Computer says ‘NO’

Do you remember this sketch in Little Britain where David Walliams plays a very unhelpful receptionist? ‘Computer says no!’ Well, I had one of those moments yesterday.


7.00 am and Baba needs milk. I feed the monster and I decide to stay up. After all, both my hommes are sleeping and I could catch up with some commenting and link up my posts. Cup of coffee ready and let’s roll baby!

Oui mais voilà, when I try to connect to the internet, it says that I have no network. The usual Frenchie Mummy would have been in a temper by now, blaspheming in French ‘Putain d’ordinateur de merde!’ She would have woken Grumpy Boyfriend up so that he could fix the issue for her. After all, she has a lot to do. She is a business woman, you see? She is a blogger, a freelance writer. And she is inspired! So she has to get it done.

But that morning, I felt strong, powerful even. The day before came with some very good news for my blog. So I reckoned I could fix it myself. How proud Grumpy Boyfriend would have been, right? No tantrum, no crying or whinging because of no internet. I was going to act as an intelligent adult who could work out and solved problems on her own.

Direction Grumpy Boyfriend’s desk where the router is. Totally off, no little light announcing life. Can you imagine ne pas avoir internet?! It’s like a flower without the sun! A stupid comparison I know, but bear with me. When you read the rest of this story, you will realise that I have already used all my brain cells available…

I wonder what happened? ? Panne d’électricité? I don’t even bother trying to check that the cables are properly in. It’s all behind the heavy desk and there are so many wires I don’t know where to start. Grumpy Boyfriend and all his stupid gadgets… Oculus Rift, his game controller and other stuff I don’t even know the name of. And I am the messy one!

Actually, I did try to see if it was all plugged in properly. I was doing alright until I banged my head underneath the table. When suddenly, I had the best idea ever. ‘Eureka! I can simply use my phone as a hot spot!’

But how do I do that? Grumpy Boyfriend always uses his mobile data when the main internet is offline. Dummy Frenchie goes for simple; she googles it on her phone. She finds the instructions, follow them. Super! It seems to go smoothly.

Ah non, catastrophe! The computer is asking me for a key security! Panique, I don’t have a clue where it is on my phone. I know the one on our router and how to reconnect to the internet if necessary, but not that one. At this point, I must have been back to my old self ‘Putain! Merde!’ I can’t remember really. It’s all blurry. I am convinced that all these electrical waves burnt some of my neurons…

So I try to google it on my phone ‘Where to find you security code to use your mobile data?’ When suddenly, a message appears on my screen. A spam has infiltrated my phone as apparently, I tried to access some adults’ websites. ‘Quoi?! No, I didn’t do that!’ MERDE!! Someone hacked me…

Now, they think I am a pervert who checks naughty stuff first thing in the morning! I never do that. ‘Maman, au secours!’ I want to cry! I am quick to disable my mobile data so that whoever used it to spam me can’t anymore.

Merde!’ I am so stuck now. What if someone comes and I get arrested for checking at inappropriate pictures or something like that? I don’t even dare to turn my mobile data back on to check what to do. I will ask Grumpy Boyfriend. He will know and sort it out for me.

Patience is key here. So I make myself another coffee and take a sexy pose to have my breakfast. I also make myself a toast with Nutella. With all these emotions, I need my dose of sugar. Let’s forget the diet. I might get arrested tomorrow, so I might as well enjoy it now…


That’s what I looked like. Chic, élégante… Well almost. Just imagine it with some Nutella on my face and still the stupeur of all that happened to me. En plus, I have absolutely no internet. Meaning I have access to nothing! No Twitter, no emails, no Instagram, no Facebook to keep me busy. ?

What should I do with myself? Grumpy Boyfriend won’t wake up before half an hour at least. Read a book? I never have time for that kind of things these days. Baba is asleep, I am totally free and I can’t do what I want.

‘Oh et puis zut, I go back to bed’. At least, it’s safe and warm out there.

Please forgive me if some technical terms are not 100% accurate. I am not a geek… Just a shopaholic and a bit of a dreamer…

And by the way, you know what was wrong with the router? Rien! Grumpy Boyfriend turned it off the night before because he had a problem with his phone and forgot to turn it back on!!! To be fair, the off/on switch is very small on the side. I pressed another bigger button, but obviously, it didn’t help…?


