Watching…

It’s about to be officially Spring but it really hasn’t sprung yet. It’s still cold and damp and just generally very grey so here’s some great telly to get stuck into whilst we all wait for it to warm up. This Country (BBC) This award winning mockumentary follows the lives of young people in rural…

Documentary

I love a true story. My favourite books are biographies, memoirs, travel logs. So it will come as no surprise that I love a documentary. Fortunately there are lots of good ones about. Here are some that I highly recommend! Circus Elephant Rampage (U.S Title: Tyke Elephant Outlaw) This well publicised documentary is the story…

Big dreams…

Currently watching the BBC show Big Dreams, Small Spaces with gardening guru Monty Don. My husband routinely makes fun out of me for loving Monty Don but I have now converted him and we are now both Monty super fans! šŸ˜† Isn’t he just dreamy? Big Dreams, Small Spaces features people wanting to transform their…

Iā€™ve been watching…

I’m not sure why anybody would care what I’ve been watching but it’s an excuse to talk about some of my favourite programmes and with the Winter nights drawing in what could be better than snuggling on the sofa to watch something brilliant. Nigella Regular readers of my blog will already know about my frankly…

Strike

Ah! After I published my Must See TV post I realised I’d left out the very brilliant Strike.  Based on the novels by Robert Galbraith (a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J K Rowling) Strike follows the life of private investigator Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and his assistant Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger).  So far the current series has featured…

Must See TVĀ 

Yesterday I had a migraine. I wouldn’t say I suffer from migraines. I know people who do and they’re delibilitaring and awful. I get probably two, maybe three, a year. Not entirely sure what triggered this one but there you go. Today I am left with that awful post migraine fog. The sore head and stiff…

TV Picks

For reasons too absurd and long to go into we currently have access to Virgin, SKY, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Due to this televisual abundance I have become rather choosy about what I watch. Why watch yet another Top Gear repeat on Dave when THERE’S SO MUCH GOOD TELLY ON! So with that in mind here…

Lies & HandmaidsĀ 

I’ve just finished Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.  The story is told by Amber who says “I’ll tell you three things about me… I’m in a coma, my husband doesn’t love me any more and… sometimes I lie”.  You flit between current time (in a coma) and flashbacks to the months preceding the accident (or…

Big Little Lies

If you haven’t seen it already then you simply must watch Big Little Lies.  Based on the book by Liane Moriarty it follows the lives of some school mums (I refuse to say moms) in Monterey, California.  Yes it’s about mothers and their kids and school gate politics but it’s also about relationships and what…

Garden RescueĀ 

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…