Beating the heat this summer with a little armchair travel


We’ve had a rare few months at home and with the kids on school holidays, the temps soaring to the point of me wanting to spend the day laying in the beer fridge at our local liquor store (which would admittedly not be conducive to good parenting) and the kids’ genetically itchy feet needing scratching, we’ve had to use our imaginations and the television for their (pop) cultural edification.

Which is why we’ve turned to Netflix for escapes of the celluloid kind.  Here are just 12 reasons they’re loving being on tour… from the couch.

They’ve seen a whole new world by flying carpet

They’ve learned how to train Dragons, and outwit Vikings, which will prove rather handy if any should happen into Sydney.

They’ve learned to follow their hearts.

They solved the Sphinx’s riddles with Puss in Boots.

They’ve discovered the delights of doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzels and noodles… all in the hills of Austria.

They’ve learned that one should look at alternative means of transport… and to always keep a marmalade sandwich under your hat for emergencies.

There’s enjoyed cultural immersion via traditional Madagascan dance moves with King Julian.

They’ve travelled Back to the Future, and learned how harness lightning to power a Flux-capacitor, should they ever find themselves stuck back in the 1950’s (which is entirely possible with the backward attitudes of certain orange Presidents).

They’ve explored the Sahara Desert, home to around half of all the grains of sand on Earth, without getting any of the stuff jammed in their every bodily crevice.

Sahara Netflix

They have discovered that wherever they wander and wherever they roam, the bare necessities of life are all they need.

And they’ve learned that no matter where the road may lead them, they’ll always have Paris.

Gifs from Giphy

Disclosure:  As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam we received a subscription to Netflix, and while I do post regular updates about the service, all opinions expressed are be our own.  


10 Comments on Beating the heat this summer with a little armchair travel

  1. Rachel
    January 12, 2018 at 11:10 am (6 years ago)

    I’m with you! With the weather soaring, we’ve had a few days inside with our tv and its been bliss. So many great series on Netflix!

      January 13, 2018 at 9:55 am (6 years ago)

      There are. And some great movies. The Netflix originals are incredible

  2. Laura
    January 12, 2018 at 11:11 am (6 years ago)

    I love this! So many beautiful and wonderful kids movies out at the moment (I may have watched a few of these this holidays too haha)

    Laura ||

      January 12, 2018 at 11:13 am (6 years ago)

      Sometimes you just gotta spend a day in front of the television.

  3. Emma
    January 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm (6 years ago)

    It’s just been way too hot to do anything outdoors during the day! I’ve definitely been getting my money’s worth out of my Netflix subscription.

      January 13, 2018 at 9:58 am (6 years ago)

      Absolutely – this heat has had us virtually housebound and there’s only so much crafting I can do with the kids… Netflix has been my saviour.

  4. Ebony
    January 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm (6 years ago)

    This opened my eyes to what we actually learn from TV! You’re such a cool mum – mine wouldn’t ever have let me do this as a kid!
    Ebony x

      January 13, 2018 at 9:57 am (6 years ago)

      IT’s all in how you approach it. We use everything as a potential learning experience. Whether it’s learning the message or googling more info about the location or topic.

  5. Preet
    January 13, 2018 at 2:47 am (6 years ago)

    Netflix is just so good. Love this compilation of amazing shows. I need to resubscribe to Netflix, thank you for reminding me.

      January 13, 2018 at 9:57 am (6 years ago)

      SO good for grown ups and kids!


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