I’ve already shared with you our really busy summer and what we have been doing so far as a family. It’s been rather hectic and before the school year restarts there is now time to unwind a little and relax as long school days take it out of the kids and Harry will now be doing 3 full days in Nursery when he returns (something Emmy never did as she would tire too quickly and have a nap still on the way home after just half a day – Harry is the opposite and needs longer days, and of course with me working it will give me the time I need to get more done instead of only working in the evenings).
So while we have had a holiday and lots of days out already and we do have a few more planned, I am scheduling in some quiet relaxing time for the kids and for Paul and I too. We of course will be visiting friends and crafting too – there will definitely NOT be 2 weeks of just TV that’s for sure.
The children have been really enjoying:
The Little Prince
This is an adorable film for all the family about a little girl who’s mother is so keen for her to get into the school she went to that she creates a work schedule over the summer which leaves no time for fun. They move house and the little girl becomes friends with an eccentric aviator who lives next door, an unlikely friendship which occurs when he regales her of stories of an unusual boy who lives on an asteroid. This really is such a sweet little film – aimed at children aged 8-10 however Emmy and Harry were both glued from the off.
Ask the StoryBots
Five curious little creatures track down the answers to kids’ biggest questions, like how night happens or why we need to brush our teeth. There is currently only one season with 6 episodes, each episode is around 25 minutes long
The Netflix series based on the hit movie Home. With one season and 13 episodes. Emmy and Harry love the cute purple Boov and can be found giggling away at this show.
Dawn of the Croods
Based on the movie The Croods, the world’s first family is back for more laughs as they discover sports, sleepovers and other wonders in the world of exotic creature and adventures. As this family explore the new world around them and discover new friends they mess up, get things wrong and make the kids laugh.
School for the Little Vampires
Emmy really loves this show. The little vampires live inside their school which is inside an abandoned castle, here they have their lessons on how to be vampires who don’t actually like blood. The show sees a young vampire in love with a human girl who has no idea he is a vampire and her uncle is actually a vampire hunter which makes life interesting.
They are still also loving their favourites such as Masha and the Bear, Paw Patrol, Team Umizoomi and The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show.
Paul and I have been trying to make more time for ourselves in the evenings, so when the children are in bed and I’m not working we have been snuggling up with a few choice films or shows. Or they have been playing in the background while I work (of course it takes me twice as long to get anything done as I am watching more than writing).
We have a few new favourites currently and while we are loving watching them our TV is conspiring against us and really needs replacing, we are however putting this off as we want to save for a better one with more functions than ours has, this has lead us to look at the Panasonic 4K TV Range and now it’s a matter of
arguing it out jointly choosing which we like best.
When the TV is playing ball and not randomly turning itself off, we have been enjoying:
Don’t trust the B**** in apt 23
A hilarious comedy about a naive girl who moves to New York only to find her fiancé cheating on her with her new room mate amongst others. June moves in with con-artist Chloe only to outsmart her and become unlikely friends, with actor James Van Der Beek as their best friend and a ‘peeping Tom’ living opposite each episode is full of laughs and will have you glued.
With 2 seasons available this will keep you watching for a while – sadly we have now finished all of these and await a new season eagerly.
A comedy about a wealthy family who have now lost everything, it’s left up to one son to keep them all together often when all the odds are stacked against them. With 4 seasons this is one we go back to when we have a gap in time and watch a few episodes in one go. Easy fun watching with you can dip in and out of time and again, and missing a few episodes really doesn’t matter.
A strange one which you will either love or hate. It took me a few episodes to take to this one as it’s not my usual viewing.
When the animal species all over the world begin attacking humans, controversial zoologist Jackson Oz tries to discover the cause of this sudden change in animal behaviour.
We now need a few film recommendations is you have any? What are you loving current and think us adults should see?
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