Wednesday, 9 October 2019

An Evening At Downton Abbey

Yesterday was a really enjoyable day. We went to visit my Dad during the day who was in good form as we admired plants in his garden and he told us tales of the neighbours over a cup of tea.
  In the evening my sister and I went into Epsom and had a meal at the Caballo Lounge on Epsom High Street. It is a cafe bar that me eldest daughter and her husband discovered a few years ago and has a decor that warms my collectorholic heart! The meal was fantastic value, delicious and staff so friendly. In fact I could happily move in. It is completely dog friendly. It even has little dog bowls around so they can have a drink. Well worth a visit, I may take Cassie next time.


   After we had finished our meal we had a bit of time to kill, and as the rain had stopped and it was a mild evening we had a walk around Epsom to look at our old teenage haunts. Woolworths, The Wimpy, The Odeon, Chelsea Girl all long gone. It was such fun to remember them though.
  After our walk we went to the new cinema (how I miss the Odeon!) to watch the Downton Abbey film. We enjoyed it so much, two hours of total escapism. The outside world didn't exist, I was transported back to the 1920s and loved every minute. My sister and I are real Downton fans, as our Mum was too, and last year after my second operation she treated me to a trip to Highclere Castle in Hampshire where they film the series. It was a really bright spot in what was a bleak time.Sadly we were not allowed to take photos inside the castle which is beautiful so we really enjoyed seeing the rooms again on a big screen.  It has definitely made me want a return visit there as it such a enjoyable day out. Here are a few photos I took on our day there.









On gloomy wet days in winter I often look at photos from the summer to cheer myself up and I think I will be revisiting these ones a few times on those sort of days. The sun is shining here this morning and after all this galavanting there is quite a lot to catch up with. I hope everyone has a great day whatever you are doing. xx
  

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  1. Hi Jane, I never watched Downton when it was on the TV, I bought the whole series on dvds new and sealed from the car boot for £5 I have only just started watching it and only on episode 2 so have quite a bit too watch, it will keep me entertained in the. Winter months.xx

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    1. What a find that was. I would definitely have bought that too. I'm sure you'll really enjoy them. It's lovely to have something to watch on dark winter evenings. xx

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  2. Huge Downton fans in this house Jane. Loved the film and was happy to read in the papers this morning that there may be another one in the pipeline.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. That is really good news. I was worried at the end we will never know what happened next. xx

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  3. That little cafe bar you went to looks just my sort of place!.I just love places that are filled with pictures,mis matched furniture and old comfy leather settees.I go to a place called The Marwood Cafe in Brighton when we are down there.Its full of quirky stuff and I could sit there all day.I love it but Hubby isnt so keen,lol.He prefers what he calls ...normal places,lol.If you get chance,google it and look at the pics.Im sure it would be your sort of thing too!,xx

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  4. It definitely is. I will tell my eldest daughter as it is her sort of place too and they often go to Brighton. xx

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    1. It really is a great little place,its got an outdoor area too!.My kitchen is done out in this sort of style.Hope your Daughter tries it cause I think she will like it.Its a bit difficult to find...we had been to Brighton about 10 times before I found it by chance.But it is right in the center of town down a little side street,xx

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    2. I've looked it up, it does look really nice and unique. Just the place we like xx

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  5. Another huge Downton fan here. What a wonderful treat to visit Highclere Castle. Two lucky fans were able to stay the night through Airbnb how exciting would that be:) Love the cafe/bar delightful xx

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