Many many years ago, I remember sitting in our cold Scottish manse and reading A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth . It transported me to a country that I had not yet visited; I have since visited India even though it was a very brief trip. I am not sure I enjoyed the book as I don’t remember the story very much. The book wasn’t an easy read; I think it had 19 parts to it! The small print on the paperback copy added to the difficulty.
Since we don’t own a television, we did not get to watch the BBC mini series of the same name when it aired in 2020. However, in the middle of September, I got an email from Britbox informing me that the mini series is now available to us Britbox subscribers!
We have since watched the whole series and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Surprisingly, I found it very relaxing. I also understand the story a little better now.
It is worth watching if you have not already watched it!
Recently, I received an email notification from Britbox to say that they have now added to their list, Monarch of the Glen, a Scottish drama about a young laird trying to restore his childhood home called the Glenbogle house.
I was elated! The Mhinisteir and I used to watch this as part of our downtime. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted to watch it again. Sadly, my joy was short lived as Britbox have only added the first two series of the drama instead of all the series!!!! What a dampener!
I have since discovered that they have done exactly the same to another Scottish drama called Take the High Road.
You will by now know if you have been following this blog that we got a Britbox subscription for the sole purpose of watching the Vicar of Dibley.
One thing let to another and so instead of cancelling our Subscription after the Vicar of Dibley, we conveniently stumbled into Yes, Minister followed by Yes, Prime Minister and now we are going through the Good Life!!!!
Anyway, my favourite character from the Good Life is Margo Leadbetter. The downside is that she reminds me too much of myself!!!!!