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Sunday, 04 July 2010


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ooh there is nothing to beat Colin Firth as Mr Darcy - yum! The Burning Lamp sounds tempting - is it good?


Hi there. Just stumbled across your blog.
I shall have to take a look around while I'm here.

Yes there is no other Mr Darcy like Colin - he is just gorgeous!!!!!

I loved Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow - I have watched both of these films over and over again.

If you get a chance to watch North & South series it's worth it. It's set way back when - not sure when. It's about a gentleman who runs a cotton factory. A nice young girl moves into town and ..........the rest .........well you shall just have to tune in.

Nothing like a good old romance.

Luv Sandie

Handmade by Natty

Not yet got far enough into Burning Lamp... but will let you know when I finish. :o)

Sandie, North & South has been watched (a few times) and Richard Armitage definitely admired! :o) LOL I really wish they would repeat Daniel Deronda some time, I vaguely remember watching it when it was originally aired but could do with a refresh - especially with all the now well-known faces that appeared in it...


I can second watching North & South mainly because it has Richard Armitage in it!!! (Sir Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood).

Definitely agree with Colin Firth as the best Darcy, haven't seen the Emma with Johnny Lee Miller so will have to watch out for it.

I generally really like Stephanie Laurens but more her earlier stuff, like the Cynster novels. She seems to have lost it a bit on her later novels, not much substance.


Okaaay. I'm missing out here. I love the books - obviously, but I haven't bothered watching the tv stuff.

But, someone mentioned Richard Armitage???
North and South was it?

/Makes a mental note to look out for this...

Handmade by Natty

Yes Carole, Noth and South = 2-part BBC dramatisation of Gaskell's novel, he plays a very phwoar Northern Mill-owner who isn't as stern or heartless as he first appears... I really wish they'd cast him in more costume dramas... {sigh}


Well isn't the world full of extraordinary coincidences!
I have just googled images of Mr Whippy ice cream and your blog came up 3rd from a post of yours in 2006.
I wanted to add a picture of a Mr Whippy to my crafting post that just happens to include mention of Amanda Quick's book Reckless and earlier today I was on the Bananafrog Blog and on the art backburner I have a half finished picture based on Pride and Prejudice!!
What are the chances of that happening eh?
If you say you also live in Shropshire you'll be able to blow me down with a feather!
We seem to have very similar tastes in hobbies.
I can vouch for the Slightly series by Mary Belogh, very good.
I also loved the Bridgerton series by super talented Julia Quinn that starts with The Duke and I.
And also the wonderful Loretta Chase series called the Carsington Series and starts with Miss Wonderful.
I don't think Romance reading is a guilty anything, anymore than crafting is a guilty pleasure or fishing or football or...

Have you found the wonderful blogs that are and ?

Happy creating!

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