The telecommunications hub in nearby Warrnambool, which services all the internet, mobile and landline technology in this area of Victoria, was destroyed in a massive fire last Thursday morning. Consequently, we've been without internet, phones, access to banking and electronic payment facilities in shops for the last few days, and the population at large has gone into cold turkey over the loss of emails, SMS and Facebook. This may not only explain why I've been quieter than normal on the blog, but why I've been living off road-kill and shoe-leather stew. It's all back on now... obviously, which means I've got no excuse not to pay bills or communicate any longer. I'm not sure whether this is for better or worse, a return to enlightenment or a return to mass ignorance, but I'll embrace it whatever. Hello again, I bet you didn't know you missed me!
You can read the story here.
PS. Let me amend that: mobile and internet services are now running, landlines are still down.