One of the perks of living here in Jakarta is the speed and efficacy of our Internet provider and broadband. Trust me on this, we are LUCKY. Some parts of Indonesia have little or no Internet access at all. The fact that we do in the main manage to get reasonable Internet most days, makes me feel blessed. Frankly I would be lost without it.
Today alas, is one of those days when there is no Internet and I am reliant solely on my mobile to reach the outside world. The 3G is faltering to say the least but I’ve managed a brief FaceTime call with one of my children earlier, I’ve read the trickle of emails that have so far managed to hit my mailbox and I’ve discovered that there is sonething called ‘WordPress on the Go’ Hello! Lets give it a whirl . .
This is why I am keen to experiment in. This morning I was psyched up to write a post about The Outer Hebrides but with no Internet, my morning spent doing the necessary research went down the pan so instead I got on with other extremely important things like going to Kemang to buy some vodka, the fish market to get something for supper and various other bits and pieces, plus reading a couple of chapters of Peter Ackroyd’s London which I can highly recommend.
By 2pm I was starting to feel itchy (predictive thought i meant bitchy) because I wanted to get on with writing but ‘the devil makes work for idle hands’ and I spent the next hour or so mucking about with my phone and that is how I discovered that I can write a post on the hoof so to speak ( battery permitting) (will to live)
Even typing this far, has taken an age because of predictive texting and if there are more typos than usual here, I shall use it as a disclaimer. The fact is that I wanted to see just how easy it is to post from a mobile phone. I guess if you are only posting a photo and a few words it’s pretty cool but for bods like me with verbal diarrhoea it’s hellish- my train of thought is running faster than I can type and undo all the errors.
As for the fat fingers …..
So far so good in that the words are here in front on me on the screen, now I am going to try to download some photos – all of which have been taken today
I’m lost now as I can’t remember which order I’ve put the pictures. One I shall call ‘Breakfast’ one is a drawing I did this afternoon (I’m interested in getting some fabrics printed, hence the design) and one is of my feet titled ‘in repose’ which I took while I wrote this
That vodka bottle is giving me a decidedly ‘come hither’ look – I’m putty in its hands, but just before I succumb to its temptations, I must try to post this and with that my friends, the experiment ends. If you are reading this then it’s worked!