Monday, February 18, 2013
We just finished the third season of "Downton Abbey" on iTunes, and I think the show may have jumped the shark. I just don't think I can stand to watch all the mourning that's about to ensue. I may seriously be done with it. And that's all I'll say, in order to avoid spoiling the experience for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
I took a walk through North London yesterday, from Belsize Park to Brent Cross, through Hampstead and Golders Green. Hampstead is a bit boring for photography, I think, being quite ritzy -- the high street is full of retail chain stores and just doesn't have much character. But other parts of the walk made up for it, and I got some good shots overall. I even accidentally found the former home of Evelyn Waugh -- it looked like a standard North London house, not something you'd expect the author of "Brideshead Revisited" to inhabit. (Where are the hot footmen?! Oh, wait, I'm thinking of "Downton Abbey" again.) The weather was really nice, with strong, bright sunshine.
February break has come to an end at school, so this morning Dave is back at work -- and I am too, fielding calls from teachers who are out. A week passes quickly!
As I expected, yesterday's salvaged bag of books yielded nothing I want to read. Which is probably just as well, so I'm not faced with the moral dilemma of whether to keep something for myself. I'll take the bag back to the thrift store today.
(Photo: Golders Green, yesterday.)