While she was in the kitchen expertly frothing milk at the coffee machine (in my days it was bitter old cocoa with no fact fluffy milk...) she said, "So Mum, what did you watch when you were little? What was it like in the olden days?"
"Well," I said (after threatening to cancel her pocket money if she ever called it the olden days again). "For starters, until I was twelve we only had a black and white T.V . And only one channel until I was about 10."
Her eyes did that funny bug-out sort of thing and she dropped her voice to a horrified whisper. "ONE channel! O.M.G!! How did you survive? And what did you watch?"
And suddenly I came over all nostalgic. I remembered Sunday nights with the whole family watching a movie in front of the fire, Friday nights eating fish and chips while we watched the farming programme, and the incredible sight of the channel actually closing down for the night at 11pm!
Looking back, many of my favourite T.V shows were very similar to the books I write now - real people with everyday problems.
But because there wasn't much choice in what we watched, I also came to love a bit of fantasy....
and even a touch of the paranormal!
How about you? What T.V programmes did you love to watch when you were little, and do you watch the same sort of shows now?