And I wanted to be nice and not wake Grumpy Boyfriend up too early in the morning! ? C’est sa faute if I wasted 2 hours!

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  1. charlotteCharlotte
    July 4, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Haha this sounds very much like me, I panic too when I get a spam message pop up, turn my phone off and throw it on the sofa waiting to be arrested for the adult sight I apparently was on. I love the little Britain sketch, my laptop says no daily, hourly even its time to get a new one #MMBC

    • charlotte
      July 6, 2016 / 5:15 am

      Stopping by to say hi from #BloggerClubUK

  2. July 4, 2016 / 10:19 am

    I have mornings like this – it is so frustrating when the internet isn’t working and you can’t work out how to make it work. Glad you got yours sorted out in the end!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 10:44 am

      It was hard-work and in the end I still need Grumpy Boyfriend to help me. What an independent woman ? Thanks for reading.

  3. July 4, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Oh dear…This did make me chuckle. I am always doing things like this. At least you know to check the on switch in future. lol

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      ? I know… I was so desperate not to wake up the rest of the house at the weekend I actually didn’t go for the simple solution, or at least the most obvious… ! Thanks for reading x

  4. July 4, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I think going back to bed was the perfect solution! Very healing! Thanks for the laughter!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 4, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      My pleasure ?

    • July 8, 2016 / 12:55 am

      And, Grumpy BF should be pleased with you. No? Nu? #momsterlink #stayclassymama

  5. Tracy
    July 5, 2016 / 6:17 am

    You sure you haven’t been Googling Beefcake dot com? 😉

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 6:29 am

      I don’t even know what it is?! Now I need to check and I am a bit scared of what I will find. If I get into trouble, I will blame you…

      • Tracy
        July 5, 2016 / 6:37 am

        Don’t worry about it! My PC froze when I was researching celebrity love dolls! Thankfully I was able to sort it without having to ask OH lol

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 7:06 am

      Just checked it and it’s actually a very bad website! I thought you were joking! You naughty girl…I have a reputation I want to maintain, please do not put that kind of comment on my blog in the future ? You might tempt me in the early mornings …

      • Tracy
        July 5, 2016 / 7:08 am

        I was joking lol! Must check it out myself now – just for research purposes ha ha. 😀

        • thefrenchiemummy
          July 5, 2016 / 7:11 am

          Liar, we both know you check it every week ??

          • Tracy
            July 5, 2016 / 11:04 am

            Daily, actually 😉

          • Tracy
            July 5, 2016 / 6:11 pm

            For some reason your comment on my blog went to spam. Just seen it. x

  6. July 5, 2016 / 7:09 am

    Oh no!!! This happened to me once with a remote control – thought it was the television that wasn’t working – tried everything – got stressed as wanted to watch something – husband came home from evening out and said oh I took the batteries out of the control last night to use for something else – grrrrr! Great post – really made me laugh – love that you’re a shopaholic! #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 7:13 am

      A quick question. I left a comment on your husband having a 6 pack post but I can’t see it . I hope I didn’t offend you? I have no intention to steal your husband, promise ? Thanks for reading, happy you laughed. Grumpy Boyfriend did too when I told him my story…

      • July 5, 2016 / 7:41 am

        I haven’t got a comment from you on my six pack post! Oh bless you for thinking I’d think that – I’ve just gone through and checked again and there isn’t a comment xx

        • thefrenchiemummy
          July 5, 2016 / 7:46 am

          I must have been too quick. Not easy to type with Baba on my lap. Will pop over again and do it xx

  7. Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine
    July 5, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Oh I am constantly doing stuff like this. Now my motto is ‘Have you tried turning it off and on again Fran?’. Still, good to know you have an alternative 😉 #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 3:22 pm

      I don’t bother with off and on again. It always take ages to load up again and doesn’t make any difference. I am for the quick solution: smashing the laptop and then cry because it’s not working well ?

  8. Becky (And Then There Were Two)
    July 5, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Omg I don’t know what I’d do without Internet. I once left my phone at a friends house and she went out for four hours (thankfully Facebook messenger on laptop meant I could contact her!) – I literally didn’t know what to do with myself! #chucklemums

  9. July 5, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Haha… That is funny. I remember when I worked in an office, whenever I called IT the first question was ‘have you tried turning the computer on and off’ I would be so irritated but actually it was usually something simple. Glad you got it sorted 🙂

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks for reading. Argh, the on/ off question is so irritating…

  10. July 5, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I am old enough to remember the days when you could kick a faulty television and that would jump start it. Leads and cables and little blue lights are the bane of my life. Sends me into a spin of fury and helplessness everytime. Jo #chucklemum

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      I am so happy I am not the only one. ?

