Oh what an end to Our Girl ( I always type My Girl, greedy eh?) She's not mine she's our's well until she got under the covers with James, woah steamy stuff, definitely Jame's Girl now. It was a sensational finish to the series I thought and what an ending. Oh I hope they all make that jump, probably be a big splash but hey thanks to Special Forces for nipping off on their hols and leaving them with their boats hundreds of feet below a big cliff. They weren't to know I suppose but it certainly made a very entertaining and tense finale. Can't wait for it to return again.
I'm a bit obsessed with Eat Well For Less, it's just fabulous to see lives turned around just by the food they buy. If you haven't seen it Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin get hold of a family (not literally) and seek out their shopping habits and tot up their budget. We at home firstly gasp at how much these people spend then congratulate them when they cut their weekly shopping budget down by quite a considerable amount. There are families buying zillion bottles of cola to takeaway meals most nights and the savings are unbelievable.
I noticed a difference when I started doing my bulk shop at Aldi as it's just amazing how much the prices vary. It's also surprising how much rubbish we chuck in our trolley's, things we really don't need. I hate throwing food out so I take a lot of tips from this on how to buy well and it is so much healthier to cook nutritional meals from scratch. Yes convenience meals are quick and easy but it really doesn't take much effort to cook a nice meal. A slow cooker is the best thing for having a cheap healthy meal ready at the end of the day......wouldn't be without mine. Love this programme, good educational, tip grabbing telly..
I've had a pretty free weekend this weekend. I did have lots of plans to get some paperwork done, some other writing projects but guess what I did in the end? Well I procrastinated in a big way but I binge watched a load of Sex And The City. Now I've seen the whole lot of this over and over before so it's not as if I haven't seen it and I'm not sure what made me start. Oh that's it I caught a re run of one episode on tv and thought it may be good to watch some more. So I have totally wasted this weekend with four girls from New York and their dating antics.
I kept asking myself, are you happy though Sue from the Brew? and I can honestly say I was. It's been a long time since I've just relaxed and not done anything. A while since I had time to chill by myself so I think I will catch up with the other stuff this week but hurray to a bit of relaxation. The thing is I almost feel guilty for it, but why? Stuff it.......I'm not gonna feel bad. It rained anyway so my gardening wasn't happening and that's my excuse as if I need one.
This week we see the last in the series of Poldark and a new drama starting on Tuesday called Age Before Beauty which looks good. I will also be reviewing Nadiya's Family Favourites next week which is fabulous. If you've not seen it it's on Monday BBC2 8pm. Very funny and be prepared for very tasty recipes.
So my conclusion this week is that binge watching box sets does have a lot to answer for but sometimes you just have to do it, recharge the old body batteries ready for more mayhem that life brings us. Thank you so much for reading today. Please pop back tomorrow fro Music Monday but for now..........
Yes we are back to some sort of normal with the old telly box. My programmes seem to be all where they should be now with no one playing the odd game of footy or popping off for a quick visit to Wimbledon.
I'm watching Nashville which is going to be coming to an end very soon so I'm watching it very slowly so that it lasts as long as possible. That sounds daft doesn't it? I just don't want it to end. Oozles of seasons and I love these people in Nashville like they are my own family. I want to see them all settled and happy playing their country tunes and living happily every after. For goodness sake if Deacon and Jessie don't get together I may swear or if Juliette doesn't find some kind of happiness I will not be happy. That woman.....I think I've loved her and hated her all at the same time. I've gone ahhhh poor Juliette one minute and then shouted 'you nasty woman' (maybe not that polite) the next. Will be sad to see it end though.....only three more episodes to go.
We saw the return of Stan Lee's Lucky Man this week with the gorgeous James Nesbitt. I love this but did worry where it had ended after Season 2 but some clever writey person has been very good to make it all quite clear without having to watch a little catch up trailer. I'm on track now and can remember Harry's past and he's still donning his bracelet of hell and someone is still chasing him to pinch it from him. It is really good and so good to see Mr Nesbitt on our screens again. You can catch the new series on Sky One on Friday evenings at 9pm.
