Saturday, June 28, 2014

The First Endeavour

A full basket on the first picking!
(the ones the robins and mice decided to leave for us)

The berries are from our garden and are much bigger this year,
due to all the rain we're getting.

Strawberry Shortcake coming soon.
The biscuity kind, not the cake kind.


Endeavour (Morse)
You won't want to miss him.

The first episode (of Season Two) of Endeavour  (my spell check is going crazy!) begins tomorrow night (Sunday night) on PBS. Sorry if you've missed Season One, and very sorry if you missed all the Inspector Morse movies (seven series) with John Thaw and Kevin Whately - that depicted the older Chief  Inspector Morse and his Detective Sergeant Lewis. This series, Endeavour, played by Shaun Evans, goes back in time to the young Morse.  Awkward, conflicted, brooding, intelligent. Not much changed as he got older. Roger Allam is his superior officer, Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. It seems that he's in every third British production, but this is my favorite role to date. These are so good!

British TV gives us lots of entertainment when we're trying to compete to see who can remember which show an actor was in previously. The faces are almost always familiar.

'I know, I know, he was, don't tell me!, I know, it was in a Lynley mystery!' 

As Kevin says, 'It is a small island, after all.' (No offense to my British readers, btw. British TV is the only TV worth watching, in our opinion  - and not all of that, of course.)

Don't miss Endeavour.

P.S. Thanks for all the nice well-wishes regarding my silly disc issue. Sitting is the absolute worst, so I will get up now from the computer. Just wanted you to be aware that Endeavour is coming to town!


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TexWisGirl said...

strawberry shortcake should be a good treat to distract from your back pain!

Vee said...

Your own berries! They are beauties. We had our first last night bought at a local farm stand for $5 a pint. We also prefer the biscuity kind of shortcake.

I tried to appreciate Inspector Morse, but I can't make myself enjoy murder mysteries and psychological thrillers; they hop on my last nerve. But you enjoy it so have fun watching tomorrow! I'm more of a Doc Martin gal, if only there weren't so much blood and vomiting. Ai yi yi. Loved your description of watching Brit true, so true. Still, I haven't seen some of my favorites lately. Anyone seen anybody from Larkrise to Candleford except for Brendan Coyle?

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have had great luck with your strawberries ! ( which, since I have had mediocre luck over the last two years I appreciate for you! :)

Empty Nester said...

Feel free to send some of that strawberry shortcake my way! :)

Susan said...

Hi Judy. Ummmmmmm, strawberry shortcake. Love it. Only "real" whipped cream will do. Susan

Jenny said...

Yours are beautiful looking. In Holland they are perfect now. We can't get enough though we don't grow them ourselves. Your Insptector Morse sounds like something I'd like to watch. xo Jenny

eileeninmd said...

Yummy strawberies and strawberry shortcake sounds delicious! Enjoy! Have a happy Sunday!

Trace4J said...

Yummy berries.
Save me some shortcake pleaseeee! :)
Sunday Blessings

Primitive Stars said...

Oh yummy, shortcake sounds so good, those berry's look so great!!!! Blessings Francine.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those strawberries look absolutely amazing! Wow. So rich in color. And I will have to order season one of Endeavor.

MadSnapper said...

those berries look fantastic.. i had to smile at the comment about what was left by the critters. this morning we heard a lot of chitter chatter and looked up and mom and pop squirrel with their family of 3 juveniles were racing and chasing. they jumped from tree to tree and bob said I KNOW they are headed for the avocado tree... and they were

Susie said...

Wonderful to get that many strawberries at first pickings. I love them. I too like the biscuit shortbreads. Blessings for a great Sunday, xoxo,Susie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Homegrown strawberries taste so much better! I hope you'll be feeling better soon... I remember when I hurt myself once and had only two available positions: standing and lying down!

Nancy Shuman said...

Ooooh, those strawberries!! And I'm with you about British television, although haven't yet seen Endeavour (must fix that). I hope your back is improving.

Ida said...

Yum on your strawberries. We tried to grow them for a few summers but it wasn't worth it for us and since we have very yummy local berries it's easier to just buy them. I agree the Biscuit kind of shortcake is the best. Well I'm not one for British TV so I guess I'll pass on your show but I do hope you enjoy it.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Strawberries and summer sunshine perfect!Your home grown strawberries look delicious, ours are all flown in from some where the moment!
Wren x

Unknown said...

Yum....those strawberries looks very inviting and tasty. Yes, English TV shows are great, aren't they?!
Enjoy your day!

Samantha said...

What a great haul!! Strawberries are always sweeter when home-grown I think.

I'm so annoyed about Endeavour, I missed it the first time round then saw an ad a few weeks back saying it was coming back but on a channel that you can't get for free, only on Sky subscription and we have both freeview and freesat but have crushed off our subscription because of it being a waste of money. That'll teach me to be frugal!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your berries look wonderful!


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