Obviously, daytime TV viewing isn't really an option these days. The odd foray into the cooking channels while Joe's guzzling is about it (I refuse to get sucked into soaps or daytime TV).
The good thing is, you become a lot more selective about what you do watch. And it's nice to switch off the TV altogether sometimes. We tend to record anything interesting then watch it when Joe goes to bed. You get the added benefit of being able to fast forward through the adverts too - makes you feel smug in a rather pathetic kind of way.
Things I'm watching at the moment: Girls, Hunderby (on DVD), and, ahem, Fashion Police.
Moving swiftly on... there are some programmes which always give me that cosy feeling, especially at this time of year. They include Gardener's World and Nigel Slater's cooking shows. But for real comfort viewing it has to be the Agatha Christie's Marple adaptations (the casts, the costumes, the settings - so perfect) and Poirot. I'm a tiny bit in love with David Suchet. Only when he's in character. Is that strange?
The Darling Buds of May and Cold Comfort Farm always cheer me up too - both live up to the books. It's the escapism back to the 'good old days' which probably never really existed.
If it's cold and horrible outside (and I've had the misfortune to have been out in it), not much beats tea, cake, a warm jumper and an episode of The Good Life. Preferably viewed from underneath a blanket.
Let's be honest, the real star of the show:
I love her.