John and I make sure that every night we watch the Australian soap "Neighbours" I like it because I like Australia and it reminds me of my happy time there. It has lovely characters and deals with problems, in a positive way, that affect young people. It really is a young people's programme. It was great when I was working with young people because it told me, much of the time, what they were into and what really bothered them.
The thing that is excellent about Neighbours though, is the way the writers handle conflict. Conflict can be very difficult to do, you can have too much conflict, too little, or the conflict is resolved too soon ( a fault of mine that I have to beware of) but in the soap they do it brilliantly.
I have learned a lot from watching at 5.30 p.m. in the evening.
So, you see, I am not wasting my time, sitting like a couch potato in front of the t.v. I am actually working...well you might believe it!