Auld Lang Syne Downton Abbey Finale



In the final episode of Downton we experience the end of the year.


Unfortunately,  I’m not big on endings. As Auld Lang Syne rang out, we departed the Abbey with Cousin Violet bemoaning having to leave the past behind and boldly step forth into the future.


“If only we had the choice,” she quipped. Waaaaaaa….


Whether we like it or not all things come to and end. If we are fortunate our good~byes are expressed, tears are shed, and then little by little our life moves on. I suppose this is true on all levels of endings. In terms of saying good~bye to watching DA for the last 6 years on Sunday evenings, this too will be the case.  I can’t help reflect the changes my own life has gone through during these years, and how watching DA impacted it. For one thing, being that I retired from teaching the year the series began, no doubt it helped me keep track of what day of the week it was.  I had no longer looked forward to Fridays, but to Sundays. And, as the years moved on and the journey lent its way to the final episode theme of “Resolution” my own journey aligned. I edited my own life, got rid of a lot of “stuff”, and “resolved” to live a more simple life. I feel so blessed to have been part of their journey of “Resolution”  as I traveled through my own.


I loved the the Dowager’s observation at Edith’s wedding about the English and happy endings. …something to do with the weather. And, it was nice to leave most of the characters on a positive note. Thank you Julian. No, I have never enjoyed endings. ..but I have always adored Happy Beginnings.

Here’s my own version of a wedding breakfast.  I gathered the left overs from Sundays dinner and prepared an omelet frittata.




6 Eggs, 3 different cheeses, tomato, mashed potatoes, onion, garlic, …or whatever else you have on hand.


Whisk the eggs together, add a bit of seasoning, but go lightly on the salt. Heat a small non-stick frying or omelet pan over a medium heat, then garlic and onion. Saute.  Pour in the eggs and as they start to set add the remaining ingredients. When omelet is set underneath, turn, and fold. I cut the omelet in half and then served. Voila!


A clip from today’s morning walk. Can you see the rainbow?

“Be strong in your resolution, and know you’ll be happier for it,.”~Dowager




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3 Responses to Auld Lang Syne Downton Abbey Finale

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful post and giving voice to the ending of such a glorious shared experience!

  2. Nancy Coughlin says:

    Loved this one! And I did indeed see the rainbow!!

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