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When you are ill and stuck in bed, slowly nursing yourself back to normality, one of the best things to do is watch something entertaining to take your mind off your misery.

It may seem a little funny posting about watching TV shows and films but when you’re ill the health benefits of relaxing are second to none. So if you’re feeling poorly or as if you’re on the edge of getting something, take some time to relax with some TV or a good film. Trust us, your body will thank you. Here’s a list of our favourite things to watch when we’re not feeling too great. 

Sabine's Picks

THE HOLIDAY

I am a fan of pretty much all of Nancy Meyers films but if I had to pick one it would be The Holiday. Such a feel good film and that little cottage is such a dream.

 

FRIDA

Her story simply will make you feel better, and feel much less sorry for yourself.

 

OUT OF AFRICA

That film transports you to a different place altogether.

 

SISSI

Ohhhh those costumes. I watch this film pretty much every time I am stuck in bed. Romy Schneider - what is not to love about her.

 

WER FRÜHER STIRBT IST LÄNGER TOD (GRAVE DECISIONS)

A Bavarian comedy, that ticks all the boxes. 

 

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF

Guys this is also for you. 

 

ELF

If you happen to fall ill around Christmas time, this is the one to go for. Don't be a cottonheaded ninnymuggins... we watch it every year - sick or not.

 

Emilia’s Picks

THE GOOD WIFE

Not just for when you’re sick - by far the best TV show I’ve ever watched - it’s incredibly well written. I even got my boyfriend hooked on it and he hates the things I watch. Good for couples.  

 

PLANET EARTH

The world is amazing. Animals are amazing. David Attenborough is amazing... And Planet Earth 2 is coming soon... Even more to look forward to.

 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME

This could maybe be something to watch with the kids. It’s based on fairy tales but gives lots of twists and connects the likes of Little Red Riding Hood to Peter Pan… It’s incredibly cheesy but incredibly fun to watch. 

 

 

12 ANGRY MEN

Also one of the best films ever. Don’t dismiss it because it’s black and white and only set in one room, it’s gripping. Watch when it’s gloomy outside and you can snuggle up under a blanket with some home comforts. I bet you can tell I like legal dramas. 

 

 

WALL-E

IMHO the best pixar film… Need I say any more.

 

 

LEGALLY BLONDE

Finally a classic… Reese Witherspoon being silly, girly and badass. You don’t need to think at all with Legally Blonde and it makes you happy. 

 

Happy watching, let us know what your favourites are!!!

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