fredag den 13. april 2012

White Star Line RMS Titanic; 100 years later

We all know the legend of Titanic, - the ship of Dreams which went to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the cold night between the 14th and 15th of April 1912 at 2.20 am in the morning. Tomorrow it will be a 100 years ago that Titanic went to the bottom of the ocean and became the most famous ship ever.  Known as the Unsinkable Ship... (what a crappy name considering what happened...ironic!)

We all know the legend of the band playing to the very last, including the song "Nearer my God to thee", and the many passenger who sank with the ship. The story of this great liner started in London and Ireland and ended in a nightmare in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, where half of its passengers were lost to the freezing water where they were prisoners of the sea, from where there was no escape.
The three most important men on the Titanic were; Mr. Bruce Ismay, Mr. Thomas Andrews and Captain Edward John Smith. Mr. Bruce was the chairman of White Star Line and president of IMM (International Mercantile Marine) which he resigned in 1916.
Mr. Thomas Andrew was the nephew of Mr. Perrie (Lord William James Pierre) who were the shipbuilder of White Star lines's ships.
Captain Smith was the milionaire-captain, he was married to Sarah Pennington, they lived in Southampton. Smith had built a reputation as one of the world's most experienced sea captains. Captain Smith was first the captain of Olympic which suffered incident, and had to limp back to Southampton from its journey from New York back home to Britain. Then he became the Captain of RMS Titanic. Titanic's maiden voyage was delayed because of the damage to Olympic, and had to put the journey a few weeks forward from the 20th of March to the 10th of April. And the rest is history. Captain Smith's body was never recovered.        

But what I am interested in, is the unknown stories of the famous ship RMS Titanic and its passengers. If anybody knows anything please leave a note for me. I would be very thankful to you all!

To the memory of the 1500 hundred souls which were lost that night. And I send my deepest regards to the families who lost family that night. 
Elizabeth Bennet! 
You are Elizabeth Bennet of Pride & Prejudice! You are intelligent, witty, and tremendously attractive. You have a good head on your shoulders, and oftentimes find yourself the lone beacon of reason in a sea of ridiculousness. You take great pleasure in many things. You are proficient in nearly all of them, though you will never own it. Lest you seem too perfect, you have a tendency toward prejudgement that serves you very ill indeed.

You Are...Elizabeth Bennet!

Then once again I have taken a Jane Austen test and I got... Elizabeth Bennet....again...surprise!

søndag den 18. marts 2012

Downtown Abbey Season 2

At Long last this very evening, the first chapter of the 2nd season of Downtown Abbey, appeared on Danish television, and it was wonderful to yet again see the familiar faces of the Crawley's and the staff of Downtown Abbey, and begin to follow their lives and WWI and how it affects the family, the staff and the world of how they live. Though there were a few surprises in the first chapter, I think it was a great introduction to the 2nd season and I already hope for a 3rd season even though the 2nd has just begun to be shown!

I hope all Danish people where as happy as I were to finally see the 2nd season on television after the long wait.
Since I know both America and Britain has already ended their enjoyment of the Downtown Abbey season 2 and now has to wait half a year before they are allowed to see what happens in season 3.

One or two things I was surprised about was that we finally could see the woman who keeps Bates and Anna separate and that Thomas once again were lucky and survives and I think he will be sent home to Britain!
One character in Downtown I was happy about was Dame Maggie Smith, and how well she plays her role as the Dowager Countess of Grantham, and how sharp her tongue is about Lavinia... (all is allowed to guess who she is, if you haven't seen the chapter tonight) and I was gladly surprised that she used a little of her professor atittude towards her (from Harry Potter).

I already can't wait for it to be sunday again!

mandag den 9. januar 2012

Downtown Abbey season 2 don't appear on Danish television

Tonight on American and British television the season 2 of Downtown Abbey will start, and still after a promise from Danish television last fall, the second season has still not appeared on Danish Television yet!

A lot of people still look forward to see what happens to the Grantham family and staff of Downtown Abbey now that the First World War rages across Europe.

No insult intended to anyone.