It’s funny, I’ve just realised that other than briefly having the tv on when we have stayed in a hotel (and not really watching it then because the Aussie was watching the Ashes or some other sport thing) or if it’s on in a pub where we visit, I haven’t really sat down and watched tv properly since Christmas Day (couldn’t miss the Queens Speech or Doctor Who!).
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I have no idea what’s happening in all of the popular shows unless their talked about on Facebook or the radio and to be honest the one time I tried to turn the tv on in our house it was unplugged at the mains (we have to unplug the electrical stuff when we are going out for a while in case we get thunder or lightening when we are out cause it might blow the socket) and I have no idea where the plug socket is or where the aerial is, didn’t fancy hunting around with the spiders round the back and couldn’t be bothered to ask for help.
I do sometimes watch shows online but not very often. I do of course go to the movies a lot but that’s not the same really.
I don’t feel like I’m missing out too much as we listen to the radio in the car so I know what is happening in the news but I used to watch the TV a lot in the UK when I got home from work and on the weekends and would hate it if I missed one my favourite shows! Although there is something nice about sitting with your family and watching tv with all the comments that go on like in this program on channel 4 in the UK:
At the moment we have the radio on and the Aussie is reading on the sofa whilst I mess around on the computer (I should be doing visa stuff but can’t be bothered tonight!) its nice and chilled out and relaxed.
I’ve cooked dinner and we always talk over dinner focusing on each other without the distraction of the TV and often sit at the table for a while after we finish talking. We used to spend several hours a day talking via Skype and Viber and dinner time has replaced those times I think.
It used to seem strange if someone didn’t watch TV when we were growing up but I don’t think I miss it that much, at least at the moment.