Hi, I am a big fan of your site and Michelle, obviously. I had sent her a letter and a gift (it was a wedding present from my great grandfather to his wife on their wedding in 1919). I sent it to her agency on Margaret Street and asked them to forward it to her. This was in the middle of February. I paid the customs and insurance and never heard anything from anyone. Does this happen often? I am not pissed or anything, just curious why no one would even acknowledge my package? Postcard?!
If you sent it to the address from this blog, then it should have arrived at the right place. But Michelle has been very busy, especially around the time you sent it. She’s been doing a lot of events and appearances, and then went straight in to filming season 3 of Downton. So I don’t think you should worry too much yet. It may take a while. She has a lot of things lined up, but maybe after Downton is finished filming, she’ll take a bit of time to respond to fan mail.
As for what you sent her, that seems like such an important and sentimental gift to send. I think if Michelle sees it, she will respond. Because she’ll understand how important it is. She is a lovely person and I think she’ll want to respond, but her schedule is making it difficult at the moment. Just give it some more time. I know it can be frustrating to wait, but it really is a busy time for her.
I genuinely hope you get a response. Just try to be a bit patient since Downton is filming at the moment =)
Mary did in fact several years of drama school, and her dance training is pretty extensive. She often says how her mum would sit in the audience while she was in Burnt by the Sun and during the scene with the clumsy dance she would turn to the person next to her and say 'She can dance, I can prove it! Especially tap dance!' :D
wait are you talking about Michelle? or Mary? Because the other question said Mary. So I was answering for the character, not the real Michelle.
Since your's is the most visited and perhaps oldest MD tumblr fan page, I thought I ask you for advice on an item of etiquette. I came across several fan photos of MD, the sort she takes with fans who sees her on the street. Now, these aren't taken by me, but neither are they private since they are posted online. What's your opinion on blogging them on tumblr?
My take on it is this, if you google them, check to see if they were posted on tumblr. If so, then I would reblog it, not re-post it. If it’s not from tumblr, I would just use discretion based on the page you found it from. If it’s on any type of public page, then I would assume it’s ok to use. But it’s always best to credit the source. The only time you really shouldn’t is if it’s from someone’s private facebook, or seems like it’s been taken from one. Other than that, it should be ok with proper credit.