Downton Abbey (Fandango’s Friday Flashback)

Yay, it is Friday again, and Fandango has just published his Friday Flashback post. The idea is that he picks a post from this day in a previous year, to give newer readers a better insight into what does and doesn’t make him tick.

I have always liked that idea, so shall also post my own reminiscence. As much as anything, it reminds me of where I was, where I am now, and how far I have come. Hopefully, you will find it entertaining along the way.


Only had to go back a year for today’s Flashback.

I’d got back into the habit of working again. I have to have the tv off while I’m doing this, but tended to knock off around 5PM, and I found this programme re-airing on one of the nostalgia channels.

In the end, I watched the lot, although it took a month or two. My final verdict? Meh… It was better than a lot of tv, but could have been better still. Some of it I found pretty unbelievable, some sub-plots had been added for no particular reason other than to spin the story out.

I enjoyed thinking about it, though – seeing people who was every bit as trapped by their riches as other people were by their poverty.

Mister Bump

I don’t particularly follow the crowd. My tastes are pretty unique. It’s not something that bothers me, especially now. Becoming comfortable in your skin is just ageing.

Take television. For example, a very popular show in the UK is The Apprentice. I find this pretty offensive – the notion that financial gain is the be-all-and-end-all. So, I buck the trend. Another example, I can’t be bothered with your typical Saturday night fodder, so a lot of programmes I’ve simply never seen. These shows are just low-budget, low-quality tv.


The other day I watched a re-run of the first few episodes of Downton Abbey. I think this aired for the first time between 2010-2015. Ish. But they missed me completely. I suppose, at that time, I was finishup up in London, up in Liverpool, then trying to get the bike mechanic venture off the ground. So I was pretty busy. Not…

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Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

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