So on Friday I took my hard earned money to see the new Downton Abbey film. Much like I wish I could join Charli XCX and go back to the simpler days of 1999, I too wish I could go back to my salad days of 2010, when Downtown Abbey originally aired, and life offered such pleasant diversions such as gazing longingly out my office window, imagining Lady Sybil and I holding hands in a field. Well times have changed, and watching the same characters and story nearly a decade later just felt a bit weird for some reason, with the world being on fire and all. A few stray observations:
1) The way Anna says 'Mister Bates' still bothers me as much as it did ten years ago.
2) I really want that twisty thing that pours the wine, but for other objects and beverages.
3) That is definitely not the same dog. Why was this just glossed over?
4) I would pay good money to see Michael Ian Black do a Thomas Barrow impression, ideally with other former cast members of The State.
It's going to take a while for that stench to clear, but in the meantime it's good to know that there are other avenues currently available to have our voice heard for something actually worthwhile, such as the Global Climate Strikes happening this Friday. All JW offices will be closed for half the day so we can attend our local rallies. Even our new website is joining in for the Digital Climate Strike.. I know Lady Sybil would have totally joined us on the day, and I hope you do too!
Until then, we've given our newsletter a bit of a freshening up, hope you enjoy the latest instalment of what we've been up to. For those of you who have been asking as well, the new season of the podcast is not far off! We're really happy with our new format and can't wait to share it with you soon.
Until then - We Hear. For you. We hear for you.