My telly is on the blink.
Sound is good. Picture is bad. Shadows running across the screen give me a headache. No amount of banging on the side will fix it now. I wondered last night, as I tried to watch some rubbish (it was rubbish even without the image problem), what on earth I was doing.
I could get it fixed – it’s only a few years old. Surely it hasn't yet reached its built-in obsolescence date. But I’m going to defer fixing it. I’m trying something else instead.
I’m going to not watch the telly.
Radical? No, of course not. Many families do it, I know. But I’m a bit of a must-have-the-TV-on sort of gal. I only have a few favourite shows (QI, Outnumbered, Modern Family, ABC News), but I tend to sit around waiting for something I want to watch to come on. I call it knitting time.
But I’m going to give it a go, for a few weeks at least. No telly. And I won't be at a loose end at all. I have a gazillion things I should be doing instead of watching telly anyway. I’ll let you know how I go.
What about you? Do you watch the telly? Lots? Sometimes? Hardly ever?