As some of you may know from my sad tweets back in July, I lost my dearly beloved iPhone back in the summer. It was a sad day indeed. Despite several follow up calls to the adventure park where I somehow mislaid it, it still remains either unfound by the staff or it was stolen. Either way, I have no iPhone and I still miss it.
Not having a phone with a camera has been hard to cope with. I took hundreds of photos of my children with my smart phone, most of which were stored in my phone's photo albums. Not to mention the videos I had taken of my boys at various stages in their lives to date too. My phone allowed me to record our lives together through its camera, and although I have some of those photos on my blog and saved to my PC, there are a lot that remain on my phone. And will remain lost with my phone. It was just so handy and convenient to have a camera attached to my phone - one device to remove from my bag or pocket as and when I needed it.
Another problem with losing a smart phone, in particular, is without it I am unable to interact with my cyber friends as much as I did. Before losing it, I was able to check my twitter and Facebook feeds by dipping in every now and then, pretty much wherever I was and whenever I liked. Even at home, if I were in the kitchen preparing a meal, for example, I could still join in with a social network conversation, while cooking and keeping another eye on the boys. And do it all discreetly!!
There are other things I miss about my smart phone too: the touch screen keyboard, the fact that contacts could be updated via connecting it to my PC and not have to manually add each one by hand, and by me! The fact that the time gets updated automatically when the clocks change! I miss the games and apps I could play and use on it, and my music and videos I could listen to and watch. Joining in with Instagram - I mean the list goes on and on!
It is amazing how attached you can become to such a seemingly insignificant gadget isn't it? I mean its just a small rectangular piece of kit which doesn't take up much room upon one's person. A phone for goodness sake. Except, it was more than just a phone. It is amazing how much you rely on one to make your life easier, and how it becomes a part of your daily life.
Before I had a smart phone I didn't know what I was really missing, but by having one for the last two years I have been spoilt I suppose, and now it has made me I feel I am better than the £20 Nokia pay-as-you-go that I was given as a replacement *sobs*.
I know, I know I should be grateful I even have a phone, I do know that its just .........well, you know!
If only I had taken out a more comprehensive home contents insurance I might have been able to get a replacement through a claim, but unfortunately I didn't and as a result I am resigned to having iPhone envy every time I see someone with theirs. Hopefully, at Christmas I will get enough money to get myself one, and be a smart phone owner once again. Here's hoping!
This is a sponsored post. I really did lose my phone and although this post is tongue-in-cheek, I do still miss it!