This post contains an affiliate links to products. I receive a commission for this link. However all opinions remain mine and are presented in the usual unique and honest way I always do .
I was thinking the other day about how I spend my time. People are always exclaiming about how much I do, which always surprises me because I’m always amazed by how much time I do nothing!!! Perhaps I’ve perfected the art of looking busy?! I do, admittedly, do a lot of different things. I co-run our B&B so obviously ironing, cleaning, cooking and entertaining guests are up there, but let’s be honest, there are zero guests between Xmas and Easter so I can’t really play that card on the business front. I also garden for a handful of people as well as manage my own garden, but again there’s not really a lot to do from Dec to March. Even when I am doing both of these jobs it really is only in 2 hour stints for any one thing. Then there’s a few shifts in the local cafe’ and there’s stained glass commissions and the odd request for a painting, and of course making a few stock items for sale in local outlets and in my Etsy store. Mostly I fill my time with things that are important to me but not money earners. …. Blogging, I mean I love it, writing them and reading them, but I don’t make an income from it. Maintaining a social media presence; ok so I’ll tell you it’s to promote my art and craft, or B&B but really it’s because I love chatting.
I think I am mostly adept in my life at: (a) Being sociable and (b). Being completely anti-social and unwinding in front of Netflix (or catch up TV or real-time TV or YouTube videos, etc). So watching TV (take a look at the 4k led TV Panasonic.) is high up there on my life balance, mental wellbeing and relaxation front. There is nothing quite like a warm cosy living room, a comfy sofa, some proper mood lighting and a high quality sound and picture TV
Most evenings mid-week are spent watching a spot of TV, normally I’m half watching, half multitasking on my social media platforms (hello my lovely Tweeps and FB friends). But what I love the most is a binge watching session of my latest favourite Netflix series. And the very best and most fave time to do this is on a Saturday evening cwtched up (that’s the Welsh form of a cuddle only much better 😉 ) on the sofa with my gorgeous hubby surrounded by all the naughty weekend treats we don’t allow ourselves (well not often anyway), during the week. I’m talking tubes of Pringle’s (although other salty savoury snacks are available); bars of Aldis Rum and Raisin or Creamy Dark Chocolate; tubs of excessively indulgent ice-cream. I mean has anyone ever in the history of ice-cream eating ever only eaten half a tub of Magnum Double Choc Deluxe and put the rest back in the freezer for another evening (by the way if you have you are probably no friend of mine; it’s just not natural!)
Anyway I thought I might share with you the most recent half-dozen series we’ve lost ourselves in and then maybe, just maybe, you lovely folks in Blogland, Twitterdom and Facebook World, might share with me your recommendations, because lets face it, there’s so much to choose from and I don’t want to spend all my valuable time-wasting just adding things to ‘My List’; I want to spend it absorbed in the best possible binge watching.
Skins – for me this was seriously addictive viewing. British writing and acting at its best. Dealing with difficult subjects and teen strife. Very observant, extremely touching, sometimes troubling. Could not put it down. True of all 7 series
Russian Doll – what a weird little American comedy drama this was – somewhat surreal. 8 episodes series 1
Sense8– sci-fi drama based on a differently evolved generation of human who are connected telepathically across lives and countries. 24 episodes.
OA – Iwould describe this as a sci-fi drama /thriller. obsessive research scientist gone bad, woman reappearing after being missing for 7 years, people who can come back to life after dying. Two series of 8 episodes each
Jessica Jones – surprisingly enjoyed this because I’m not a comic book or Marvel fan, but these Netflix original series were more private eye stories than anything and I was hooked on both series. Each had 13 episodes
After Life – OMG! Six fantastic 20-30 minute episodes written and acted by Ricky Gervais. Fabulous cast of amazing British comedians. I howled with laughter, sobbed with tears and felt totally connected to the characters. I watched all six episodes back to back making it like a long movie. I did this twice in the same week.
So there you have it; basically I’m a lazy bugger who loves cuddling on the couch and binge-watching great TV. Please, share your recommendations , I’d hate to have nothing to watch xxxxx