If you cross a soap opera with an historical bodice-ripper romance novel, you get "Downton Abbey". Are you watching?
I do find myself wishing that the women of the manor would make a trip to Paris. Mademoiselle Chanel's shop on the rue de Cambon opened for business in 1913. She was already freeing women's bodies by eliminating the corset and working with jersey.
the third Monday of January is (statistically) the most depressing day of the year.