Trying to use the internet has been like pulling teeth here for the last few days and there's no sign of any let up yet.
Our service provider is Virgin Media and we suffer with very slow download speeds at the best of times, usually lucky if it's 1.3Mb/s. It's got worse since new year, I'm about 2 miles outside Driffield and BT are currently installing the high speed fibres into Driffield, this seems to be affecting our line because the last few evenings it drops off at about 9.30pm and doesn't appear whilst next morning. This is very frustrating for me as I'm a late night worker and surfer. It is doubly frustrating because when the high speed Broadband goes into Driffield, I won't benefit, only the people in the town will.
Last night I was at a ladies networking event and the speaker did a talk on social media, mainly about Google+, we all rushed off home to investigate it and guess what, the internet had gone again when I got back! Grrr!
Of course that then leads to waiting ages on the phone to try and talk to BT and then Virgin about the issues and getting no sense out of either.
Equally frustrating, yesterday I tried to list a couple of new items in my Folksy shop and the description panel kept telling me there was an invalid character but it didn't highlight what it was. I couldn't even see any odd characters like ampersands or such and I kept reloading text and pictures but with no joy. I gave up. If only the new Folksy website told you what you were doing wrong!
This morning through trial and error and no logic I have finally listed 2 new items. Tea and cupcake brooch and some knitted butterfly wrist warmers.
I feel like I've lost the will to live now as it's a constant battle at the moment to go online.
Hence I may go a bit quiet.