Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Land Remembered

I have just completed the reading of this pure and simple story of a family of pioneer settlers, the MacIveys, in Florida. Full of plenty of guts and gumption, the family sets out to the undomesticated land in Florida and meets up with countless obstacles along the way. Astonishing characters and subliminal undertones of fine values, A Land Remembered, is effortless to read and makes known the history of the settlement of Florida, post-Civil War.

While playing golf once at the Shingle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, I noted a restaurant there which was named for the book.

Worth a read, especially if one spends any time at all in the state of Florida.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Borgias

I am currently watching the series, The Borgias, courtesy of Netflix. If you loved The Tudors, this will please as well. Originally aired on Showtime, the controversial House of Borgia which is based on actual historic events, will intrigue and addict , for sure. The series highlights riveting Renaissance surroundings and costumery. Jeremy Irons plays Rodrigo Borgia who rises to the papacy via his own corrupt and felonious ways. Scandalous, it is!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Downton idioms...

Confused by some of the language used by the characters of Downton Abbey? Read this for better comprehension.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

...cinnamon and milk?

Loving Downton Abbey? Keen, solicitous analysis and commentary can be found here and here.

Take a quiz to test your Downton knowledge here.