Tuesday, September 9, 2008

British gents









John Hurt. Bill Nighy. Sir Ian McKellen. And fabulously elegant and decked out British gents (just because). Need I say more? *sighs* I could swoon, Phil Poynter does an excellent job. I'm a big fan of British movies and British actors. It's the accent, and the history. And the fact that they can pull off the tweeds and straight pants (trousers) like non other. I studied abroad in Birmingham, England, five or six years ago (for a whole 9 months) and loved almost every minute. There is something about three months of rain that I couldn't quite absorb. But, I fully immersed myself in the tea, the "brellies," the history, and the culture. Andrew and I will put a British flick on and I'll immediately look at him with puppy eyes and ask "when can we go back?"

Also, I had to mention on a side note that for the first time in months, one of my Red Otter journals made it to the front page of the Etsy site! I was tickled pink--it's such a beautiful treasury!

19 comments:

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Yeeeessss....Love those British accents!!! Congrats on the front page!!!!! Woohoo...It's because your journals are FABULOUS and everyone loves them!!!

Oh yeah...I nominated you for a blog award today!!! I really love your blog. It's one of my absolute favorites so thank you for having it!!! :)

Cheers!
xo
KK

picciolo said...

hey, congrats on the front page, it look stunning! We have had good old british rain all day today, which soaked me on my bike, I'm not surprised it wasn't your favourite part of england!
: )

Laura B said...

Congratulations on your front page, I spied it this afternoon!

I am a luck lady and have Brittish gent of my very own, (no tweed in sight), but I love him all the same. (But still have a little cm of room for other lovelies too :)

Jude said...

Yay for you making the Etsy home page! That is so great, Jewels!!

These are such great pics. I have a terrible soft spot for the lads from Ireland and Scotland, too. ☺

please sir said...

So neat - love your British gents!

Karen said...

Congrats on making the front page---awesome!!

And there just something about those Brits that make us swoon... My personal favorite is Colin Firth...how can anyone top Mr. Darcy?? *swoon*

wunderbug said...

woo! congrats on the treasury!

risamay said...

The Brits are the best. No question about it. I just today, in fact, got a notice from Amazon.com that my order of Absolutely Everything is en route. What's that, you ask? Why, every last gut-busting episode of one of the best British TV shows, like ever: Absolutely Fabulous. Just like the name says.

cindy : quaint said...

congratulations on your etsy front page! i'm an anglophile, so i love your british gents and envy your time spent living in england. i'd also add daniel craig as james bond, he's so macho. i can't wait for the next movie this november.

scottish accents are my favorite though - so lyrical. i think if someone yelled at me with that accent i would just giggle ;).

Mrs.French said...

I could listen to those fellows speak all day long....oh and your journal looks perfect on that page. Congrats my dear!

Leah said...

hello my lovely! how i'd love to join you for a spot of tea!

congrats on the treasury! and front page! so purty!!

sending loads of lovin your way. xoxox cheerio!

Ann said...

What a nice treasury. And don't the world just love British men? They are so appealing and classy looking no matter what age they are.

Paige said...

I do the same thing to Karen. I want to go back to England so bad. I wish I could go back in time and be in Birmingham with you, Andrew, Jess, Jen, Katie, Cassie and liz all the time... *Sigh*

blazedanielle said...

What fun!! My dear friend and housemate Christye is attending Oxford for a whole quarter. Her blog is christyelaurel.blogspot.com. She sounds like she's having a blast!! :)

♥ Tiny Red said...

yay congrats about the journal!

British men... hummm...yeah, my other half is one of them... i'm lucky :)

Jaimee said...

Ah, I'm a sucker for a Britsh Accent too! I can watch any British movie and just get sucked in whether it's a good one or not.
I've only visited England a few times with family and then again in High School (which was YEARS ago) I long to go back though - it's just convincing my hubby to brave the flight with our four year old son! SOOO...it's probably NOT going to happening any time soon :(

naphtali said...

Love England. Love the post. Love your etsy work! {Congrats!}

Caroline said...

Congrats on the front page. Your books are beautiful! British men are just "yummy." But then again, I am a sucker for accents!

ThePeachTree said...

Oh yeah, I SO needed this lineup of regal british gents :)