Holidays aren’t just about a break from work (as welcome as that is) they’re also about having a break from the norm as well, a chance to get out of the daily routine and, in a way, live a different style of life for a while.
This year our roadtrip saw us clock up the amazing total of half an hour of watching TV in 10 days. Since we came back we’ve watched about 20 minutes or so every night as we have actively switched off and in the words of the 1970’s kids TV show “gone and done something less boring instead.” (If this doesn’t ring any bells go and Google “Why Don’t You”).
So what’s going on? Well, we aren’t quite sure. Maybe it’s some sort of backlash against a seemingly never ending outpouring of nonsense these days where there isn’t really any news anymore just people’s opinions being put forward accompanied by a lot of shouting. We’ve never been huge reality TV fans either – Love Island – never watched a single second of it and we very rarely watch much sport either.
Time for the TV to go and break out the Scrabble and macrame? Hardly. We do watch TV, or more accurately when it’s on its either Netflix or Amazon that is the automatic choice, catching up with a series or film. No ads and at a fraction of the cost of Sky. With the soon to be launched Disney Plus warming things up the model seems to very much be on subscription services so why do we stick with Sky?
We’ve no idea really and we are seriously looking at alternative internet and phone provision (the gogglebox is one thing but we can’t live without the internet and spotify!) and once we have got these sorted there could be a call going into Sky to say thank you and goodnight.
For now at least the TV is safe but how and what we watch, well that’s a different matter. Stay tuned….or maybe not as the case may be.....