Friday, January 29, 2016

A Downton Abbey Giveaway

For Christmas I received a set of Season 5 DVD's.   I removed the cellophane wrapper eager to begin watching them only to discover they were Blu-ray discs, and our DVD player isn't made for Blu-ray.  Therefore, I'm giving away the never-been-used set of Season 5 DVD's. If anyone would like to have it please leave a comment.  If there's more than one person, I will have a drawing and announce the winner on Tuesday.

Did you watch Episode 4 last Sunday night?  It paled in comparison to Episode 3 the previous week, but was still enjoyable. 

Did you recognize Mrs. Harding [née Gwen Dawson, Downton housemaid in Season 1] as she rode up to Downton with her husband, Mr. John Harding, treasurer of Hillcroft College? I didn't recognize her, but my daughter did.

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Of course, Thomas Barrow was as evil as ever with his feeble attempt to expose Gwen which backfired when she endeared herself to the Crawley's with her loving tribute to Sybil. Even Lady Mary's heart was touched.

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Impetuous Daisy came perilously close to a disaster with Lady Cora, and after Anna's successful surgery, she finally broke the happy new to Mr. Bates that she was pregnant. Other than that, there were no cliffhangers - unless Robert's chest pains are setting us up for an impending health crisis. Please don't make him die, Julian.  He's got to be in the upcoming Downton movie [if it comes to fruition].

This Sunday afternoon a girlfriend and I will be at the McAninch Arts Center [College of DuPage] near Chicago, IL attending an event with Jessica Fellowes [author and niece of Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes].  She'll be taking us behind the scenes and discussing all things Downton Abbey.   I'll be sure to tell you all about it when I return.

While my hubby is keeping the home fires burning, I'll be tuning in to Episode 5 from my hotel room, and lamenting that only 4 more episodes remain.  


  1. Enjoy your trip to Chicago! It sounds like a great time and I am sure there will be some tea involved. I can't wait to hear all about it! Yes, I recognized Gwen and was relieved when the family handled Barrow so well. Robert even reprimanded him! When people do things with malice in their heart, they do not make the world a better place.
    And don't enter me in the contest, I already have season 5 on Blue Ray. Just wanted to wish you safe travels.

  2. I'd love to have the Downton Blu-ray! We just got a blue ray player!


  3. I don't have blu-Ray either but you are sweet to share these. Someone will enjoy them!

  4. I'm hoping I can catch Sunday's episode from our hotel room on the way south, it's going to end way too soon isn't it?
    It will be fun to read your DA post after your weekend away.

  5. I recognized Gwen immediately - she was always one of my favorite (even though short time on) DA character. I loved her and she is sooooo cute.

    WOW on the dvd giveaway - that's worth some cash, a very generous giveaway. But, alas, I don't have a blu-ray player.

    Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs. ♥

  6. What a nice giveaway, Phyllis, and so generous of you. I don't have a blu-ray player either. Happy weekend to you!

  7. Yes, I would love the DA discs. My name is Gail Bothwell,
    Rochester MI 48307

  8. Phyllis,
    Please enter me in your Blu-Ray giveaway of Season 5 of Downton Abbey please.
    The Dowager's house (Lady Violet) that is used in the Downton Abbey series is now a public tea room. When you went on your trip last year to England you mentioned it was for sale but you had a chance to enjoy a private tea there. The info popped up on a tea site that I read.
    Thanks, Laura

  9. Phyllis, a small group of us went to a Jessica Fellowes event in Youngstown a couple of years ago and did have a good time. I don't think I would go again, but being with a huge group of Downton Abbey viewers made it pleasurable.

  10. Thank you for your generous offer. I do have Blue Ray and would love it. Thank you for considering me. I tried to write yesterday but it didn't come through. Trying again. I am Ruthie. I used to post on Lady B's Time for Tea. All of my posts are down there since she stopped the blog. Thank you, Phyllis, Ruthie

  11. Phyllis, Please enter me in your giveaway. I confess I have never watched the series. After reading all the reviews here in blogland, I realized that this would be a series I would enjoy. I have a neighbor that owns Seasons 1. It would be perfect to add 5 to the collection. Thank you for this opportunity to win.


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