My Internet Got Up And Went – Yet Again!

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Before I start, I must tell you that this is nothing more than a ‘moany’ post – and I’ll try to write something more sensible by tomorrow. Right now I’m having a sulk.

Sometimes I hate living in this village! Pretty as it is, and the surrounding countryside is lovely, our Internet connection is abysmal! Or rather, it’s just downright unreliable.

On Wednesday afternoon, I’d decided to do some catching up on reading posts I’ve missed due to my writing commitments. I’d been on my blog for five minutes and yes… you’ve guessed it… our Internet connection flew out the window. AGAIN!

It’s now Friday afternoon, and we’ve just been reconnected. Engineers couldn’t come out before today so we’ve had two whole days of twiddling our thumbs. The Internet in this village is very slow at the best of times and despite having been promised ‘Superfast Broadband’ for the past two years, we’re still waiting – whist surrounding villages have had it for ages!

shutterstock_199521074Perhaps we’re just too small a village to bother with. But the fact is, there are a lot of people who work from home living here, to whom the Internet is crucial.

The problem regarding losing connection altogether is something else, and no one seems to be able to tell us why this keeps happening – or perhaps the engineers just aren’t telling us.

Anyway, I must apologise to anyone who has left a comment on my last posts which I haven’t replied to. Also, I have several new followers I still need to get back to. Thank you for being so patient and understanding.

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Moan over.

Have a great weekend!

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About milliethom

I am a reader and writer of historical fiction with a keen interest in the Earth's history and all it involves, both physically and socially. I like nothing better than to be outdoors, especially in faraway places, and baking is something I do when my eyes need respite from my computer screen.
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44 Responses to My Internet Got Up And Went – Yet Again!

  1. Singledust says:

    hope it comes back soon and that you will have a lovely weekend nonetheless!

    • milliethom says:

      Thanks, Gina. The engineers came out to our village today and I’m very happy to be online once again. It really is a nuisance when this happens, as you can imagine. It throws everything back and we have so much to catch up on later on. Have a lovely weekend, too.

      • Singledust says:

        good to hear you got connectivity again. I know it sounds so ridiculous but what did we ever do without internet before! Of course its the times that have dictated we use it for work and communication but it seems i too am helpless when my service is down. Yes and the catching up is crazy! Even bills get delayed.

      • milliethom says:

        Yes, society everywhere relies on the Internet nowadays. It’s funny to think how things were done not so very long ago. It’s a fast-moving world,

  2. Millie – and here I thought I might be the only one with all this problem. Hope you will be connected to the world and us soon again. Take care and have a good week-end.

    • milliethom says:

      Oh Carina, if only you knew how many times our Internet connection is lost. Last year, we had nothing for almost a whole week. So now, whenever it goes off, I immediately start to panic rant, and whinge – in no particular order. It makes no difference though. Lol. It gets ‘fixed’ when the engineers manage to fit us in.
      My husband read only the other day, that many places in India have far better and faster Internet than many places in the UK. I’d say it’s time our services pulled their fingers out. Have a great weekend, too.

  3. draliman says:

    But… but… how do you watch Netflix with no internet? 😦

    • milliethom says:

      Nah… It’s not me who can’t live without Netflix, Ali. But I’m surprised you couldn’t hear Louise screeching her head off about ‘No Netflix!’ from down there in Cornwall. πŸ™‚

  4. arv! says:

    And I thought internet connection in UK or US or anywhere in Europe would be amazing!

    • milliethom says:

      I don’t know about the rest of Europe or the US, Arv, but in the UK it tends to be the small villages and more remote places that have problems. Most cities and towns have Superfast Broadband now, but it just hasn’t reached smaller places yet (despite governmental promises that all areas would have it!) We’re still hoping we’ll get it… eventually.

  5. leggypeggy says:

    I feel for you. Our internet and landline were down for six weeks.

    • milliethom says:

      Oh Peggy, I don’t know how I’d manage for six weeks! I’d be through at our eldest daughter’s every day! She lives in Lincoln, only seven miles away and her Internet is excellent – and fast. We’er still in the Dark Ages in this village. Lol. I can laugh now we’re back online. Our landline was down, too, but at least we have mobiles.