Unforgotten was the other new starter this week and what a start. A body discovered in amongst the roadworks on the motorway. A good job that body wasn't by the side of the A52 in Derby as due to a financial shortage and a halt of the roadworks I fear any dead body would be there undiscovered for another ten years. So Cassie and Sunny are on the case and trying to discover the identity of this body and hopefully at some point they will find the killer. I think that's the point of the programme but we'll see. Great drama and so good to see it back. I love Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar together, they make a great crime busting team.
I have caught up with two episodes so far of Picnic at Hanging Rock. This is quite a dark spooky drama starring Natalie Dormer who is fabulous in her role as Hester Appleyard who starts a college for young women. One Valentines Day the girls go for a picnic and three of the girls mysteriously disappear and now it's a mission to find out what actually happened. I do find I have got to carry on watching as I now need to know what happened so I'll keep you posted unless you're watching it too and in that case you'll know. This drama is on Wednesday's BBC2 9pm.
Well that's it for this week....I'm off to join Poldark, only watching him from the comfort of my sofa but that's ok. Please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you all take care.
Yes it's over and congratulations to France for winning the World Cup and after Wimbledon too we can get back to some sort of TV normality again. There will be something else I'm sure, as I sit here the BBC are trying to flog me a watch at the Tour De France but I think I'll leave that for now.
Our Girl got bumped out of the way this week with football and a marathon tennis session. I believe it will be re scheduled so just keep an eye on your TV guides on that. I think that was a bit rude to keep cancelling and I don't think anyone should be playing tennis till 11pm. The fit sports people can probably manage it but I need my cuppa and night-shirt on way before then. I also find my neighbours get a bit miffed with the balls going over the fence so late. They don't have that problem on Centre Court do they?
Poldark saw a death again.....they are knocking a few cast members out of this aren't they? I don't wish anything awful on anyone but I did want the Rev Ossie to get some sort of tick off for being a bit of a rotter. Watch out for his mum Lady Whitworth as I think she will want justice for the murder of her son. Played by the fabulous Rebecca Front I think she may pick up where Ossie left off but obviously not with the sexy bits.
It was great to see Keeping Faith on BBC 1 this week after it aired on BBC Wales. Due to the massive popularity of this series shown on BBC iplayer too it got his well deserved air on prime time tv and so it should. I binge watched it on BBC iplayer and really enjoyed it in fact I have posted about it quite a bit here and also on my Music Monday feature as the soundtrack is amazing. So get a watch of this, I'm not going to give anything away and I am actually watching again. Tune in on BBC1 Thursday's at 9pm. Take a look at my categories for posts relating to this if you want to know more about it but just watch for spoilers as I didn't think it would go to main BBC. A second series has already been commissioned so that's fab news.
Tonight sees a new series of the crime drama Unforgotten with Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar. If you haven't seen this before catch up on the last two series on ITV Hub as it is brilliant. That's my one to watch this coming week
So here's to a rest from sport for the time being and the return of super drama and great entertainment. I have actually loved the World Cup so will miss it, only another four years until the next one.
Thank you for reading today, join me again tomorrow for Music Monday where I will be telling you all about Rock Choir Live our summer concert which took place last night. Eeeek it was amazing!
Take care till then.
Oh crikey that was a sad one of Poldark last week. Poor Dwight and Caroline losing their little baby daughter Sarah to a rare heart defect. Oh if anyone deserved to be happy with their family they did. I know Caroline wasn't keen on having children but she fell in love and was bonding so well with her. Oh I cried, and then had to hold my breath again as there was a huge flood in the mine. We are a bit busy this week with people being stuck in underwater mines this week.
Yes all the best to the young lads and their football coach in Thailand who are at present being rescued from an underground cave. Four out so far so lets hope all 13 people get out safely.
