Truthful Tuesday: 6 July 2021


And now a question from Frank aka PC Guy IV about our TV watching habits.

The Question

How do you watch TV? Do you just watch whatever local channels your digital antenna can pick out of the air, or do you subscribe to cable or satellite, or have you jumped on the streaming bandwagon? Perhaps it’s some combination thereof, or perhaps you don’t even watch TV. Whatever the case, please enlighten us!

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I really don’t watch a lot of live television. I have favourite old shows I love to rewatch and every now and then I find a new show I enjoy but I’ve found that I prefer to watch them when it suits me, not when they are on so I usually end up binge watching them on the catch up channels.

Since moving to Sisters Beach there is another factor. When we arrived we found that the antenna was not connected. Of course it would have been easy enough to get someone out to fix that so I could watch free to air television but then I discovered that Sisters Beach has terrible reception anyway. Not a lot of people live here year round like we do and those that do often have a mast type antenna.

I thought about that but decided that given the small amount of TV we watch the expense was probably not going to be worth it. Naomi and I both used to have Foxtel, our cable TV provider but both of us gave it up to save money, lots of channels but not much we wanted to watch.

So now everything is streamed. I have Netflix which if money gets tight I could give up and not be too upset about it. I have Amazon Prime and Naomi has YouTube Premium. Our three commercial and two public TV stations all have streaming channels where I can catch up on any shows I am interested in or watch live news if I want to. In summer I sometimes subscribe to a sports channel for the duration of the cricket season in Australia. There are actually a lot of old television shows and really old movies on YouTube. Naomi really enjoys old movies so she has a lot of those on her playlist. They also have a lot of documentaries which I like.

When all else fails we go old school and watch a DVD or even a video instead.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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