SEMAPHORE AND LOUDHAILERS

socket 099[1]My internet is down.

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.

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: jasperbouverie.com which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and FunderFilms.com which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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One Response to SEMAPHORE AND LOUDHAILERS

  1. Helen Carey says:

    Hi Jasper

    Just been having a look at all your ‘writings’. Great stuff. Really enjoyed them all. Hope you have got your internet connection back now. I’m Chairman of the Cheshire Landscape Trust, a ‘small and beautifully formed’ local charity and we are greatly into community orchards and last year planted one twenty throughout the county – if we had more money we’d plant more!!

    Lots of love and happy new year from all the Careys

    Helen

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