What was your favorite subject in school?
My favourite subject was English Literature as I have always love reading and that has not changed to this day. I hated maths as I was terrible at it (still am in fact).
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away” (George Carlin). When have you had such a moment?
I would say when I saw Elaine come down the aisle in her wedding dress. She looked beautiful.
What’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, or numeric puzzles?
I would have to say out of those jigsaws, especially a really large one.
If you found an obviously abandoned car with $50,000 in the back seat, what would you do?
I would have to hand it in as I would feel so guilty if I didn’t.
When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes?
Describe the occasion.
Well it was a bench at Carlisle train station where I was waiting for my connecting train to Newcasle to go and see my wife who was on a course for work at Newcastle and who I hadn’t seen for a couple of days.
Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?
I turn away every time. I hate the sight blood, especially my own.
Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?
Nowhere in particular, just somewhere nice where you can a have a nice cosy chat and catch up.
If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?
That would be HMV so I could buy all of the dvds of series that I remember watching and would love to watch again.
Porthos discovers the truth about his parentage and what happened to him as a baby and this doesn’t go down well with Porthos at all, especially when he finds out things about Treville that he didn’t previously know and couldn’t match with the man that he knew and respected, or thought he did in this episode such as the fact that Treville was the one who spirited him and his mother away from his father but that each one of them claimed different reasons for doing so both of which made sense given the situation that Porthos father was of noble blood and his mother was a servant and both which were equally believable even though for the majority of the episode Porthos felt the need to believe what his newly found father said was true rather than what Treville said was true as Treville’s account doesn’t place his father in a very good light at all.
Constance is asked for her hand in marriage by the kings personal surgeon in this episode which shocks her a bit as he had never previously shown any interest of that sort in her before her husband had been murdered and she does lead him on a little bit, the little minx when it is obvious that she only has eyes for one person.
At the end of the episode Rochefort showed his true colours and pretty much attacked the queen and proclaimed his love for her then when she fought back and stabbed him in the eye he then decided that he would proclaim himself the victim and her the aggressor as he told her that he controls the guards and is also the one person that the King seems to trust at the moment so you can imagine that the queen is not best pleased about this as he also seems to have worked out that the Dauphin is not the king’s son as well which he is certainly going to use to his own advantage.
So far what Rochefort wants Rochefort seems to get so at the end of this episode it really is looking good for the queen as Rochefort will work out a way to make this her fault and not his, and the King will likely believe Rochefort over his own wife as Rochefort has got him believing that everyone apart from Rochefort is seeking to topple him from power, and the King is buying it hook, line and sinker.
The last two episodes should be interesting as see how far Rochefort will go to get what he wants, which is probably all the way given his previous form.
In this episode the King’s cousin Princess Louisa was sent to Paris to get a gift from the King for her forthcoming marriage to Swedish royalty, to broker a treaty between the two nations. Just before they reached Paris the convoy was attacked but the Princess and some of her men were saved by the Musketeers and were then given protection when in Paris itself.
The next day the Archbishop is killed in an attack that was assumed to be meant for the Princess. Not long after Treville is sent for the King’s gift for the princess and ends up being shot in the back and almost killed.
The person who shoots him is none other than the one the princess’s men and this is spied by Milady after she is escorted from the palace and out of luck which is just manna for her as she knows exactly how to use this piece of information which she knows very few other people would know about.
Treville recovers but it is a bit of touch-and-go for a while and there is some rather gruesome seventeenth century surgery shown which is not for the fainthearted.
Athos goes to find out what the gift was and discovers that it is a portrait of the Princess Louisa and that the artist was murdered.
When they find the original sketches they realise that the person that they assumed was the princess was not who she claimed to be at all and then it was a race to find her and stop her from completing her plans.
This episode was a bit of a romp when compared to last week’s rather tense episode and was a lot of fun to watch. The fake Princess Louisa was very convincing throughout the episode, and it did seem a bit of a shock when her true self was revealed but when you realise that very few people knew what she actually looked like it did seem rather easy for the perpetrators to get as far as they did.
Do you carry a book around with you? Inside the house? Whenever you go out?
Always, everywhere, itâ€™s practically glued to your fingers?
(And yes, digital books very much DO count as long as youâ€™re spending time
reading on your Kindle or iPad and not just loading them with books that you
never actually read.)
I always have a book in the house, the one that I am currently reading, and will take into any room that I might happen to be in at the time.
Sometimes I carry a book around with me when I am going to work so that I can read on the way to and back from work.