Monday, 27 July 2009 Cold Turkey

Home again from an incredibly wet week in the sticks. No TV, no pc, no phone – the silence would have been unnerving were it not for the near constant bickering and squabbling from the kids and the beating of the torrential rain.

Happy days.

It was almost like being back in the 70’s again, except I didn’t have my favourite Spiderman t-shirt. The one that was tight enough even on my (then) skinny frame to make breathing a chore. It was a lovely shade of bile-yellow with lurid green piping and a peeling transfer of Spidey webbing some hapless thug.

There’s a faded Polaroid of me in this infamous shirt, shivering on a Summer beach-front somewhere and sitting astride a rather miserable looking donkey, but, don’t worry, I won’t inflict such rose-tinted 70’s nostalgia on you.

Anyway, I digress, but it was weird to be away from the 24 hour instant access world, even for just a few days. In a good way though… I think.

Of course, that means I have a hell of a lot to catch up with. Hopefully, my inbox will be inundated with acceptances and other glorious things to celebrate. I’m nothing if not optimistic.

First thing the kids did once we got back was turn on the TV (SpongeBob is a God to be worshipped at all times) and ask for the laptop to be booted up to speak to their friends on Live Messenger (u up 2?; nthn mch u?; nthn mch).

Normal service is resumed.

5 comments:

Michael Stone said...

I'm just back from a few days in the wilds of N Wales. No net access. I feel your pain, brother.

Rebecca Nazar said...

I loved my four day island break. Time crept. No worries. There's something about the sea.

Aaron Polson said...

I need to unplug more.

That Spiderman shirt sounds too good to be true. I miss those old transers that would eventually peel...

Catherine J Gardner said...

I need a week away from the net to refresh my batteries - not going to happen anytime soon though.

L.R. Bonehill said...

Mike – It was North East for us and it never stopped raining. Hope you had better weather than we did.

Rebecca – Sounds great. I love being by the sea and usually come back with a head full of ideas – this time, not a single thing.

Aaron – I can’t begin to tell you how great I thought that t-shirt was. A Star Wars shirt was the only other one that came close. They always started to peel though.

Cate – Not sure I’m refreshed to be honest, but it was worth a try.