The exact quote is : ” So I need to rest my eyes for five minutes..Would you like a cup of coffee? ” This quote is from the movie series Last Tango in Halifax Season 1 Episode 5. Written by Sally Wainwright.
I loved this British Drama series BBC because its about having second chances-in love. The two main actors Dereck Jacobi ( Alan) and Anne Reid ( Celia) get their second chance in love when they are in their seventies. They were actually in a budding relationship when they were teenagers but it was thwarted by another jealous female who ends up marrying Alan in the story. They reconnect through Facebook with the help of their grandkids. With a lot of trepidation they meet to find they still love each other. This is where the story begins. It was written from true life experiences by Sally Wainwright with her own mom Dorothy. Later in life Dorothy reconnected with an earlier beau Alec Walker. They married and had three amazing years together before Alec died. Thank goodness her friends and acquaintances spurred her into writing these stories . Viewers loved this series because of the strong believable characters, along with the normal everyday dialogues and story lines. Last Tango in Halifax actually takes place in West Yorkshire, England! Halifax is known for Mackintosh chocolate and toffee also Rolos. and Quality Street Toffee Crisp. In the drawing above Alan and Celia have gone out and bought the kind of car they’ve always wanted a red Lexus convertible with all the bells and whistles. Of course, their kids are shocked at their purchase…that’s just the cream on the coffee …what about sex? OMG we won’t go there … Both are widowed and when you think of it why not? I loved this series. It’s about melding two families . Daughters Sarah Lancashire (Caroline) and NIcola Walker ( Gillian) each are hardworking women seeking out their own mates while dealing with too problems connected to their lives. I thought each were dealing with depression as well. Too much on their plates syndrome. I found the stories and the whole series to be extremely realistic. It proves the point, that just because someone is “of a more mature age” doesn’t mean they have to miss out on anything. Alan and Celia and Sally Wainwright and her own mom Dorothy I hope have started a new anti-ageism movement. It’s also romantic to see what can happen around us when people connect and then reconnect. In this country we have a saying : Grab the bull by the horns… it basically means to disregard all the people around you that are saying No way…slow down..let’s think about it..…Go for it anyway…what do you have to lose? No regrets. Live life to it’s fullest.