Sorry for the Absence…..

Many apologies for my online absence – my computer broke on Tuesday and so I have been unable to do any blogging. My television was also broken for the duration and so I enjoyed several technology-free days. I highly recommend that you indulge in short breaks from the media as it is amazing how much more can be fitted into each day.

Normal service will resume shortly.

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  1. Meghan says:

    Glad to see you’re back Jackie! I was without internet for a few days when we switched providers a couple years back and I was absolutely amazed at all the stuff I managed to do. It’s a huge time suck. As is TV really – I hope everything’s fixed now though!

    1. Jackie says:

      Meghan, I was quite surprised by how lost I was without my computer at first, but after a day I adjusted and found I had so much more free time. I am always checking my emails or twitter feeds and it has shown me that this isn’t really needed. My TV is still broken, but I will try to have more Internet free days in the future.

  2. Jo says:

    I agree. Having some enforced time away from computer and TV is good for the soul!

    It makes you appreciate quite a lot of things and when I wanted to find something out, rather than think ‘I will just google it’ I have to get the good old fashioned reference books out.

    1. Jackie says:

      Jo, …but googling is so much faster ;-) I didn’t have anything I needed to look up in the last few days, but agree that being away from the computer for a while did more good than harm :-)

  3. Amy says:

    I hope your computer and your TV are back in working order for good. It’s nice to have a forced break from all the electrical entertainments – so long as you know there’s an end in sight otherwise it can be a little stressful!

    Good to see you back, Jackie!

    1. Jackie says:

      Amy, The TV is still broken, but at least my boys can now watch things on the computer. I wouldn’t really mind if I had to live without TV, but my children love watching cbeebies. Hope it gets fixed soon.

  4. diane says:

    I cringe at the thought of losing technology (even briefly). I would go into shock, I think. Hope to see you posting soon.

    1. Jackie says:

      diane, Oh no. You really should try it some time – perhaps knowing that you could use it at any point would make the break easier? Go on – unplug everything ;-)

  5. Jenners says:

    I’m sure we’d all be amazed how much gets done without electronics to fill our time! Enjoy being unplugged!

    1. Jackie says:

      Jenners, Yes. I’ll definitely be doing it more often. My house is so much cleaner than normal :-)

  6. JoV says:

    It doesn’t sound right.. but I actually happy that you took a media break! What better time now than to go out under the sun, have a barbeque party and have fun!

    The weather is lovely Jackie, I hope you are enjoying yourself ourdoors! :)

    1. Jackie says:

      Jo, You’re right – the weather thas been perfect for it! I had one lovely morning in which I did nothing but sunbathe in the garden with a book – it felt like a real holiday and I have no idea why I don’t do it more often. This summer I will ensure I repeat it. :-)

  7. Enjoy the weather – some time without a laptop, a tv and a smart phone is good!

    1. Jackie says:

      anothercookiecrumbles, Let’s hope this beautiful weather continues so we can enjoy being outdoors more. :-)

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