It went down on Boxing Day and I’ve been jumping through a succession of tiresome hoops ever since – call centres, indeterminate appointments with engineers, semaphore and loudhailers…
But there have been compensations.
Compensation number one was that yesterday I found myself at the library in Ashford where they have a high-speed broadband connection. It’s incredible how this changes one’s mood. In my case, a sluggish stick-in-the-mud has been transformed into a hyperactive firefly. Buzzy buzzy buzzy…
I have been reminded to sign up to the Make Kent Quicker Campaign and have also established a new category on this blog: connectivity.
Compensation number two was that I am back at the library and discovered the cafe on the top floor where they sell local Brogdale apple juice and use home-made chutneys from local ingredients..
It turns out that the cafe is run by a community interest company – an offshoot of the national apple collection at Brogdale. People with learning difficulties are taught to cook. The produce is sold at the cafe.
It’s great. Even when my internet connection is re-established I will come back for a quick injection of local juice.