Pub bands, especially if there's decent ale in the offing are a
splendid evening's entertainment.
The radio is pretty much restricted to R4 and the world service,
but once I source a decent DAB receiver I expect to extend that
horizon. Update: I have now discovered Radio 4 Extra.
Music is eclectic, with a leaning to electronica, trance and folk;
rock and classical do get a nod but country is beyond the pale.
This week's earwig is Una Mattina (Ludovico Einaudi).
Books are usually whatever I can find free on the web for the
kindle or can swap in the canalside stashes. Just kicking myself
for not being able to resist the siren call of 'Forbidden Planet'
when I was down in London the other week - that was a week's living
budget blown in a single half-hour wide-eyed sweet-shop moment -
drat and double drat. Ah well; could have been worse.
The locality has libraries! I've borrowed stuff off them -
currently 'The Long Earth' by Pratchett and Baxter.
TV - Just sorted out a Raspberry Pi and associated gubbins to
create a PVR so I'm being rather indiscriminate at the moment until
the novelty wears off. Previously it's been DVD's from the various
second-hand shops in town; Blockbuster's recent difficulty has
netted me the first (modern) season of Dr Who to watch, which is
Food: Slowly getting into doing it myself; for many years I've
eaten out as a matter of course - but now I've got the time and not
the money to do that. And, when I'm out in the countryside, there's
no choice unless I can find a talented chef amongst the wildlife
along the cut. Which leads to my favourite cuisine - the picnic.
Especially as real boiling water is close at hand on-board for
proper tea. I am still looking for the plantations that result in
Yorkshire Tea. Any help will be gratefully received.