Goggle box & camping

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  1. snowdrops

    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    I know I grump and groan about having to listen to peeps TV When we're on british sites or sites with lots of Brits. I also understand that people enjoy the odd bit of tv when motorhoming and appreciate we are all different. However, I really am not comprehending why people bother to leave their homes if that's ALL they do ?

    We've just spent a wonderful weekend in West Wales, (no we don't have or want a telly, our choice). The beautiful blue sea and spectacular coastline can be seen all around the site, however, 1 pitch is particularly wonderful. Right on the edge, can see for miles and miles of coast. Weather all weekend has been mostly sunny and today glorious. We arrived on Friday evening, motorhome camped on above-mentioned pitch, tough luck on us so we just chose another one and enjoyed what we had. However, the couple on the pitch, (there were only 2 of us on the whole field), never left their van, aside from the loo. They had their curtains shut on the view side and watched TV for the whole 3 days !!!! This morning I sat outside taking in the sounds of birds, sea, soaking up sun and feeling relaxed, but there it was, droning tv which again went on until we left the pitch. Am I missing something ? Why didn't they just camp up the top and give someone else a view they didn't want ? In fact, why did they camp at all ? Am I being grumpy or is there something I'm missing ?
     
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    Spot on with your assessment, they are out there, seen plenty just can't figure out what they get out of it
     
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    You have to wonder. So many times we've watched a van arrive and before they hook up the sat disk is hunting.

    All nationalities.

    We are too poor to own a sat dish so it's pure envy.
     
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    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    I know. Even if they came out to sniff the air, or sat outside to look around for an hour every day I could see how that might inform their staying there, but zilch. Felt quite sorry for the wife to be fair, he was literally sat in silhouette in front of the box constantly. We've booked the pitch up for next weekend. Be great if it's as quiet as this weekend. Flippin lovely.
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Have to be honest, some of my happiest weeks are when I have broken the computer, the tv and my telephone all at the same time.. I never buy a newspaper either in those times and feel a million times more relaxed....
     
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    Wouldn't be how we would spend a weekend, but each to their own I say, we all use our vans how we want to and what suits one wouldn't suit another.

    Hope you have a lovely time next weekend! (y)
     
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    I think deep down you might be suffering from pitch envy :):)

    There could be any number of reasons for not going out, the most obvious being disability

    That said I do kind of agree with you up to a point, but we do use ours when away, not full time by a long way though

    Lets hope they don't go back next weekend again and get there before you again o_O
     
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    Off for a fortnight in France in a couple of weeks , yesterday, removed the tv , never watch it , space for couple more bottles now(y):)
     
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    We do have a TV and DVD in our bus. We don't watch it often when we are away but now and again we lock ourselves in with a large bottle of something very nice, munch on cheese and biscuits and watch a movie all the way through in our PJs, sometimes even from the comfort of our bed! This is such a treat for us as at home we are constantly interrupted by the children or things work related.
     
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    Everyone to their own
     
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    So, a standard blond week.
     
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    Maybe they weren't married and were in that experimenting part of the relationship. The tv was probably on to hide the jerky movements going on in the van.

    Come on we've all done it! That's why we take our TV with us! Where would you be without a dawn strike on a Sunday morning and Match of the day rerun in the background.
     
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    Lol we were a little resentful, they cld have been by a brick wall and done same thing. No disability, wombled to loos looking quite functional. We've booked it up for next week end lol. Final phase of de-hibernation of Jumbo :)
     
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    Agree. We take odd dvd with lappy on winter nights. But this is 3 whole days of tv :eek:
     
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    Oh you old romantic you!!!
     
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    Not intending to be rude but yes you are being grumpy, I can think of a lot worse things people do on sites than watch tv all day but I keep my opinions to myself.
     
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    I once worked with a guy who bought a new car and caravan,at the w/e he left home on Saturday at noon. He judged a site by the quality of the TV reception. He then sat there watching World of Sport or Grandstand and then Match of the Day afterwards. He then packed up after breakfast on Sunday and was home in time to see the footy repeats. He could have saved himself a fortune by staying at home! Bizarre!
     
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    But if that was how he wanted to spend his time in his caravan, not bothering anyone else - what is the problem?

    We live in worrying times - so I probably wouldn't want to watch the news on telly whilst away - but I will watch an episode of Gogglebox or Peter Kay - and I will make sure I don't miss an episode of the Archers on our two months away in Croatia - however we choose to enjoy ourselves - as long as it's not harming anyone else - let it be!
     
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    yes..

    live and let live.. what's the problem..
     
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    [QUOTE="snowdrops, Am I being grumpy or is there something I'm missing ?[/QUOTE]
    Sorry but yes you might be a little grumpy

    People live in different situations, home might not be great for what ever reason

    Getting away might be just perfect, adding telly just makes it more perfect

    Go to a boat marina and see how many boats don't move but have telly on
     
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