Posted by sean on July 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm in Animals, Bath City, Fun At Home, Shopping, Television with No Comments

Yes, I am afraid it is another hefty, late Sunday night post after yet another blogless week. I really will try to improve!

Here are some of the issues which have featured in my life these past seven days…

Since the digital switchover in March, I have had a set top box in the front room, although was unable to receive such channels as ITV3, ITV4 and most importantly for me, Sky Sports News.

On Thursday I bought a Freeview box for the bedroom. I plugged it all in and attached the very retro TV aerial which sits on top of the telly – none of this fancy rooftop stuff like the downstairs box has. Upon installing the budget set top box and the crappy aerial, I was amazed to find I could receive all the channels – including Sky Sports News!

My only theory for this phenomena, is that the rooftop aerial is pointing to the Bath transmitter, which is shit, while the aerial in the bedroom is picking up a signal from the Mendip transmitter – all technical and very, very boring.

On Saturday, it crossed my mind I could attach the top of the range, downstairs Freeview box to the aerial upstairs and get all the new channels. To cut a very long story short, this involved trips to Currys and Argos, buying a TV aerial extension kit, hacking at cabling with a rusty penknife (I couldn’t find a Stanley knife), before realising what I had bought was a load of rubbish and returning to Argos on Sunday (today) to exchange a box of mutilated coaxial wiring for a basic TV extension lead (and a £15 refund).

Phew – still with me?

After all that, this evening I learnt that Sky Sports News is being removed from Freeview as of 1st September 2010. Bollocks.

Maybe I should have just used one of these


Simon came round last night. John wasn’t available, so there would be no trip on the boat or games of Bomberman 2. Instead, in preparation for the new football season, we watched the DVD of Bath City’s Play Off victory over Woking.

While watching the DVD, my attentions were turned to a huge fox in the garden. The beast was just sat in the middle of the lawn, unafraid, licking its private parts. This was almost certainly the same animal which has woken me up at 3.30am with its high pitched screams.

I always thought foxes were supposed to be beautiful, elegant animals. This one looked like a dirty old dog which had been swimming in the sewers. The fox from the Foxy Bingo TV adverts would be ashamed to be a member of the same species.

Simon disagreed with my criticism of the animal. I would like to hear Simon’s opinion on the fox after being constantly awoken night after night by it’s mating calls.

City played another 2 friendlies since I last blogged. A rather less than satisfactory 4-0 defeat at the hands of Exeter City, followed by a 1-0 win over Gloucester on Friday night. More important than the results was a signing made by Bath…

A Bristol City legend. A player I have admired for sometime. Somebody who oozes quality… The best Scot to never play for Scotland… Scott Murray! He may be a little older than his team mates, in fact I think he has a bus pass; but he still boasts tremendous skill, and assuming he stays fit and the hip replacement & colostomy bag carry on working, he’ll do wonders for us… even for an old man.

A legend already

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