Monday, 25 April 2016

I Went 9 Hours Without The Internet And I Didn't Die


I had a rare Saturday off work this weekend as I was up in London to celebrate Cameron's 23rd birthday! I went there with him and his mum, sister and her fiancé for a few hours. We walked around Charing Cross area, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly and Covent Garden, before having dinner at Big Easy.

It was a great day!

It was also St. George's day and the day before the London Marathon, so it was crowded! We done a lot of walking and I tried to take some pictures, but I kinda forgot about my camera until we'd walked around for an hour and then again at the restaurant.

Here are some of the pictures I did manage to snap...








It wasn't until we were on the train back that I noticed I'd not touched my phone since we'd left home at lunchtime.

I'd not tweeted, done an Instagram, Facebook status, and not even a whatsapp to my sister. I didn't die from lack of internet!! What's even more unusual for me is that I didn't even care. Usually I'm constantly worrying that my social media is going quiet or my twitter feed is all promo tweets (which it was on Saturday!) But I didn't care at all.

I am a person who is always attached to a device of sorts and interacting with other bloggers and I thought that if I didn't do anything pro-active on the sites, then shit would go down. Well not exactly, but you know the feeling I'm on about??

It was just so nice to unhook for a while and not be refreshing timelines every 60 seconds in case I miss something. So I went a whole nine - nearly ten - hours away from social media and I didn't die. Nothing bad happened.

I think I'm going to try and do this more often as it was lovely to be away from it all and have a break!! Do you know the feeling I'm on about? When was the last time you were away from the internet all day? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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13 comments:

  1. Woop! Love to see people visiting my home town :D Glad you had such a fun day that you didn't even contemplate getting your phone out - they're the best days! x

    Xtina G Says..

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    1. I didn't know that was your home town!! I'm only an hour south of London, but I've not been in ages!! I still didn't check my phone on the train, I only popped online when I was home and I'd not missed it at all :) xx

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  2. I've been contemplating doing a week of this for a while. But I may have to try and start with a day and see how it goes before I go full cold turkey for a week ;) I'm glad it worked out well for you, we think we rely on technology but we don't ALWAYS need it, especially for social media.

    Katie
    www.katiehodgkinson.com

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    1. I think I could do a whole day here and there, but a week would kill me! It was honestly so refreshing :) I could go off social media for a few days and not worry about I think, so that might be next!! xx

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  3. I can't remember the last time I was away from social media for a whole day! But I do tend to avoid Twitter during the working day as I don't have time to keep up with it, so that's 8 hours. But I'll still check in on Facebook, and sometimes Instagram. I think we all need some time away, to unplug. I should make more of an effort really! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. I think I'll try and do this each week just for a day or at least for a large portion of the day :) It's nice to just sit back and do something else! xx

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  4. I need to try and do this more often too, I always feel like I'm missing out on something if I don't check every 10 minutes, it's bad. Definitely going to try and stay away from it for longer in the future. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. It is just the best feeling to go without it!! Even a few hours without it today was nice! :) xx

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  5. What a lovely post dear :) it's important to stay away from Internet, social media & co.
    Stay with friends and family ! Internet it's helpful to connect with people and what we love (blogging! <3) but it's only a part of our life ! xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you lovely :) It's nice to just back away and be in 'the real world' for a time and not focus on a screen!! Blogging is a big part of my life so I'm always connected! xx

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  6. sounds like you had such a lovely day, you took some fab pictures too! I love days where you're having so much fun you forget to check your phone, they're the best :) xx
    www.beautiful-solutions.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had taken more pictures as we saw so much!! I'm hoping to have a day like this again soon :) xx

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful day (: Its good to get away from all social media even for just a day, gives you time to spend with those you cherish.


    While reading this I couldn't help but think about the At&t commercial on what you do when the internet goes out.

    ts really funny, you should check it out!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20P9l-aY-Io

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