It all happened in Our Girl as well this week. Bones didn't half put the guys and gals through their paces with even the threat of sending Georgie home. She wasn't going anywhere was she? How could she? That would be the end of the series......silly. I wasn't expecting to see Bossy Bones go out though. Blimey I was a bit annoyed at him, I know he was trying to get the best out of everyone but woah I wasn't expecting him to get blown to pieces. He spotted a suspect package left at a dinner party and.......well took it upon him selves to take the detonation.
After all I said the other week about him and Georgie maybe becoming an item, how wrong was I? It's Captain James we've got to be watching. he's taken quite a shine to Georgie in a big way, but who didn't see that coming? Now James is married to Molly who was played by Lacey Turner in the early days so it's a bit like nooooooooooo you can't do this to Molly. I don't think Georgie will let it happen but who knows....will they succumb to a bit of passion? Keep watching.
I watched The Big NHS Singalong this week which was a programme following the NHS Choir and how they put together the song 'With A Little help From My Friends'. They recorded it at Abbey Road Studios with a few celebrity friends and then the programme aired this week was a live link up around the country of more NHS workers as they attempted to break the record for the biggest singalong.
This is all to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and it was a lovely moving adventure. I love being part of a choir as you know if you read my Music Monday posts and I love seeing the joy it brings to others in their choirs too. I was great to see how it all comes together and I also enjoyed seeing them get excited about recording at the famous Abbey Road Studios as I know how it feels to record there. So a big well done to the NHS Choir and you can download their song now.
Well another busy week of football again and haven't we done well so far?Semi Finals on Wednesday, I think most of us will be watching that surely?? It's been a fantastic tournament and I will miss it when it finishes. One week to go and who will be playing the final next Sunday? Ohhhhhh we will have to wait and see......fingers crossed!!
Thank you so much for reading today......please come back tomorrow for Music Monday but for now you all take care and stay cool folks.
Well the football continues to dominate my telly and I'm sure a lot of tv's all over the world really. The pubs are heaving especially on an England game here and to be honest I'm really enjoying it.
There are some very exciting matches and the VAR is proving to be very controversial. VAR is Video Assistant Referee so by using video footage the correct decisions can be made. Well you'd think so but I'm sure more mistakes are being made from what I've seen so far. Oh well it's adding a bit of excitement and it has got us all talking about it.
We are now in the final sixteen knockout games and already some of the big teams are going out such as Germany, Portugal and Argentina. Does this mean England have a chance? Oh goodness knows eh? We always have this hope but then it usually gets dashed.... well.......about now really. We play again on Tuesday evening at 7pm against Columbia so fingers crossed everyone.
They play on the ITV jinx.....it's ok we seem to always lose on ITV but do well on BBC. That's just a myth surely......a silly superstition. As long as the players don't spend to much time lying down on the ground we should get a good game played. I'm not on about our lads so much but my goodness there are some that milk it for a few minutes of extra time. Some of them should have babies, that stings a little from experience I can tell you. I saw something the other day on Facebook which was quite funny. It referred to players having so many tattoos but then they don't seem to have the same pain threshold when playing a game of football.
I'm tending to watch the same programmes at the moment so I will get back to our great dramas later but I need to go back to my footy. I think I will miss it when it goes. I've never enjoyed shouting at the tv so much in ages and half the time I don't quite know what I'm shouting about. I just hope that if anyone hears me I'm talking great football sense, just like the commentators. I don't know whether I agree with Gary Lineker or would just like to pinch a packet of Walkers Crisps from him..........do you think he has a pack of cheese and onion at half time? Bet he does or we may catch him with a pack of Golden Wonder now that would be massive controversy.
Ok lets see what happens this week but all the best to England and if there is no Pass the Remote next week it's because I'm sulking.....no not really I'll be here. Join me tomorrow for Music Monday if ya fancy but for now take care of yourselves.
Pass the Remote
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