|Whatever is happening indoors, outside is always wonderful.|
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Time to think about moving. Turn off the WWW.
The sun has finally come out and temperatures are rising. The streets of Bodrum are getting busier and it's time to think about moving out to the country. But before we can up sticks and abandon urban sophistication for bucolic pleasures, we have to get the house ready. A particularly damp winter has left its mark on the North and East facing interior walls so the annual scrape and paint season has opened. You'd think after 24 years that we'd have sorted the damp problem but whatever we've tried and however much money we've thrown at the problem, a wet winter always seeps through. We've now accepted that damp will find its way in and we live with it. We spent the week-end out in the village and got lots of small and large jobs done. If I want to analyse why we were so much more productive than usual, the answer is a simple two words; 'no internet'. As long as we don't connect the house up to the addictive World Wide Web, we are busy bees. A good resolution for the summer would be to have at least two internet-free days a week. This means no news, no emails, no Skype, no Twitter, no Instagram, no T.V. and no funny cats. This is a stratagem that is obviously not going to work during Wimbledon, but that apart, if successful, we may even run out of jobs to do. I have not mentioned this idea to my other half yet, he'll be reading it on the blog like you are.