Unplugged: Going Off Grid

I accidentally left something off my Bucket List yesterday; I want to go unplugged and off grid.  I was reminded by Sara Mallett who posted this on Facebook: “Just had an amazing week on my own in a studio cottage in the middle of woodland, without internet or mobile signal. Blissfully quiet except for the wind, the rain and the deer barking at night. Went out in my pyjamas to stare at the Milky Way. Spent days with my camera walking along empty beaches or in beautiful woodland. And evenings being ‘artist in residence’, painting or reading. Loved every single […]

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Choices: My Strange, Ambivalent Relationship With Modern Comms

I love gadgets and I am strangely techie for a bird of my age. But it is often a love-hate relationship. Take me and my mobile phone. Yes, I’ve got one. No, I don’t know the number. Why’s that?   Well it’s main two uses are to allow my niece and nephews and my cleaning lady to text me. That’s about it really. I don’t much care for texting. I don’t do it on the phone itself but on the T-Mobile website where I can type as fast as I think, well nearly.    And I certainly don’t want my mobile telephone […]

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Help! The House Is On Fire…

After a cheery week (not) when I’ve written more than once about the perils and pitfalls of UK residential property investing and ownership, here’s something which is hopefully a bit more cheery for a Friday.   Via Twitter, the fount of all knowledge, I found this fabulous, arty website which the photographers amongst you will really appreciate. Its called The Burning House and if you visit, you’ll see it’s self-explanatory. What would you take with you if the house were on fire and can you take a cool photo of it and get it featured on their website? I had a go and […]

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