Short & probably not sweet

Decided to type something for my blog- but definitely will be short- as no patience & even with painkillers shingles is not a good friend. Now for instance that sentence probably doesn’t make sense!  So I will tell you a bit more about my TV entertainment whilst I’m more ill than my normal ill ( blimey that is going to be exciting!).

After watching a well loved James Stewart film on my first day of shingles- since then I’ve been ‘enjoying’ a new story ‘The Forsyte Saga’- mini series 2003. My mother in law gave me this box set as a Xmas present a few years back & for some reason  I have never taken the cellophane from the box- so has laid languishing in the drawer.

It seemed a golden opportunity to watch the Forsythe Saga, which chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, from the 1870s to 1920.  I do remember the original black & white version made by the BBC vaguely ( well actually all I know is Susan Hampshire playing someone called Fleur). But no idea what is story- just that it was like most families- a true saga.


Forsyte Saga

Well I have sat – feet up & over last 3 days watched the first series & now  disc 3, Fleur has arrived. Maybe one day I will watch the original series & I can see what I really remember. However I don’t think as a five year old I would be allowed to stay up to see this program, which was probably after the water shed.

It’s a touch like Downton Abbey, but similar with House of Mirth by Edith Wharton  was written turn of the century. ( one of mums favorite books. I’ve lent it to someone- unfortunately never got it back. So easy to do. ‘Never a borrower or a lender be’ dad says. I can’t recall who it was & so have bought myself a new copy- but I like to have a few of my mums old books.

So I am sat soaking up the good acting of Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves & Gina Mckee.  2 more discs to go until the end.


Better go back & carry on watching this intriguing tale ( as for making this blog a short one- don’t believe a word I say!)

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