A Step Forward

plumandfinch:

It was Timothy who found it, the worn, dust covered bear. He froze, heart dully beating in his ears and Shelagh, noticing the way his face had paled then reddened all at once, padded over. “Timmy?” she ventured softly. “I forgot”, he breathed, “It was Mum’s.”

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What a beautiful scenario of when Tim decided to call Shelagh “Mum.”

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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Did I miss this on my dash or has no one posted this from the CTM Facebook page yet?

Is that the Turner-mobile? And is it a patient’s house or the exterior of Chez Turner?

heyfishie:

Oh my god
sincerelyrobink:

this-unruly-heart:

this-unruly-heart:

my-little-yellowbird:

on-the-right-road:

Here’s Laura Main’s DM interview inexpertly stitched together if anyone wants to see it in its original form…
Angela / Alice sounds adorable. Can’t wait to see scenes of Timothy playing big brother to a baby sister - especially if something she does causes him to screw up his face or roll his eyes.

Thanks for posting! 

Okay, my fellow timeline aficionados, here we go… Near the end of this article, the writer says Laura is halfway through filming the series and filming the Christmas Special now.
Given that journalists have gotten Laura’s age wrong from the beginning and the actors themselves can’t remember some of their scenes, I’m taking it with the teensy-tiniest grain of salt.
But the reference *could* explain why baby Alice is 8 months old — because she’s in scenes beyond the CS — and this little sprog is 3 months old.
I wonder if they shoot all the baby scenes early in the schedule?

Bloody hell, forget I said anything. “This little sprog” is *also* Alice, now identified as 3 months old in this article but by Laura this week as 8 months old…
My observation re: journalism and actors gotchas still applies.

I think one of the things that has to be remembered is that television shows and movies aren’t generally filmed exactly in the order in which they air.  So they could very well have shot the early scenes of the CS with tiny Alice and then waited to complete the episode — shooting other parts of other episodes — so that they could use the same baby when she was a few months older.  Yeah, the timeline is weird and they might be guessing a bit off, but it’s not unusual for actors to begin filming episodes other than the first one that will be aired.
Now: are we gonna talk about Main and McGlynns being in State Fair together? Because my heart may have just exploded.

Yep, I was thinking the same thing - a lot of shows do not film in episode order, but do chunks at a time depending on who is available when, etc.Also in the TV interview yesterday, she said something like “yes we do have ONE now” (meaning they probably had a couple babies play “young” 0-3mos Angela” since they needed a more newborn stage infant for the CS and the little ones can only old up for so long filming).  Maybe they got scenes involving Angela from the CA early on so they could get putting a 2-3 month old through being on set out of the way first and film the rest of the CS later. She also said of baby Alice “I think she’s about 8 months NOW”….meaning perhaps they made her the “regular” baby Angela a month or so ago, starting with the first episode of S4, which likely skips ahead of the CS as it has in the past, so maybe she was 6 or 7 months when she was made the “regular” and is now currently 8 mos?Just an idea.But Laura gushing over Angela’s facial expression when with Timothy? Oh, my it’s going to be beautiful seeing big brother Tim and his little sis.

sincerelyrobink:

this-unruly-heart:

this-unruly-heart:

my-little-yellowbird:

on-the-right-road:

Here’s Laura Main’s DM interview inexpertly stitched together if anyone wants to see it in its original form…

Angela / Alice sounds adorable. Can’t wait to see scenes of Timothy playing big brother to a baby sister - especially if something she does causes him to screw up his face or roll his eyes.

Thanks for posting! 

Okay, my fellow timeline aficionados, here we go… Near the end of this article, the writer says Laura is halfway through filming the series and filming the Christmas Special now.

Given that journalists have gotten Laura’s age wrong from the beginning and the actors themselves can’t remember some of their scenes, I’m taking it with the teensy-tiniest grain of salt.

But the reference *could* explain why baby Alice is 8 months old — because she’s in scenes beyond the CS — and this little sprog is 3 months old.

I wonder if they shoot all the baby scenes early in the schedule?

Bloody hell, forget I said anything. “This little sprog” is *also* Alice, now identified as 3 months old in this article but by Laura this week as 8 months old…

My observation re: journalism and actors gotchas still applies.

I think one of the things that has to be remembered is that television shows and movies aren’t generally filmed exactly in the order in which they air.  So they could very well have shot the early scenes of the CS with tiny Alice and then waited to complete the episode — shooting other parts of other episodes — so that they could use the same baby when she was a few months older.  Yeah, the timeline is weird and they might be guessing a bit off, but it’s not unusual for actors to begin filming episodes other than the first one that will be aired.

Now: are we gonna talk about Main and McGlynns being in State Fair together? Because my heart may have just exploded.

Yep, I was thinking the same thing - a lot of shows do not film in episode order, but do chunks at a time depending on who is available when, etc.

