I've only been blogging for two months, and I already have Blogger's Block. Or is it Blogck? Has anyone else experienced this? You think to yourself that you really should do a post, but you've got nothing to say. At least, nothing that you think anyone else would be interested in reading.
It has been a full week since I've last posted, and I'm wondering if maybe my problem is that I just have the most boring life on earth. I've been busy job hunting, but have nothing interesting to say about that. Depressing, maybe, but definitely not interesting.
I've also spent a huge amount of time weeding in both my front and back yards, trying to prepare to eventually plant flowers & vegetables. Since I spent most of the autumn and winter neglecting to weed, I have a HUGE job ahead of me before I can even do any planting.
I've also spent a huge amount of time watching this:
Please tell me that someone else watches "Masterpiece Mystery" on PBS, and that there are other "Foyle's War" fans out there. I am obssessed with this series lately! I've been watching a couple of episodes every night for the past week. (I have 5 of the 6 DVD sets that are available in the US).
For those unfamiliar with it, this British TV series is set in World War II England. Christopher Foyle is a police detective who wants to contribute to the war effort in a more meaningful way by doing government service, but is forced by his superiors to spend his war at home, doing what he does best: solving crime. Many of his cases concern issues caused by the war: the black market, espionage, profiteering, the internment of German aliens, but most of them are just plain old-fashioned murder.
Although there are some anachronisms and inaccuracies in the series, by and large the attention to historical detail is notable. I've learned a lot about World War II as seen through the eyes of the English, who experienced that war in a vastly different way than Americans did. Of course, that's obvious, but I had never really stopped to think about it before.
So, if you ever get a chance to watch any of the episodes of the series, I can highly recommend them. The plots are absorbing, and, as I said, the history is fascinating. Every time I watch an episode, I wind up googling some name, or some part of the historical backdrop to learn more.
Speaking of "Masterpiece Mystery", I'm also partial to Poirot:
David Suchet is the quintessential Poirot.
and Miss Marple:
Geraldine McEwan made a darling Miss Marple!
I love the 1930's, 40's and 50's settings of the various Agatha Christie "Masterpiece Mystery" series, and I particularly enjoy the costumes. Such beautiful costuming.
Hope everyone has a great day. Thank you so much for your visit!