  11. turningupindevon
    July 5, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Ahh tres frustrating. Loved that you said Zut – I had so forgotten that from my French ‘Tricolour’ school book! Zut- must use it myself, love it 🙂 #chucklemums

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 5, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      ? I have this book you studied French with I think! Thanks for reading x

  12. July 6, 2016 / 5:45 am

    Oh I can relate to this! I don’t like it when the Internet suddenly stops working. I love that you add French into your posts. I end up reading the whole post with a French accent in mind. It does take me back to school. I studied Français for five years and do remember some. 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 5:49 am

      I am sure that your French is better than ‘remembering some’ ? merci for reading x

  13. July 6, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Hilarious. Could feel your pain throughout. It’s always the way isn’t it that when you think you have some extra time to get on with the blog something goes wrong. My immediate default if the computer is not working is to switch everything off, unplug it and then start from scratch. It drives my husband bonkers! He blames me for causing all sorts of technical problems as a result. #BloggerClubUK

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 8:40 am

      ? so good that I am not the only one struggling. Thanks for stopping by x

  14. July 6, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I looked more like Gérard Depardieu than Brigitte while swearing at the computer last week….10 mins before leaving for hols and the printer is not recognised (need to print the boarding passes), then I reboot and the wifi goes bonkers….I used to work in IT support but cannot fix my own PC.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 11:12 am

      ? You make me feel better. Hope in the end, it was ok and you went on holidays fine.

  15. Life Loving
    July 6, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Oh dear! It’s always something to do with turning it off and turning it on again. I’m on holiday at the moment and the wifi is patchy here. It’s so frustrating!

    Sally @ Life Loving

  16. July 6, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Haha classic! Story of my life. Another brilliant post, very funny Frenchie – I’m so enjoying your blog x #BloggerClubUK

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 2:39 pm

      Merci ? I am enjoying yours too. Are you planning to do another vlog anytime soon? x

      • July 6, 2016 / 3:04 pm

        Yes indeed! It will probably be live next Wednesday, I’m doing a 90’s tag so should be an entertaining one 😉 xx

        • thefrenchiemummy
          July 6, 2016 / 3:06 pm

          Love that, I was a teen in the 90’s x

  17. organisedjo
    July 6, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    I want to say I loved this post,it made me giglge but I feel like I am bad for laughing st someone else’s misfortunes! I love the way you swear in French, if I knew how to I would be doing that all day! It’s sounds so much more sophisticated! #BloggerclubUK

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 6, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      It’s not more sophisticated, especially when I shout ? Thanks for reading.

  18. Kim
    July 6, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Loved this, needed a good smile today. Sorry it was at your expense 😉 Glad you figured out what the issue was!! #brillblogposts

  19. July 7, 2016 / 6:13 am

    I hope everything when stuff doesn’t work!! “Sky box won’t turn on” “why is my baby being sick?” #coolmumclub

  20. July 7, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Your a saint not waking grumpy boyfriend! I’ve had tv problems and literally text my husband to ring me asap when he’s at work so he can talk me through how to fix it- which usually ends up making it worse! #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 9:00 am

      ? well, it was Sunday morning and I didn’t feel like spoiling his lie in. And he would have been in a bad mood all day!

  21. July 7, 2016 / 8:18 am

    Oh sheesh! I have been having a major computer says no moment all week – my phone and my computer broke and now the wifi is on the blink! Totally feel your pain…wish I could just go to bed but it’s 9.30am and think it might be frowned upon lol! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 9:02 am

      Thanks for reading and good luck with the computer and your phone! x

  22. RaisieBay
    July 7, 2016 / 9:59 am

    I do remember the David Walliams sketch, his name was Ann! I’m the go to person in this house if the internet isn’t working…yes, my oldest who doesn’t sleep has woken me up in the middle of the night to fix it! I think your boyfriend is really lucky to have a caring partner like you. 🙂

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 10:52 am

      I wouldn’t say so. I am the worst mumzilla on the planet sometimes ? He always helps me for this kind of stuff because I whinge so much. Just thought he deserved a good lie in as it was the weekend. I felt that I was more mature but it didn’t really work out ?. thanks for reading.

