Good morning and happy Saturday! Today, I’m off work for the first Saturday in agggggeeeeees, because Gemma and I are flying to Jersey this morning to meet my mum, some of my aunts and a few of her friends for a lovely whistle stop trip to continue my mum’s 60th birthday celebrations!
Truth be told, it isn't a good Saturday for us to be away from our cafe, because it's the monthly farmers market in the town where our cafe is located, and at the beginning of the year when I booked the Jersey flights the market was being held on the last Saturday of the month... however, they changed market organisers, and the date it was held, and well, what do y'know, it's the monthly market tomorrow on the weekend I'd booked us away from the place. Thankfully our new staff members, alongside some of our old staff who we've roped back in for the day to help us out, are holding the fort whilst we fly off for our brisk jaunt on the Channel Islands. This is only the second monthly market day, in nearly 5 years, we have been away from the shop when this market happens!
On to today’s post though, it is a super simple one but one that I know as a reader I’d enjoy, because there’s nothing I love better during a quiet few hours on the weekend, when you’ve had/been out for breakfast, and done any errands that need doing, than settling in to a good Netflix documentary.
Now these are probably old news for lots of people - I'm still fairly new to the whole Netflix thing, as we're so untechy it just seemed beyond me -, so they might have been about a while, but for me, they are holding up best against some of the more recent docus I've watched on there.
The first documentary I watched on Netflix, and a far cry from my childhood viewing of Free Willy. The documentary follows the lives of killer whales in captivity. I sobbed through parts of this.
Imagine watching your doppelganger self on a YouTube video, then realising that they were in fact the identical twin you didn’t know you had. Sweet, poignant, happy and heart-breaking all at once.
Read the documentary title as in “feeding someone up”, not as in feeling a little unhappy, fed up. Powerful watching, that left me feeling sad, and a little deflated, for the generation behind us that are likely to find it even harder to find a healthy, happy and normal balance of good health, as the world around us makes, normalises and relies even more on processed crap, and pushing our inbuilt, hard to fight sugar addiction to breaking point.
The story of a chimpanzee raised by humans… WOW! I watched a number of other similar docs on this topic after watching Project Nim as I was a bit hooked on the topic. NB: I’ve been double checking these are all available still whilst I’m writing this post and it seems this one has gone from Netflix now, however, I’d seriously recommend watching this if you ever see it anywhere else.
I am so far from being vegan, it’s not even the meat eating part really, it’s more the thought of living without eggs and cheese… however, this documentary was a total eye-opener to some things of the environmental aspects of some of the planet’s food production that I had never considered. It hasn’t changed my eating habits; however it has made me more aware/mindful as a whole as a result. A very interesting watch!
Have you watched and enjoyed any of these I’ve recommended? Or, can you please recommend some good, gripping, or insightful docus to me, as I really love a weekend watch!