We had to rush up Norf on Saturday as Big Nana had fallen off a ladder and broken her foot. She was changing a lightbulb and had even wrested the live wires from the ceiling so narrowly avoided being electrocuted as well. Still, can't have everything.
I'm now back in Norfolk on my own and am getting used to the idea of being without my canine companions for a change and also being able to pig-out on quiches and treacle sponges. That's it, you've guessed - I've turned into Dogless Hogg. ("I'm gonna get those Duke Boys!")
To while away the time, I've been trying to help out the cash-strapped television industry which is suffering the recession with the dramatic reduction in advertising spend. Every programme is having to be re-targeted - Sarah Beany's "Property Ladder" is now "Property Snakes and Ladders" (although she's still as smug and cocky) and "Mary Queen of Shops" has become "Mary Queen of Charity Shops" (although she's even more smug and cocky).
Can any readers suggest any new revamped formats?
I've come up with:
Time Team (With new presenter Dugless Trenches)
The 0.75 Show
Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey - Great Yarmouth
Lagging in the Attic