Game of (Porcelain) Thrones…




Game of Thrones is back!

(and I’m perhaps a tiny little bit excited about it…)

I love Game of Thrones, as does half the world, and it starts again tonight on Sky Atlantic, 9pm.

I have it all planned out, the kids will be in bed by 7pm, asleep by 8:30pm at the latest, I will have made dinner in advance and we can eat before sitting down with a G&T to watch the new series at 9pm.

In reality, the toddler will probably play up and not go to sleep until 10pm, I won’t have time to prepare dinner for me and my husband before 10:30pm, the older ones will keep getting up because they need a poo, they have an itch in a random place or because they saw a UFO and we will have a storm arrive meaning the Sky signal disappears and we are faced with the blue screen of doom…

Regardless of what happens family schedule wise, I shall be watching at some point tonight.

Here is a conversation between myself and my 8 year old this morning

(when I was still half asleep due to a lack of coffee intake)


(Luke is shouting to me in the kitchen whilst I make packed lunches and breakfast…)

Luke: “Mummy!”

Me: “Yep…”

Luke: “There’s a new programme on the sky box, can I watch it?

Me: “What’s it called?”

Luke: “Erm, I’m not sure but the programme picture has a dragon on it…”

Me: “Right, ok. Well wait a minute so I can come and see what it is…”

Luke: “I think it’s ok Mummy, really, it is on the front page of the sky planner and it has dragon on and I think it’s a kids programme. It looks a bit like Harry Potter…”

Me: “Ok, wait a bit and I’ll come and look”.

Luke: “Well, I’ll start downloading it then when you get here you can tell me if I can press play”.

(2 minute pause whilst I finish doing lunches)

Me: “Right, okie dokie, let’s see what this new programme is you’ve downloaded…”

Luke: “It’s this one, Mummy”.

Me: “Ah. Right. Yes. That’s called Game of Thrones, Luke, and I’m afraid you can’t watch that”.

Luke: “Ahhhhh, man!!! Why not?! It looks cool!”

Me: “I know it looks cool (and it really chuffing well is as it goes!) but it is a grown up programme. Not for kids”.

Luke: “Well that’s rubbish. Why is it not for kids? What’s in it?! What’s it about?”

(Oh goodness…..don’t tell him about all the nudity, bonking, violence and the fact you think Jon Snow is more beautiful than a skip full of Terry’s chocolate oranges…)

Me: “It’s just a bit gruesome and scary for kids so it’s just for grown ups to watch”.

Luke: “But I’m not easily scared, I’ll be ok watching it Mummy!”

Me: “Trust me, no. Not for the next 10 years”.

Luke: “I hate being a kid…”

(Close call avoided….just. I really hope he doesn’t go off and look it up on YouTube now. I could do without that. It’s safe to say, I’ll be keeping a very close eye on him!)


My 6 year old was in Game of Thrones once by the way…

Get it?! Games. On a ‘Throne” – hahahahaha!!!!!

Sorry… ๐Ÿ˜‰


If he is still desperate to watch it later, I will show him this instead. It’s just like the real thing…honest, Luke ๐Ÿ˜‰

Click here to watch Seasame Street’s Game of Thrones Parody, ‘Game of Chairs’…

On a seperate note, I’ve discovered a “Game of Thrones Gin’, which is distilled in Northern Ireland where some parts of Game of Thrones was filmed. I might have to buy a bottle to drink whilst I watch the new series for the ‘fully immersive’ GOT experience… (any excuse eh?!)

Shortcross Gin – Game of Thrones Gin

Are you a Game of Thrones Fan? Will you be watching tonight?



Little Hearts, Big Love



  1. April 25, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Brilliant!! It’s really cool, it has a dragon on it!! Yep, so so cool!

    We will be watching with bells on, with absolutely no interruptions (I hope) as we can’t pause it on Now TV!

  2. admin
    April 25, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Ah, yay!!!!
    Enjoy it!! I can’t wait!!! So silly
    Everyone loves Dragons…and Jon Snow

  3. April 25, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    You’ll hate me for this, but I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones…… Go on, unfollow me, then. But before you do, can you give me a one paragraph synopsis of what it is all about? My son raves about it, I’m sure he’ll be watching it.
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  4. admin
    April 25, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Haha! I’d never unfriend you.
    Myself and my husband joined it late and watched the first 2 seasons back to back in time for the 3rd season to start where we watched it week to week.
    It’s kind of ‘epic fantasy novel’ (like Lord of the Rings) meets historic political drama.
    However, Game of Thrones is not for the faint of heart Georgie…
    If you donโ€™t care for adult language, nudity, sex, incest, gory violence, and lots of mean people doing mean things to other mean people (and to some good people, too), then this show is not for you. And this show is definitely not for children…especially my 8 year old son ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’d give it a whirl and see what you think. The raunchy-ness has calmed down a lot now (though still does happen on occasion).

  5. April 25, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Right, thanks for that! – adult language, nudity, sex, incest, gory violence, and lots of mean people doing mean things to other mean people – what do you take me for? Sounds fabulous! I wonder if I can watch all three seasons before husband gets back Friday evening……
    And is the tv prog the same as the films that my son has been raving about? Same stories and same cast?
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  6. April 28, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Lol, I can imagine it is difficult to try to explain to children exactly why certain programmes are really not suitable for them! I have to confess I’ve never seen Game of Thrones though! Love the photo of games on a porcelain throne to go with the post. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. April 28, 2016 / 9:22 am

    I watched the first series of GoT and thought it was fab but had to stop watching early second series because I couldn’t take the violence – I kept having to leave the room which got a bit ridiculous! Just too dark for me. Breaking Bad (which I loved) is my limit I think. I loved Jon snow (and good old Ned *sob*) but I hear he’s been brutally murdered?! Anyway definitely not suitable for kids, as you say! #ftmob

  8. admin
    April 28, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Thanks for reading Lou!!
    It was tough, as all he was seeing was dragons and fire, and that looked really cool to an 8 year old!!!
    My middle one is so cheeky! I wondered why he had been a while in the loo. He was very comfy! xx

  9. admin
    April 28, 2016 / 9:25 am

    I do have a lot of ‘watching through my hands’ moments Maddy. Not sure all of the violence is needed but I guess back in days of old that’s how things were. Glad we are a little more civilized these days…well, some of the world anyway!
    Yep, poor Ned and Jon met their demise. Good idea to switch off, it’s not for any less gory!!
    Thanks for reading and writing.x

  10. April 29, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Game of thrones gin…yes I will have that. I love this conversation! Mine has done similar with shows on Netflix!I love the picture of your little one with his tablet on the toilet..risky! My I phone has had a swim in the loo before..hilarious post!#FTMOB

  11. admin
    April 29, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Oh no Jade!!! I would cry if my iPhone went for a swim
    It’s so difficult to get them to understand – he was totally just seeing fire and dragons, what’s not to love about that when you’re 8?! Not sure I’m ready to explain Incest to him yet…
    Thanks for reading!xxx

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