Friday, November 20, 2009

Addicted to Broadband

"Towards Fastnet Rock" (a tiny speck in the distance)
Panasonic LX1, f4.5, 1/250 sec, ISO 80, 85mm equivalent (click to enlarge)

OK, for nearly the past month we have been without an internet connection, our only access to the www was with a mobile phone, which was rather frustrating and slow to use. Yesterday the broadband connection was connected at last. On one level this has been a pain in the ****, on another it has been a useful exercise in remembering life before the internet - it's hard to imagine that at one time we were perfectly happy going about our lives without any knowledge of or need to check emails or our favourite web sites and blogs. Webs were only for Spiders and Bloggs was the surname for someone called 'Joe'. Oh yes and we were perfectly happy without mobile phones too.

And now I'm addicted to both, but I suppose there are worse things to be addicted to 8-0

Oh there's probably too much to write about our settling in to life in West Cork, except to say that everything is good, very busy and we're all well.

Managed to take a day off last Saturday and we headed down to Barley Cove and Mizen Head. It was a beautiful clear day and prayer was easy in the midst of such sublime surroundings.

4 comments:

Joc Sanders said...

Nice to have you back, and glad all goes well. God bless.

Daniel Owen said...

Thank you Joc.

geri said...

I love bw photos. I honestly believe they are better than color. It's something timeless about a bw photograph. No matter what the image is.

Daniel Owen said...

Thanks for your comment geri - I do love b&w pictures. Sometimes they work better than colour photos, especially if there are lots of patterns, shadows and a high contrast.