Also in the TV interview yesterday, she said something like “yes we do have ONE now” (meaning they probably had a couple babies play “young” 0-3mos Angela” since they needed a more newborn stage infant for the CS and the little ones can only old up for so long filming). Maybe they got scenes involving Angela from the CA early on so they could get putting a 2-3 month old through being on set out of the way first and film the rest of the CS later.

She also said of baby Alice “I think she’s about 8 months NOW”….meaning perhaps they made her the “regular” baby Angela a month or so ago, starting with the first episode of S4, which likely skips ahead of the CS as it has in the past, so maybe she was 6 or 7 months when she was made the “regular” and is now currently 8 mos?

Just an idea.

But Laura gushing over Angela’s facial expression when with Timothy? Oh, my it’s going to be beautiful seeing big brother Tim and his little sis.

kaydoeshealthythings:

This is literally the cutest thing ever and this is a topic very close to my heart, as I adopted my kitten from the Humane Society. :-)

(Source: catsparella.com, via bannatnd)

Tags: dogs animals

my-little-yellowbird:

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

And suddenly, I’m back in my parent’s living room, sitting on the green shag carpet, watching Bert get down on a tv the size of a boat with a screen the size of a laptop.

my-little-yellowbird:

sesamestreet:

Doin’ the Pigeon. 

And suddenly, I’m back in my parent’s living room, sitting on the green shag carpet, watching Bert get down on a tv the size of a boat with a screen the size of a laptop.

sara-wrote-this:

turnadette:

muffyinturnerland:

turnadette:

my-little-yellowbird:

turnadette:

my-little-yellowbird:

rockbird86:

rockbird86:

On youtube now for anyone who wants it :)

Bump!

So they’re filming the CHristmas episode, but the baby playing Angela is about 8 months old. Theories?

They’ve been filming since May, starting with the Christmas episode. They’ll be well into filming the first few episodes of series 4 by now :)

I thought I heard Laura say in the interview that they were filming the Christmas ep now.

I don’t remember her saying about currently filming the Christmas ep, but she did mention that the baby they had now was 8 months old, suggesting they will have had a 2-3 month old for the Christmas episode, like little Freddie was last year (I also took that as them having already filmed the Christmas ep). Plus, Angela was adopted at the end of October so realistically it isn’t possible for her to be 8 months old at Christmas.

I just watched and she did say they were filming the Christmas episode now

Ah right, I didn’t hear her say that, apologies :) perhaps if Angela is about 8 months old in the Christmas episode, then CTM are doing what Downton did last year and set it in the summer :)

I thought so too, but didn’t Stephen tweet something earlier about having to film exteriors and being very hot? I assumed that was because they’d dressed him some horrendous woolen thing because it’s supposed to be Christmas or at least winter during that episode.

Laura said Alice, the child playing her daughter, is about 8 months, not Angela. I’m guessing you can make an 8-month-old appear somewhat younger than that for TV….but I wouldn’t think you could dial back to 2 or 3 months. But what do I know? I’ve never filmed anything and I don’t have any kids.

Hmm..that always does bug me when writer’s timeline with age doesn’t make sense.

So I hope that if it is taking place at Christmastime, that the baby doesn’t actually look 8 months old, since Angela would only be about 2mos at that point.

I have always wondered about the timelines and costumes not quite matching the seasons. I know they wore more layers and dresses conservatively back then, but you would have the mom and her baby who were delivered by Sr Evangelina, wearing a heavy coat, scarf and hat and Shelagh in her heavy tweed suit in the jubilee episode which took place in summer.

I was hoping they wouldn’t jump that far ahead from the S3 finale just so we could see a glimpse of them still in the newer phase of adjustment with Angela.

Do we think angela will have blond or strawberry blond hair??? Because that would be adorable.

like-an-officer-and-a-sergeant:

rockbird86:

Tweet from Call The Midwife (@CallTheMidwife1)

like-an-officer-and-a-sergeant:

sincerelyrobink:

my-little-yellowbird:

Call The Midwife (@CallTheMidwife1) tweeted at 3:20 PM on Thu, Jul 17, 2014:
Love it! :-)…

Guys, CtM, Laura and Smcganns LOVE our Robin!

How lucky is this fandom to have her artistic and fanfic talents?!

my-little-yellowbird:

sara-wrote-this:

peekaboochelsie:

Wait, O’Brien may make an appearance?

Episode 5.1: O’Brien, recently back from her India travels, is appalled at all the strife and nonsense that has occurred her absence. “Anna was raped? Bates might have killed someone? Edith got pregnant and then her fiance went missing in Germany? Daisy and Ivy got into an embarrassing cat fight over my ridiculously tall and gawky nephew?

"I mean, I’m evil…but I’m not that evil.”

Then she proceeds to break the fourth wall and berate Fellowes.

Listening in, Lord Grantham says, “What on earth is she talking about Cora?”

Exactly this.

Because Robert and Cora don’t have any purpose but to look pretty and be oblivious to everything going on in their home.