Hey Willem, thanks for being so sharp. Here's what happened.
Every morning in two hours or so I have to research and write a 1000 word news piece as editor of Energy and Environmental Management magazine. Some of this gets syndicated through to this site, and this story was one of them. That particular day my editor sent me Ecotricity's press release and asked me to cover it. Normally when I do something like that, I add a few other bits and pieces that I unearth. That day, I did talk to someone at Ecotricity on tjhe phone, and added their comment, rephrased their words in the press release, etc.
But in addition it was my first day on holiday. As a freelancer, I even have to work on holiday. I am camping at a festival in South Wales. I had a nightmare of a morning trying to find a way to get online and meet my deadline, driving miles to several villages and several cafes and bars buying coffees only to discover their wifi didn't work. So I could do no further research online. I could only use the info I had been sent. When i finally had finished it, a pub had opened which someone told me had wifi. I found it, bought a drink, logged in and was able to finally send the piece off. Phew!
Yes, that piece is not my best work. But it is true and a great story people nedto know about.
I've since been here a week and have successfully figured out how to use my Android phone to make a wi-fi hotspot through which I can log on with my MacBook, both charged by the solar panels on site, and research, write and submit my stories as normal, to the best of the ability in the time available for which I am paid, every weekday morning, and what's more in the middle of a field surrounded by great music!