28Dec21: Andy likes “The Repair Shop”…

I caught Andy paying attention to a new (for America) British program called “The Repair Shop”. It was playing as a marathon to introduce US viewers to the program. Doug love, love, loves programs where you get to see how things are done. Apparently, so does Andy!

When I saw Andy watching the program along with me, I called out his name. He looked back and gave me a “don’t-interrupt-me-when-I’m-watching-something-interesting” look.

See what I mean? 

He then went back to his program!



35 thoughts on “28Dec21: Andy likes “The Repair Shop”…

        • Sounds like a wonderful time! I’d risk growing gills to spend the time there…and maybe see some of those Hemingway cats I’ve read about!

          • I’ve been to the Hemingway house a few times and met all 54 or 56 cats (the number usually varies by a couple, depending on the tour guide). In fact, we did go to Key West for two days the previous week, but that trip will be expounded on WP in February. This time we went to our favorite place on Key Largo, where we go several times during the year.
            Here is my last year’s post: https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/fireworks-and-fish

          • Key Largo I know only by the film with that name, so, of course, I actually know it only as a name!

            I envy you meeting the Hemingway cats!

          • Cats being what they are, naturally the entire island is full of them. They are revered on par with the famous roosters. Both species own the streets, freely walk into stores and restaurants, and choose on whom they bestow their patronage.

          • Cool! One of my US Army team members was a musician from Key West. He had a very Bohemian quality about him, though he looked like a proper soldier.

          • Roger was a proper career soldier, but he was lots of crazy fun after the day’s work was done! He was a professional jazz drummer in civilian life and his wife was a professional jazz singer.

          • He was! We had lots of fun watching the Germans stand in amazement during Fasching when Roger sat down to the drums and played. The German drummer, of course, was playing safe rhythms, very old-fashioned style. Roger’s style – jazz drummer – was improvisional and (frankly) as crazed as a Gene Krupa solo. The look of shock (and awe) when this US soldier sat down to play was half the fun of being with him! He was able to snap all fingers on both hands, too, and the effect was pretty astounding! I barely can snap my index finger on one hand, yet… Roger was something else!

    • By the same token, when Andy sees me eating or drinking, he insists on a closeup look and a sniff or two. You are correct about how both approach the world, though.

    • I became a fan watching it that day! What I liked about it is how people often brought in things of little monetary value but of great sentimental value to be fixed, and the repair shop people restored the most impossible items to good as possible, often extremely good condition. Ther reactions of the owners, of course, almost always brought a tear. I also like your version of “Antiques Roadshow”, which inspired the US Public Television version. Comparing the things brought in on both shows is part of the fun. We really are two separate cultures!

      I also watched the original “All Creatures Great and Small” from the first series through the post war final. I bought the complete DVDs of these. It is an all time favorite, so much so, now that the newer version is on US public television, I can’t bring myself to watch it!

      Yes we get a lot of the best of your television over here.

    • It was on Discovery Channel, I think. Or maybe the Learning Channel. I’ll have to find out for sure to find it again when they have their first new program (“programme”!) after the first of the year. It was very interesting and very British. BBC programming is available elsewhere and has always been a big part of public television.

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