Thursday, October 8, 2015

Laundry, Food and TV Day

With the exception of a lunchtime meeting, it's a quiet, laundry and day-in-the-kitchen sort of day today. The sort of day when you just keep feeding clothes into the washer and food into the oven: a cake, some rolls, a quiche. (Into the oven. Not the washer. I'm not putting quiche into the washer, obviously. Ugh. I could go back and revise that sentence, but I'm not.) Anyway. Lately I've been all about making meals ahead and doubling recipes so I don't have to cook as often. I'm extraordinarily grateful for this leisure time to get things done today!

 

Speaking of leisure time, have you seen The Time In Between on Netflix? I stumbled upon it this week and am entranced with the setting, the dresses, the characters. (I also want to pull out my sewing machine big time. Apparently I'm not alone in that, because sewing machine sales are up 197% in Spain since this show debuted!) But most everything I watch these days is a period drama: Downton Abbey, Foyle's War, Poirot, Call the Midwife, Land Girls, The Bletchley Circle, Bomb Girls. So just know this recommendation is coming from a girl who wants to be anywhere, in any time period, except America 2015. (Surely we were born here and for such a time as this, though?)

Also. Friends are telling me to give Dancing on the Edge and Velvet a go. And I'm hearing that Indian Summers is the new Downton Abbey. Does anyone have an opinion on this?

Apparently it's a fold socks and cook and talk TV day. I'm okay with that. We need these times every now and then, right?

Enjoy your Thursday! -Brin 

P.S. All of these series are on Netflix, I believe, except Indian Summers on PBS.

10 comments:

rachel said...

Indian Summers is pretty good. I've not watched Downton since THAT Christmas episode so I can't comment on similarities but it's pretty to look at and interesting in terms of history. (Britain /India/Empire)
I loved series 1 of When Calls the Heart. Series 2 not so much but it's still watchable :)
I've never heard of The Time in Between. Going to see if it's available here in the UK! :)

Dining on Delicious said...

Since Downton Abby changed my life, I'm hooked on PBS series! Love Call the Midwife and Land Girls too, and I have Indian Summer recorded but haven't watched it yet. Last Tango in Halifax is good too, as is When Calls the Heart and Cedar Cove.

Lefton Spring said...

Looooooooooooove all the shows you mentioned. Especially Downton and Bomb Girls. If you like British shows...give Doc Martin a try...it's on Netflix.

Dining on Delicious said...

Me again, I don't know how I forgot Poldark, it's a MUST watch!!!!

vintage girl at heart said...

Poldark.
Check it out.
I love Call The Midwife too.

Kay Thomas said...

The British really know how to do a period piece. Love all of th dose shows. Indian Summers does not compare with Downton but give it a try. Go back and watch Jewel in the Crown for a great one on India.

Kay Thomas said...

The British really know how to do a period piece. Love all of th dose shows. Indian Summers does not compare with Downton but give it a try. Go back and watch Jewel in the Crown for a great one on India.

Terri Steffes said...

I needed some new shows. The British make some fine TV. I, too, have wanted to get out my sewing machine! I didn't know why, but I used to sew so much. I think I have more time and the itch to try something new.

Sherry said...

*the time in between* is set to watch in my netflix account. we're currently finishing up another series before we begin that program. i love most anything of that era .. the character development, clothing, simple intent overall.

quiche? made 2 yesterday before my half&half went past the 'use by' date. our sweet young (22) friend Maren dropped by (she's our pooch's caregiver and the 'daughter' we rent to spoil once in a while) and ate a third of the quiche. then my friend Linda dropped by and ate a slice. Linda and i were checking out a vintage trailer an hour away during dinner time so my hubby ate the rest of the quiche for *his* dinner. that quiche is gone. the other's in the freezer for next week. :)

Glitter said...

I did not care for Indian Summers, but I love most anything from Great Britain. Someone suggested Doc Martin. Yes. It's great.