11:00 Friday morning: total loss of internet connection. Try all the usual tricks, nothing gives, panic run to office to up/download files to Japan.
16:00 Saturday afternoon: Chris the computer man arrives, runs extenstive diagnostic tests on router, phone line, etc.
16:18 Saturday afternoon: Chris the computer man discovers that phone line has been pulled out of socket (can I blame the dogs?).
16:19 Saturday afternoon: Normal service is resumed. Too embarrassed to go online, settle down with a pot of tea and a film instead.
05:30 Sunday morning: Up to make flask of coffee for beloved one who’s been invited to fish the River Test. Beloved one is like a dog with two tails. Can barely contain his excitement. Fresh grilled trout for supper methinks.
06:30 Remember that we now have internet connection!
It has surprised (and reassured) me how easy it is to get out of the habit of being constantly online. This is a Very Good Thing.