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TV Repair Men Coming Next Tue

I found a shop in Edinburgh that repairs TVs, including rear-projection ones, and popped in last week-end. They do a free assessment (to see if it’s repairable) and will then give me a quote, so I can see if it’s worth it going along with it or not. I suppose I’d be quite happy to pay up to ยฃ200 max IF they are able to fix it relatively quickly and easily (without having to take it away). But definitely no more than that. Maybe even ยฃ200 is too much, givenย  how little it’s probably worth it (it’s a 42″ Toshiba rear-projection, bought around 5 years ago).

Either way it’s good to know one way or another. Naturally, if I did get it fixed, it would mean I have to get a TV license ๐Ÿ˜ย  – and I’ve come to HATE TV so wouldn’t watch it anyway. Why am I thinking of getting it fixed, I hear you ask?

So that I can play LittleBigPlanet, which is meant to be amazing, and which B. I hope will buy me for Xmas ๐Ÿ˜€

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Italianissimo on BBC iPlayer

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Just a tip for those of you interested in learning Italian. BBC iPlayer currently have 19 episodes (I think 15 minutes each) of Italianissimo for free download). It’s great! While my Italian is more or less ok-ish (I can understand a fair bit but not too comfortable with speaking, though I am able to if need be), it’s always good to immerse yourself in it again – especially in an *educational* programme. I’m downloading all the episodes just now and seeing that they can be stored up to 30 days, I think I’ll devise a schedule for myself to view one or two of them each night ๐Ÿ™‚

I LOVE iPlayer! Last week btw I got an evil letter from TV licensing, giving me grief about not having a license and threatening me etc. This despite the fact that I told them over the phone that the reason I no longer had a TV was because I only use iPlayer, for which one doesn’t need a license. And it’s true – I no longer watch TV and my TV is broken in any case. I suppose I still need to tell them *again* that I don’t have a TV therefore don’t need a bloody license – though knowing them, they’ll continue sending threatening letters anyway, to every UK household that appears on their computer as not having a license ๐Ÿ˜

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