I've become hooked on the TV series
which comes out on the
I seem to watch a lot on the Discovery Channel these days.
They started it.
But I suppose that any program involving a load of big digging
machines combined with the thought of being able to extract gold
from under your feet is bound to come out pretty good...
Having said that, I do find myself shouting "you're an idiot"
at the TV quite a bit. So it's probably one of those things where
you'd like to think that you could do better yourself.
In reality, I'd probably not last five minutes if you sent me to
Alaska and told me to try and do what they're doing.
I think that part of the appeal is the often
makeshift way they go about fixing things or solving problems.
It's all very man-with-beard-in-his-shed type stuff, and I
think we could do with more crazy men with beards building
things in their sheds. I'd like to be one myself - but I'm
more of a man-with-stubble-working-in-the-spare-room. But I'm
doing the best I can, okay.