When this first came on TV I Hated it. No surprise here – HE loved it.

Many times MANY years later, I bought the entire box set and started watching it again.

Guess what?

We are now older, have kids, been through a ton of B.S……HE hates it. I LOVE IT.

What I’d (and he’d) never appreciated in our 20’s was the subtle but absolutely ingenuous strength/knowing/patience/commitment of both Dorothy and Deborah.

Pissed men on your sofa acting like nob-‘eads —- not attractive.

Nor is Uncle Iain and their father wandering round a pitch black 2 acre garden with a huge pond. We found their father head first in the raspberry bushes muttering and my brother sleeping in the rockery!!!