Garden Rescue 

I’ve done quite a lot of gardening in the last couple of days (when I’ve been working a late shift). This is probably due to watching an unhealthy amount of Garden Rescue.  Garden Rescue (BBC One) features people who want to change their gardens. The gardens, requirements and budgets vary hugely so one day you might…

Child Genius 

So today we say goodbye to David Cameron as Theresa May becomes our new Prime Minister. I could talk about all the political shenanigans but I’ve decided I’m all Brexited out. Instead, I’m going to watch Child Genius (Ch4) because it’s always BRILLIANT. The kids, in general, are very sweet but I watch it for the…

Dahlia

As I’ve said before, when I was little I watched a lot of Japanese and Korean anime shows/movies. My absolute favourite of these was a series called Hana No Ko Lunlun (Lulu The Flower Angel).  Basically there was this girl who was running around all over Europe in search of a special magical rainbow flower…

Euro2016

So the football is back. It’s on all the time. I was texting my friend Jo last night in despair “He’s watching football!” I wailed “It’s the THIRD MATCH OF THE DAY”. And today has been much of the same. But I tell myself we’re having a rare quiet weekend and the European Championships are…

Versailles 

Just a quick note to remind you all to set your boxes to record the new raunchy French drama Versailles that starts this week (9:30pm Wed, BBC2).  It’s the most expensive French TV series ever made. It’s also the first French series to have a second season commissioned before the first had aired. Written by two…

Infomercials 

One of my daughter’s favourite things in LIFE is watching awful infomercials. Recently she’s found some corkers! The Better Marriage Blanket – a blanket that improves your marriage by trapping farts. Go Go Pillow – a bean bag. Seriously that’s all it is. Comfort Wipe – a stick for wiping your bum. Kush – I just can’t even… Not only…

The Secret 

The Secret (ITV) currently has the nation gripped. The drama is based on the true story of dentist Colin Howell and Sunday school teacher Hazel Stewart murdering his wife and her husband in Coleraine, Northern Ireland in 1991. It’s one of those stories that if you didn’t know it was based on real life events you’d say it was too far fetched, too…

Whilst I was away… 

I haven’t been on WordPress for a bit… I won’t bore you with the details but there have been many hospital appointments. And vet appointments (because my life is just not busy enough!). And house stuff. And family stuff. Let’s see, what have I missed?  The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday. I know a lot of…

Indian Summers

The second series of Indian Summers is currently airing on Channel 4. I loved the first series and I am loving the second one even more. Set in early 30’s India, the Indians are fighting for independence whilst the British are desperately clinging to power. It was customary for the Brits to desert the cities in the…

Oscars 2016

I love the Oscars. Yes, it’s all superficial froth. No, it doesn’t really matter. Yes, the studios beaver away behind the scenes running campaigns to ensure their film wins the top gong… yada yada yada…I know all of this. I just don’t care. The Oscars air when all of us on this side of the…