"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Thursday, October 27, 2011

FreeSat again

Keith is grief-stricken.
This is because we now have FreeSat, which is good because it gives us access to local Welsh news, as I said in a previous post and we can also now watch S4C, which I shall, of course, be watching avidly in a couple more weeks when I am fluent in welsh. (Oh, all-right then, in about twenty years, if you want to be pedantic about it!)
But, these advantages notwithstanding, Keith is still not a happy bunny. I, on the other hand, was utterly delighted when I made the discovery. What am I talking about? We can't get channel 12 on FreeSat!
Channel 12, as any male reader from these shores will know, is the boring one, the one which shows an unbelievably huge quantity of war programmes and then more war programmes. What is it with men? Why are they so obsessed with re-living life in the 1940's? Of course, Keith has other channels to choose from, where he can watch black and white war films, programmes about men running about expending inordinate amounts of energy making weird vehicles from scrap vehicles, programmes about men knocking down chimneys and building traction engines in their back gardens... the list is endless. But channel 12, the 'Yesterday' channel is his favourite.
So, to avoid his drowning in a pool of tears like Alice in Wonderland, we have now agreed that, with a few twists of the wrist, he can access channel 12 via the TV's own freeview, whenever he feels the urge...
which, of course, is far too often to suit my viewing habits!


5 comments:

  1. It is two years since we went digital and our TV is still finding new channels. Who has time to watch them all?

    Buy the way we do not watch all those Welsh channels. We do not understand a word of them.

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  2. Well, it's either that or Dave.

    Reminds me of a cartoon I saw the other day. Young girl to dad in front of tv: "If Hitler was such a horrid man, why does he get his own cable channel?

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  3. Well, CW, I am hoping to be able to understand S4C in due course. That's what my welsh teacher is telling us anyway. ;)
    I like it, SP. ;)

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  4. Having met Keith, I object to your caricature of him. Clearly, he would much prefer channels that focus on men's grooming and fashion than boring stuff about warfare!

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  5. Amazing, YP. You know him so well! ;)

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