With the ever-increasing popularity of ‘Netflix and chill’ it is becoming more and more common for people to binge watch TV programmes, to watch multiple seasons one after the other. It is almost like a drug that one becomes addicted to, no other programmes are watched until you have completed watching each and every episode ever made of said programme. Watching an episode is often described as “getting a fix” as it becomes as much a necessity in your daily life as eating and breathing do (ok that may be a slight exaggeration). Then comes the withdrawal when you have used up all the episodes and have to wait for the next season to be released and often even longer for it to then be added to Netflix or Putlocker. This withdrawal can feel almost like a depression, like your loved one has gone away and you don’t know when they will return. It can be exciting when a release date is confirmed and you know when your next fix is coming. It can also be extremely sad when you get to the end of the 6th or 8th season just to find out that the last season was released in 2013 and there are no plans to make any more, this happened to us recently having binge watched all of Dexter just to find out no more have or wil be made.
One of my current addictions has been American Horror Story, when I first started watching it the first 4 Seasons had already been released so I was able to completely binge watch them before a wait for season 5. I was under the impression that 5 was the last one so imagine my excitement when season 6 was advertised!!
Then imagine my pain when the TV started to play up. At some point I think one of the children has accidentally thrown something at the TV which has caused a white spot on the screen. This white dot appears to be growing and although it is not that noticeable when watching something light , when the show is dark (as AHS often is) it completely draws your eye making for a less than enjoyable watching experience. I am trying to convince the OH that we should get a new TV and I just love the Panasonic 4K TV Range. These Ultra HD TV’s with built-in Freeview will certainly make for improved viewing pleasure . Fingers crossed that I can convince the OH that we need a new TV!
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I don’t mean to alarm anyone but Christmas is fast approaching and you know what that means? An excuse to shop and add loads of cute items onto online wish lists which you then ‘accidentally’ send to the significant people in your life.
Personally I don’t think you can beat a little bling during the season of goodwill, every one knows if it sparkles it will instantly make you feel better. However being a lover of all things vintage, QVC just won’t cut it. I love nothing more than a beautiful piece of jewellery which feels steeped in history. A perfectly cut stone from the 20’s, an art deco bracelet from the 30’s, pearls from the 50’s…makes my heart beat faster and my pulse race. Thankfully the OH is well aware of my love for historical jewels and has in the past not just supported my obsession but enabled it. Presents have included a flower style amber ring and a 60’s Dior pendant ( as worn to London Fashion Weekend )
So with this in mind I have been trawling the internet for more jewel inspiration and came accros Berganza.com ! Oh my goddess they have such an impressive array of vintage jewellery, I am in magpie heaven! Their fascinating blog section is a font of knowledge concerning antique and vintage jewellery and they have a smorgersboard of delights to thrill and amaze you. I think I may just have to leave my laptop open with this page pulled up for OH to see. Hopefully he will feel inspired!! So if like me you love a bit of bling with some history , look no further than Berganza for the best array of jewellery!! From their unique engagement rings to their one of necklaces there is something for everyone.
Dedicated to all the Punky Moms out there and especially to all the amazing, beautiful, rad mamas I am now able to call friends! Spoiler alert…it’s you ladies who have changed my life! I love each and every one of you!!
7 years ago when I had my son I didn’t feel that there was any support networks which I fit into, baby groups didn’t do it for me, I didn’t have a friendship circle full of mummies and I didn’t do well with organised fun. With the increased use of social media, groups of people who never would have met before are getting together and forming spaces where they can feel at home.
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If like me you enjoy a bit of pampering and like to look good but don’t really have the patience for making an effort or the time for a daily face then you should look into something semi permanent.
Over the decades Men’s fashion has at times been very staid, sedate, even boring if you will. Generally to find anything more interesting you had to look to the alternative scenes. However in recent years this has been changing and the alternative styles have been moving over to the mainstream. With a very vintage feel, men’s fashion has become more flamboyant. The long beards have made a comeback as have the 3 piece suit and Mods and Rockers looks of the 1960’s, though thankfully now without the conflicts and brawls between the two.
Having grown up in Bedfordshire, the Bedford River Festival has always featured in my Summer plans. Every two years it almost signals the start of summer with a raucous weekend of music, stalls, raft displays and a parade.
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With the summer holidays fast approaching so too are the mandatory expensive days out and trying to fill the suddenly long days for bored children. I can feel my bank account getting lighter already! But fear not, with Groupon Coupons you can make it through the 6 week break without breaking in the bank.