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Monday, April 14, 2014

People Groups Game {2} - Answers!

These are the answers to People Groups Game {2} from last week. Sorry it took me a bit longer to get the answers up. Thanks so much to everyone who played! Final scores are below.

No game this week but hopefully some other posts will pop up.

People Groups:

Answer: Emma (1997)


Answer: Nicholas Nickleby (2002)


Answer: Lark Rise To Candleford, Christmas Special


Answer: Felicity: An American Girl Adventure


Answer: Bright Star (2009)


Answer: He Knew He Was Right


Answer: Sense & Sensibility (2008)


Answer: Ballet Shoes (2009)


Answer: Mansfield Park (2007)


Answer: Persuasion (2007)


Answer: Upstairs, Downstairs (2010)


Answer: Northanger Abbey (2007)


Players Scores:
Issy - 120 points
Birdie - 110 points
Austin Wentworth - 100 points
Ella - 100 points
Emma Jane - 100 points
Sadie - 100 points
Kiri Liz - 90 points
Kristalyn - 90 points
Livia Rachelle - 80 points
Arwen Undomiel - 70 points
McKenna - 70 points
Naomi Bennet - 70 points
Rhoswen Faerie Wrose - 70 points
Quinlyn - 50 points
Maddie Rose - 40 points
Georgie Lee - 10 points

Thanks for playing! 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

People Groups Game {2}

The first People Groups Game I posted was a huge success so is here is another for you to enjoy! In this game I give you a photo of a group of people with their faces edited out and you tell me what period drama they come from.

To Play: Look at the photos of groups below and leave a comment guessing which period drama each photo is from. I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next weekend. 

Scoring: Ten points for each correctly guessed period drama. A total of 120 points can be earned.

People Groups:













Have fun!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beautiful Blogger Award & Questions

I don't often repost the rewards I recieve but this one had some fun questions. The Sunflower Blogger Award The Beautiful Blogger Award was given to me this time by Naomi who has a fairly new blog called Wonderland Creek that you should all check out! There's been a few new period drama blogs popping up recently and it's wonderful, especially as I get older, that younger bloggers are continuing the period drama love! 

Naomi's Questions:

-What do you think of Pride and Prejudice 1995? I want your honest opinion!
I do really really love P&P95 as it is definitely the best ever P&P adaptation and am a proud member of the P&P95Forever Club! That being said I do sometimes privately lament that everyone now seems to think "Colin Firth" whenever they think of "Mr. Darcy". I think that Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle were very well cast at the time but no matter how good the actors are nothing can really compare to the book and what Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet look like in our own minds when reading it. 

-What are you now reading?
The Rescue by Lori Wick, second book in The English Garden series. I'm finding it a bit less interesting and more historically flawed than the first book but still enjoyable.

-What is your least favourite costume from your favourite movie?
Well my favorite period drama would have to be Persuasion (1995) and as much as I like the costumes in that I'd have to say that Anne's dress she wears to the card party toward the end of the film is my least favorite. The dress itself is kind if a pretty style but the gloves and other accesories she wears just make her look like an old lady and it's not my favorite.

-What is your favourite Period Drama hat?
I love Marianne's staw bonnet from Sense & Sensibility 1995 from the scene where Colonel Brandon is reading her poetry. I also love Lizzy Bennet's hat from P&P 1995 and the scene where she's walking with Colonel Fitzwilliam at Rosings.

-Who is the last man (from a Period Drama) in the world who you could ever marry?
Well, I would never marry a scoundrel, but one hero that I could never marry would be Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. Yes, I do see his merrits but on the other hand he majorly lied to Jane and probably would have gone through with marrying her had not someone stopped him! I can excuse some things but it is hard to trust him or name him a true gentleman when compared to Mr. Knightley, Captain Wentworth and Mr. Thornton. 

-Which period drama lady would most like to have as your teacher?
Miss Taylor from Emma? Oh no, I have a better one, Anne Shirley from Anne of Avonlea!

-What is the next thing that you are going to watch? (Or what do you think?)
The Book Theif (2013), but after my weekend off I find that it is still unopened and waiting to be watched. :(
I've also been watching the 1980's Bleak House on Netflix. Only four more episodes to go! It's good by not as enjoyable at the 2005 version.

