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1 The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:15

boltonbonce

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As I mentioned yesterday,the TV came to a sad end,and I had to order a new one,which is coming this afternoon.
I mentioned it to a mate,and he said "Good job you had another telly,would have been a nightmare if not".
I told him straight that it wouldn't bother me.
He laughed and challenged me to give up TV for a week. Including DVD's,streaming on the laptop etc.
Like an idiot I took him on,and I always play things straight,so it's no TV for me for the next seven days.
Then I remembered The Lions on Saturday morning. Now,I'm no cheat,as I'm sure you know,but would 80 minutes of rugby be really cheating?
Could anyone on here live without telly for a week. And what would you do to replace its icy grasp?

2 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:24

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
I'm sure Norpig has an idea of how to pass the time.

3 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:27

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Just look at it as though you have tickets for the game. You just have a seat that's very far away but still has a great view, also allowing you to wear your slippers. Win win.

4 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:32

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You picked a bad week to give up TV Boncey. Missing the Lions final test would be sacrilege. Plus, I think the Open is on this week. What with Wimbledon as well, I would give the abstinence a rain check.

5 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:35

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Reebok Trotter wrote:You picked a bad week to give up TV Boncey. Missing the Lions final test would be sacrilege. Plus, I think the Open is on this week. What with Wimbledon as well, I would give the abstinence a rain check.
Listening on the radio isn't quite the same. I might tell him I've been given six weeks to live.
Might evoke some sympathy.
It's tricky though,isn't it. It seems we can't live without TV.

6 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:38

Reebok Trotter

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Thank god it's just the TV for me! Nowadays most younsters are obsessed with their mobile phones and social media.

7 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:41

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Reebok Trotter wrote:Thank god it's just the TV for me! Nowadays most younsters are obsessed with their mobile phones and social media.
My mate has four daughters who text each other from different rooms. Shocked

8 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:46

Sluffy

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Start your week without TV AFTER the Lions game.

HTH.

9 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:47

Reebok Trotter

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The art of family conversation is dying. Some kids are allowed to sit at the table having their evening meal with their phones on the table. I find it quite rude actually.

10 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:49

boltonbonce

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Sluffy wrote:Start your week without TV AFTER the Lions game.

HTH.

I'll tell him it's my patriotic duty to watch. This could be historic. :uk:

11 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:51

boltonbonce

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Reebok Trotter wrote:The art of family conversation is dying. Some kids are allowed to sit at the table having their evening meal with their phones on the table. I find it quite rude actually.
I've seen them at it eating out with parents. Sometimes the parents are texting too.

12 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:54

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Seriously though,if it was easy,it wouldn't be a challenge. Are we so in thrall of the TV that we're no longer the master,but the servant?

13 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:56

Bwfc1958

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Reebok Trotter wrote:The art of family conversation is dying. Some kids are allowed to sit at the table having their evening meal with their phones on the table. I find it quite rude actually.
I agree. We always have meals as a family at the table. My ten year old tried bringing his tablet and finishing the game he was playing while we were eating. He got told in no uncertain terms to get rid or I'd get rid of it for him - permanently.

14 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 10:58

boltonbonce

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Steady 58,you don't want to turn into Wackford Squeers! Razz

15 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 11:04

Bwfc1958

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boltonbonce wrote:Steady 58,you don't want to turn into Wackford Squeers! Razz
I re-read what I wrote and it did come across a bit Wackford Squeers.  Very Happy

I need to go and look at myself in the mirror and decide if that's the kind of man I want to be....

16 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 11:05

boltonbonce

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Have a shave while you're there... Very Happy

17 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 11:07

Sluffy

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I'm sure I could.

After years of avoiding programmes in the Sluffy household like the soaps, Strickly. Britains Got Talent, TOWIE and Love Island, I find I don't watch that many programmes these days at all really.

I recently had a week in Paris where the were no English speaking TV channels (apart from BBC News 24) in the hotels and my daughter used her ipad to watch Netflix. I basically sat on the balcony watching the world go by (I even had a book with me which I couldn't be bothered reading).

I guess it would be that much harder to do back in my own home but doable for me if I had to I suspect.

18 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 11:12

boltonbonce

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I find I'm spending me much more time watching catchup. BBC iplayer for instance. 
It means I'm not tied to the TV schedules,and can watch things at my leisure.
The iplayer is also great for finding things you'd missed in the schedules in the first place.

19 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 13:18

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Bwfc1958 wrote:I'm sure Norpig has an idea of how to pass the time.
 just for the record i don't tug my wire all day everyday, little Norpig would drop off if i did it as much as you lot think  Very Happy

20 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 13:21

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i wouldn't manage a week without telly, i'll admit it although i don't watch that much live telly it's all recorded stuff and catch up when the kids are finally in bed.

21 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 13:21

boltonbonce

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New TV has arrived,and after the battle I had getting it out of the box and setting it up,I'm exhausted.
Now I'm stuck with a great pile of cardboard,and two big lumps of polystyrene.

22 Re: The TV challenge on Thu Jul 06 2017, 13:57

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Bwfc1958 wrote:Just look at it as though you have tickets for the game. You just have a seat that's very far away but still has a great view, also allowing you to wear your slippers. Win win.
Had to double check who posted this for a min then as I thought it was Wanderlust. Very Happy

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