Watch with Mother

It can be hard to find activities at home that I can do together with my adult daughter with special needs. But film and TV often works, and thanks to Netflix recommendations, Smiley and I can always find something to watch.

For the last few weeks we've been enjoying some gentle nostalgia and we both recommend these two classics:

Bed knobs and Broomsticks

Set against the background of World War II, three children are sent to live with a middle aged woman who is dabbling in witchcraft. With shades of Narnia and Mary Poppins, this children's classic from 1971 has catchy songs, animation and lots and lots of adventures, with a few messages about redemption thrown in as well.


The plot of this lovely cartoon revolves around an aristocratic old lady who leaves all her worldly possessions to her cats who are left in the care of her loyal butler. But after her death he feels aggrieved that he should have to wait until her pets have died before inheriting, and so plots the demise of the kittens and their mother. Their luck changes when they meet the charming roguish alley cat, Thomas O'Malley. The film also features stylish swing music including memorable tunes such as Everybody wants to be a Cat.

And next on our list is this film, which is available on Netflix for one month only until the end of April. So get watching...


Needs no introduction: Smiley and I are looking forward to watching this on the big screen in the living room, and I will *have* to sing along to keep her entertained - and with the state of my singing these days, I'd say we'll both be laughing!

Meanwhile what about the adults in the house? Well this month we're watching...


Series Two of the dark but entertaining Marvel romp is now on Netflix. I raced through this and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were new characters and new challenges, though I was left cold by The Punisher and his depressing life story!

Captain America: The Winter Solder

A little Marvel catch up ahead of the April 29th release of the new movie featuring the same superhero, Captain America: Civil War, which is getting great reviews so far.

Orphan Black

The intriguing science fiction series featuring a young Canadian woman who is drawn into a world of scientific experiments and dangerous plots when she takes over the life of someone who looks exactly like her, only to discover more and more women who are also identical. Seasons 1-3 are available now, and episodes from Season 4 will be available on Netflix in the UK and Ireland every week starting on Friday 15th April (one day later than the US). I can't wait!


Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming, a streaming device and an iPad as part of my membership of the Netflix Stream Team. All words and opinions in this post are my own.


  1. We've just started Orphan Black and we're flying through them. I'm fascinated by the actress playing all the characters - that must have been so much fun!

  2. oooh what exciting news about Frozen - Miss T would love to watch that as she was just a baby when she saw it in the cinema and didn't really get into it until after that. She would LOVE it now! We are so into netflix at the moment - we have started watching Person of interest from scratch and are watching between 2 and 5 episodes each evening so even blogging has fallen by the wayside whilst we are watching so much of it!!! x

    1. I know the feeling! Netflix has affected my blogging too - but I'm usually too tired to blog at night time now anyway :) x