Life without a TV

Life is possible without a TV.

I remember being in year nine and my Spanish teacher telling us that she didn’t have a TV. We were all amazed. What did she do in the evenings? Why didn’t she have a TV? Who doesn’t have a TV?!

Yet today I found myself telling my year nines almost exactly the same!

Go ahead, think I’m weird-but I generally find what’s on offer to be mostly pretty pants and I’d much prefer to head out for a run or have an actual conversation with my fiancé.

We have Netflix so that we can watch series together (might have gotten a little addicted to Dexter towards the end of last year!) and I have kept up with EastEnders and Casualty since I was a kid, but all through iPlayer. Not on live TV. I would have missed every episode if I had to stick to the BBC schedule! For the first eighteen months we lived together we didn’t bother to get a TV licence. What was the point? But then Dan thought he might like to watch the occasional live footy game on the TV so we paid for a licence and stopped the TV licencing people calling us every month to see if we’d bought a TV yet! Waste of money though. I think he’s watched two matches since!

I discovered that one of the other teachers at my school doesn’t have TV either which I was surprised to hear as she has two young children both in primary school. She told me that they are much more likely to head outside in an evening than her nieces and nephews are which I think is great. My brother and I grew up in a small village but would always be out on our bikes when we were younger, or climbing trees, or off exploring.

I honestly don’t know where I would fit TV time into the week. The only time I watch EastEnders or Casualty is when I put it on my laptop in the kitchen to wash up to! And then I watch each episode over a couple of days!

In other news I’m looking forward to showing my friends Vick and Alex the Parkrun ropes tomorrow!

I hope it will turn into a regular social meet up. Much healthier than their normal suggestion of a restaurant!

8 thoughts on “Life without a TV

  1. Haha! Believe it or not I very rarely watch tv these days something I only realised when I was talking to my folks about a pending change in family funds! I said oh you might as well take the tv out of my room (I live at home at the moment and have sky in both my room and downstairs) as I never watch it and I’m not joking a few weeks ago must have been the first time in months I put it on. I watch certain shows with my dad like silent witness but other than that I’m not too fussed on tv I’d rather be reading or blogging or out doing something!
    How was parkrun?
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  2. I don’t watch much live TV at all- I am much more likely to have the radio on. But we do watch a lot of stuff on netflix and things. On holiday in the summer most of our hotels didn’t even have TV’s so we totally lost track of news too which was a bit weird.
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    1. My link with the news at the moment is making the BBC page my homepage on the laptop as I don’t even have a working radio in the car right now! I hate feeling unsure of what’s going on around me in the world.

  3. The only time I watch tv is at the weekend and it’s usually an episode or two of Keeping up with the Kardashians (yes, I know…). I don’t watch tv in the evening as I like to read and blog. It’s just how I chill out. I find I get too mentally stimulated with tv just before bed then I can’t sleep. Ben and me are the same with watching series though. We’ll buy a boxset or get it on BT Vision.

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