"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Monday, January 11, 2010

Light and delightful

To overcome my "funny mood" I've pulled out my cherished Mapp and Lucia collection and have let it's magic do the work. I feel so much better!

Those familiar with the show could easily understand why. The story is funny, witty, and just so enjoyable. The clothes and hats are breathtaking, and so are the views of the quaint little village, but the icing on the cake is the cast itself. There's Lucia, played by Geraldine McEwan. I mean, who could not adore Geraldine McEwan?! I perhaps love her a bit more because she so resembles my dear friend Pat :0)

Prunella Scales was smashing as Sybil in one of my all time favorites, Fawlty Towers. Here her role as Mapp is just as superb.

And then, there's Georgie. Lucia's best friend.

A timid, corky, and incredibly silly bachelor played by the great actor, Nigel Hawthorne. I believe that without Georgie, Mapp and Lucia would not have been the same. I mean, look at that face!

And so, my friends, it's confirmed.  There is no better medicine than laughter. 

Wishing you all a peaceful night...


  1. how right you are, laughter is so good for the soul..... good really do with a tear making laugh at the moment... anyone got one to spare!!! Ciao
    PS I did love the programme, costumes were gorgeous.

  2. OK Olive, here goes...

    Did you hear about the boy who was told off for writing his name in the snow, creating yellow letters in the way that naughty boys sometimes do...

    What's wrong with that, its only a bit of fun! he complained when challenged about it.

    Nothing really, explained the disgruntled householder, except that its in my Daughters handwriting....!

  3. Olive, if THAT did not cheer you up, I don't know what else could! :0) I love it!


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