Kelly McLachlan

Kelly McLachlan
Life As It Is...

Thursday, 27 August 2015



Some people's lives evolve around it.  My  husband loves the telly and so do my girls.  Me?  Well, I don't have much of choice, it's a "man thing" to hog the remote all day and all night.

My poor hubby has been off work ALL summer.  (Yes he is genuinely sick, he goes to see the assessor who declares him unfit to work).  He flicks through the telly day and night.  Even though we live in Spain we pick up a selected few UK channels through a small dish on the roof of the apartment block.

Our day usually goes something like this:

Sky News
History Channel - Pawn Stars
Fox - CSI / CSI New York or some other CSI
Horror Channel - Star Trek
Calle 13 - Law & Order SVU
Sports, he likes to watch (if there is any on) i.e Golf, Tennis, Football,  Cricket, Snooker, Darts, Athletics...and if it's not on the telly you can bet it'll be on the radio!  Thanks to good old 5 Live!

Me?  Well, I used to enjoy watching the soaps.  EastEnders was my favourite, but now I don't watch it.  (And I'm a big Danny Dyer fan!)  Or Emmerdale, or Corrie.   Out of everything on the above list, I watch CSI and SVU.  When the Brit Awards are on I have a look just to see how old I feel when I realise I have never heard of the winners or just shake my head at the performances.  Occasionally there may me a movie on worth watching, but they're all repeats as well.  Of course.  And I always flick straight through the True Movies channels.  I have no idea who the Kadashians are and I have only sat through about 10 minutes of an episode of TOWIE.  I never watch Strictly, I caught a very brief glimpse when hubby dashed out for half an hour when we were on holiday in Scotland last autumn and that was it, X Factor, well, I used to watch it religiously.  It was my essential Saturday night viewing while hubs was working. Not any more!  I have only seen about half an episode of The Voice as well.  I have never seen Goerdie Shore, Made in Chelsea or anything along these lines so I have a bit of a confused look on my face when any of the stars of these programmes pop up in the OK magazine feed, because I honestly have no idea who these people are!

As for the girls, well, they're tuned into cartoons all day.  How lucky are they?  When I was a kid it was Saturday morning cartoons and maybe a couple of hours after school during the week.  No YouTube in my day!  Blue Peter and Grange Hill back then...and Going Live! on a Saturday morning...I remember Howerd's Way and the Antiques Roadshow on a Sunday night and that was a sure fire way to let me  know that it was nearly Monday and SCHOOL.

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One thing I do watch, and will be watching is I'm A Calebrity...Get Me Out of Here! just because I like to pull disgusted faces at the things these people are made to eat, eeewwwwww.

I have showed the kids some of things I used to watch when I was a kid.  My favourites were Bugs Bunny, Fraggle Rock, RentAGhost, She-Ra, Jem on a Saturday morning, DangerMouse, Trap Door, Snoopy, Duckula, Dogtanian, Cities of Gold, WizBit, the list goes on...and they approve of some of these!

Our channels show the same old movies, we don't have NetFlix or anything fancy like that, and if the weather is bad (which sometimes it can be) we lose the signal and predict that there is a storm on the way.  We're sometimes right.

The Pink Panther...yes I used to watch this.  Mostly because he's pink

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