It’s Been One Of Those Weeks…
When our internet connection has been head bangingly slow (and that’s when it’s been good!).
It’s been stop. Start. Connection lost. Connection slow. Connection timed out. All week!
I’d find time to sit at my laptop to get some blogging done and just start to get into it, only to lose the internet connection mid flow. So frustrating, I can tell you!
It’s not unusual for us to lose connection every now and again and at times our internet speed can reach crazy speeds of 10-12mbps (woop-de-woo!), although usually average at around 8mbps. Not that great I hear you say? At the moment we’re are plodding along at 4.56mbps, not much when hubby is listening to Spotify, Greg’s has the football on and Catherine is browsing WattPad… I can’t complain as I’m managing to get this written!
We are the lucky ones, we live near council offices and so have faster lines. There are many people who have to make do with 2mbps, we consider ourselves lucky.
But This Week It Has Been Exceptionally Slow…
I didn’t even manage a blog post at the beginning of the week as WordPress just wouldn’t load and when it did, any clicking I did took forever to load… So I gave up.
Doing the rounds; reading and commenting on other bloggers posts was a nightmare and took double the time. Blogs just weren’t loading. I seemed to be able to access social media, which was even more frustrating; as why could I access social media, but not blogs or WordPress? (I’m guessing that social media apps aren’t as heavy to load).
I’ve Put It Down To The Weather…
Which has been exceptionally humid for this time of year and we’ve had some thunderstorms and a half!
To Make Matters Worse…
I’ve not been able to listen to Jeremy Vine in his entirety. Jeremy Vine hosts a two hour chat show covering some of the days news stories over on BBC Radio Two, which I listen to it via my internet radio (which I wouldn’t be without).
I really enjoy the show and listen when I can, saving chores to do whilst listening to the show. Wearing my wireless headphones, I can listen from wherever I am in and around the house (never mind the phone). I love it, but have you ever tried to listen to a chat show when you only get to hear half of what’s being said? Really not funny! Especially when it’s a topic you really want to hear discussed… And there isn’t a podcast of the show either!
The Storms Are With Us…
Until the weekend. Or so the weather forecast would have us believe. I’m hoping that the gale force winds we had this morning coupled with the storm this evening may have helped hurry the weather on by, shortening the window of bad weather left.
Although Neal has suggested we go for another ‘last swim’ in the sea on Sunday if the weather is nice (yeah, right), so maybe if the bad weather does hang a round for the weekend, it’s won’t be such a bad thing. ‘Cos I’m sure that sea is going to be a hell of a lot chillier than it was two weeks ago!
What are your internet speeds like? Do you have a super fast, super reliable connection or can your connection be dodgy like ours?
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