Friday, 8 August 2014

Mundane

Hello thanks for comments and follows.

Plodding on with the job searches and faithfully filling in my forms, although I believe some of it should be online. But sticking to paperwork for now.

Busy with housework...boo. Poor son is 16 tomorrow...hooray. So plenty of visitors tomorrow but no time to clean in the morning as he has signed for his first football team and plays the first match in the morning. Big excitement all round. Cannot wait to watch, am just hoping it is not rained off.

Living where we do meant to watch TV we needed Sky or Cable, in the old days of analogue, as the aerial signal was too weak. Not sure what occurs now in these digital days as we still had Sky. The aerial lead is now corroded and just swings in the wind. Had the cheapest package going and due to good deals over the years we have stuck with them. But we just do not watch enough to warrant the cost anymore but had some lovely films and progs taped and ready to watch so kept on as they wipe them when you cancel.
Just as Big Bake Off was about to begin the box went kaput. It seems the hard drive is fried although we can still watch TV for now. I was not prepared to pay for an engineer so have cancelled and will now have free to air channels from Sept. Now it got me thinking do I really need them. I can access so much online after it has aired.I really do not moind the BBC license money as I think it's good value(apart from the over paid celebs) - I am a true advert hater.
But one step at a time as it is nice to pop the box on and take a lucky dip with viewing without planning. Not a big planner for anything really.

How could I forget to tell you -  I have a job interview next week. No proper details as yet except its admin. I refuse to get my hopes up anymore...well maybe just a little hopeful. Interviews are a funny ol' business these days. Have had them last from 15 mins to an hour and a half and then nothing, not a word. Shall dust off my smart trousers and try to cover the grey hairs and who knows.
x

13 comments:

  1. Good luck with your interview, I have one too on Wednesday.

    Jean x

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    1. Thanks. Good luck back to you x

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    2. Just realised I have not followed you. Was sure I had but def have done now. I love your blog name x

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  2. Good news and good luck both for the interview and for your sons football . The football season seems to start earlier than it used to.
    We had to get Sky Free Sat years ago as when the leaves were on the big oak trees over the road our TV signal used to go on and off! That's all we've ever had and all we need. Like you I hate ads but put up with them, the Licence fee is good value really when you include everything on the radio too,

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  3. Thanks very much. They are playing pre season friendlies at the moment that' why its a bit early.
    We listen to the radio a lot esp radio 4 and 4 extra plus with the website it's quite a good deal.

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  4. Good luck I wish you all the luck in the world.

    We got rid of the TV licence as we probably only watch two or three programs a week and I can watch them on demand.

    If you needed to have a licence to watch Sherlock I would have to reconsider though ;)

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  5. Good luck with the with interview, we did away with sky when we moved, we had the cheapest package at the time, we have now switched to freeview saving £21.50 a month I do also watch stuff through Amazon prime for free.

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    1. Just been looking into a freesat box as this box really is on the way out. x

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  6. Good luck with the job interview. We have satellite as we can't get any signal with free view, but don't really watch much, tend to watch things online these days. OH likes the sport, otherwise we probably wouldn't bother with it.

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    1. Thank you. Would love to take out a sports package tbh for premier league but we can make do with Match of the Day for now x

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  7. Fingers crossed that the interview goes well. I do have a TV and watch quite a few programs but if it died I would not worry about replacing it. I usually have sewing or crochet on the go when I sit down to watch anything, and often miss chunks of the program because my brain switches to craft mode.

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  8. Fingers crossed all goes well with the job interview.

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