  23. July 7, 2016 / 11:30 am

    OMG I could have written this myself! When ever I think ‘no, I can do this myself’ it usually turns out that I can’t and when J helps, he taps a few keys and it’s done! Ahhhhh xx #ablogginggoodtime

  24. July 7, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Haha this post had me chuckling all the way through it. I am a total technophobe (which is ridiculous when we are bloggers, right?!). I’m glad the internet was sorted in the end. I assume you are not sat in a cell somewhere for your transgressions?! hahaha. #coolmumclub

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      No I am fine but it really got me worried for a minute. Grumpy Boyfriend laughed and said it was just a spam…Thanks for stopping by.

  25. July 7, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    It’s always the way. You get free time to use the computer and if it is working then there will be some form of memory vampire update to thwart you.

    It’s at this point I walk away, fetch my notepad and start jotting it all down before it fades!


  26. July 7, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I’m like technically illiterate so if it goes wrong I spit my dummy out and give up haha. Love the bit about coffee and Nutella too ? #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks for reading x

  27. Squirmy Popple
    July 7, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Ah, the panic of no internet! I always freak out whenever mine goes out, even though I could very easily read a book or, you know, have a conversation with my husband. BUT WHAT ABOUT MY BLOG? #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      The same here ? that is why I didn’t want to wake up grimy boyfriend. He would have been mad at me. Thanks for reading xx

  28. July 7, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Oh god no internet is the worst!! I ran out of data last month and it wouldn’t let me buy more without my O2 details, I was like a mad woman trying to get my log in details! Anything but a conversation with the husband!!! #momsterslink

  29. laughing mum
    July 7, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    haha! Im so glad its not just me lol 😉 I always mess up technical stuff, but now the kids are older I can always go to them to fix things for me – the teen can makes apps and everything!! Im just amazed at how much they can do.. You did well though, you remained very calm.. I would have been going mental with frustration (and worry) #coolmumclub

  30. mumaontheedge
    July 7, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I was peeing myself reading that! How have I not come across you before… I am constantly having ‘Computer says no’ moments. But usually because I am totally incompetent and it’s nothing to do with the internet breaking! Do you know I thought linking up to a linky was actually just using the hashtag and linky name on twitter – UNTIL TODAY!!!
    I know, I know, I am a disgrace to the blogging world.
    Right, I’m off to see if I can locate the ‘follow’ button for your blog now – I don’t want to miss your next post! xxx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Merci ? if I can do linkies then the world is yours. Thanks for following xx

  31. July 7, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Arrgghh no internet, its one of my worst nightmares.
    ‘Like flower without the sun’ – brilliant 🙂
    Is your boyfriend really always grumpy????

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      No but It would be boring to have a perfect boyfriend in my post ? well thinking again about it, he is pretty grumpy lately as he works too hard and I have fun with my blog ?

  32. mummyfever
    July 7, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Oh bless you – I feel your pain. We live too far from the exchange to get broadband so we have to rely on mobile internet – enough said right? #FridayFrolics

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Sounds horrendous! Move to another place ASAP ?

  33. A Mother of All Trades
    July 7, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Omg can I relate!! The Nutella part was my favorite, I’m a huge fan and using find it crusted to my face at various parts of the day.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 7, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      I am so happy to see that everyone is struggling with computers. I thought I was the only one non-cool blogger. Thanks for reading x

      • A Mother of All Trades
        July 7, 2016 / 10:29 pm

        No Def not!!

  34. Double the Monkey Business
    July 8, 2016 / 8:15 am

    Ha ha this sounds like something I would do, I am not ‘techy’ at all!!! I laughed out loud at your adult website reference 🙂 xx #coolmumclub

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 8:19 am

      It wasn’t mine. Another blogger with a dirty mind mentioned it ?

