Like any good hermit Rachel Denton rises early in the morning to tend to her vegetable garden, feed her chickens, and pray.
But the former British nun, who has pledged to live the rest of her life in solitude, has another routine that sets her apart from her society-shunning brethren - she has to update her Twitter account and check Facebook.
Denton talks about her faith.
Unlike other hermits, such as a man discovered in 2013 living in a wood in the United States having spent 27 years without any human contact, Denton has embraced the Internet age.
"The myth you most often face as a hermit is that you should have a beard and live in a cave, none of which is me," she said, sat in her simple red-brick house near Market Rasen, a Lincolnshire village ringed by rolling green countryside.
The 52-year-old is not as profligate on Twitter as most of its users - "tweets are rare, but precious," she wrote on her profile - but for the modern-day hermit, she says social media is vital.
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But her diagnosis has not changed her need for isolation.
"It was interesting when I got cancer because you make a bucket list and my bucket list was to spend my life as a hermit," she said.