We are a long way from a telephone exchange here, and the broad band connection is rubbish. I get fed up with having to re-boot the computer every time the connection breaks down, which often occurs just as I am about to finally post something or send mail. I lose things that I wanted to keep. At the worst times, when our high-tech neighbours are, I suspect, hogging the band width on the shared line, the connection breaks down every couple of minutes.


Writing becomes no longer the enjoyable exercise it was, its rythmn governed by the neighbours’ presence or absence instead. I also inadvertently turned off comments entirely a while ago, intending only to provide for moderation. I’ve put that right again now. Comments are moderated for now.