Tuesday, September 20, 2016


On Sunday, a band of heavy weather crossed Scotland, hitting Falkirk around 8:30pm. At the time, LC and I were travelling home from our weekend away, and so we missed the weather. However, our digibox was busy recording two programmes: the fifth episode of "Victoria" and the second part of Andrew Marr's "Scotland and the Battle for Britain". (The first part of this was quite interesting. The second wasn't worth bothering with. But I digress.)

Anyway, when the weather hit, it must have dislodged or otherwise damaged out satellite dish, because when I switched the TV on on Monday to see what was on, I found there was literally nothing on - every single channel had "Bad or no signal". And the two recorded programmes had both failed after just over half an hour.

All of which is rather annoying. Amongst other things, it's annoying because if it was just us, I would simply abandon the satellite dish entirely, and switch to Freeview - we'd probably want a box that was able to record, but otherwise there's nothing to recommend Freesat over Freeview. But since we're moving home, anyone viewing will probably want the satellite working, and so we probably should get it fixed.

It's all a bit of a nuisance, really.

On the other hand, it's really quite telling just how little there actually is on TV in the first place, especially once you consider the option of just using iPlayer and/or All4 instead.

#50: "Starspawn", by Wendy N. Wagner

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