Do you remember being a little girl and being very, very excited about something to the point that you squealed and jumped up and down? Well, I do. I did that a lot, I must have been easily pleased! ;o) For me the most exciting thing ever was being told that I would be able to spend the night at another friend's house. We'd play dress-up, watch Disney movies, play outside (especially in summer-time), and sometimes we'd even get to help bake something yummy! Those experiences were so thrillingly fun, and the whole day seemed to last forever.
Now as most of you know, once you grow up and all the magic fades a little (or a lot), things just aren't quite as exciting as when you were a little girl! Going to the movies is fun, and being with friends is fun, but you definitely don't get that "jump-up-and-down-and-squeal" feeling. I suppose that's a good thing, because if we did feel that way, we'd look pretty stupid, and I think men would really run the other way. XD
I do have one thing I am always very excited about though, and that would be PBS/BBC's Masterpiece Theater! I love period-piece shows and movies, they are so imaginative and beautiful, and I love to think of what it might have been like to be born a long time ago. I don't know what it is about these shows, but they make so happy!
I wasn't alive in the '70s, so I missed out on this show, but "Upstairs Downstairs" was apparently a huge BBC hit, and lasted five seasons! I am very excited to share with you that this Sunday (4/10/11), PBS will be airing the newest installment and continuation of the old show on television!
2010 Upstairs Downstairs
The show takes place in 1936 Britain, at 165 Eaton Place, and circles around everyone inhabiting the walls of the old house, servants and residents alike. If you are interested in watching the show, you can go to this page for further details. I know I will be in front of my television Sunday night! ;o)