Saturday, August 20, 2016

Downton Abbey Week - Day One: Tag & Game

     Downton Abbey Week hosted by Naomi Sarah is officially begun! She started it off with a tag and then a trivia game. So, lets begin with the tag!

Downton Abbey Tag

1. Who introduced you to Downton Abbey?
      - PBS 

2. What Season did you (or: do you think you would) enjoy the most?
     -Season 2

3. Who wore the prettiest wedding dress?
      - Both of Edith's wedding dresses

4. What plot twist/ scene came most unexpected to you? (Or do you pre-read all the spoilers?)
     - Sadly, I had a weakness for looking up spoilers, but probably Anna's rape by Mr. Green. 

5. If you could save one character from dying, who would you save?
     - Matthew Crawley 

6. Who is your favourite Downton Abbey footman?
     -Andrew! He was great! 

7. What typo annoys you more? "Downtown Abbey" or "Downton Abby"?
     -"Downtown Abby" 

8. Which character do you think developed the best throughout the seasons?
     - Tom Branson 

9. Favourite Downton couple? (Okay, pick two, because there's too much cuteness to narrow down to one.)
     - Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary Crawley
     - The Earl (Robert Crawley) and Countess (Cora Crawley) of Grantham 

10. Which of Granny Grantham's one-liners is your favourite?
     - "I am a woman Mary; I can be as contrary as I choose. 

11. How do you react when you meet another DA-lover?
     - Kindred Spirit!!! 

12. Do you think the show should go on and on, or do you think it should have ended earlier?
     - I think it ended in a very good place, but it was left wide open for more story possibilities.  

13. Which room in Downton Abbey is your favourite?
     - The library/Lord Grantham's study 

14. If you could be part of the story, would you rather be a person downstairs or upstairs?
     - That's tough, because neither was easy to live in, but probably downstairs. 

15. Who would you rather spend an afternoon with, Mrs Patmore or Lady Grantham (Cora)?
    - Lady Grantham! 

16. Do you have any Downton Abbey inside jokes with someone?
     - Not really...I've had plenty good debates with my sister about Mary and Edith though. 

17. Describe the show in one word.
     - Extraordinary! 

18. On a scale of 1-10, how much of a fan do you consider yourself?

19. Do you sometimes forget who is who?
     - No, never! 

20. Finally, who is your favourite character (okay, pick three favourites, but no more than three - NO MORE), and why do you love them? 
      - Matthew Crawley
      - Anna Smith Bates
      - Mrs. Hughes 

Downton Abbey Game

1. Name three Downton Abbey redheads.
      - Beryl Patmore
      - Gwen Dawson
      - Lavinia Swire

2. Which two ladies said the following lines? A: What shall I wear? B: Clothes.
     - A: Gwen Dawson
     - B: Lady Sybil Crawley (Season 1)

3. Why is Lady Rose wearing a servants outfit here?! Explain it to ME.

     She had met a young boy at a dance and he followed her back to Downton Abbey. Fearing that he would find out she was actually a lady and also she might get into trouble with her aunt and uncle, Rose borrowed a uniform from Anna and met him at the back door.  (Season 4)

4. Name three characters that cut their hair into bobs.
     - Lady Sybil Crawley Branson (Season 3)
     - Lady Mary Crawley (Season 5)
     - Daisy Mason (Season 6)

5. What is Cora's Mother's first (Christian) name?
     - Martha

6. What did the Dowager Countess say during Daisy and William Mason's wedding?
     - "I just have something in my eye." (Season 2)

7. Who does this beautiful jacket/dress belong to?

     - Lady Edith Crawley (Season 5/6)  

8. Name three of Lady Rose's 'lovers.' :-P
     - Atticus -- her husband (Seasons 5 and 6) 
     - Jack Ross (Season 4)
     - A man she was caught with at a nightclub in season 3??

9. The Dowager Countess once joked (wait, she was perfectly serious) that Americans lived in: a) treehuts b) wigwams c) plantations d) bear-skin huts
     - b) wigwams (Season 1)

10. Why does Mr Bates walk with a cane? 
     - He was wounded when he was Lord Grantham's batman in the Boer War. (Season 1)

11. What is the name of Lord Granthams' dog? (the first dog)
     - Isis (Season 1,2,3,4,5)

12. Who does this fantabulous hat belong to?

      - Countess of Grantham -- Lady Cora Crawley

13. Name three DA characters whose names start with M (last names are also allowed; you're welcome.) 
     - Matthew Crawley
    - Mary Crawley
    - William Mason

14. Who did the Dowager Countess tell to stop whining and find something to do?
     - Lady Edith Crawley (Season 3) 

15. Who said the following quote? "You know the trouble with you lot? You are in love with the wrong people."
     - Beryl Patmore (Season 3) 


  1. Yay, thank you so much for your answers!!!
    I love Edith's second wedding dress SO much. Ahh. <3

    What an original idea to post the game answers in a blog post! - I usually have games for people to play in the comments, so no-one can see any answers! I really hope no-one will go over here to peek for the answers, because you did Very Well Indeed. ;-)

    1. Oh and I'd save Matthew too AND I LOVE YOUR HEADER. (Your headers are always SUCH BEAUTIES by the way!)

    2. Thank you! Yours are beautiful too!

  2. Everything was spot-on perfect at our wedding. And this was due in large part to the manager and the amazing staff from New York wedding venues. Very professional staff, incredible food, spectacular view and when you felt like a guest at your wedding it cannot get any better.


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