Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

November 28, 2008

The off-season

I'm the first to admit that I am a bit fond of the telly.

I like to watch the news and some favourite TV series. I will watch almost any program on cooking or feats of civil engineering or endangered jungle animals. I like the odd movie. I try and keep up-to-date in the latest trends in children's programs.

Actually, who am I kidding? I'm willing to watch almost anything.

Except repeats.

I am always disappointed when television programming hits the off-season and the repeats start to appear. A bit like you might be disappointed (after kindly taking the time to read this post) when you see that the content is a repeat ... a duplicate ... a cheap knock-off.

Yes, I'm afraid its an unashamed rehash. I'm going to explain it away as a bit of housekeeping. Remember the freezer paper stencilling experiments? I thought it might be nice to edit and consolidate the posts into a couple of PDF documents for easy download.

However, coincidentally, it also meant that I didn't have to think of anything original to write today.

If in the coming weeks you see posts with the titles The year in review or Hoppo Bumpo - the 2008 annual index, you'll know that the mental blank has been a little harder to shake off than I first thought.

PDF downloads
Tips for freezer paper stencilling
Preparing a stencil image from a photo, using Microsoft Word


  1. Aha - our television is currently at the repair shop (and has been there since Monday) and you know what - we're not really missing it! We do still have the old back-up telly with rabbit ears and limited channel availability, but it's upstairs where I can watch it when ironing (that quality daytime programming). We've discovered that Clare prefers computer games.

  2. How fantastic. I think it's great to be able to download PDF tutorials. Makes life very easy.

    I'm with you on the repeats on TV. Way too many of them starting now. Like we suddenly get up off the couch and stop watching TV just cause summer is here. Don't they know that some of us are dedicated TV heads?

  3. A cheap knock-off - never! I wont hear of such a thing!Nothing better than Hoppo Highlights.

  4. I'm the same. I can watch a lot. But summer repeats, meh. It has to be a GOOD one for me to stay. That said, I can watch the same movie, and read the same movie, if I like them, over and over again.

    Hey, how do you make a PDF download?? I have a project to put up, but I have no idea what I am doing, lol.


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