Saturday, June 13, 2009

Transported to another place and time

This week has flown by in a surreal whirl. The hobbits and I have been 'extras' in a BBC drama Christmas special and were transported back to the 1860's to a rather popular Cheshire town......

We were the poorer townsfolk, so didn't get to buy any of the latest fabrics in this shop...

Luckily we behaved, so didn't get locked up in here for the night.....
Above is my youngest relaxing on set, and below is my boy doing his bit alongside one of the stars ;)


Whilst I've been busy doing such extravagant things, the chicks have been growing bigger everyday. We have had more hatch and now infact have six.

And the poppies have bloomed without me having a moment to notice them....

Now its back down to earth. There is a mountain of blog reading to climb and lots of paintings and hangers to plan , and wheelbarrows full of weeds to tackle.
Oh yes.... and sleep to catch up on.

22 comments:

  1. Ok, I am not up on costume drama, I'm guessing Cranford? Larkrise? It is stunningly pretty, I'm not surprised it is so popular.

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  2. What a great experience for the children!

    There will be giggles when they see themselves on the TV:)

    I love the little jail!

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  3. I'm with PG but would guess Cranford. We have Lacock nearby that is often used for period dramas. Hope you all enjoyed it, looks fun.

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  4. How exciting to be part of a costume drama - I'm Cheshire born and bred and I'm trying to decide where you were, the streets look rather broad to be Knutsford but I don't know the west of the county very well so it could easily be a place I'm not familiar with - do tell!

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  5. That looks like wonderful fun! Gorgeous costumes! Gosh, what a beautiful place. Do let us know when it's on of course!

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  6. It is Cranford. Well done for guessing!
    Its fictionally Cheshire, but is filmed here in Wiltshire and will be aired I believe on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Not allowed to give too much away as the story line is secret ;)

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  7. I haven't watched whatever the series is, but I bet it was interesting seeing behind the scenes.

    Love the chicks :-)

    Celia

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  8. How exciting! I'm not struck on the idea of a corset, but the dresses!
    Kim xx

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  9. Looks like great fun. The Beeb do costume dramas so well. Love those chicks too.

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  10. Is that Laycock? That would be a coincidence if it was, because we were there just yesterday! We did notice an air of excitement around the place,overhearing snippets of conversation about film crews and such. We also noticed the roads had a layer of dust over them (to cover the modern-ness of them I expect!) How exciting to have you and your family on at christmas. You'll have to tell us which ones you play so I can look out for you! :o)

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  11. How fun! It had to be so interesting to see a set and be part of the action.

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  12. What fun!! They look so adorable in their antique clothing. Do tell which production it is so I can be on the lookout!! Well done!

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  13. how exciting, love the costumes, shall watch out for this one for sure. i bet the hobbits were excited!

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  14. Karen - just wanted to say a big THANK YOU - I received my gorgeous wooden hare this morning - I will treasure him. xx

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  15. Jessie...
    What a coincidence that you were there on Sunday! You guessed right. They finished filming on Saturday lunch time, so you just missed it.

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  16. I recognise the set and especially the jail but I cant remember the programme...how wonderful to be extras...Polly would love to do that....what a wonderful experience for them.

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  17. How exciting for you, I love Cranford and now I shall watch out for you.

    We live near the Cheshire town of Knutsford, I guess it would have looked a bit like this, how interesting for you all, it must have been fun to dress up.

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  18. Hee..that looks like such fun, getting to dress up & everything. I love those period dramas & stuff. Will be watching excidedly no doubt..pointing out to all & sundry that I know people in it! LOL

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  19. Ha ha. How cool is that! What a great experience for your kids! Funny you call them hobbits...LOTR was filmed here in NZ. But my boy Jason wasn't born yet, so he missed out. Lol!

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  20. Debrina..
    How wonderful to live in NZ! I'd love to go and visit someday.
    It was my neighbour that started the nickname 'hobbits' when the children were both small. It has stuck, although my son is almost as tall as me now, so I shouldn't call him a hobbit anymore. ;)

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