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January 7, 2013

From Susan — Downtrodden Abbey

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 8:55 pm

We joined 7.9 million viewers to watch the Season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey, again amazed by the grandeur of the home and the splendor of the fashions.  My hubby and I laughed at what our house would be named: Dumpy Abbey did not sound quite classy enough, so we settled on ‘Downtrodden Abbey’ to describe the grand mess of our home and the squalor of the fashions.  🙂

A compilation of some great Lady Grantham quotes:


  1. La la la la la la la — I haven’t watched it yet. Noooooo. Must stay a virgin.

    Comment by surly — January 7, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

  2. Don’t you just love Maggie Smith?

    Comment by annie — January 8, 2013 @ 4:02 am

  3. I have loved Maggie Smith forever. She is quite simply the best at that sort of uptight, opinionated English woman. I watched Murder by Death the other night and she is just fantastic. I must rewatch The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie soon too. But Downton? Downton is going to have to wait till I order the 2nd and third season because somewhere along the line, I missed season 2 and missed all but the first replay before Christmas, and was celebrating Ukrainian Christmas (Julian calendar) last Sunday. But I will get there.

    Also a spelling error. Grand mess of your home really ought to be grandmess, no space. Its just more elegant. 😉 Also, can I steal that phrase?

    Comment by Needles — January 8, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

  4. Without wishing to give away any spoilers lets just say it’s a brilliant season – much improved on season 2 – and there are many more wonderful wonderful Maggie Smith lines to come.

    Comment by Carie — January 9, 2013 @ 8:22 am

  5. Downtrodden Abbey — I love it. In that vein, my home shall now be called Downtrodden Alley. For those who haven’t watched yet, I recommend watching it as 2 separate hours, as they showed it in the UK. For me it would have worked better with a break after a certain significant event.

    Comment by Metaphor Yarns — January 9, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

  6. Downton Shabby!

    Comment by suzanne — January 10, 2013 @ 11:09 am

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