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#1 Snot stew

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

So I'll be alone (with kids in bed) after 8pm every night next week *rubs hands together with glee*.

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#2 BadCat

Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:51 PM

Chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.  And your favourite movies.

#3 The Awesome One

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

My DH just got back from a week away, I spent my nights watching Call The Midwife

What sort of things do you like? that will help with suggestions

#4 The Falcon

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

I love Jodie Picoult books, I can never put them down!

#5 FiveAus

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

I've been watching Smash, which is fabulous. Second the suggestion for Call the Midwives, it's one of the best tv series of recent years.

#6 Mpjp is feral

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

haha I came in from recent topics expecting a juicy vent about a DH....in recent topics it reads "DH is going away for a week - good"!!!

#7 babybeli

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

I havd been reading Di Morrisey books lately they are not bad.

#8 loubee

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Game of Thrones is great but good to watch with DH so possibly miss it. I've just watched seasons 1 & 2 of Downton Abbey which I loved. DH was out on Valentines Day so I treated myself to Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. So many choices.

#9 Snot stew

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (mad madam mim @ 26/02/2013, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My DH just got back from a week away, I spent my nights watching Call The Midwife

What sort of things do you like? that will help with suggestions


I am pretty eclectic - I never know what will appeal to me until I've started watching/reading it.  Novels must be well written; TV series must be thoughtful/witty, not just slapstick humour.  

For eg I love 'The Vicar of Dibley' but hate 'French and Saunders'

Can you get 'call the midwife' online or do you have to buy it?


#10 SkeptiHandsOnMum

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Book: Jojo Moyes, "Me Before You"
DVDs: The Sapphires, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

#11 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

I love the West Wing, but it would be pretty ambitious to get through that in a week.

Otherwise, go for a few golden oldies - Gone with the Wind, The Thorn Birds, North and South, etc.  Pick a golden oldie for each night - 7 movies.  biggrin.gif

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 26 February 2013 - 09:56 PM.


#12 NotRocketScience

Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

I've just revisited all four seasons of Felicity. I couldn't stop watching it and did the last season in just over a day.

I would recommend The Killing, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones as great TV series to watch. The British TV series Sherlock was also really great.

#13 mindy05

Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:36 AM

I love British period dramas and last year I got the box set of a series called Lark Rise to Candleford. It's about a young girl who leaves her small village to be apprenticed in the Post Office of the next town. I've been watching a new series each time I take the kids to our holiday house for the week over the past year.

Reading- I love the Phrynne Fisher books by Kerry Greenwood. They are the basis of the Miss Fisher series on ABC.


#14 Snot stew

Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for ideas original.gif - some good ones here.


#15 WhatWouldBuffyDo

Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Arrow original.gif There are 15 eps so far. I really enjoyed it. And the main character is rather nice to look at.




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