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November Madness and Music I’ve Become Obsessed With

Jillian here. Happy November. For those of us doing NaNoWriMo, we’re in the midst of the craziness right now. Last night, I accidently added a zero to my word count, so instead of 22,003, the website had me as 220,003, which is ludicrous. When I tried to fix it, it said I had like negative 199,000 words, so it has been even crazier trying to get it to register correctly now. It even has me as already winning it and that is certainly not true. ­čÖé I confess, it is driving me bonkers! LOL

About two months ago, when I was watching an episode of Grantchester on PBS, Robson Green, who plays the detective, was walking around his office singing a little. Someone told me he used to sing with a partner and they were called Robson and Jerome. I had no idea even though I have loved Robson since he was in Wire in the Blood back in the early 2000s.

Of course, I had to find what he sang. You tube has a great selection of their songs and I have been obsessively listening while I work. One day recently, my son asked me who I was listening to and when I told him, he looked them up too. He recognized the Jerome guy from Game of Thrones. I only ever watched two episodes of that show as it didn’t appeal to me, but Jerome was also in Ripper Street which I did like. How cool is it that these guys are so talented? Acting and were also successful recording artists.

Here are links to a couple of songs: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

If I can Dream.

Update on the bathroom renovation: It’s going slower than the hubs wanted but he is still feeling effects of the cancer treatments and not moving as fast as he wants. He has to rest a lot and has been going to bed super early. I am not stressed about it, but he is. He has also done a few things 2-3 times as he isn’t happy with how he did it the first time or two. He has reset the shower base three times. He thinks he can live with it now. LOL

This week, we honor our veterans here in the US with Veteran’s Day and my friends in the UK have Remembrance Sunday as well. Happy Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks.

I’ll leave you with a picture I took in Rhode Island when my son lived there.

The Paradise- a Mini Series Review

paradise_2349465bI’ve been watching a mini-series on Masterpiece on PBS for the last six weeks or so. It’s called The Paradise. It takes place in London in the 1800s and the Paradise itself is a store in the city. The protagonist is a young girl named Denise and she moves to the city to live with her uncle who is a dressmaker. He doesn’t have enough work for her so, she gets a job at the store across the street from his place.

She’s a great success at the work and with her ideas, she helps to make the store a success. Along the way, there’s some drama with jealous workmates and a man who disappears after causing some trouble in the store. There’s a sinister one-armed man who works for the owner, John Moray. Moray’s wife died in mysterious circumstances and he is now seeing a woman who’s father is quite wealthy and is assisting Moray in financial ways to build up the store.

When Moray is torn between two women, the action heats up.

I loved this series. It was a joy to see the sets and costumes. I love these period pieces with the wonderful wardrobes and men in dashing ascots and neckties. The mysteries in this tale are well done and the cattiness of one particular character is so well done that I really wanted that person to get a big comeuppance. There are a few surprises in the mix as well especially in the last installment (as it should be, right?).

I recommend this one. Watch it if you get a chance.