Last night, as I sat at the computer staring at a blank screen waiting for it to be miraculously filled with text and posted to the interwebs, Carole was flicking through the TV channels.
She was in the area of the channel listings which are a bit odd. Not the raunchy stuff at the top end, not the countless shopping channels (channel idea: a shopping channel bringing you the best deals from all the shopping channels). No, this is somewhere round the 200s, where you find channels that are like YouTube with a sense of ambition.
I only say this, because as I was poised to put finger to keyboard yesterday, we were treated to the start of Trucking TV. Coming to us from their home away from home, the truck stop at Junction 38. Whatever the hell that means.
The show which, sadly, we didn’t watch because of reasons which would have been apparent to anyone who did watch it, featured a report from Truck Fest North West. And, of course (they actually said “of course”) they would be chatting with the truck drivers stopping off at Junction 38 to hear what they had to say.
I know, you’re all wondering how we could have chosen not to watch it.
But, rather than change channels, we just turned the Sky box off. So today, before we settled down to watch last night’s Blacklist (and blimey oh riley what an episode… although I think Mr Caplan might have a few tricks up her sleeve), we were treated to something about caravans.
Like Top Gear, but caravans. And less ego.
“There are only three rings on the hob, but they’re spaced so that you can get three pans on it…” otherwise, why make a three ring hob? Oh it’s a three ring hob, but you can only fit two pans on, so you’ll probably never use the third ring.
There was also, in a caravan costing £25,000 – more if you wanted optional leather – a bit of worktop which you couldn’t actually get to – but which was described as a fantastic use of space.
And just as we were getting into the show and Carole was just starting on about how much she really wants a caravan (not that one though – it’s not a beginners caravan because it’s very heavy, whatever the chuff that means) the presenter told us it was sadly the last in the series.