I also binned two teacups from Ikea. It felt strange to do it but I hate them, they are too small and nobody would ever buy them from a charity shop.
We watched Victoria and I cried profusely when the Queen's spaniel died. I was less moved by the demise of the incredibly attractive Lord Melbourne who grew paler and paler as the episode progressed. Apparently, the real Lord Melbourne was somewhat plainer than Rufus Sewell who played the part in the TV show. For me, Rufus has never been more attractive than when he hammed it up as Seth Starkadder in Cold Comfort Farm.
As I dabbed at my eyes during Poor Dash's death scene I said to Bert,
How do you think they got the wee dog to lie so still?
Oh, they'll have shot it.