Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Out Of Touch


You may have noticed communications have been a little slow of late, my

access to the World Wide Web has been particularly tardy.

webby phone_ 

We’ve been in the depths of Devon for our  annual holiday, to our favourite place, and whilst it seems mobile phones have replaced the need for the public phone box in the area

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leaving the local phone box a little overgrown (even the spiders have moved out)


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We thought the mobile ‘dongle’ we took with us would keep us in touch with the rest of the world, but things were moving at a snails pace.

webby phone 3


That was until  Mr Mac kindly lent his mobile wi-fi broadband router for a few days, which was a splendid thing, letting all of us to get Internet access  at once with out tearing our hair out.  But  actually, what we discovered, was that good company, sunny weather and real surf were no substitute for surfing the ‘net and actually it is just fine and dandy to out of touch with the rest of the world for a wee while.


We are back home now, after a tedious, nine hour slog up the motorway from Devon to Derbyshire, the fridge is empty and the pile of dirty laundry is mountainous. But none of that matters.


Normal service will be resumed shortly.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Out Of Touch

  1. I only realised during last week just how long it had been since you last posted, but decided to wait to see if you did today before emailing you.
    It’s good to see that you’re okay, and that you’ve been enjoying your holiday. xx

  2. Welcome back. We also had a lack of internet on holiday, which allowed us to rediscover how very awful we are at Scrabble! And how very good we are at water gun fights.

  3. Oh good, glad that the pause was because you were in a happy place! Was beginning to worry

  4. Since my my job consists almost entirely of poring over the interwebs for news, I have little difficulty walking away for days at a time. I’m happy you were able to unplug too 🙂

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