I am a city dweller. I have been one for most of my life and even when we lived in a little village in the Midlands, we were well connected to the world – both offline and online.
I have often thought of what it would be like to leave the city behind and go out into the country – somewhere like Cornwall or Wales. We visited both these places on holiday last year and we LOVED it. But, could I actually live there?
The one thing I would miss is Wi-fi. When we went on holiday (both were short breaks), the only thing I moaned about was connectivity. My phone had little or no network coverage majority of the time and it was a nightmare. I couldn’t keep in touch with family and even communicating with my husband was difficult. (I mean when we was out and I needed something).
Flogas (www.flogas.co.uk) recently conducted a survey among 910 Britons and found that 85% had at some time considered moving away from the city. While majority of the people considered gas for cooking and heating, electricity, running water, 8% of the people didn’t see it as a priority in a remote area.
Almost half of the respondents said they would miss their smart phone within a week. (I missed mine within hours)
Perhaps it has to do that my work involves being constantly online – well almost. Being a blogger means that you are always connected to the digital world and without it, I am at a loss. I take a photo and need to post it to social media. I think of a post and must write it up lest I forget it and the moment is lost.
It’s tough and sometimes I think of switching off but it never seems to happen. Although if you read my next post, you may want to find out how I did when I was challenged to do so.
So, what would you miss if you left behind the hustle and bustle of city life? Or if you are out in the country, what do you not miss of city life?
Are you living out in the country and able to change a gas canister without a fuss?