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The focus of this blog is simple - and that's the goal too. A more simple way of life. A life in tune with the rhythms of nature and of human nature. Where everything has its time and place and purpose, including us.

We have left the rat race behind and taken on new challenges. We aim to tread as lightly as we can upon the planet, to reconnect with nature, to eat good food, drink excellent wine, enjoy the best of company.... even if that is sometimes just our own! Please feel free to eavesdrop from time to time on our lives and see how we are doing and if you are ever in Extremadura... drop us an email and we'll give you directions.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Partners in Crime

It's half two in the morning and I simply cannot sleep so I crept downstairs to make a cup of tea and watch a bit of tv in the hope that whatever rubbish is on at that time in the morning will help me get off to sleep....

Well... a trip down memory lane it was... programmes such as Upstairs Downstairs and the Agatha Christie... Partners in Crime... where I simply drooled over Tommy ....

....and then marvelled at the perfection that is Tuppence... (played by Francesca Annis). I dont think anyone has ever had such perfect make up ever! I suppose she is older now (aren't we all?) but I think she is just about the most perfect looking woman (who looks like a real woman) I have ever seen! The amazing 1920's clothes just thrilled me... and the silly manners were a hoot. I found myself just chuckling away... such a trip down memory lane - not that I remember the 1920's but I do remember the first showing of the series.

Well once I watched them solve the crime of the missing pink pearl (of course the French maid took it!) I slipped silently back to bed and off to sleep.


  1. About two weeks ago I listened to an audiobook of what must have been the first AC book featuring Tommy and Tuppence, as it described the founding of the "company." I was delighted to find it on offer from the library, because I so enjoyed the one episode of T&T I'd seen on television ages ago.
    I found the plot so unlikely, that I can't tell you how it ended. Or the middle. Very little about how it began, actually! Now I wonder if the televised version was equally far-fetched, and if my thorough enjoyment was squarely rooted in the pleasure of looking at the characters! ;)

  2. Err. yup... the plot was... em... forgetable... and lots of other silly stuff too but I was simply enthralled by the clothes and Miss Francesca's make up... she had the most perfect lipstick I have ever seen... :-) it was, in fact, just the ticket for 2.30am!!


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