Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lark Rise to Candleford, Etc.

Last week, it was Downton Abbey, this it's Lark Rise to Candleford. (And for several more weeks to come, I'm sure.) I heard about this BBC program all over Blogdom, but didn't pay a lot of attention until reading more about it at the blog I mentioned on the Downton Abbey post. There I found out that I could watch all episodes on You Tube. (If you click on *this,* it will take you to Season 1, episode 1, part 1.) I have happily given myself over to it. I'm somewhere in Season Two and rapidly heading for Season Three.

This is because sometimes You Tube skips an episode or six if one is not really careful so I wound up missing a few in the beginning of the second season and must retrace my steps. It was a happy day when I found *this episode list* and so I've been able to keep myself straightened round. One other bit, the first season does not have the visual quality that subsequent seasons do. It is still well worth watching and is no fault of the program, rather the quality of the upload.

I'm not going to give a lot of background because others have done a better job. Barbara at Ramblings from an English Garden discusses it *here.* I will say this, I had supposed that the title had something to do with larks (birds) rising over Candleford. Hahahahaha... No, no, Lark Rise is the name of a community and Candleford is the name of a community so it would be as if naming your own city or town and adding the next nearest to it. My town and the next nearest to it don't have quite the same ring, but you get the point.

And the thing of all this is that I have sooooo much to do. I really don't have the time for all this Lark Rise business, yet I'm beyond helping myself. So I've decided to dig out the embroidery and at the very least give my hands something to do while watching.


In other news, I am pondering doing something about the "Give Thanks" cabinet.


Just thinking mind you, but that's better than a totally empty head. Perhaps next time you find me, I'll have acted upon this idea I have to...

35 comments:

  1. Oh .. I'll have to give the BBC show a look see.
    The names involved peaked my interest. .Downtown Abby and Candleford.. . could be about my home town.

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  2. Sounds like a great series, still haven't been able to sit and watch it. If the cabinet has anything to do with the wallpaper I'm seeing, I can't wait to see it! Have fun!

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  3. I LOVE that show and have been watching it on PBS. So wonderful....

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  4. I too am a Lark Rise "junkie" :)
    I use the same link as you, the quality is excellent. Season 4 is currently being aired Sunday nights in the UK. You can watch the new episode on the same youtube link every Monday.

    "My one weakness" is Lark Rise (Not!!! lol), but I have come to love that expression!

    Have a good day Vee!
    blessings,
    Niki

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  5. Stephanie and her hubby have been watching the series through Netflix and enjoys it very much. It had been highly recommended by friends who also love British flicks. :)

    I have the book and the sequel (kind of a sequel) and had planned to read it already but life happened and other books came first. Stephanie just told me yesterday I had to watch the series.

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  6. Don't do this to me, Vee! I don't have time for interesting series! But I might have to check this one out...sounds like something I would like.

    Can't wait to see what you decide to do with the cabinet. Show pix when you finish with it, please.

    Have a great day, Cheryl

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  7. This gives me something to look forward to! I appreciate the links to take me there!

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  8. I knew you would love both of these programmes! Downton Abbey surprised us all because it wasn't on BBC but on arch rival ITV, which is not famed for good period dramas. Well, period in a loose sense!
    Now what do you have in mind, I wonder.... and Vee, you will love Ann's book.

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  9. We've been watching on Netflix. I love it too.

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  10. I am in the middle of a few projects so TV time is rare right now. This series sounds good so I will save the links for the future, Vee...thanks!

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  11. I've completed all of the Victorian Farm clips on You Tube and am now watching the Edwardian Farm video clips. Now you've given me some new ones to watch. I'm looking forward to it. These are such fun to watch. I'm appreciating, more than ever, the life I have in 2011!

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  12. Vee, I was enjoying Downtown Abby so much I ordered it for myself. Never done that before but watching it on my laptop leaves a lot to be desired. A recommendation I have is to order The #1 Ladies Detective Agency from Netflix. Very, very enjoyable and well done.

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  13. Yes Vee! I love that program! It's been one of my must do's on my Wednesdays off....I curl up with a cup of tea and just enjoy! This past weekend it was Downton Abbey - I saw two episodes in one and was so disappointed when it ended - I could do an all-day marathon!

    Be blessed!!

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  14. Wow..I love English period pieces and this seems right up my alley. I must go watch..and yes, you may earn the title of "enabler"..but that's OK because I recently started to do embroidery again! So, no idle hands here :-)

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  15. I too love Downton Abbey and may watch this other series someday. Thanks for the youtube tip.

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  16. Links are always welcome. Thank you.

