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Oh, to Live in England....

I grew up in London, in fact it's the first place I remember. I spent my early elementary school years there (primary school for you UKers). My younger brother was born there. The lucky bastard has dual citizenship & no appreciation or use of it. Because it's the first place I remember and it's where I spent most of my early childhood years, it's still the place that most feels like home.

To this day, I wish I still lived there. But, circumstances beyond my control have prevented my return for anything longer than a month. What makes my homesickness worse is The Downton Abbey Countdown. Not only does the UK get Downton four months before the US, they're also getting all these lovely magazines featuring Matthew and Mary on the cover. Beautiful; glossy-covered magazines highlighting Dan Steven's dazzling, azure eyes. Despite being able to access these images on the internet, it's just not the same as seeing them in person. I want to watch DA in 8 days on the television (or telly), not on my shoddy laptop. I want to be in England engaging in the Downton Abbey fervor in person. I want to put a 'U' in fervor and not have someone tell me it's wrong (this happened to me with color/colour in my first week in a US school). I want to call an elevator a lift and not have people look at me funny. In short, I want to be in England. I just want someone else to pay for my transport and accommodation.

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eolivet
Sep. 9th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Aww, I didn't know that -- how cool!!! :D I admit that's how I felt last year -- INSANELY jealous that the lovely folks in the UK were going to the grocery store and seeing MD and DS on every magazine cover, while I went to the grocery store and saw...the Kardashians. :p

I won't deny that when M/M made the cover of TV Guide, I SQUEALED (quietly) in the middle of the grocery store and even like...jumped a little. But it was the day of the Super Bowl, so I'm sure they all just assumed I was really excited about seeing the Patriots lose to the Giants again, some more ;p
kdanna03
Sep. 9th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Haha! They get the lovely and inimitable Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens on magazine covers and we get Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Doesn't seem like a fair trade. ;)

I completely forgot that M/M made the cover of TV Guide! That gives me hope that we'll get magazine covers this year too. Maybe I'll check Barnes & Noble too, because they carry some British magazines.

I'm proud that you can squeal quietly! I forget where I am, squeal loudly, and my husband looks away and pretends he doesn't know me. :D
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