We’ve had a long relationship where I hand over money to you and watch a few shows a day. I kidded myself by justifying the ridiculous price for television channels as I don’t drink or smoke and we rarely go out. I believed that I had lifestyle of fabulous TV programming and a way to relax at the end of a long day.
See the thing is, it’s not quite true.
When I sit down at the end of a long day I like to watch programmes that are on channels that are free anyway. The Irish Saorview channels and the English native channels that don’t charge for the privilege and then a Netflix subscription is a small fraction of your monthly subscription fee.
I found myself naturally gravitating towards cBeebies and CBBC for the children as they don’t contain as much targeted advertising. They’re free too.
We’ve reached the natural end of the line Sky. It’s time we said our goodbyes and parted with dignity.
A freeview box and Netflix subscription will do us grand. If you’re stuck for a freeview box your Sky TV box actually works fine with the freeview channels. Yesterday for their treat for eating all their dinner the boys had playtime. Imagine that. Playing & not watching the telly.
Why didn’t I think of that before?
I did for a brief second consider holding onto the subscription so that we could fit the stereotype of watching satellite channels on a massive f’n telly. Then again we never really fitted into that stereotype in the first place. My hubby is only going to miss one particular show and I’m told that there are ways of watching what we want elsewhere; once we have a decent broadband connection.
The money we save will go towards the water charges I suppose. It’s as simple as that.