Companions don't ever ask for breakfast in bed or meals at odd times.
Companions ought to be able to shovel coal and whip up a Cordon Bleu meal in a blizzard.
Companions should not eat in the kitchen.
Companions should be willing to eat in the kitchen.
It's all dizzying. So much better to just simply marry a rich Dutch doctor...
The Other Woman is named Dodie. Now, my name is Betty Keira...and I'm awfully conscious of living in a glass house where strange names are concerned. But I'm a good shot with a rock and Dodie is not a name to be whispered in the moonlight:
Its source is Dorothea, a Greek name meaning "Gift of God." Nickname For: Dorothy
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
Both Betty Debbie and I think of it as a boy name as we evidently (yes, with my family, I have to say 'evidently') have an uncle with that name. And then there's the ill-fated Dodi al-Fayed...
She basically doesn't have any kind of wardrobe--so each paycheck she carefully plans out what to buy--by Christmas she should have enough of the basics so that she can then start picking and choosing. The Founding Bettys wonder how you would go about starting from scratch? What would be the first thing you'd buy? For me it would be a good pair of jeans, some hard-wearing and washable tops, a cute buttoned sweater, a straight black skirt and then maybe a versatile accessory like a belt or a long necklace. Ugh. Modern living is so much more mundane. Not an uncrushable jersey dress in a luscious strawberry pink to be found.
When Mrs. Potts (landlady) has to go to the hospital, Katherine makes up her bed for Mrs. Spooner (Mrs. Potts sister? - doctor's housekeeper) 'she had become quite expert at making up beds since she had been working at the hospital'. It's nice to see her using her skills...