  35. July 8, 2016 / 9:43 am

    So, so reassuring to find someone else who has techi probs like me! It’s always seems to happen when Hubs is sleeping after a nightshift! Arghhhh! #coolmumclub

  36. July 8, 2016 / 10:45 am

    No internet connection sends me into complete panic mode. Our too is somewhere completely inaccessible. They need to make pretty routers so they can be displayed like an ornament! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  37. July 8, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Stupid internet! Ours was broken for ages and it made me SO ANGRYYYYYYY #chucklemums

  38. Emma T
    July 8, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Oops. I had no internet last summer for 3 weeks. It was as horrendous as you may imagine (although thankfully I could access it at work)

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 8, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      would not survive! xx

  39. July 9, 2016 / 1:59 am

    I’m completely computer illiterate. People think I know what I’m doing because I have my own website but it’s all a lie. I know nothing, and I’m too old to fully learn now. #binkylinky

  40. July 9, 2016 / 5:38 am

    Reminds me of an experience I had juts over a year ago. The price of copper was very high and some theives ransacked a nearby telephone exchange for the wiring. It was a week before we had broadband again. Imagine that! #BrilliantBlogPopsts

  41. July 9, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Oh dear Frenchie – what a performance . At least you tried tho , that’s the main thing ! I don’t think I even know what or where our router is to be honest . And you’re right – what is life without access to the Internet ?? #fortheloveofblog

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 7:41 am

      ? thanks for commenting x

  42. July 9, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Ha ha ha I am sorry you had no internet and that you wasted 2 hours but this was very funny. I know several people like this. I know what to do but I always lose my temper and get stressed about it – even though I know what to do. We can never win… the internet is too important!

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 9, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Happy you laughed, thanks for sharing and commenting x

  43. July 9, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    haaaaa this made me laugh out loud! I’m the same. Always cussing at The Hub to fix the bloody internet coz its down again. Why can’t technology just work?? #fortheloveofBLOG

  44. Jaki
    July 10, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Oh that’s funny! I could imagine the whole thing! Great writing. Thanks for sharing. #ForthoveofBLOG

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Happy you laughed; that was the whole point ?

  45. Nige
    July 10, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Sounds just like me it’s very frustrating great post Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please

  46. Jane Taylor
    July 10, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I totally know the feeling of thinking you are going to be super-constructive and industrious and suddenly some great big obstacle pops up and messes up your clever plans! Happens to me ALL the time. Usually some plug-in problem or some glitch that has me faffing about for hours…Or something ‘shiny and distracting’ that stops me writing a post. Glad things sorted and you were very sacrificial not waking up grumpy. #FortheLoveofBlog

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting xx

  47. Petite Library
    July 10, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    The off button can be small, easily done! On a more serious note, we actually turn our router off every night before bed, it’s supposed to disturb your sleep and has links to brain cancer! Believe it or not. #Puddinglove

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Well, we won’t do that. It’s too much work for me. Plus I am the proof that my brain has already got something…thanks for reading x

  48. July 10, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Oh no ? That was funny! We’ve all been there, usually with me its wondering why the kettle doesn’t boil then realising I haven’t plugged it in! X

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Oh yes, I do that too ? Or the toaster and then I panic that I won’t have a toast with nutella for breakfast…

  49. July 10, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    You are hilarious. Visiting from #momsterslink!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 10, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      ? Thank you, I will tell Grumpy Boyfriend in case he forgets how amazing I am ??

  50. rightroyalmother
    July 10, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Oh dear, I have done that, too! And now you have made me crave Nutella … and we’ve run out. Disaster! #puddinglove

  51. Kat
    July 11, 2016 / 5:58 am

    Ah men! I would be full on blaming the BF right there! At least it was something simple in the end! I’ve tried using my phone as a hot spot too but it didn’t go to well! Ohh nutella on toast, I feel I need this in my life right now! #marvmondays

  52. July 11, 2016 / 6:23 am

    Oh I hear you! Technology is the bane of my life! (of course in this case the man was the problem lol!) X #coolmumclub

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 6:31 am

      Absolutely, it was his fault, not the fact that I have no brains whatsoever!!! Thanks for reading x

  53. July 11, 2016 / 7:11 am

    This made me chuckle! It’s often the simplest of things isn’t it? #AnythingGoes

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 7:26 am

      Always ? And me thinking hard how to fix the problem! What a joke ?

