5 TV Shows To Binge-Watch On A Long-Haul Flight

As you may remember, I got to go to the premiere of EXTANT a few weeks ago – the new sci-fi thriller from the States starring Halle Berry.

Extant Invite

Extant Invite

As well as writing a review for MostlyFilm.com, it inspired me to blog about what series to download for a back-to-back watch-a-thon on a long-haul flight. Other must-see shows included House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, The Honourable Woman and The 100. Here’s the full post that I wrote for Thomson’s travel blog…

5 TV Shows To Binge-Watch On A Long-Haul Flight

Drive Majorca – 5 | Alcudia, Ses Paisses & Caves of Arta

 

Alcudia, Majorca

Alcudia, Majorca

So, the Torres takeover of the Thomson travel blog has finally drawn to a close.

Alcudia, Majorca

Alcudia, Majorca

This past week, my driving guide to Majorca has featured on the holiday giant’s website. The idea was to try and show a different side to the island, away from the tourist masses and the package resorts.

Ses Paisses, Majorca

Ses Paisses, Majorca

More Ses Paisses, Majorca

More Ses Paisses, Majorca

Anyhow, here’s the final instalment, which features the Moorish town of Alcudia, the Stone Age remains of Ses Paisses and the incredible subterranean wonder that is the Caves of Arta.

Disco Caves of Arta

Disco Caves of Arta

Caves of Arta, Majorca

Caves of Arta, Majorca

Drive Majorca – Day 5 | Alcudia, Ses Paisses & Caves of Arta

Extant, Halle Berry & Mostlyfilm.com

Extant UK Premiere

Extant UK Premiere

Well, you don’t do that every week – pop to BAFTA, meet a robot and watch a premiere. But that’s precisely what I did…

Extant - Canapes and Cocktails

Extant – Canapes and Cocktails

One of my friends is the editor at Mostlyfilm.com – a cool blog about, yes you’ve guessed it, films. Well, films and telly. Anyway, she asked me if I’d write a review of EXTANT, the new sci-fi tele-series starring Halle Berry that aired this evning on Amazon Prime Instant Video.

Extant Invite

Extant Invite

Being a) a writer by trade and b) a card-carrying science fiction geek, I jumped at the offer with both hands. And so, on Tuesday night, I rocked up at BAFTA in central London for an exclusive press screening. 

BAFTA

Hello BAFTA!

Before I settled down in the stall for the showing, I got to pose for a selfie with a robot. Yes, a robot. Reason being, EXTANT’s storyline includes a sub-plot about androids with artificial intelligence.

Robot

C3-PO’s mate

Robot

They’re taking over!

Anyhow, here’s what I thought about EXTANT. Oh, and thanks again to the lovely folk at Mostlyfilm.com – much appreciated.

My Review of EXTANT

Drive Majorca, Day 4 | Port Andratx, Andratx & St Elm

Port Andratx, Majorca

Port Andratx, Majorca

Merci Thomson for posting my Majorcan itineraries on your travel blog this week.

St Elm, Majorca

St Elm, Majorca

Here’s the link to my penultimate guide. In today’s post, I make a beeline for the yacht-filled marina at Port Andratx, the market town of Andratx and the oh-so pretty bay of St Elm.

Drive Majorca, Day 4 – Port Andratx, Andratx & St Elm

 

Drive Majorca – Day 3 | Lluc & Pollensa

Lluc Monastery

Lluc Monastery

Well, it’s day 3 of my takeover on the Thomson travel blog. I feel like a mini-celeb, particularly today as they’ve stuck up a pic of my ugly mug on the homepage. Eek!

Pollensa

Pollensa

Today’s post sees me chart another scenic driving route across Majorca – this time ticking off the north of the island. Ports of call include Lluc Monastery and the Roman town of Pollensa. Enjoy…

Drive Majorca, Day 3 – Lluc & Pollensa

Drive Majorca – Day 2 | Soller, Deia & Valldemossa

Deia, Majorca

Deia, Majorca

Yesterday saw my guide to Majorca go live on the Thomson travel blog. Woop! Woop!

Soller, Church, Majorca

Soller, Majorca

Part deux was posted today. The second instalment sees me tick off the island’s trio of too-pretty-by-half towns, namely Soller, Deia and Valldemossa.  

Valldemossa, Majorca

Valldemossa, Majorca

Interestingly, the latter was the shack d’amour of the composer Frederick Chopin and his French bit of fluff, Madame George Sand. For the full lowdown, read the complete guide here…

Drive Majorca, Day 2 – Soller, Deia & Valldemossa

Star Billing On The Thomson Blog | Drive Majorca – Day 1, Palma

Fiat 500

Driving around Majorca in my Fiat 500

I’m rather excited. Reason being, an article I wrote is the headline post on the Thomson travel blog. Earlier in the year, I jetted off to Majorca – or Mallorca if you’re posh – for a little tripette. While I was there I devised some driving routes around the island which I road tested – literally. They’ll be featured on the Thomson blog over the course of this week. Today sees me tick off Majorca’s chic captial, Palma. Oh, and I wax lyrical about Fiat 500s…

Drive Majorca, Day 1 – Palma