We’re up in Sheffield this week visiting Alex’s family. It’s our second long train trip in a week as we’re just back from a week in Bournemouth at my parent’s house.
Florence is at that age where she won’t sleep for the whole journey and just wants to roam around the whole time. Which is pretty tricky on a train, isn’t it? I’d forgotten how hard it is to entertain babies of this inbetweeny age on journeys, as Eliza is pretty happy with a magazine or the iPad, and snacks.
Speaking of trips, we’ve also been watching The Trip on Netflix. Has everyone seen it? Probably, as it came out in 2010 (something else we’re late to the party about). But it’s a TV programme starring Steve Cougan and Rob Brydon who undertake a road review trip of restaurants around the UK. Really it’s about the two actors -they play exaggerated versions of themselves – and the love, hate and bickering of the relationship between them. But it’s brilliant and so, so funny. There’s also a second series, The Trip to Italy, where they undertake the same thing but across Europe.
It’s such a perfect programme for us as Alex is a lifelong Alan Partridge fan and words cannot express how much I love Rob Brydon. For lots of reasons, mainly because he’s Welsh – coincidentally I’m half Welsh, of course – and also because of Gavin and Stacey, of course.
The Trip and Gavin and Stacey are both on Netflix, and if you want more Steve Cougan then Alan Partridge is also on there.
Do you live close to your parents? We don’t, so it always makes me sad that we live so far from both sets – it’s lovely to be able to visit though.
This post was written as part of my involvement in the Netflix Stream Team. More Netflix posts: the 20 stages of watching a film as a parent, what to watch when you’re pregnant and what to watch when you have a new baby.