgravia. I wanted to hug the book when I finished reading it. I wrote about the novel here.