Would you like a cup of tea?
'Would you like a cup of tea?' Lady Mary asked a visitor yesterday. Usually when someone wants a cup of tea, you then have to go into the kitchen and make some. But not in Downton Abbey!
Lady Mary walked to a corner of the room, and with an elegant gesture pulled a big rope. Within minutes a servant appeared, to get her whatever she wanted.
Women are without fault!
Aside from the practical benefits, I also love the way women are put on a pedestal in Downton Abbey. Sure, they have no rights to anything, but at the same time they're treated with great care.
For example: there's been trouble brewing in the marriage of two servants.
'It múst be my fault,' the husband pondered earnestly. 'Because she is faultless.'
My husband's policy...
I couldn't wait to tell my husband about this. Because his policy is exactly the other way around:
'It's always somebody else's fault. Never his.'