While I love spending time with my daughter, sometimes it can be nice to have a little break from parenthood and just relax with my husband of an evening. Now that she’s older, we are comfortable with staying over night with a friend or with a relative, in fact she’s been doing this for the last few years. It gives her the chance to gain some independence and means that we can share some quality time together.
One of our favourite things to do when we have an evening to ourselves is to get a DVD box set, pop some popcorn and escape into whatever series it is we’ve decided to watch. We’ve found that we can power through a series at an almost dangerous speed! There’s some great television being made at the moment though, so we can’t be blamed for loving it! Our top 3 of late are as follows:
1. Game of Thrones
We came to this series rather late. I bought season 1 for my husband at Christmas and once we started we just couldn’t stop clicking ‘play next’! The show is based on the fantasy novels from the Song of Fire and Ice series, and while I’m not usually one for that genre, this is really compelling viewing.
Okay, I admit it; I love this show, just like everybody else! The writing here is absolutely superb and the performances are given with a lovely rawness of youth that have garnered a ton of well-deserved praise. And it’s accessible to everyone, not just girls in their 20s!
3. The Big Bang Theory
For something a little lighter, The Big Bang Theory is really easy to watch and enjoyable. It took us a while to get into it, but now in its sixth season, we’ve come to know and love this geeky gang and their character nuances can be truly hilarious at times.