It's Valentine's weekend and, as I've previously mentioned, the theme is less about romance around these parts and more about sharing love of all kinds. There's been a lot of love in the air this week in general. From a meal out with a bestie I hadn't seen in too long, to glitter covered cards from my girls to a surprise package in the post from Netflix which contained the softest, snugliest blanket everrrrr.
Then, today there was a Valentine's cake-sale in school. The kids were stuffed full of chocolatey, sugar-loveheart festooned sweets and treats. It alone would have kicked the weekend off in marvellous style. But, after school, as we gathered as usual in my grandmother's house we celebrated a birthday too - which meant there was more cake and more treats and a lovely gang of some of my favourite people to hang out with.
I grabbed the opportunity to force them all to snuggle together under the magical #NetflixNightIn blanket for some family-bonding time!
A great-grandmother, two grandmothers, parents and lots of lovely cousins from teens to tots - four generations in fact! - all squeezed in to show some Netflix love. (You can see the empty spot that was left for me beside Sábha... if only I'd remembered to bring a selfie-stick we'd have had TWELVE people under that blanket!)
One of the best things about Netflix is that it caters to such a wide range of tastes. You'll find things to suit the whole family - no matter what their age. And, as there are always new additions to the listings - you'll never get bored.
Here are some new additions that I'd happily cosy up and watch with any or, ideally, all of the people above:
The Little Prince:
One of my favourite books in the world come to life?! I didn't even know this existed in a screen format, so I am really excited to see it.
Muppets Most Wanted
The first record I ever owned (yes, vinyl record... I am that old...) was the Muppet Show album and ever since, I have been a lifelong fan. Cannot. Wait. To. See. This.
Classic Disney? Cats? Is there anything not to love?
I caught the beginning of this movie on TV over Christmas and was so annoyed that we were going out and I had to miss the rest of it as the girls and I were really enjoying it. I actually looked it up on Netflix the next day and was disappointed to find it wasn't there. I'm delighted it's being added soon so I can see what 'happy ever after' there was!
Whatever you're doing this Valentine's weekend, I hope you're as surrounded by love as I am lucky enough to be.
Oh, and don't forget to enter my latest LOVE-ly giveaway HERE!
Disclosure: As a member of the Netflix Stream Team I received a Netflix subscription and an Apple TV box in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews. All opinions are my own
and I am not being paid to give them. I already had a personal subscription before joining the Stream Team. This post and the family photo is part of a competition entry. Big thanks to my family for humouring me and letting me snap them, I promise if I win the 'swag' I'll share it with all of them!