Jade Priscilla

Weaving my way through motherhood whilst trying not to mess up adulthood. An observational lifetstyle and parenting blog

Monday, 27 February 2017

What I've been watching this month


 After a long week of 12-hour shifts, school runs and after school activities, there is nothing more I enjoy than a cosy night in. Of course, dinner and a movie is always a welcome date night or day out but sometimes when the week feels like it's been action packed and your sofa no longer remembers how to fold you into its grooves in that comforting way, then that’s when it’s time to dim the lights down low, light a scented candle or two, get the corn seeds popping for home-made sweet and salty popcorn and settle down in front of the television. Now, my  HD television is a good old faithful but I have got my eye on getting a Panasonic4k TV Range for the living room.

I love getting stuck into a new television series or being captivated by a new movie, although I am notorious for starting a program and then not seeing it through to the end. Very. Annoying. However, I am better with movies and as a family, we try to go at least once a month to the cinema. The last movie we watched at home was the animated version of Beauty and the Beast as Lei and I are eager to go see it once it hits the cinemas. We enjoyed it I but couldn’t help but imagine how amazing it would have been to have an at-home cinema experience with a new 4K pro tv which features a Studio Master HCX Processor and professional cinema display which to me sounds out of this world as the picture quality, colour and sound would be absolutely incredible, giving a true cinema-style experience in the comfort of my own living room.

While I add the Panasonic 4k TV Range to my wish list, I thought I would share with you some of the television series I would love to watch on my new screen.

1. Empire: I am so late to the party on this one but I have just finished the first series and I love everything about it. The story line is good but I am loving the music even more. My favorite song so far is 'you're so beautiful'.

2.Black Mirror: I was talking to my friend about this series and it made me realise how much I’ve missed watching it. Each story is dark, gripping and very intense. What I like about Black Mirror is that it plays on our world, our mod cons and trends and portrays them in a darker slightly twisted way.

3. Benidorm: Now, As you can see every series I watch is different from the last and Benidorm is my guilty pleasure. I can get lost in the characters from the Solana hotel. I am actually all caught up with Benidorm and looking forward to watching it on mainstream television this week!

4.Once Upon A Time: Now, this I watch with my brother and we have been known to stay up until the early hours of the morning watching episode after episode in a slight trance of all things magical and story based. I can’t watch it on my own, so on his next, it just won't be the same so on his next visit, I will have to remind him that we are way behind!

Tell me your all time favorite television series or movies! I would love to know.


Jade Priscilla

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Try a British Beach Holiday this Summer

What comes to mind when someone asks you to picture your ideal beach holiday? You might just be thinking of Ibiza or the French Riviera. In truth, you don’t need to go that far to enjoy the sunny weather, the sea, and the sandy beaches. You could even stay at home, in Britain and still get a lot of your favourite summer things. Too many British holidaymakers forget about the beautiful South West of England along the English Channel. Think about John le CarrĂ©, Douglas Adams, and Thomas Hardy. While nothing unites their different writing styles, they all have one thing in common: They were all born in Dorset. And this is the place to be this summer!

Where To Stay

If you are heading down to Dorset for the summer holiday, you will need to find somewhere exciting and sunny to stay. Most holidaymakers choose an accommodation along the coastline, from Bridport to Christchurch, such as self catering Bournemouth homes or an exciting beach spa hotel in Weymouth. If you want to tour the region and see more of its historical monuments and its cultural marvels, you might want to look for B&B or self catering cottages in small villages inside the land, which will give you the possibility to enjoy your holiday away from the crowd of tourists. Do make sure to pick a large town, such as Bournemouth, Poole or Dorchester if you want to rely on public transport.

Water Fun

If you are wondering what you could do in Dorset during the summer, the most obvious answer is: Enjoy the water! Indeed, with plenty of stunning sandy beaches. There’s even a prized location which won the Blue Flag award, and it’s Durley Chine Beach in Bournemouth. It has a vast Kidzone, which helps parents to enjoy a relatively stress-free holiday, and despite its small size, it’s one of the safest beaches around. For a more scenic experience, you simply need to find Middle Chine Beach which is only a few meter further west. If you’re not a beach enthusiast, check the Splashdown in Poole. It’s a water park with some of the best water fumes, spins and tumbles in the UK. They also have a play zone for young children and toddlers, so there’s something for everyone.

Indulge In Vintage Nostalgia

If you want to relax during your holiday and disconnect from the stress of the modern world, take a ride through nostalgia with the Swanage Railway, a steam train - but they do diesel too - that runs through Dorset and offers even evening dining experience if you are up for a ride. You will find the station in Swanage, which is not too far from Poole for a day out. You can then sit back on a vintage train and enjoy a perfect cream team as you visit Dorset. If you are up for a drive, try to stop in Dorchester to visit the Teddy Bear Museum, with toys that are over 100-year-old. This is a blast from the past and a peaceful way to reconnect with your inner child.

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