And midwives too!

This came in the mail today, I had almost forgotten that I had ordered it!

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(I love Amazon marketplace, by the way, you can come by books really cheaply there… )

Yes, with my latest Call the Midwife addiction, this is something I really want to read as well! Three books in one added to my summer reading list… three weeks holiday is not enough…

Call the Midwife comic relief

I’m addicted to Call the Midwife now – have watched all the episodes so I’ve moved on to internet research and I came across this Comic Relief special from 2013:

I am crying tears of laughter now! The show is so very well spoofed and Miranda Hart is mixing in some of her Miranda sitcom character as well. Love this. 🙂

On to something completely different – I’m loving the rainbow ribbon at the top of my WordPress screen… So happy about same sex marriage being possible in all of the US now!

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Young Richard?

Perry posted this school picture of Richard Armitage on her blog:

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And as I have been watching Call the Midwife of late, that image of Richard Armitage made me think of Timothy Turner (young actor Max Macmillan), the doctor’s son:

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Max-Macmillan Timothy Turner

Maybe it’s just me but I see a similarity!

Binge-watching…

… yes, I do that when I come across something late to the game.

It happened 9 years ago, for instance, with North & South when I got the DVD as gift from my mother. I had it laying around for a while before one day, when I was sick in bed, I decided to watch one episode. Ended up watching all 4 in one go, I just couldn’t stop despite having a headache and feeling awful. And now, 9 years on, I still adore N&S, I still adore Richard Armitage and I even have my signed N&S poster!

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Binge-watching happened again when I discovered The Mentalist. I had known of its existence but didn’t actually catch an episode till the show was in season 3. Someone recommended it to me, so I watched the pilot, and watched the next episode and the next… watched episodes every free moment I had until I was caught up to season 3!

Behind the scenes picture of an episode of The Mentalist that Simon Baker directed.
Behind the scenes picture of an episode of The Mentalist that Simon Baker directed.

From then on I watched faithfully every week until the series finale last spring.

I’ve had other binge watches, but those were slightly less… desperate than N&S or The Mentalist had been.

And now, here I am again, right in the middle (nearing the end) of a new desperate binge watch – the BBC’s Call the Midwife!

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Of course I was aware of the series, have been for a few years, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to see a show about other people giving birth. Miranda Hart is on the show and I just love her and loved her Miranda sitcom. So, the other week I happened to catch a rerun episode on TV of what turned out to be an early Call the Midwife episode – I gave it a go because I was curious about Miranda and gosh, don’t you know it, I was instantly hooked! Of course, I couldn’t rest until I had the whole show in my possession and I have been binge watching all the episodes. I love it and already now don’t want the series to end! I love the love that oozes through each episode, the warmth, the strength of characters, all unique and flawed in their own ways. The episodes make me smile and make me cry, they make me feel so many things and make me think.

I am already nearing the end of season 4 now and when I finish that I’ll be all caught up. There will be a Christmas special this year (is it Christmas already?) and early next year there will be a series 5. Whew! The show is still running and I am already looking forward to it in the new year!