Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Quote du jour/Mrs Bale


When Mrs Bale is asked to be on a television show, she says no and explains:

You see, I lead a quiet life and I rather like it that way. Having your handprints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater may be some people's idea of enjoyment but I'm far happier with a good book and the shipping forecast. But I am rather pleased to learn that I have a Plantagenet face.
Mrs Bale played by Janet Henfrey on As Time Goes By

20 comments:

  1. I don't know As Time Goes By but you make me want to.

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    1. Oh my, you will love, love, love it!! The premise is that a couple who was separated 38 years ago by the accidental loss of letters, meet again in London. It is the most wonderful show ever, in my most humble opinion.

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    2. I second that! I love, love, love As Time Goes By!!

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    3. It is the best show. I feel like the characters are real people.

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  2. Love your friend Mrs.Bale! I thought she was one of the best bits about "As Time Goes By." And yes, that Plantagenet face!
    Cheers!
    Mary

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    1. I'm so fond of the character that I occasionally offer up my weather via Mrs Bale. I've taken a bunch of photos of her from the tv and put those up when she is featured. She has an amazing face.

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  3. How good it is to see Mrs. Bale again - and garner some of her wisdom.

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    1. Such a dear character, and Janet Henfrey made her so real. Of course I watch it so often, they all seem real to me. :<)

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  4. I always look forward to seeing Mrs Bale here. I don't mind that she isn't on tv.

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    1. I laughed right out loud at your last sentence. :<) Love your dry wit.

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  5. I love Mrs. Bale . Still watch "As Time goes By " on PBS every Tuesday here in the States.
    Glad to hear she knows what makes her happy.

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    1. I bought the whole series on dvd because I love it so much.
      She is such a great character. Love your last sentence. :<)

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  6. I have always loved Mrs Bale; but if she were any different I wouldn't have been such a fan. Good thing the writers kept her true to herself!

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  7. Whoa! I never realized the resemblance! Like right out of a portrait.

    Love me some Judi Dench, what a great way to spend an evening. Such a delightful series.

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    1. It really is so wonderful. I can watch over and over and never be bored.

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  8. I, too, love the series. My husband bought me the entire thing on DVD and we are currently watching it again. Third time through I think? We've also made a convert out of our 25 year old daughter. She kept hearing us refer to it and had to see what the fuss was about. Now she loves it too!

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    1. That's so great that she enjoys it, too. It has a lot to say about life and love.

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  9. I need to watch that series - nothing like dry British wit!

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    1. Oh, I'd recommend you go right out and buy it. You won't regret it.

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