    Hey, how come you read my blog? Thought the New Fancy Fonts were hell-on-wheels. -grinnnnnn-

    All kidding aside, it's easier to read my temporary cursive Font, the way I'm doing it now, right? Always skipping a line, and having it centered, to have less on each line?

    Gentle hugs.......

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  17. I haven't heard of this series..You know, don't you, that grandmothers are the last to know...ANYthing!! :)))

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  18. Vee,
    A totally empty head? You? Never!
    Haven't heard of either series, but does sound intriguing...

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  19. I will definitely check this one out. Sounds good.

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  20. Hi there, Miz Vee! I wanted to answer the question you posed on my blog earlier today. Yes, you can kill poison ivy. The chemical called Roundup will kill it roots and all. We had HUGE vines removed yesterday with the tree trimming. It had grown up one tree over 60 feet in the air! The trimmer got the whole mess of it out of the trees and cut the stalks (big around as my arm) off at the ground. Turf folks will come in next to till the area and get it ready for seeding. If anything springs up, we'll be shooting the Roundup spray at it.

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  21. I love that series too! I see you have some of the same delicious rolls of paper as I do. I used some of mine to give Inez' little body a collage make over. I can't wait to see what you have in store for your cabinet.

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  22. Hi Vee,

    Oh, it must be so nice to be able to watch a wonderful program like that and do something creative with your hands. I always envy my sister who can knit. Me, if I am painting or illustrating, I can't watch the screen, so it's more like listening to radio.

    I love the programs you mentioned. I must have a peek at the second one.

    Karen

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  23. You Tube can be the most wonderful tool! I have been able to catch up on many movies/series using this wonderful service! Now you have given me another one to check out. BBC has the best shows!

    Can't wait to see what are pondering in your creative mind!

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  24. Don't tempt me with any new shows right now...and British ones at that! Sounds most interesting. I'll be back when I can carve out a little time...which seems in short supply here these days.

    You are thinking, eh? Well...we know where that's heading. Show us what you come up with.

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  25. There is a new series of Lark rise to Candleford showing at present but I have to say it has bot been as engaging as the last few series. I think the makers run out of plots in the end. Read in media that they are thinking of taking it off. However looks like it is going to the end.

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  26. Good morning Vee!

    Thank you for introducing me to Downton Abby - I love it! just my "cup of tea"! I can hardly wait to see what you do to the cabinet... I really enjoy little makeovers - makes life interesing. Your headers have been wonderful. I keep thinking about doing something different but I'm kind of locked in with my mom & aunt's photo.

    Have a great weekend Vee!!
    warm hugs, Sherry

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  27. Having just loved Downton Abbey, I'm investigating Lark Rise--already put series I on my Amazon Wish list or maybe I should join Netflix?
    Tried watching Pillars of the Earth on the computer but don't have a laptop and wasn't very comfortable!
    Stay warm.
    Barbara

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  28. Thank you for the directions! I'm glad to know where these are available because I rarely get to sit down and watch an episode. But I have heard of both these series and have a feeling they are "my kind" of entertainment! You are such a dear for posting and sharing info like you do! Blessings and looking forward to hearing more about your "Give Thanks" Cabinet.

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  29. Looks like a fun project coming...looks like we also share some of the same furniture, honey-oak table and high back chairs...I will be returning to see what you did
    Blessings!!

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  30. Hi dear Vee,

    Thanks for stopping by, but please don't slap your hands. Yes, the yogurt cheese with flowers is easy and gorgeous. I was so happy to find the sieves because I don't like using cheesecloth unless it is to line the creme coeur heart.

    Ok, I love the book Lark Rise so I'll hit your links and give this a try tonight.

    Sending love and yes, the neighborhood potluck is great. From youngsters to college students, professionals, drop outs, poets, artists, to some folks in their 90s. Love it.

    Happy weekend dear Vee,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  31. Oops! I nearly missed this post somehow! So glad I didn't. Can't wait to see what you come up with for your cabinet. Seems like you just finished with it, but I guess time flies.

    Your package went in the mail this afternoon.

    Hugs,

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  32. "C" and I both love British programs--will have to check this out. Thanks for the recommendation! Have a lovely weekend, Vee!

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  33. Sunday evenings are Lark Rise for me. I dread it ending.

    I have Downton Abbey Series One DVD from the library as I missed it on TV.

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  34. I, too, am a Lark Rise lover. I watched every single episode on YouTube last year, and can't wait to see what this latest season brings. I still want to check out DA, too!

    Hope all is well with you!

    Hugs,

    Leah

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