Christmas can often be a time were we’re excited to get new things. Although spending time with family and Christmas dinner can be highlights, there’s also that more shallow side of Christmas. Presents.
www.flogas.co.uk recently challenged me to answer the following question:
What couldn’t you live without if you moved to the middle of nowhere?
Initially, I wanted to say the Internet. Which is true, I guess. You can do anything on the internet – talk to your friends, Facebook message your family, order things online and get them to bring you to your middle of no where.
Then I started thinking a bit more in depth about it. My boyfriend lives in the middle of nowhere so I have a bit of an experienced perspective on this.
Supermarkets: It’s not until you have to drive over half an hour to the nearest shop – never mind supermarket – that you’ll miss the convenience of being able to nip down the shop for a bottle of wine and loaf of bread. Everything has to be planned and it can feel like a full afternoon wasted just getting to the supermarket!
Takeaways: If you’re lucky like me and live in a city, chances are you can use apps like Hungry House or Just Eat to order takeaways. But if you’re living in the middle of nowhere then there’s no chance of getting them to deliver to you. Your best bet is to order over the phone and drive yourself to pick up, or just eat in. Boo, but I don’t want to get out of my giraffe onsie or brush my hair!
A good old piss-up: Want to go out to Leeds or York and get pissed with your friends? If you live in the middle of nowhere, then that cuts that plan in half. It takes us about 40 minutes to walk to the nearest pub. Uber doesn’t exist here so a piss up is out of the question. When we want to venture out, one of us has to be the designated driver. Boo!
A Car: All the above things would be made even more impossible without a car – so this is a must have. I don’t think I’d even be able to cope living in the city without one!
So I think while I would miss the internet, a car would be a strong second place!
What would you miss?