Friday, 15 August 2014

Surviving The Summer Holidays With Netflix

We have actually ditched our TV license and replaced it for a subscription to Netflix as long as we do not watch live television its fine to do that, so my £5.99 monthly spend on Netflix is a decent saving compared to the £12+ cost for a license!  Plus I can always guarantee something interesting for the kids or myself to watch, which certainly was not the case before!

We have been so busy over the summer holidays dashing here there and everywhere, we have been camping for the first time, to the circus, the cinema, had playdates and family over, we have been to various attractions, a castle, llama trekking and the beach.  The boys do get a bit tired and grumpy if we go on too many long walks so I like to give them some downtime to unwind on the sofa, tucked in a blanket watching their favourite shows on Netflix.

They have enjoyed watching episodes of How to Train a Dragon, LEGO Ninjago and the Super Mario Bros cartoons particularly.  I like them chilling out together because when their attention is captured with some decent kids TV they stop fighting so mummy can actually relax too! 

The summer holidays can be tough, I work from home so juggling my blog over such a long break from school can be exhausting, but its amazing how much you can get done when the children are happily occupied with Netflix.  I can usually write a blog post, enjoy a hot cup of tea and still have time to do the dishes without a grumble of complaint.

The good thing is its so convenient because the programmes are all there you do not have to tune in at a certain time of day to watch them, so if we fancy an early morning stroll, then the weather changes and you then need some new entertainment I know if I turn on Netflix we will not be disappointed for films or just a shorter show there is plenty to pick from.

In my next blog post for Mumsnet I will be including some videos of the boys impressions of Netflix, but its safe to say we are all definitely fans of Netflix here.  Of an evening hubbie and I have enjoyed carving out some couple time watching some films for us.  If you think hiring a DVD costs a fair bit these days we are getting so much value out of our Netflix subscription.

I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network Research Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity.

1 comment:

  1. We love our Netflix subscription. Sam loves Lego Ninjago too.