Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snowing and The Prisoner

The tree is up, the lights are on and outside, it's snowing steadily. We're in the middle of a winter storm, complete with high winds that could bring us up to a foot of the white stuff. We may already have that. The roads are a mess and I'm worried - I have loved ones who are out today and all I really want is for them to get home safely.

I'm drinking Queen Elizabeth blend today; it's a mild-mannered black tea with unfailing good manners - good for a day when calmness is needed.

Last night, we finished watching The Prisoner. Let me give a little advice: never watch four episodes of The Prisoner in one sitting. Yikes! It's often said the first seven episodes are the best but there's a lot to be said for the last three. For one thing, it's definitely ... imaginative ... To keep a tea-theme going, there's a memorable scene of Patrick McGoohan carrying a tea tray in a windowed trailer speeding down one of Britain's motorways, and the people in the passing vehicles doing double-takes.
Yeah, my kinda series!


  1. I have not heard of"The Prisoner"but LOVE all things British.:-)Your snow sounds lovely except for the loved ones that have to be out in it.We live in a part of Oregon that seldom sees it but we are cold enough right now that if any moisture fell it would most likely fall as snow.:-)Blessings~Sharon

  2. It's a series that ran in the summer of 1967 about a British spy, played by Patrick McGoohan, who resigns his post because he's had enough of the undercover life. Instead of letting him go, he is taken to The Village, a beautiful seaside community where people like him are taken and basically brainwashed. However, he refuses to be brainwashed and that's where the fun begins. It only ran for 17 episodes but it is considered to be one of the best TV shows of all time. It is very strange since many of the episodes are based on nursery rhymes and are basically commentaries on life today and the dangers of modern society. It has some great tea moments - in fact, every episode involves tea in some way and it's always properly served in pretty china cups and from a silver service. Veddy, veddy British.
    As for the snow, it's pretty but dangerous. Even though I have snow tires, I would be quite content to never drive in winter.