Road to Avonlea

I’ve been watching Road to Avonlea while knitting my socks. It’s a Canadian children’s television series that was filmed in the late 80s early 90s – there were seven series. It was made by Sullivan Entertainment who also made the Anne of Green Gables shows. It is based (somewhat loosely) on the works of L M Montgomery (namely The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea)

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I’ve been enjoying it – each episode is about 45 minutes long (just the right length for any of my knitting attempts) and there are 91 episodes – surely I’ll get my sock finished before I’ve finished watching them all. There is a fabulous website devoted to the series here.

I love looking at the clothes and the house furnishings – I imagine there is a lot of ironing involved!

If you like period domestic detail and (dare I say it) wholesome entertainment, then watch this series. However, a word of caution Sullivan Entertainment charge a King’s ransom to post the DVDs to Australia, buy from here instead.


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2 Responses to Road to Avonlea

  1. Oh…I love those DVDs! I’m glad I’m not the only one who does handwork while watching movies! 🙂

  2. SewWitty

    I can’t do anything too compilicated while watching movies – as it is I have had to cast my sock on twice!

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