|I'll take the kitchen clock for $69, Bob...|
Like I said. Weird. A little The Price is Right-y in her time of grief.
When Emma is desperate for work she wishes (often) that the Buckfastleigh otter sanctuary were hiring for the season. The good news is that it exists! Here's a link to their home page:
We also have facilities for the treatment of any sick or injured otters that may be brought to us. It is hoped that having seen and enjoyed our resident otters, and been given an insight into their secret way of life, visitors will be more aware of the plight of otters world-wide, particularly of course our own native British Otter Lutra lutra.
I'll dust off my Grand High Poobah Arbiter of Everything badge to designate this an Official Betty Pilgrimage Site. I'd bet my fortune that Betty took the grandkids.
Emma describes the darkness as she drives out to the travellers camp as 'Stygian'. Hey. Fun fact: The River Styx's (meaning 'hate' and 'detestation') adjectival form is Stygian.
A Good Wife:
|Son Antoine: the Grand Bastard - le grand bâtard|
The musical, Mama Mia!, opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6 April 1999.
Though I've never seen the movie (must have come out when I was nursing), my a favorite song in the stage show (thank you, wiki) is 'Take a Chance on Me' (they don't even break out 'Waterloo' until after the end!).
Our hero has a job in Luxembourg. Luxembourg, you might not have known, is not an entirely made-up place at all: In 1437, the House of Luxembourg suffered a succession crisis, precipitated by the lack of a male heir to assume the throne, which led to the territory being sold by Duchess Elisabeth to Philip the Good of Burgundy (son of John the Fearless (who in his turn was son of Philip the Bold) and father to Charles the Rash and Antoine, bastard of Burgundy or The Grand Bastard).