afternoon delightsThere is one great thing about not being tied to a full time job and that is being able to just ‘do as you please’.

Normally I’d describe myself as ‘not a tv watching person’ and even tho there is the garden as well as books and craft calling out to me each weekday afternoon, with the present colder sometimes wet weather the gogglebox seems to be turned on more and more ‘just for a look see’ rather than to watch anything in particular.  Mind you,  having said that, when he is home (read that as when he’s not golfing) the reruns of Jag are claiming The Golfer between 1 and 2pm lol

Believe it or not rather than the ‘useless rubbish’ we often have scheduled for daytime tv (and I have been known to mutter ‘I’d hate to be housebound and have this for company) there are some watcheable programmes on the ABC at the moment.

I’ve even labelled them my Afternoon Delights
(Now now, we’ll have non of that giggling down the back thank you lol)

Some days (if the pollies are in town) the afternoon on the ABC (our national  commercial free television station)  begins with what I’ve heard described a comedy show but is in actual fact ‘Question Time’ (which is live from Parliament House in Canberra ).  Often watched with the sound down as at times they tend to act like squabbling children!
Our taxes at work!

It used to be followed by Midsomers Murders (watcheable no matter how old the repeats were – yes even this ‘older lady’thought John Nettles was dishy :)) but now there is a series I’d heard about over the years but seem to have missed out on watching. Called ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ it was seen on British television from 1973 until 2010 when the last episodes were broadcast.  I don’t remember it being shown here until quite recently – it is pure giggle type fun, so easy to watch and could be so so true to life.

Last of the Summer Wine DVD

The basic premis is:
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.


Then comes repeats of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple/Marple (the ITV series) – a character invented by Christie, supposedly based on older family connections.

 “the sort of old lady who would have been rather like some of my step grandmother’s Ealing cronies – old ladies whom I have met in so many villages where I have gone to stay as a girl“. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Marple

Easy to watch, keeps you on your toes wondering about ‘who dunnit’, remembering the times and the fashions (post war/1950s) and enjoying Geraldine McEwan’s acting, twinkling eyes and cheeky smiles as well as trying to work out what she’s knitting in each episode lol


The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which she helps solve. Although the police are sometimes reluctant to accept Miss Marple’s help, her reputation and unparalleled powers of observation eventually win them over


 After that it’s cup a tea and biccie time and a quick catch up on a bit of early news and current affairs.

Then comes the Eggheads.
These aren’t new episodes either
Oh those clever ones – they usually have all the answers.
So do we most some of the time lol eggheads-quiz-champions

I don’t mind repeats as long as they don’t come on at prime time
Do you enjoy repeats/reruns no matter how old they are?