So there’s this conversation about Christmas presents with my Mum.

Mum    Do you know that Call the Midwife?
Me       Er…yes
Mum    Have you seen it?
Me       Now and again.

I’m sorry, I cannot be doing with Call The Midwife. I know a lot of people love it so I am probably wrong but it does my head in. It’s like Downton Abbey with mucus. A monkey, a typewriter and as many stereotypes as you can fit into a brown paper bag and you are away.

A mad nun
A serene nun
A salt of the earth slightly sweary nun
A good looking young doctor
A tart with a heart midwife
A beautiful midwife with a dark secret/ broken heart or both. (Don’t worry – she will love again)
A slightly dowdy midwife/nun who will come into her own later.
Miranda Hart who gets to fall off her bike a lot.

And Sunday night TV is your oyster.

Mum    Well, I got the DVD you for Christmas. Series 2
Me       Er  Ok. 
Mum    You’ll love it
Me       Do you like it?
Mum    Never watched it. Don’t think I would like it.

I am thinking bad thoughts. I am a bad person.



  1. December 11, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    We bought the First series on DVD as lots of people were talking about it.
    Simply can't abide it. Do you want series one to go with your series two?
    Jane x

    • December 12, 2013 / 9:50 am

      Thank you for your generous offer but er….no x

    • December 12, 2013 / 6:12 pm

      I would like to agree wholeheartedly with you, however there's just one problem! I hear you scream, oh please not another one! Yes, you'll notice that even we can put more animation into our disembodied outpourings than Julian Fellowes has been able to inculcate in 4 complete seasons. I know there've been 5 seasons. I just wanted to illustrate my point by misdirection, what misdirection? Exactly. I rest my case, on this one. I apologise, in advance, to any JF or DA fans/followers/lovers oops I've run out of Fellowesian [not to be mistaken for Holmesian or Sherlockian] similes. Merry C******s to everyone [still too early]! Smiley Face

  2. December 11, 2013 / 10:57 pm

    Hopefully it will come with a receipt!!

  3. December 11, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    I am sure you can re-gift it to someone [the person at work who complains in January that it was the ONLY thing she wanted and nobody gave it to her]
    We visited a relative on Monday and I commented on the unusual sausage shaped soap in the cloakroom. "That's the one you gave me last year, Angela,but the ribbons and fruit came off once we started using it" Except I NEVER gave her artisanal soap with fruit and ribbons on it [I checked my little list when I got home]
    Gifting/regifting can engender very unspiritual thoughts among the best of us.

    I am not fond of CTM either. I do have a nice bicycle though [and gave birth twice]

    Advent blessings xxx

    • December 12, 2013 / 9:52 am

      I am too disorganised to re-gift sucessfully, although wouldn't be bothered if someone did it to me.

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