Now The Consul likes to reminiscence about Maggie Thatcher’s best feature and rightly so, but what about the other Maggie? Of course I am referring to Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey has been a big hit in America, but I’ve only recently started watching it myself. I’m almost at the end of Season Two, and I must say Dame Maggie cracks me up all the time – she always seems to have the best lines. At 82 she is still going strong so I think we all have plenty of life left to go. Go Maggie!