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Update on broadband:

Apparently our problem is a roadside cable which needs to be replaced. The ‘outages’ are getting longer, with no service at all for most of the weekend. Apologies again for continued absence.

As soon as it’s fixed, I’ll be back.


Be good x


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  1. Angie August 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Be good….where’s the fun in that Jessica 🙂
    I hope the powers that be are onto it and Rusty Duck is able to resume normal service sooner rather than later.

    • Jessica August 10, 2015 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      It was worth a try! 🙂

  2. Denise August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Primrose and Daisy have offered to come and do a morse code telegraph service for you. I think they called it ‘Chick Chat Toe.’ They’ll do it for a bit of grass and a few sunflower seeds. And lemon meringue pie.

    • Jessica August 10, 2015 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      It’s a generous offer Denise, I hope you will thank them for me. We have the pigeons too of course but they seem far too busy flapping in the trees, fighting or mating or whatever, to be fussed about message carrying.

  3. Denise August 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Did I say Daisy? I meant Camilla. Camilla is now ignoring me and in a huff…flipping chickens…

    • Jessica August 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      No egg for your breakfast tomorrow then..

  4. Sue Garrett August 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Good Luck – hope it is sorted soon

    • Jessica August 10, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sue.

  5. homeslip August 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    How frustrating. Funnily enough I’ve just been researching broadband in a rural area and apparently satellite is the only realistic answer. Fortunately a satellite connection is available locally which can be tailored to suit our needs. Can’t say I truly understand, I do after all date from the days when I used to communicate with my overseas clients by telex! Haven’t we come a long way?

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      Ha! I’d written a long response last night just before I got cut off again. Beattie must have been reading..
      We’re supposed to be getting super fast broadband in the next few months and had intended to give that a try before going over to satellite. But the way it’s going, it may be sooner. We have come a long way, it’s easy to forget that when we complain about the service we get nowadays. The difference now perhaps is that so much of our lives depend on it. I rarely ‘go shopping’ anymore. Almost everything is online.

  6. Peter/Outlaw August 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    How frustrating! I hope things are back to normal soon!

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks Peter. I’m missing my blog fix!

  7. Em August 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    So infuriating! I feel your pain. X

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      It’s pretty bad down here isn’t it.

  8. Jacqueline August 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Hope that you get sorted soon Jessica …… it’s like having your right arm cut off, isn’t it ?!!!!!! XXXX

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      I can’t make a direct comparison thankfully, but there is certainly something missing!!

  9. frayed at the edge August 10, 2015 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I can’t offer any technical advice, but I could teach you semaphore ………

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      You stand on top of your hill and I’ll stand on top of mine.. might work?

      • frayed at the edge August 11, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

        I learned semaphore when I was in the Brownies, so I might be a little bit rusty. Shall we do it by day with flags, or by night with lamps?!

        • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:08 am - Reply

          Crikey Anne, you’re more advanced than me.. I never got as far as lamps!!

  10. CJ August 10, 2015 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Absolutely infuriating. I do hope it’s sorted soon. CJ xx

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks CJ. It’s become a ritual to watch the light on the router… blue or orange? Or even worse (because it’s usually promise unfulfilled..) flashing orange.

  11. snowbird August 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    What a pain!!! I hate losing contact so get how you feel. Hoping all is well soon!xxx

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

      There’s no mobile signal here either so I am pretty much cut off internet wise. First thing to do when it does come back is get a grocery order in!

  12. mattb325 August 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    It’s always terrible to be without the internet – let’s hope it gets sorted out once and for all!

    • Jessica August 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Replacing the cable is the third thing they’ll have tried so I’m hopeful but not yet fully convinced. We shall wait and see. Thanks Matt.

  13. Joanne August 11, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    How frustrating for you, i hope they get it sorted quickly for you x

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:06 am - Reply

      Thanks Joanne, very frustrating.

  14. Amy August 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    G’luck! I’ve been trying to be very, very good, but I’m about finished with our current provider. On the other hand, the satellite companies out here don’t seem to have much love wasted on them and they have the same (or worse) data caps, so I’ve held off switching… No one has really designed the technology for those of us who live in the boondocks :-/

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:10 am - Reply

      Boondocks… I shall have to remember that word! You’re right though. The same the world over by the sound of it.

  15. CherryPie August 12, 2015 at 12:51 am - Reply

    The wonders of technology…

    It is good when it is working 😉

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

      Indeed. And then it sucks us in so we can’t do without it.

  16. Vera August 12, 2015 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Hope you are managing without internet connections……. I would just about manage for a day and then I would have severe withdrawal symptoms if I couldn’t get on to the internet!

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:24 am - Reply

      It comes and goes but is tortuously slow at the best of times. I’m getting a few magazines read and piles of paper cleared!

  17. Sue August 12, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Frustrating, but at least you will be able to get on with other stuff, it’s amazing how much time you find you have when the internet disappears 😉

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:26 am - Reply

      That’s very true. Until it started raining again I’d made good progress in the garden. And the house is sparkling!

  18. Ann Edwards Photography August 12, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    hope you are back online soon. Does your library have internet access in the meantime?

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:32 am - Reply

      It’s too far away to be practical really. I just grab my opportunities when I get them and prioritise what I need to do when I do get time online. It’s the little things that make me realise how much I took it for granted, like being able to quickly find the height of something before planting it.

  19. Helene August 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Oh no! I’d be lost without Internet connection – I LIVE through my computer! Hope it gets fixed properly soon, Britain is soooo behind when it comes to proper, good broadband service for everyone.

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 12:39 am - Reply

      Yes, I depend on it too being so far from a good shopping town. However I’m learning that I can do quite a bit with mobile apps, even if I do have to walk or drive a little way to get a decent signal! That’s another area where we fall woefully behind.

  20. Sarah Shoesmith August 14, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Be good?! We are all having a massive party behind your back and being terribly naughty, Obviously we will sit nicely at our computers and concentrate sensibly on our blogs when you return to the land of the connected. Until then……

    PS Please come back soon – all this partying is exhausting.

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Stranded out here in the cold and the rain, precious few people to talk to… and now not even a party invite 🙁

  21. Mizabel Martin August 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    We’ll try to be good…

    • Jessica August 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      That’s the spirit!

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