So, what do you do to pass the time when you don't have a television? I mean, no screen-based entertainment at all (this includes internet people... no Hulu, no YouTube... I swear, I've had much more dramatic withdrawals from our lack of internet access than I have from not having a TV, but I digress...). You go out, right? To the pubs! Or on a chilly evening stroll.
Right. But what about the evenings in? When its dark outside, you've finished dinner, and the chores are done... but its not quite time to get ready for bed? Then what do you do??
Well, you uke.
Or put together puzzles.
|(this picture taken the morning after a crazy night of puzzling.)|
|(and unravel it all... and knit again... and unravel it all...)|
You mess with the cats
You do a little finger pickin'
You bake apple/pear pie
|(sans recipe... Tried to make it 'healthy' so I used minimal sugar. It was quite tart, but easily remedied by adding copies amounts of vanilla ice cream)|
or out the window.
At least, that's what we do! And for the most part, I don't really miss TV at all (although it would be nice to get the broadband hooked up so we could stream a show or two, I mean, I didn't move to the UK to stop watching Downton Abbey!) Most of all, I'm getting used to the quiet. I had the habit of turning on the TV just as background noise, and I find I am happier without the constant bombardment of chatter and adverts. And Matthew and I are having some delightful fireside chats... OK, that took it a little too far, but we are a lot more present with one another, if that makes any sense!
I'd love to hear what any of you do when you're not plugged in- in case we run out of ideas here we can steal yours!