So we have no electricity and its getting dark and the kids are all over me, outraged! Dad! There’s no electricity! Yes, I say, I can see that. Why!? they ask. Uh, mumble mumble, payment mumble, I mumble. Soon I have to confess: I paid late and we got cut off. Now there’s a re-connectionContinue reading “Surviving Off The Grid – The Essentials”
Today twelve year old Tom comes home with a long face. He took his cellphone to school and was busted. School rule: The phone is confiscated for the rest of the term! I laughed like a drain – even harder when he manfully tried to smile ruefully. Tonight was Jessie’s school art exhibition and musicContinue reading “I Was Young and Foolish Then”
Clearing messages on my cellphone: Message from TomTom: “Hey Dad you left your phone behind; Phone me when you get this message” Had a good laugh tonight as I put him to bed! He was suitably sheepish.
Jessie lost all her songs on her Blackberry. Also all her photos. Just disappeared. Much sadness. She started uploading new songs slowly from her friends. This morning she comes running to me “Dad! Dad! All my songs are back! I’ve got 173 songs! Also all my photos are back!” I said ‘You must have playedContinue reading “It’s Lo-onely in the Saddle . . .*”
December 5th, 2008 by bewilderbeast As I hit ‘pay’ on my internet banking and waited for the beep on my cellphone it struck me. I could picture it in my mind’s eye: The little white enamel loo roll holder in the stall in the mens toilets, Montclair Mall. I rushed back just in case, butContinue reading “Now I’m Incommunicado . .”