Tales From the City- no telly! The experiement begins!

(c)susansheldonnolenWeek One or what oh what have I done?

The great experiment begins. The internet is shut off at the house. The telly has gone to an old age pensioner. The television license not paid.  A new  battery for the old Roberts Radio.  The work begins. Building works and a few touch ups here and there to an old house.

I am getting worried though. I thought it was a brilliant idea, shut off the internet, why pay for something I won’t be using? After the phone call was made, then the penny dropped. Save money? I won’t save any money by shutting down my internet, I will have to trek down to a café with free wi-fi, or hang out in my friend’s porch to hitch-hike on hers. Why oh why have I done this?

(c)susansheldonnolenIt’s done now. No use sobbing over the proverbial spilt milk. I can ring up and get it all sorted, but I thought, hey let’s give this a try. Can I survive without the constant internet umbilical cord? What will I watch without television or internet downloads? Will all my friends suddenly disappear? Will I be unable to write? Choose a restaurant without it? Stay tuned and wish me luck. I will be uploading posts from your local café!

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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6 Responses to Tales From the City- no telly! The experiement begins!

  1. crubin says:

    Oh, my. I wouldn’t make it an hour! Good luck!

  2. Good luck Susan…I have heard of people doing this: I would need to move to a remote Scottish island to remove all possibility of cheating….

  3. earlybird says:

    I can manage without tv. I have one but it’s hardly ever on (except for the occasional DVD). So long as I have a radio. I was in meltdown in January when I didn’t have internet – not so much for blogging (I got out of the habit – it was all too hard – and, d’you know what? my life didn’t come to a standstill and I got a lot more done) but for keeping in contact with my kids and friends. I felt as if an arm had been cut off.

    It will nteresting to read how you fare.

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