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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

BT it’s good to talk.

For a long time that was the catchphrase for BT. I have been absent for a while due to the biggest communications company in the UK. I have talked to Ramona. Thanansis, Mohammed, Ankara,
Mehmet... None of these have been able to help. I have a brand new router for super duper fast broadband. It isn’t happening.Apparently Talk Talk my previous provider,  have given the wrong code to them and will not admit to it. The only way I can move forward is to cancel BT and start again with a new phone number. I have spent many an hour waiting to talk. I have talked to TalkTalk who say BT should sort it out. BT are blaming TalkTalk and so the story has gone on and on. It is amazing how this has made me feel. Isolated. I hate the fact that I have become reliant on broadband for my communication needs. I don’t even have a landline to use at the moment. My mobile network has little or no signal where I live.(although the company states otherwise) I have gone back in time where if you needed to make a phone call you had to ask a neighbour who was wealthy enough to have a phone or use a coin operated phone box. Whatever happened to those? I could do with one at the moment. But I have survived. Nothing terrible has happened. I have had to live a different way. In some ways I have found it pleasurable. I am not at anyone’s beck or call. I haven’t idled time away on my iPad. I even bought a newspaper for the first time in years. So, I need to decide whether BT or TalkTalk are worthy of my custom and have decided they are not. They may be big companies with fancy advertising and offers but do they come up with the goods? No they do not. I will be going elsewhere.
I am currently at my daughters home catching up with my favourite blogs.
We have had a lovely trip out with Vera the van last weekend. We went to a site in the forest of Bere in Hampshire. It was very hot and we felt like we were abroad in warmer climes.

 This was Lee on the Solent. With 30 degrees and the palm trees it looked like a Spanish resort.
We pitched up in the shade of some trees.

The forest was cool in the sunset. 
On the way home we treated ourselves to some Sunday lunch  at a riverside pub near Stockbridge. It was too hot to cook in the van.
 This little girl had the right idea and went for a cool paddle in the river Test. The water was beautifully clear.
 I am enjoying some cooler days before it heats up again at the weekend. Hopefully the OH is keeping up with the watering in the parched garden.  Communication with him has been sparse. No trips out planned this weekend. I will enjoy some time in the garden if I can find a shady spot. There’s even talk of rain. That will be as exciting as it gets.  My edit tool isn’t working again so apologies for the layout. See you all soon I hope.


  1. Lee on the Solent is very close to where we live, it's a beautiful part of our country, but we are lucky, we have so many beautiful places here in UK, that's why we purchased our camper van.
    WE had huge issues years ago when we moved here, they lost all our details in their system, could not re-enter them, we could not cancel our contract, we have to wait 12 weeks before our details emerged in their system, it was annoying, and with Sky.

    1. How annoying. They all sound as bad as each other. You are very lucky to live near the south coast. We discovered lots of pretty villages we had never heard of.

  2. It is BT and TalkTalk's legal obligation to get you connected with your original number, no matter who's fault it is. They are both nasty, but BT is particularly nasty, always blaming everyone else for what is their fault. If I were you I would go straight to OFCOM. Why should you change your number? Good luck.

    1. I thought about this but wonder how many more weeks we will be without WiFi. Have lost the strength to fight. My son is back from his hols so I think he may take them on.

  3. I have always found BT good and I'm looking to stay with them should our house sale go through without problems! We do rely on technology these days. I am bereft without Wifi and my phone. I agree with Tom you need to get the big guns OFCOM involved now. Lovely photos, it must be wonderful being a free spirit during this glorious weather.

    1. I think BT is as good as you can get if nothing goes wrong. Trust us to have a problem.