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Doug lives in rural isolation thanks to the Internet

Years ago, before I saw the light and used Macs, I used to subscribe to PC Pro. There was a guy who wrote for that magazine called Davey Winder whose short bio simply read ‘lives in rural isolation thanks to the Internet’. I can remember thinking that must be great. Now I’m living the dream:

Obviously I’m not going to link to a Google Map showing exactly where we live. I don’t want to give the SWAT teams too easy a time… ;-)

Home broadband will be installed in a few weeks’ time due to issues I won’t go into, but for the meantime I’m very happy with mobile broadband access on a pay-as-you-go basis via the 3 network. I’m sharing the connection obtained through HSDPA with Hannah courtesy of our Macbooks’ Airport feature.

Life Chez Belshaw is peachy. No non-human/animal/bird created noise. Rolling fields. A 19th century mill within our grounds. What more could I ask for? :-D

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  • Nick Dennis

    Can't wait to visit!

  • http://lisibo.blogspot.com lisibo

    Glad your move went well. Bet Ben’s having a great time exploring!

  • http://lisibo.blogspot.com lisibo

    Glad your move went well. Bet Ben's having a great time exploring!

  • http://primarymfl.ning.com/ Jo Rhys-Jones

    Aaaah! Your new abode looks lovely!
    And here’s me trying to escape my rural idyll to go live where there are shops, where there is a train that isn’t steam (no, really), where cows don’t XXXX on my doorstep, where grockles don’t block the road with caravans trying to pass lorry drivers who switched off their brains when they switched on their sat nav, where electricity and water can be fairly regularly relied upon, where there is more nightlife than the pub from American Werewolf in London etc…
    lol – good on you!

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Jo, to be fair I should put ‘rural isolation’ into perspective. It’s half a mile to the farm buildings, and then a further mile into the town where we used to live. No crazy lorry drivers and 6 pubs to choose from! :-)

  • http://primarymfl.ning.com/ Jo Rhys-Jones

    Aaaah! Your new abode looks lovely! And here's me trying to escape my rural idyll to go live where there are shops, where there is a train that isn't steam (no, really), where cows don't XXXX on my doorstep, where grockles don't block the road with caravans trying to pass lorry drivers who switched off their brains when they switched on their sat nav, where electricity and water can be fairly regularly relied upon, where there is more nightlife than the pub from American Werewolf in London etc…lol – good on you!

  • Nick Dennis

    Can’t wait to visit!

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Yep, we’re looking forward to you making your first visit Dr. D! Summer holidays?

  • http://timlauer.org Tim Lauer

    Looks like a wonderful place. Congratulations on the move…

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Thanks Tim – it certainly is everything we wanted. If only we could afford to buy it rather than rent it…

  • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

    Thanks Tim – it certainly is everything we wanted. If only we could afford to buy it rather than rent it…

  • Karl Goddard

    Simply stunning! you are indeed living the dream most of us want (lucky sod!)

  • http://timlauer.org Tim Lauer

    Looks like a wonderful place. Congratulations on the move…

  • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

    Jo, to be fair I should put 'rural isolation' into perspective. It's half a mile to the farm buildings, and then a further mile into the town where we used to live. No crazy lorry drivers and 6 pubs to choose from! :-)

  • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

    Oh, he's absolutely loving it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougbelshaw/26197909… :-)

  • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

    Yep, we're looking forward to you making your first visit Dr. D! Summer holidays?

  • Karl Goddard

    Simply stunning! you are indeed living the dream most of us want (lucky sod!)

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      Thanks Karl – I am actually lovin’ it. :-)

  • karynromeis

    Oh, very nice, Doug! How's the drive to work and back?

  • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

    Thanks Karl – I am actually lovin' it. :-)

  • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

    It's actually only around 2 miles more than where we were before, so not bad at all – around 20 mins each way. :-D

  • Anonymous

    Oh, very nice, Doug! How’s the drive to work and back?

    • http://dougbelshaw.com Doug Belshaw

      It’s actually only around 2 miles more than where we were before, so not bad at all – around 20 mins each way. :-D

      • Anonymous

        Okay – I’m officially jealous. I live 20 miles from my office, and it take me over an hour to make the journey :o(

  • karynromeis

    Okay – I'm officially jealous. I live 20 miles from my office, and it take me over an hour to make the journey :o(

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