    July 11, 2016 / 8:32 am

    haha this is soooo funny! I love your blog! My idiot husband does really annoying things like this – turns things off and goes out and I’m left like – what the hell do I do with all these cables and USB outlets?!! Its so frustrating ! The other one I get when I find some time to blog is – Windows Updates! For like 40 minutes – it has to do an update! Drives me crazy! #stayclassymama

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Don’t get me started about this one…

  55. July 11, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Haha this made me laugh so much it’s just like something that I would do! I have a love hate relationship with technology too. Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x

  56. July 11, 2016 / 11:47 am

    This made me laugh! What did we even do before the internet? Read? Actually talk to people on the phone? I probably wouldn’t have even attempted figuring it out on my own though. Technology can be wonderful and so very frustrating too! #AnythingGoes

  57. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    July 11, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Haha, I leave all techie things to my husband – I seem to break everything I touch! I’m completely lost without the internet – what would we do in life without it? #marvmondays

  58. July 11, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Haha putain de merde. My hubby’s French and I hear this one a LOT when it comes to malfunctioning technology. You’ll love this – he was in the office recently swearing at his computer not working and his colleague said ‘who do you keep saying LATER?’ It took a while for the penny to drop. ‘Ahhhh I’m not saying PLUS TARD….’ LOL #marvmondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 11, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      ?so funny, that’s me!!! I do exactly the same. Thanks for stopping by again xx

  59. July 11, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    I love how funny and honest you are! This definitely sounds like me when I am trying to fix the internet or computer while everyone else is asleep. I always want to think that I am tech savy but it’s really not the case. Thanks for sharing! #ForTheLoveOfBlog

  60. Silly Mummy
    July 12, 2016 / 12:08 am

    Haha – I was wondering if the router was just turned off! You never think of the simple things! I get confused by mobile hotspots too! #chucklemums

  61. July 12, 2016 / 10:15 am

    It always boils down to the old question ‘have you tried turning it off and on again’! #marvmondays

  62. discombubulated
    July 12, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    I get caught up in days like this too where technology transpires to destroy my spirit. It is such a necessary evil!! I actually do enjoy fixing stuff though, if there is a problem. My other half is useless! #AnythingGoes

  63. Petite Pudding (@petite_pudding)
    July 16, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Luckily I am the techy one in our house – but it still infuriates me when it doesn’t work! Had it been my other halves fault I may have slightly lost it with him….! #puddinglove

  64. July 16, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    Tres amusant Frenchie Mummy. J’aime ca. Merci pour partager avec #MarvMondays

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 16, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      De rien ? xx

  65. My Petit Canard
    July 16, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Another laugh out loud post! I hate it when we have problems with our router, it always seems to be at the most inconvinient of times like what happened to you. I cant believe after all that it was just switched off! I hope you managed to at least get some sleep when you went back to bed to make up for it 😉 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 16, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      No, by the time I got the answer, baby was awake and wanted food ? xx

  66. DomesticatedMomster
    July 19, 2016 / 3:18 am

    Don’t feel alone! I feel like the. I sometimes feel as if the computer is a foreign object as well. I get so frustrated with the damn thing I want to throw it out the window! Thanks for the laugh and for linking up with #momsterslink. I still have to check my spam folder. I’m so far behind its ridiculous! I will prevail! How do you say that in French?

    • thefrenchiemummy
      July 19, 2016 / 5:13 am

      Je vais y arriver ? Do as you can, sometimes it’s just like that x

      • DomesticatedMomster
        July 19, 2016 / 4:03 pm

        Ok I found you in my spam folder and approved the messages but now I can’t find them to reply to them ? technology!

        • thefrenchiemummy
          July 19, 2016 / 4:16 pm

          no problem, at least now I can comment xx

  67. zyggywebs
    August 20, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    This was hilarious! The struggle is very real when technology just…won’t…work. Especially if you have no backup at the time.
    Jussssst for future reference, if you ever try the Mobile Hotspot route again, you should be able to find the hotspot’s security key from your phone! Usually if you go to your phone’s Internet settings and go to “portable hotspot” or “mobile hotspot”, you can find the security key for it. 🙂
    I hope your phone recovered from its ordeal. 😀

  68. October 6, 2016 / 10:50 am

    Gosh, who wouldn’t want to look like that with or without Nutella on face?!
    Brilliantly funny post and something I can so relate to as my first instinct is to turn to OH and expect a solution to my techie problem, as if my magic!
    But isn’t it always the on/off switch?!

    • thefrenchiemummy
      October 6, 2016 / 10:53 am

      It is always this bloody button. Happy you laughed. I hope to see you again xx

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