To cut a long story short, not watching sports TV or the movie channels at night has freed up a lot of time, and I've tended to spend that time painting.
So, how has it gone?
Well, after three months of doing a little painting every day - sometimes as little as ten minutes, sometimes as much as three hours - I have quite a few painted figs to show for it.
I'm three or four sessions away from completing another 50 cavalry, so if I cheat a little and squeeze them in, we've got an average monthly output of around 10 6mm vehicles, 86 15mm foot and 22 15mm horse.
I've already exceeded last year's painting totals in this time (barring the 6mm stuff), so I have to say that this no TV caper has worked a treat.
Also, I haven't missed the rugby as much as I thought I would...
As an added bonus, the blood pressure seems to have gone down now that I have no chance of accidentally stumbling across those 'history' channel shows featuring some wild-eyed fellow demonstrating 'conclusively' that (insert historical figure here) was in fact in communication with alien beings!!
OK, these aren't quite finished, but I'm including them in the tallies anyway...