I partnered up with giffgaff to get some old fashioned offline times, which is getting harder and harder to get in this digital world of ours. To be honest, it is almost like a challenge nowadays.
Having a little weird family away from my family is wonderful, but the fact we mainly socialise (maybe a little bit too much) by going out means we sometimes we can lack in real connection in down time.
So I had no excuses, giffgaff kitted me out with online tools – their awesome sim cards were used (and abused) to organise our night in, map journeys from work, order some food and cabs home; a power bank to make sure we managed to do that; camera to capture the moment (even though my friends were, surprisingly camera shy that day) and some super fun offline gift: board games.
One evening after work we chose, in between courses, glasses of wine and chats about our upcoming nights out, to play Weird Things Humans Search For and Bucket of Doom, which was the most fun – the stories started shy but quickly escalated.
We picked the phone less. We laughed more (only marginally, we are usually hilarious anyway), we were present.
After a evening of good food, friends and crying-with-laughter fun, I went to bed with my belly and heart full, thinking how lucky I am to have these weirdos around me.
Resolution: do this at least once a month. And get that missing one in the group to come next time!
I also very surprised to find out how much flexibility giffgaff gives when choosing how to use your mobile.
Flexibility to suit you is key – so you can change or cancel at any time!
You know the drill, but I’ll say anyway: this post contains PR samples as products were GIFTED, in partnership with giffgaff.