how I didn't lose my streak while on holiday
Hi! Just had a fab holiday in the Swiss Alps walking and didn't lose my streak! What a bonus!
Nearly did lose it though. On my first day there, having travelled overnight with no internet, the wifi was so poor that each time I tried a lesson it dropped out and never recorded all the work I did. I knew I had done the work, but DL didn't. Frustrating to see those little dots go round and round and then drop out and no nice green tick. I decided to give up and rely on my streak freeze till the following day.
The next day I got someone to help me stop the apps and Google Maps on my tablet from updating as the updating seemed to take precedence over anything else the tablet was doing. (don't understand why stopping apps from updating didn't stop google Maps too, but there we go...) and I decrease the number of required XP to ONE, and I only did one question in a timed practice a day so the risk of the internet dropping during the shorter process was less. Bingo! Sometimes I needed to do one question over and over a few times to get it to register one XP, but at least I hadn't taken and hour trying to get a whole skill strengthened and wasted precious hiking time.
Now I am back I can start to catch up again with my French. I hope recounting the things I did helps someone. Streaks are not everything, but I somehow quite like to have mine.
I hope that my post helps those who do value their streaks to keep theirs in places where the internet is rather slow and drops out before completing tasks.
I didn't speak of the wonders of the holiday as this would not be a DL topic but spam. But it was really fab and not losing the streak is a bonus, an extra happiness to add to all the rest of the wonders of my first time hiking in the Swiss Alps. The only chance to practice my spoken French was while waiting with a French family at Dover for a ferry much delayed due to stormy weather. That was fun. I was surprised that, despite living in a small country with both French and German as languages, the locals only spoke German and not French, though they did speak some English. I thought we British people were the only ones who don't learn other languages.