Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:07
Thank you for all your kind thoughts. The phone line was fixed yesterday, so was back on line!.
We only have bottled gas for cooking, and like others have said, no chance of fibre optic. Everytime there is a thunder storm the power goes off, we have had a lot of lightening later, not for long, just long enough to set all the clocks!
You wouldnt beleive this but my mobile signal is awful, sometimes texts come through the next day, sometimes instant.
I go up to the top of the garden to make a call, and thats being 960ft above.
Anyway, all ok now and coping well.