A couple of weeks ago I went to France for my friend’s wedding. It was in a beautiful little village, in the middle of nowhere…. which meant I had no phone signal at all. We flew out on the Thursday and flew home on Monday. It was just so lovely that my phone decided to stay there! I was using it as an alarm clock and in the mad rush to get packed and out on Monday morning, I left it in bed, snuggled up next to my pillow.
The cottage owners were great. As soon as I realised I had left it there (in the airport about to board my plane), I called them. They found it and said they’d post it straight out to me. I’m not sure what service they used to post it, but it took fooooooorrrever! In total I was without my phone for 16 days!
So how was it not having my trusted iPhone with me for so long?
Well surprisingly, not as bad as I thought it would be. The worst bit was driving – I was a bit worried in case I would break down in the middle of nowhere and wouldn’t be able to call for help. But other than that, it was surprisingly fine.
Instead of text messaging and What’s App’ing, I used Facebook messages and email. And I still had a landline to call people from at home. Although I’m not really one of those girls who sits and chats on the phone to their friends and family for hours anyway.
I actually think it was quite good to have a bit of a break. Instead of watching TV and playing on my phone at the same time, I actually sat and concentrated on what I was watching. I manged to sleep better at night because I wasn’t in bed playing on my phone, and I sat and people watched whenever I was on my own rather than using my phone as a distraction.
However I did miss whipping out my phone to take photos. I don’t think I realised how much I actually use my phone as a camera. But other than that, it really wasn’t that bad. I think we live in such a connected world nowadays, that even if you main tool to communicate is taken away, there are so many other options available.