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Winter on Netflix

Winters are made for nights in. And this winter we have had many days and evenings at home, cuddling under a blanket and watching Netflix. So I thought I would share some of our current favourite things to watch.

Me - I became addicted to Pretty Little Liars a few months ago and managed to binge-watch five and a half seasons in about three weeks (let's just say there were a lot of late nights and sleepy afternoons). At 40, I am well above the age range that the show is aimed at, but I absolutely love it. New episodes of season six are now showing every Wednesday. Oooohhhh!

Winter on Netflix

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Yea! It's Half-term! The kids are off school for the week so no school runs. But that means keeping the kids entertained all day every day. But this week I know what my kids will be doing. They will be watching Halloween premiere episodes of fab shows on Nick Jr UK (Sky channel 615, Virgin 715 and TalkTalk channel 318). If you're free in the afternoon this week, why not pop on the telly and check out these fab shows.

  • Monday the 26th - Dora and Friends: Into the City  4.30pm
  • Monday the 26th - Peppa Pig  5.30pm
  • Tuesday the 27th - Paw Patrol  5.30pm
  • Wednesday the 28th - Zack & Quack  5.30pm
  • Thursday the 29th - Lily's Driftwood Bay  5.30pm
  • Friday the 30th - Wallykazam!  5.30pm

While your children are watching the above shows, why not pop onto Twitter to try and win some great prizes from @UKMUMSTV. Please join me and some other friends on Twitter on Monday the 26th from 4.45pm for a Twitter party. Use the hashtag so you don't miss anything #NickJrPumpkinParty.

I'm also giving away this fab prize bundle, from Nick Jr. - just pop your details in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win. Good luck!

Nick Jr Fun at Half-Term

 

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Bob the Builder

For any Bob the Builder fans, there is a new series on Channel 5. Bob has a modern look after 16 years. New characters and new vehicles all help make the new Bob more exciting. There's also a cute new song.

Breakfast with Bob the BuilderOn the 1st September, the kids and I woke up early to watch the first episode of the new look series and to have breakfast with Bob. The kids enjoyed brioche and cereal while sipping juice and watching Bob. You can watch Bob the Builder on Channel 5 weekdays at 6.30am. And if you were wondering if Bob can still fix it? Yes he can!

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Netflix Gems for this Half-term

For those of you who follow me on social media, you might have noticed that I have a severe Netflix addiction. And when Netflix asked me to join their StreamTeam, I was over the moon. So I thought I would share some of the films and shows my family and I will be watching during the half-term. Although we have some activities and play dates planned, we will have several afternoons that need to be filled with a quiet and chilled activity for both a seven-year old and a three-year old.

For my daughter:
Mia and Me - Moozles is obsessed with this show. It starts off as a live action, then transforms into a cartoon. And it's about fairies. There is only one season but Moozles has watched this season a few times.
Spy Kids - Moozles wants to be a spy, but who doesn't?! She enjoys all the Spy Kids films but the original is the best.
For my son:
Dinosaur Train - we recently bought a DVD for this show, and I have only just realised they have all the episodes on Netflix.
Mother Goose Club - Dubz has watched one of these nursery rhymes on YouTube (The Grand Old Duke of York) and it will be good to watch a few songs.
For the family:
Meet the Robinsons - we all love this film. And I cry every time I see it. It is one of our favourite family films. And there's even a dinosaur in it for a few minutes.
Adventures in Zambezia - we haven't watched this yet but looks like a cute film about an adventurous young falcon.
Husband and me:
Community - I love this American comedy. We are on Season five and still find it hilarious.
Daredevil - we have watched the first two episodes and are already hooked. I love a good bit of action, and this has great storylines to boot.
For me:
Once Upon A Time - I am currently on Season three, and am loving it. I love the fairy tale aspect, and it is just so fun to watch. There are four seasons and I have been watching two or three each week, when Husband is working late.
Begin Again - I remember seeing trailers for this film when it was in cinemas. Being a mum of two small children means that I do not get to see more than six films per year at the cinema, so I am so pleased that I can now watch this on Netflix. If only I could get Husband to watch it with me.

Will you be taking breaks next week to watch some Netflix? What will you be watching?

 

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