-What's the colour of your bedroom?
Well, I actually have three bedrooms in various houses at this present moment.
My room at my parent's house has cream walls and I have a lot of burgandy and cream accents. My room at my great-grandmother's house has pale pink walls and is very bright and sunny. My room for the weekends at my aunt's house are black and red, I have a floral comforter that matches perfectly and I have two Doctor Who posters up on my walls. :)

-What do you feel like eating now?
An ice cream sundae with hot fudge, nuts, caramel and whipped cream! I'm so bad.
I've actually got to make dinner soon: sweet & sour meatballs and veggies over rice. Yum!

Answer the questions
Nominate as many people as you wish
Ask ten questions
...and that's it!

I nominate:
If you are reading this you are nominated to at least answer my questions in a comment. Or if you want to go ahead and repost this award and make up 10 new questions of your own.

My Questions:
1. Do you like pulling practical jokes on people?
2. Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch or do any other needlework? If not would you like to learn?
3. What was the last period drama you watched?
4. Which flavor do you prefer: lemon, lime or orange?
5. If you had a locket whose photo would you put inside?
6. If you were to create your own perfume line what scent would you most like to bottle up?
7. If you could scold one period drama villian in person who would you scold and why?
8. If you were to get a new pet today what would it be and why what would you name it?
9. I always have a song in my head, what song has been on your mind lately?
10. What will you have for dinner?

A Tale Of Two Cities (2015) [or just my dream cast post]

Note: This was my April Fool's joke for 2014. Sorry for any confusion or false hopes this post may have caused! It was fun writing about my dream cast though! :)

In 2012 I had the joy of reading Charles Dicken's A Tale Of Two Cities for the first time and really loved it! (Read my thoughts in this guest post.) My dear friend Melody was reading the book at the same time and we had such fun not only discussing the book but also dreaming about what a great TV miniseries it would make and who we would cast in the main roles. Now to my surprise and extreme delight I heard a rumor that there is indeed a new adaptation in the works! They are filming now in France and England!

And to top that they have announced some of the cast!!! 

Kimberley Nixon as Lucie Manette
She made such a sweet Sophy Hutton in Cranford and I'm convinced she is the perfect choice for the angelic Lucie!

Tom Hiddleston as Sydney Carton
He's proved he can play villains and heroes with the same amount of incredible skill and I am so excited at the prospect of him playing the amazing man that is Sydney Carton! He'll also do Carton's comedic side justice. Hope they make his hair dark for this role. And as much I love him I am kinda disappointed that they didn't choose Benedict Cumberbatch

J.J. Feild as Charles Darnay
Well, he does resemble Tom Hiddleston quite a bit and has a charming easy manner. I think he could be quite believable as the kind and honorable tudor who is in love with sweet Lucie.

Jonathan Pryce as Dr. Manette
Not sure he is quite frail enough but he will probably make a good father for Lucie.

Imelda Staunton as Miss Pross
As has been said before, no period drama is quite complete without an Imelda Staunton! Not sure she is quite old enough but she could definitely be a fierce protector for her "Ladybird", Lucie Manette

Alun Armstrong as Jerry Cruncher
No Charles Dickens adaptation is quite the same without Mr. Armstrong! This is delightful casting because I saw him in my mind while reading the book! He will be an amazing "master of the house"!

Andy Serkis as John Barsad
He was the perfect evil French villain in Little Dorrit and now ironically he is changing sides and taking on the role of the British scoundrel Barsad! I'm super excited by this casting!

David Suchet as Jarvis Lorry
He actually played John Barsad in A Tale Of Two Cities (1980) but I think he will be wonderful as the kind lawyer friend of Dr. Manette. I do wish he was playing one of the French characters though because his accents are a dream!

Brendan Coyle as Ernest Defarge
Wow! Bet you never expected he'd be cast in this role, especially as a Frenchman! Not sure he will be quite right but I always enjoy his roles.

Alex Kingston as Madame Defarge
Wow, she will be so fierce as Madame Defarge! And just imagine all those curls under a red cap! I wonder if she knows how to knit?

Charles Dance as Marquis St. Evermond
No Dickens film is quite the same without him either, he is so good in the villain roles! Perfectly aristocratic and evil!

And rumor is that Andrew Davies who did such an excellent job with Little Dorrit and Bleak House wrote the screenplay for this new miniseries. I approve but am a bit worried about some of the flashback scenes with the Marquis and Madame Defarge's family. 

Overall I'm just very excited about this upcoming miniseries!!!

Have you read A Tale Of Two Cities?
Do you approve of these cast choices?
What actors would be in your dream cast?

And by the way, Happy April Fools Day! ;)

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