Top Netflix picks for a lazy weekend

Sometimes weekends (or weeknights for that matter) call for some serious down time. For some mad chills. What better way than a sneaky binge-watching session. My only problem is this leaves me not knowing what to pick because I’ve already seen the ones that jumped out.

Luckily being sick for what feels like forever, has let me take the time to sort through and find some truly awesome options. And seriously, how could I not share the love? So here are my top picks depending on what mood I’m in – because we all know that’s important!

When you’re in the mood for light-hearted, silly comedy – Haters Back Off

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About: When Youtube fame envelops a self-absorbed, overconfident teenager the rest of her family are drawn in to support her talent-less endeavour. A hilarious story of how belief in yourself can shape the way the world around you operates and the trials faced in the quest for stardom.

Watch if you liked: Napoleon Dynamite

Time: 1 season, 6 episodes, approximately 30 mins each – 3 hours in total.

When you’re in the mood for a sarcastic take on current events – Chelsea

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About: A talk show but not as you know it. Chelsea Handler sheds light on a range of topics with guests and through hilarious segments. New episodes weekly allows current events such as the election, becoming a Lyft driver and a range of other topics to be discovered through comedy.

Watch if you liked: I struggled with this one, but I guess if you like Chelsea’s comedy or her show Chelsea Does… then this would definitely be one for you.

Time: 30 to 40 minute episodes with a new one released each week.

When you’re in the mood for some bad-ass, girl power and action – Jessica Jones

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About: Former superhero turned private investigator, Jessica Jones, spends her days investigating for her clients. Then she seeks out survivors of abuse in a quest to combat her perpetrator. All the while dealing with the impact that has on her relationships.

Watch if you liked: Arrow

Time: 1 season, 13 episodes, 50 to 55 mins per episode – around 11 and a half hours

When you’re in the mood for political drama – Designated Survivor

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About: During the State of the Union address, the government chooses one person to stay in an undisclosed location. Should the worst happen, this designated survivor becomes the President. A look at the new President trying to find his feet, amongst insubordination and a crumbling world.

Watch if you liked: House of Cards and Scandal

Time: 1 season, new episodes added weekly, 40 mins per episode

These are my go to shows for curling up with a cup of tea on a lazy weekend. What are your top picks at the moment?

The start of the storm season

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Spring is in the air and normally this would be totally okay with me. It’s starting to warm up again (not that it really gets all that cold in Queensland) and all of the fun outdoor things happen – beach, sun and sand. Today, we saw the start of the “summer” storm season.

You can check out some footage here:

I had heard about the storm and looked out the window at work. “That doesn’t look so bad”, I thought. So I kept working away. Then, my coworker points to the other direction – a think wall of black clouds as far as you can see. Usually there are issues with flooding when it storms and the train lines are suspended. So off I rushed, racing the storm to get home.

Almost at the station, the storm really picks up speed. One more road to cross, when is a steep hill, the rain almost horizontal and water flowing like a stream across the road. The traffic stops. I start hurrying across. A huge gust of wind. Snap. There goes my hardy, little black umbrella that has stood by me for the last few years.

Silver-lining: umbrella shopping. There are so many gorgeous ones out there. Yes! These are a few of my favourites.

She Lion: The Go-Getter Umbrella

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Let me just say, polka dots are my thing. And I kind of fell in love with this super cute, functional and stylish design. This Australian corporate lawyer turned designer, has some pretty exquisite offerings. Not to mention offers after-pay, where you can pay by instalments. This is also available in a gorgeous snake-skin print.

Fulton Walking Umbrella in Blue Check

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While this is a little big to fit in my handbag, it reminds me of a cosy, log cabin in the country. It gives me vision of snuggling up in front of the fire place on a cold night. I think it is pretty cute. Flexible ribs for added strength is also definitely a plus after today!

Oroton Signature O Umbrella

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Feminine. Classic. Timeless. This understated beauty is a favourite. And the fact it is so convenient to fit in my handbag. A true essential.

So many choices. Time to stop being so indecisive! What is your favourite?