Without further ado… My 5 favourite gadgets. Condensed version.
Best. Invention. EVER. Seriously, I love this thing! It’s like having a library in your hands, 24/7. If you have credit in your Amazon account, you can download any book you desire, any time of the day or night. It has no backlight, so you can read for hours without getting blurry computer screen vision. The one downside is that it takes forever to charge, but, once it has, it does last long enough to read a few books. Best. Thing. Ever.
Ok this one’s a given – and given how attached I am to mine, I shudder to think how the next generation will survive without one. I never turn my phone off, except in the most dire emergency. I noted with amusement recently that at the cinema, they no longer ask you to turn your phone off. They’ve settled for, more realistically, asking you to set it to silent.
Portable hard drives.
Super cool. I’ve only just recently acquired one, and it holds a whole terrabyte of data. Who even knew there was such a thing as a terrabyte?! Bigger than a USB stick, obviously, but holds so much more information (movies/photos/music and what have you). Also they come in different colours and you can buy accessories like covers People who know me well know that I like anything that has accessories. Which reminds me, you can buy Kindle accessories too!
Tiny digital video cameras.
I don’t have one of these, yet, (hint hint santa!), but it would be totally cool to be able to film all the hilarious things Ella does, and skilfully master them into a mini movie with which to embarass her at her 21st birthday party. Technology these days, I tell you!
I mean seriously. How does it know where I am?! And how does it know how to get me to where I want to go?! Magic.
To check out other Listography entries, and possibly get some trendy Chrissy present ideas (ha ha), check out Kate’s blog.Read More
Last week whilst reading one of my most favouritest blogs, WoogsWorld, I discovered that Mrs Woog and I have something in common. I too enjoy sneaky peeking into the lives (ie wardrobes/fridges and similar) of others!
And so I bring to you, Some Stuff I Have Recently Bought (as a result of being Naughty at the shops).
(I couldn’t truthfully say The Last 5 Things I Bought, as that would have to include Maccas, Booze, and a silly amount of chocolate items.)
I also bought a pair of sneakers (to combat the chocolate purchases), but my laptop and I are currently having words, and it refuses to cooperate and upload the photo. They’re white and blue and silver and have those funny soles because they are ‘workout walkers’. Bootcamp here I come! You can use your imagination.
Maybe next week I’ll thrill you with a photo of what’s in my fridge…Read More
I’m grumpy. Even more so than the first time I wrote this post, thanks to a certain toddler and her sticky fingers.
It may also have something to do with the fact that after a screamingly insufficient 4 hours sleep, I am now home alone with aforementioned toddler.
This was NOT the plan.
The plan was to spend the day comfortably nursing my anticipated hangover, toddler free.
The plan was foiled by Grandma’s failure to pick up said toddler this morning, due to an alleged migraine. Personally I don’t see why one wouldn’t want to babysit a 14 month old demon spawn while nursing a blinding headache but hey, each to their own.
Stephen works on Sundays, so is absolutely no help whatsoever. Which brings me to my next grumble. Who the hell works on Sundays anymore?! It’s supposed to be family day, dammit! I can’t wait for the day when that is actually the truth. Mainly because my misery will have some company.
I am now faced with a dilemma – there is no food in the house. Specifically, nothing greasy/fatty/fizzy or sweet. Which means I have to go out and fetch some. Venturing out in public with a cranky baby and an even more cranky mummy, is not going to be fun. Wish me luck!
Oh and did I mention I have my period? Yup.
I realise that it has been a long long time since I posted anything at all. It was an unintentional hiatus, which I hope is over now. There has been a lot going on I guess, and I promise there are more meaningful posts on the way! I’m just too grumpy to write them today.Read More
For someone who usually finds writing as easy as, well, talking, it’s incredibly frustrating to find myself unable to express my thoughts.
I’m trying to write something important, and I just can’t find the words. Or rather, I can’t find the right words. I’ve written plenty, but none of it was good enough.
What do you do, when you can’t do what you do best?Read More
Oh My Lolly asks you to guest post! Ok so she didn’t so much ‘ask’ me, as ‘let’ me, but still! I feel super special.
Head over to her page and check me out. Check her out too, while you’re there. She’s pretty awesome.Read More
Here’s something you may not know about me – I am disgustingly lazy in the kitchen. This is probably the main reason why I eat so badly. I just don’t want to prepare food. Luckily for me, I have been blessed with a man who not only can cook, but doesn’t mind doing so. Phew.
Generally speaking, if I’m hungry, I’d rather shove down a piece of bread (yep, I mean a piece of bread, unadorned with, well, anything) than make myself a sandwich. Ok so that might be exaggerating a little, I do sometimes make myself a sandwich. Unless there’s crackers. Or nuts or something.
On the nights that I’m home alone (3 a week, at the moment), I usually succumb to something naughty. Stephen will bring me HJs on the way home from work, or something. On the rare occasion that I actually make myself some dinner (*gasp*), I feel disproportionately pleased with myself. Like tonight. Even if all I did was slap some tomato paste, ham, pineapple and cheese on a pizza base and chuck it in the oven. Who cares if it was a bit burnt around the edges? I cooked
I would like to add, in my defense, that my unwillingness to prepare food doesn’t extend to baking. I like to bake. Ok so I’m still lazy, but every now and then I get in a baking frenzy and go nuts. Banana choc chip muffins are my specialty. Place orders here.
Still, this is something I don’t like about myself. I’d love to be all Nigella Lawson in the kitchen, serving up fresh healthy meals to my family 3 times a day. I plan to, still, when things are a bit more settled. (By which I mean when Stephen has regular working hours and I don’t have to work at all. Ha.)
I already have the cookbooks, now if only I could get my hands on some o’ that wily motivation…Read More