30th July 2016 Helen

My kids are nerds, being raised by nerds with a taste for all things nerdy. Their taste in music is no exception. Amidst the warbling of One Direction, Katy Perry and (gah) Justin Beiber their playlist also features Stevie Wonder and Kate Bush. They frequently lose it to Tina Turner’s…

22nd June 2016 Helen

While himself has been away, I’ve been indulging in a whole host of Netflix programmes that he’d never partake in! Yay! I was on a bit of a documentary roll and gorged on the ever brilliant Louis Theroux back catalogue – with everything from alien hunting desert dwellers to religious…

14th February 2016 Helen 4Comment

I’m a bit meh about Valentine’s Day. It’s all very nice and that but – maybe a bit like I find the ‘in your face’ sexiness of Fifty Shades oh-so-unsexy, I’m less than excited about the slightly embarrassing obviousness of it. That said I have had some truly memorable Valentine’s encounters.  There were, of…

28th July 2015 Helen 3Comment

  Oh Netflix how I miss you and all those programmes on demand The movies and the cartoons, always ready and on-hand. You were always there to mind the kids so I could do a wee And run around and do some jobs, and even make the tea. But without you…

11th March 2015 Helen 15Comment

My February Netflix post was going to be a very humdrum whinge about how moving house and having no WiFi had conspired to rob me of the next season of House of Cards.  Then someone had the inspired idea of inviting myself and a gang from the Netflix StreamTeam to London for…

2nd December 2014 Helen 10Comment

This month the kiddies have been staying retro and still enjoying Inspector Gadget. Car journeys have become actually enjoyable (my three are real car whingers) since they like to imagine that we are being followed by M.A.D. agents working for the evil Dr.Claw. Clearly, it’s anything for a quiet life round here.  They’ve also…