I thought today I would share a bumper list of things I would recommend watching since we’re all at home social distancing, making it the perfect time to catch up with some series.

I have picked fairly easy to watch, happy (for the most part or at least that don’t too closely resemble our current situation) shows which are available on a variety of platforms, some of which are free. I have either watched these recommendations or someone I trust has watched them and they’re therefore on my own to watch list. I have not included anything that was too Coronavirus link, as I feel we all need a break, so I skipped all hospital dramas. I also marked my top picks with a *.

NETFLIX

Friends*
Sex education*
Schitts Creek
Love is Blind
The Crown
Atypical
Suits
Cheer
After Life*
Next in Fashion
Queer Eye
Gilmore Girls

BBC IPLAYER

Shrill*
Noughts + Crosses
The Split
Fleabag*

AMAZON PRIME

The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel*
Modern family*
The Office
The Bold Type
Ugly Betty
This is Us*
The OC
One Tree Hil

NOW TV

Big Little Lies *
The Good Doctor

ITV HUB

Liar

It’s the perfect opportunity to start that really long series that you’ve been meaning to watch. Let me know what you’re currently watching and let me know if you’d like to see my film picks too!

Finally it’s Friday! It’s been a long week back for most of us and I have a cheeky suspicion it’s going to be a long month. If you’re staying home this week, wether that’s because you’re trying to save a little money or you just fancy relaxing, then I thought I would share my 5 top films/series to watch this weekend. There is a mixture of new and old but I hope you enjoy them… 

Schitts Creek, Netflix

If you’re wondering what I have spent far too much time doing this month, it’s watching Schitt’s Creek and I have been loving it. It’s a comedy series with five relatively short seasons: it follows a well-to-do family who suddenly became bankrupt and are left only with a depressing and small middle American town named ‘Schitt’s Creek’ – a practical joke gift given from the father of the Schitt family a few years before we are introduced to the story, to his son. It’s really easy to watch and funny! Episodes are only 20ish minutes long so it’s a good one to get through without huge commitment. It’s been a great alternative to Friends for days where I just want to relax. 

Two Popes, Netflix

When I first heard all the hype around Two Popes I was a little unsure it was for me as I’m not religious, but I decided to watch it anyways. It’s a fictitious yet seemingly accurate look behind the scenes of the Vatican walls as it follows Pope Benedict and Pope Francis and their unlikely friendship. This will probably be the one time I recommend something quite as religiously themed as this but its a rare look into the leadership of the Catholic Church. It’s also a comedy and throughly enjoyable and entertaining.

Sex Education , Netflix 

I plan to personally spend my weekend watching Sex Education as season two has been released today. Michael and I were really unsure we’d enjoy this when we started season one, as we thought it was more aimed at teens, but I’d recommend it no matter your age (not for children or early teens). It follows a high school boy whose mum is a sex therapist and who then sets up his own secret sex therapy clinic in school to help with his class mates, despite not having much experience himself. Since there are only two seasons, it’s a great one to watch without getting lost in weeks worth of shows.

Call Me My Your Name, Netflix

I don’t typically watch many films and this one had been on my to-watch-list for a while and I regret not watching it sooner. It’s based on a book (which I am yet to read) and follows a teenager’s journey with his sexual orientation and the relationship he forms with his father assistant. Its by far the best romantic film I have seen in a very long time! I laughed, I cried and I’ve rewatched it over and over again. 

The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Amazon Prime

I have been recommending ‘The Marvellous Mrs Maisel’ to everyone: it’s the best series I have seen in a while. It is set in the late 1950’s as we follow the ups-and-downs of recent divorcee/newbie stand-up comedienne Midge Maisel’s journey through her life-changing moments The series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino who also created Gilmore Girls, it’s a bit like a jewish 1950’s version of ‘Modern Family’ and I love ‘Modern Family. 

What will you be watching this weekend?

PS. Huge thanks to Joe & Seph’s for sending me popcorn, which I’ll definitely be enjoying this weekend whilst watching Sex Education. They’re popcorn is the absolute best!

My ‘10 Blog Post Ideas‘ posts are usually quite popular however I’ve now also ran out of ideas of posts so instead thought I would share some ideas as to what you can share on Instagram. I think it’s quite important to keep a regular stream of content going on Instagram if you are trying to build it as part of your blog and in order to do this lots of bloggers (myself included) take lots of photos in a day and then post them throughout the week. I often write a list of what I want to photograph and thought I would share some of my list today. Remember you can mix up the different ideas in flat lays and other interesting compositions, I’m not at all an Instagram pro but heres a few idea

Beauty
1) The Nail Polish you are wearing
2) Favourite lipstick combination
3) Favourite Fragrance
4) What’s inside your makeup bag
5) Makeup of the day flat lay
6) Evening Skincare
7) Recent purchases
8) Current Favourites
9) Makeup Selfie
10) New palette close up
11) Makeup Storage
12) Favourite pamper products
13) Go-to eyeshadow look for the evenings
14) The after shot post hairdressers
15) Collections (eg. Lipstick, nail polishes and blush)
16) Product results

Fashion
1) Outfit of the day
2) Collection (eg. Shoes, Handbags, glasses)
3) Items that catch your eye in store
4) Shoe of the day
5) Close up of accessories
6) Flat Lay of outfit
7) What’s inside your handbag
8) Sunglass Selfie
9) Your favourite slogan T-shirt
10) Fashion travel essentials
11) Your work out outfit
12) Day to Night Outfit

Everything else…
1) What you are eating
2) Favourite local street
3) Flowers
4) Currently on your Desk
5) Sunset
6) Quotes
7) Holiday Throw Back Photos
8) Daily Life – but I don’t mean you brushing you teeth, more like a scenic walk.
9) Shop Displays
10) Pets
11) Beautiful Views
12) Currently reading
13) What you are drinking
14) Collections (eg. Cakes, mugs and pillow)
15) Interior design
16) Your latest DIY
17) Repost and share the love
18) Vintage cars
19) A photo of your Polaroid/photo booth photo
20) A screen shot of your latest blog post
21) What you are cooking/baking
22) Your favourite candle

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1. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while

2. Get cleaning and decluttering
The new year is the best excuse to have a big clear out, there is no need to take unwanted things with you to 2015. Clear out everything from your room/house to your handbag and phone.

3. Send out hand written thank you cards

4. Bag some bargains
Check out my sale picks here

5. Think of some 2015 goals

1. Easy Nail Art

2. 5 Favourite Budget Blushers
3. My Brow Routine
4. Top 5 Perfumes
5. Hair Tools I couldn’t live without
6.  Body Care Staples
7. Evening Makeup Look
8. Beauty Dupes
9. Beauty/Fashion Haul
10. DIY Facial