the Internet – a friend or an enemy?

2 Sep

A few days ago I had my 1 year blogaversary. On the very same day, the Internet was cut off.

A sign?


I am ignoring it.

As the 1st No Internet day was passing by and the odds of getting it fixed soon looked more and more pale, I started to panic. Sad, but true.

And then it hit me. I am an addict. An Internet addict.  I use it for almost anything; to blog, to connect, to look things up, to stay in touch with friends and relatives, to work. I use it  ALL THE TIME. It is easy and uncomplicated. It is great.  Or so I thought.

You see, I have ‘survived’ without the Net for longer stretches of time in the past (usually during vacation) but it had always been MY CHOICE.

Now, I was ‘forced’ to have a break. I thought it would be dreadful. What would I do?

The first No-Internet night we went to bed at 09:30 pm. I can’t remember the last time we voluntarily went to bed shortly after we put the kids to rest. After all, this is MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY.

3 Days of NO INTERNET passed by and I realized the following few things (in order to avoid cheesiness I’ ll share a couple of pics I found on the net which describe the situation perfectly):

no wifi

source: fb


source: single dad laughing


Do yourselves and your families a favor and try to look at the big picture. Can you relate? Are you so Internet obsessed that you are missing out on everyday life? On your kids? There is still time to change that. Step back and enjoy the small Internet unrelated joys of life.

Thanks to everyone who has cared, followed, commented and helped bring this blog to life.

Up until next time



The Internet is great. In moderation.


10 Responses to “the Internet – a friend or an enemy?”

  1. john September 2, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Agree 100% on this.we ve lost contact with the real world.παν μετρον αριστον.

  2. ramblingsfromamum September 2, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    How hilarious – thankfully mine are older – so I don;t have to panic – loved both those signs. Sad though we are addicted in one form or another, no more telephone books, no more asking friends how a Restaurant goes on and on (hope your favourite time of the day) was nice 😉 x

  3. kidsrecipesandorganisedchaos September 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Happy anniversary! I hope you got yourself nice 😉

    • wonderlandbytatu September 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      thank you. As I could not share it with my blogger friends I attempted sharing my enthusiasm with the hubby who turned to me and said: oh well, ok.

  4. sakuraandme September 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    You had me in stitches with the last picture post! LMAO
    When I left my husband about 7 weeks ago, I had no internet connection for 1 month. I thought i was going mad. Lol I did everything off my mobile…so not good at my age! Lol
    I’m the same as Mumsy, my kids are adults and no longer at home. I go out do my thing etc etc, but I’m dying to come back and hit that wake button on my laptop!! LMAO
    Yip….I’m addicted. Loved your post and your blog. Love to you and your family. And thanks for the recipe! 🙂 Hugs Paula xxxx

  5. momtimes4 September 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Yes, I am addicted to the internet! Send help! 🙂

  6. Anka September 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Tatu, we need to start a “internet-addiction” club. I’d be the first to join! I’ve lost countless hours of sleep going online. Well, I’m glad you got service long enough to publish your anniversary post.
    I can’t believe it’s been a year! Congrats my beautiful friend. Wish we could share a burger and fries together!

  7. September 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    We are gadget free on our Sabbath and holidays. It really does encourage family time.
    Miss you over at MMK.

  8. Αγγελική September 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Happy Blogaversary !!! (I loved this word !!!)

    As far as I am concerned, I spend lots of time with my family. They don’t seem like good people. So, I turn to t’internet !!! ;-p

  9. elpida September 5, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    keep writting tatu!! Great job, happy blogaversary!! I never miss a post of you! I am tatublog addicted and of course internet addicted…the only thing that keeps me less on the internet is the fact that i don’t have enough time anymore….everyday….the only time left is during breakfast…kisses!!! Thanks for your present! I LIKE IT A LOT!!

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