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Dark Ages

Hello Folks & thanks for all your comments & good wishes!

Our phone line came down in the storms on Friday night, which means no telephone or internet & our mobile phones have no signal within a mile of the house...

We're visiting a free WIFI pub to get our fix, but looks like we're in for a quiet week or more... BT are "hoping" to get us reconnected by January 7th!

See you when we're back on & look forward to some quiet time during January to catch up properly with everyone... 


Happy New Year!!!

Love Kay, Sime & Hugo xxx

Comments

Hope you had a lovely Christmas! And that 2013 is a wonderful new year! xx
Nic said…
Happy New Year to you too! Hope you get the internet back soon :)
Pattypan said…
Hi all glad you are ok although somewhat slightly disconnected. Has Hugo been practicising his tight rope walking again! Tut tut. (only joking) Hope you had a good Christmas look after yourselves and hope this New Year is everything you want it to be and lots more
Take care

Pattypan

x
Unknown said…
Hi Kay and Sime,

Like the sound of that 'free' wifi.

What a pain to be without your connections.

Just to let you know that your sealed pot is our 'guest' on SEALED POT SUNDAY this week. I hope you are still doing well with the savings.

Sft x
Jane and Chris said…
Oh dear, having to visit the pub to get Wifi (wink).
Jane x
WHAT 7th jan - huge withdrawl.

keep warm over there.

Love leanne
Kath said…
Oh nothing worse than HAVING to go to the pub, we'd hate that...

(snigger)
dreamer said…
Hope you are online again soon, sending you good wishes for the New year :)
Catherine said…
Good luck being disconnected for over a week! Perhaps we should all start the New Year off that way!! :) Happy New Year to you and your family!
xo Catherine
Anonymous said…
Enjoy your involuntary tech break and have a Happy New Year!!
just Gai said…
Glad to hear from you. Was wondering how you were faring in the rain. Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to catching up on all your news.
We're back on - an engineer has been out today!

Thank you for all your lovely comments... We had a lovely Christmas & last night was a night to remember too!

Will be back to share more tomorrow... And thanks for featuring our sealed pot photo SFT!

Enjoy the rest of New Year's Day folks!

K&S xx
Karin said…
Glad to hear you're connection to the world has been restored. Strange to think how we all managed without the internet before.

Best wishes for 2013
Thanks Karin - we do use our computer more than our phone & it's how we tend to keep in touch with family, friends & customers. Being without the phone felt a bigger issue, all our neighbours have been away over the holiday period, so it suddenly felt very isolated here... Nice & quiet though, but I did feel concerned about leaving Hugo on his own overnight. We don't have mobile signal either here, so it is difficult... But we're back on & all is well!

Kay :)
Karin said…
Just realised you've revamped your blog.It looks much brighter and it's easier to read.

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