There is so much on offer in the Yarra Valley – wineries, breweries, restaurants as well as places to splurge on cheese and chocolate. And I am so lucky that it is all basically in my backyard.
Now I don’t want to give the impression that I’ve been everywhere there is to go in the Yarra Valley, but this list is more of a collection of places I’ve been to recently and a few that are next on my list to visit. So if you are planning a day trip out to this beautiful place, or if you live somewhat locally and are looking for somewhere new to try then read on. There is really something for every occasion.
Welcome to Part 2 of this round up of Historical Dramas on Netflix Australia. There really is plenty to choose from and covering all tastes and time periods. If you like your historical dramas to have a bit of romance then you can read Part 1 here. But if you prefer dramas with a bit of action then this is the list for you. Plenty of intrigue, violence and heroes here!
I love historical dramas. Any time I see some sort of period costume I immediately am intrigued. What time period is it set? Where is it set? Is it a true story? Does it have a hunky love interest? Ok that last one isn’t very specific to the genre, but it’s still an important question.
There’s a mountain of historical dramas on Netflix Australia so I’ve put together a list of some of the ones I’ve been watching recently as well as some of the ones that are next on my to watch list.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was always one of those shows that people told me to watch but I never did. I was always like ‘yeah, one day’. But when that one day finally came and I sat down and watched it, it was the best decision because it’s absolutely brilliant! So if you’re looking for a new favourite show then this is it. It’s on Netflix so ready…set…binge (watch).
It’s one of the few shows that literally makes me LOL, and often too! Every single character is hilarious. It’s set in the 99th Precinct of the NYPD in Brooklyn, but it’s not so much about the cases, it’s about the people solving them.
It seems like we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to friendships on our TV screens. These days I sometimes find myself more invested in the friendship between two characters rather than the main romantic pairing. I love that friendship is getting airtime, whether it’s bromance, BFFs or purely platonic, TV is showing that romantic relationships are not the only relationships that matter.
I’m not your typical foodie. I don’t normally research a lot of places to eat before I go on holiday. I’m more of a ‘eat wherever I find myself’ person (please don’t hate me!). But my recent trip to Canada may have changed all that. I found myself searching for particular foods I’d heard about and taking photos of my meals before I started tucking in. There’s so many things that you must eat and some of them can only be found in Canada. So if you’re planning your next trip, or are even just a food fan, then you’ve really got to check out these culinary highlights. For non-food related highlights check out the Best of Canada.
If you’re looking for a great role model in this day and age, look no further than Leslie Knope. Who is Leslie Knope you ask? Well, she’s the hilariously dedicated, yet loving and inspiring lead character of the hit show Parks and Recreation. You’re missing out if you haven’t seen it. Leslie is the Deputy Director of the Parks Department in the wacky town of Pawnee Indiana and works tirelessly to make the lives of all Pawneeans just a little bit better – even if they don’t always appreciate the help.
So here are 10 reasons why we should all be a little more like Leslie Knope.
I recently got back from a month long trip across Canada which was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. So now that I’m back (and attempting to adjust back to normal everyday life) I thought I would share with you some of the highlights and even some recommendations. But it’s mainly a way for me to relive the experience and show off some of my snaps from the trip.
So if you’re planning a trip to Canada and looking for some inspiration then read on….
Confession time. I’m a historical fiction junkie. Pretty much every book I read these days is set during a different era. It’s one of my favourite ways to learn about different periods throughout history. Through these amazing stories I’ve been imprisoned in the reign of terror during the French Revolution, lived through two world wars and been locked away in a concentration camp, campaigned for women’s rights in the late 19th century, and been privy to the rise and fall of families at the Tudor Court. So if you are like me and love this genre, or if you are interested in diving into a different era, then here are some of my favourites that I’ve stumbled upon over the years.
These days I find that I watch shows once and then move on. But there’s a handful of shows that I find I can (and often do) go back and re-watch from the start. Merlin is one of these shows. It starts out as a fun family show but it turns into a mature drama that often goes to hilarious and dark places (sometimes at the same time).
So strap yourself in for the adventure. And don’t be fooled by the small number of reasons to watch. These reasons are legit.