5 Things To Do When You Don’t Have The Internet
Wow. A post on Saturday? Well you might have noticed that there wasn’t one posted up yesterday. This is due to my home internet being down. Very frustrating, especially when I wanted to blog. Anyhow, I’m sitting in cafe Nero (yay for free wi-fi in cafes) because I wanted to share with you 5 things to do when you don’t have the internet.
1. Watch TV with your family
They say less families sit down to watch tv together than they used to do and I would say that’s true for my family. When I’m at my parents my Mum would be glued into her iPad, me on my Mac, the rest (apart from my Dad) on their smartphones. My Dad’s the only soul who actually pays attention to what’s on tv. This week my sister and brother-in-law have been visiting so we’ve been spending more time at the family home. Yesterday, with the internet down, we actually sat watching tv together, laughed and chatted about the programmes. It reminded me of years ago before the internet and how fun it can be.
2. Focus on your hobby
I might not have been able to blog but that didn’t mean I couldn’t write down ideas and practise with my camera. I managed to plan a few things and take some practice shots. No distraction from the internet turned out to be a good thing.
3. Go for a walk
I’m lucky because I have a wee dog that needs walked daily, whether I feel like it or not. The weather was nice yesterday so we took her out for an extra long walk and admired all the scenery and breathed in the fresh air. We ended up stopping off for a spot to eat as well. A nice break from technology.
It seems obviously but it’s amazing how much more talking you do when the person your chatting to doesn’t have their face stuck in their phone or tablet. My sister and I reminisced over our school days which was funny, as well as everyone chatting in general.
5. Cook and learn
Foodies can spend hours in the kitchen and not notice the time fly in. As we at my parents yesterday, I didn’t do ay cooking myself but rather watched and learnt from my (head chef) Dad. We had quite a heavy lunch at the Bay Tree, so he decided to make pizza and cooked it on the BBQ. So I got some new ideas for pizza toppings that I’m going to try myself.
What do you like to do when your internet is down?
P.S. Bonus tip – if you’re really feeling withdrawal pangs, or have urgent work then a couple of hours in a cafe with free wi-fi should tide you over. 😉