  6. Oh god hun, I hope it comes back soon πŸ™‚

  7. irinadim says:

    Let me offer you some comfort, Millie, it happens to me in a big city like Sydney. True, it doesn’t last that long. Have a great weekend, with or without the Internet! :)

    • milliethom says:

      I know we aren’t the only ones this happens to, but it’s so frustrating when it does. Everyone in or village is annoyed that the Superfast Fibre hasn’t reached us yet. A larger village just two miles away got it two years ago.
      We’re back to normal now, thanks, Irina, but for how long, I don’t know. πŸ™‚

  8. I always moan about living in Helsinki, but at least that’s one thing we have going for us in Finland: our internet connection always works. I can understand how super annoying it must be for you!

  9. Antonia says:

    I hope it comes back soon!

  10. We do take for granted out connectivity, particularly if we need it to conduct our business or work. I was reminded of a comment I heard recently when I read your post today. Mind you, remote communities in Thailand have better internet than either you or me!!!

    • milliethom says:

      From an article my husband read recently, lots of countries have better Internet connections than many parts of the UK. Living in an out-of-the-way village has its disadvantages. Thanks, Amanda.

  11. Jenn Moss says:

    Ack! I hope you get the “superfast broadband” soon!

  12. Oh Millie, I can so relate to this !!! Isn’t it frustrating when it happens !!! I have the same problem on my side of the world, for whatever reason, often connection is poor or non existent. This is when I have no patience…things must just work ! Wow, now I have left a moany comment to you. So sorry, but just know, I feel your pain. πŸ™‚

  13. Joy Pixley says:

    How very frustrating for you! When my internet goes down for even a few hours, I don’t know what to do with myself! These days it seems like everything we do requires a connection. Luckily reading books and writing stories are still possible — so, good thing we have this hobby — but it’s hard not to feel (literally) disconnected from the rest of the world.

    • milliethom says:

      Yes, I used my time ‘offline’ by getting on with my book. But I’m now so behind with catching up on my blog. It’s true that we all spend far too long on social media. I’d have finished my book months ago if I hadn’t spent hours writing blog posts etc.
      I will eventually get round to your blog, Joy – provided our internet behaves itself this week.

  14. When I was living in the attic which was converted into a bedroom, my internets was the pits.

    • milliethom says:

      I suppose in some parts of buildings the signal is weaker than others. Perhaps the attic was too far away from the hub.
      I really sympathise with you. We’ve had superb internet connection in several places on the continent, including Spain and Malta – but in this village it’s ridiculously slow anyway. Then we keep losing it altogether. I hope wherever you’re living now is better! Thanks for your input. It’s good to hear what other people’s connection is like.

  15. It can be irritating to say the least when internet acts up, but I’ve learnt that in such times, I engage myself with other things. Have a great week.

    • milliethom says:

      Thanks Jacqueline. You’re absolutely right, the only thing to do is try to catch up on things you’ve let slide while the internet is so handy! It’s always a good time for me to get on with my writing, as I’m sure it is with you.
      It’s funny how many areas of the world have similar stories to tell about their unreliable or slow internet. I suppose we should be grateful we have it at all and stop whining when there are technical problems. Next time it happens, I’ll keep my cool and try not to break all the best crockery in a tantrum. Lol πŸ˜€

  16. r_prab says:

    Millie you are so nice! You always take care to visit bloggers and share your thoughts with us. It was sad you wanted to read but internet was down. I see internet like a supernatural thing. It has a mind of its own πŸ˜› Every night I return from work, I keep wishing the internet will be there at room. I feel helpless if it is not working. πŸ™‚ Hope now your internet is working well.

    • milliethom says:

      Thank you, Prabhat. We lose connection quite often and it is really annoying. But I just try to get on with my writing until it’s up an running again. It just puts me so behind on my blog, unfortunately.

  17. inesephoto says:

    I used to live in the countryside and understand the frustration.
    These days I am not online too often – I am serving my grandmothers duty and don’t want to miss a minute with my lovely girls. It is why I haven’t visited other blogs for a good couple of weeks. We all have life πŸ™‚

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