Downton Abbey Exhibit

July 23, 2019 Tuesday

1:32 PM Sassy
Downton Abbey Exhibition – downstairs

Floor mat at the entrance 
Mrs Hughes’ actual costume
Actual kitchen set with Mrs Patmore’s and Daisy’s costumes
Carson’s pantry with his costume and Mrs Hughes’ costume
Wine decanter
Rope pull bells
1:37 PM Sassy
Downton Abbey Exhibition – upstairs part 1 of 2
Actual costumes from TV show – the craftsmanship was incredible 
with vintage fabrics and construction to recreate the period pieces 
Lord Grantham’s hunt costume
My favorite item – beautiful blue shoes
Two piece suit worn by Isobel Crawley – see details below 
Day dress worn by Lady Grantham
Wedding dress worn by Lady Edith 
Lady Mary’s platinum and diamond tiara and tulle veil
Lady Mary’s Wedding dress
Lady Edith’s wedding dress 
Wedding dress worn by Mrs. Hughes 
and Mr. Carson’s wedding suit
Evening dress worn by Lady Mary 
Floral detail of the presentation gown worn by Lady Rose 
The presentation gown worn by Lady Rose 
Evening dress worn by Lady Mary 
Evening dress worn by Lady Mary 
Grenadier Guards Mess Dress Uniform worn by Lord Grantham

1:39 PM Sassy

Downton Abbey Exhibition – upstairs part 2 of 2

Dining Room table
Place setting and menu
Paintings with a media presentation on the far wall 
Explanations on the back wall 
Jewelry and accessories
Pants! Bodice and pantaloons worn by Lady Sybil
Dinner gong
Exhibit for each character – John Bates
Exhibit for each character – Anna
Lord and Lady Grantham 
George’s tunic
Mrs Patmore video montage
The Green Baise door between upstairs and downstairs
Mrs Hughes welcomes you to the exhibition
Costumes from the upcoming movie 
Costumes from upcoming movie – Princess Mary’s diamond fringe tiara
Ticket desk and entrance rope line with a mural of the cast
Gift shop
Map of Downton Abbey Estate
Cute gift shop item – notepad and imprinted pens or pencils.  
I bought a pen. 
Entrance poster
Exhibition entrance
Park Plaza Castle where the exhibit was held 

1:45 PM Sassy
I feel so lucky to have seen these sets and costumes from the show! The exhibit was crowded and crammed into the space, but I still managed to see everything. I was so impressed with the labeling and the media presentations and having places to sit in each room.  It was lovely to see the characters again and all the work that went into making this show so special.  

Armadillo Trio

July 22, 2019 Monday

7:16 AM Sassy
Good morning Philip! It’s finally cooler!

9:50 AM Sassy
Here’s a trio of armadillos to brighten your Monday!

12:29 PM Phil
It was smoking hot for sure! Glad it’s cooler!

7:24 PM Sassy
Tasty summer supper at S & S Deli in Cambridge

Entrance on Cambridge Street
Watermelon cooler
Caesar salad
Shrimp Cocktail
Salmon grilled in ginger, lemon and soy with rice pilaf
Chicken pot pie
Corn on the cob

Sassy hand

July 21, 2019 Sunday

From: Sassy
To: Brett
Sent: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:53 AM
Subject: Sassy hand

Happy Sunday Brett! How are you liking this heat wave? Hope you’re staying cool and having a relaxing Sunday! I am hunkered down in the a/c, getting things done online and around home. And thinking of you!

Did you see the Atlantic article about Pink Floyd’s song Moonhead? Everyone is trotting out anything to do with the moon this week.

I had my first-ever shiatsu massage this week! It was so zen… half way between a message and acupuncture. Very relaxing!

I finally found time to get a manicure. Thought you’d like to see – the color is called “Blue My Mind.” Heh.

Please join me in imagining where that hand would look good on your body? Mmm…


Blue My Mind

July 21, 2019 Sunday
From: Sassy
To: Josh 
Sent: Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 10:11 AM
Subject: A month of Sundays
Hiya Josh! Hope it’s cooler where you are… Boston is having a true heat wave and everyone is whining! I am enjoying air-conditioned splendor and thinking of you.

How’s life treating you? I can’t believe it’s been a month since I retired! I am loving it and keeping busy.

I found time to get my first manicure in forever. Thought you might like to see. The color is called “Blue My Mind.” Heh. 

Hugs with groping and my hand someplace special!


Now We Are Six

July 21, 2019 Sunday

5:41 PM Sassy

From Majesty Magazine Facebook page

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share three new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday tomorrow.
Two photographs were taken recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace, and the other was taken while on holiday with the family. All were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge.
8:38 PM Sassy
The hat!

From the Belgische Monarchie Monarchie belge Belgian Monarchy Facebook page

Te Deum in Brussels. We wish all of you a joyful National Holiday!

Bold and Sassy

July 20, 2019 Saturday

From: Greg
To: Sassy
Sent: Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 8:02 AM
Re: Holiday wish

Bold and Sassy:). Stay cool!

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

From: Sassy
To: Greg
Sent: Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Re: Holiday wish

Awww…come on. That’s tame! Now, if I were to say imagine where that hand could be? That’s Sassy! Stay cool G!


Deluxe Town Diner

July 20 2019 Saturday

9:00 AM Phil
good morning! Have a terrific Saturday!

10:18 AM Sassy
Breakfast in Watertown at the Deluxe Town Diner!

Yes – a real diner!
Corned beef hash with eggs, home fries and multigrain toast
Apple Fritters
Crab cake eggs Benedict
Sausage patties
Ham omelette with an English muffin – my stomach
 is still iffy so I ordered something simple

10:44 AM Sassy
So many lilies!

11:10 AM Sassy
Good morning kid! Record heat today! 
Survived breakfast out, staying in the central air from here on!

Moon rock auction

July 19, 2019 Friday

7:58 AM Sassy
Happy Friday kid! We’re starting a heat wave!

10:26 AM Phil
Happy Friday! Hot as blazes here too!

4:25 PM Sassy
I got tickets to the Downton Abbey exhibit for next week!  So excited!

There were a lot of days when I was waiting to retire that I thought, “very soon I’ll be able to see that exhibit during the day on a weekday!”  Ha!

11:22 PM Sassy
What does a moon rock cost?