Next week on Masterpiece Theatre...NOT Home Fires! What?
If you live in America, you might enjoy Masterpiece Theatre on PBS as much as I do. The most recent series shown was "Home Fires" about the Women's Institute in England during World War II. Marvelous storyline and great acting as you would expect from a fine British cast. Were you shocked recently when you were shown the previews for the following week and they showed us scenes about ...oh, I don't know, something about a film of Charles becoming King? Say what? What happened to "Home Fires"?
I looked it up and it seems that those who were behind "Home Fires" were as shocked as we were when it was cancelled. The writer, Julie Summers, has written about it and I have a link for you just here. She calls this piece "Home Fires Extinguished". There are worst things in life but honestly, the last episode really left us all hanging! (Julie Summers wrote the book "Jambusters" about the Women's Institute and "Home Fires" was developed from this. What does "Jambusters" mean? I have a link to a piece in the Daily Mail where Julie Summers will tell you all about it! Read it here!)
There have been times lately that all that keeps me going is a soft, comfy chair and lovely English accents washing over me. And yes, they very often send me off to sleep and I have to re-wind the episodes to catch up on what I have missed! (Hey, you don't have to know ALL the great excitement of my life, do you?)
Tomorrow is Mother's Day in America, so I have a photo here of Richard's mother, Joan and his aunt, Doreen in England. There, I have given you two mothers and I know that Joan was also in the Women's Institute, they call it W.I. over there.