Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Monday 17 December 2012

Watching the goggle box

We have Freesat HD and Freeview HD ( not Sky - never Sky!) and a pvr so we often all "timeslip" interesting programmes to watch later - Compostman and I recently watched a film during the day called "Lone Star" which was most enjoyable. We have all enjoyed GBBO, Countryfile, Andrew Marr's History of the World and all sorts of other programmes at other times than the programmes were actually broadcast.

And, like most young people of her age Compostgirl LOVES watching TV.  A suprising hit for us all, though,  was "Wolfblood" and "Wizards vs Aliens" on CBBC - but given that we all love Dr Who, perhaps not so surprising!

We do not go out to the cinema (too far away and too expensive, frankly, for us) and when our old TV died this summer we thought hard about our replacement and decided to treat ourselves to a large ish, 3 D TV (which came with a free Blu ray 3 D player as well as being a smart hub so allows us to connect to any stuff recorded on the the network computer hard drive, upstairs)

This new TV gave us huge fun during the Olympics/Paralympic ( the opening/closing  ceremony in 3 D was amazing!) and has meant we occasionally host very sociable film watching sessions for friends. Puss in Boots in 3 D was especially good!

We could have just bought a cheaper tv or not got one at all ( which we did seriously consider) but the pleasure we have had out of this new TV is surprising.

Lots of stuff stacked up to watch over the dark winter nights :-)

At the moment we are enjoying The GBBO masterclasses ( oh how I *love* Paul Hollywood!) and also are catching up on Wartime Farm and will record the Wartime Farm Christmas show.

Looking forward to "Mr Stink" in 3D on Sunday 23 Dec. If it is as good as the book (which Compostgirl has read)  she assures me it will be worth watching!

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