Ahh, it’s that time of the week again when Cindy encourages us to regale you with mad and random facts, so here are mine for this week:
1. You can watch the entire first 3 series, plus specials, of Downton Abbey in a weekend if you really put your mind to it…
I’d never seen it before, since I tend not to read the TV guide, and had therefore missed not only its first airing but any subsequent ones too. When people started raving about it last year I looked on Netflix, but it wasn’t available then (annoying, because there were loads of other ITV series on there, but I did at least get to watch all of Morse and Lewis that I’d also previously missed during the hunt!) It’s there now though, so I’m all caught up ready for the next series (which I’ll also probably miss because I don’t read the TV guide…)
2. Council gardeners can do all manner of random, noisy things at 8 am on a Saturday, though quite what one could be doing garden wise on a small patch of grass at this time of year I don’t know, but they called on their friend the street sweeper to come out and play too. Really people? REALLY?!
3. I finally found out what steel cut/’Irish’ oatmeal is. Pinhead oatmeal. God only knows why it’s called anything else in north America (where the recipe I was using came from) but it meant my breakfast this week was a little different to the way it should have been because I only had regular oat flakes (ie, the pinheads smooshed). Oh well, still tasted good! BTW, according to wiki each oat is taken from the husk and cut into 3, I wonder how they know they can be so precise…
4. Photo spots for quilt shots can be found in the most unlikely places. I just hope Braehead shopping centre doesn’t have CCTV round the back ;o)
Hope you had an equally random week! Linking up to:
Started watching DA this season on PBS, but I had to know how it started and catch up so I went on Hulu.com. Got caught up and did it for free. Yay.
English soap opera at it's finest…..Oma Linda
Oh I can't wait to see the photo shoot and I'm sure they have CCTV everywhere!
The interwebs will inform you when Downton starts up again. 🙂 Addictive stuff, isn't it!
Ah, steel-cut oatmeal. Breakfast of champions! (which I always say borrowing my granddad's brogue… I get the Scottish oatmeal from Bob's Red Mill. It's got the right tooth to it for me. I'm probably going to have to make some now…
Have you traumatised some poor CCTV operator watching you do a quilt photo shoot?
I hope you enjoy DA. I didn't think you would have time to watch TV.
Oh you can't beat the oatmeal from Heatherslaw Mill in Northumberland (almost sacrilege I know!) but my morning porridge tastes creamy even with semi-skimmed milk 🙂
Some poor CCTV operative at Braehead will still be trying to work out if that quilt was stolen or not!
I watched Season 1 of Lost in a weekend once. It didn’t make any more sense watching the episodes back to back …
Still cant believe that's where it was…
I'll be watching out for you on one of those TV programmes with cops and drunks then!
My parents always called it "porridge" when my sisters and I were growing up. My son, given a choice of breakfast, will choose oatmeal every time.
May take your cue and venture beyond the homestead for quilt shots 🙂
Oh thank you for the heads up on DA and netflix…must catch up. I have a friend who only likes steel cut oatmeal, isn't a lengthy process to cook too?
Good! I can watch DA from the beginning. I hate to start watching something a year or two in. Maybe I can get to it all this weekend on hulu.
I thought I was late to DA, but the bonus is getting to watch all the series together, though I think we took about 2 weeks, not a weekend. I once played robot dressups using bits in a a big hardware department store, plastic pipes for arms and a funnel on my head, a store attendant came over and said the guys watching on the camera were laughing at me, so there are people watching… :0
I have only completed the first season of DA. I keep meaning to watch the other two seasons while I'm sewing, but then I ended up listening to music instead…