It’s raining outside. Sunny in my head.
Apr28

It’s raining outside. Sunny in my head.

I like photoshop, it means I can pretend I’m taking product pictures in the sun when in fact it’s raining cats and dogs and one of our gutters needs...

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Nokia ‘Banana Phone’ – R.I.P (you served me well!)
Apr28

Nokia ‘Banana Phone’ – R.I.P (you served me well!)

So that’s it then – the end of Nokia phones. The buyout of Nokia by Microsoft was completed last week. So it’s with a sad and nostalgic heart that we say goodbye to the likes of the completely ridiculous but oh so loved (well by me anyway) Bannana phone. Anyway, else remember (or own) one of...

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Amazon forces us to smile
Apr02

Amazon forces us to smile

Amazon came in to run a story on us so we had to have some pictures where we are all smiling at the same time. As it turns out, that’s quite difficult.. Julie has two smiles: No 1) Pursed lips ‘someone is talking to me and I really dislike them but it’s my daughters best mate’s mother so I really must try to listen and smile without gagging on bitter hatred’ and smile No 2) Maniacal teeth baring –this is Julie’s ‘I’m having...

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Does technology hinder or help toddlers’ learning?
Apr01

Does technology hinder or help toddlers’ learning?

We have a 5 year old boy and he’s been using various Duck Duck Moose applications on my iPad since he was about 2 – sometimes just for a 10  minutes at a time and & having a “techie” husband I knew there was only one way his learning was going so whilst I insist he helps me take the dog for a walk, bake bread or make cakes, climb trees and practise swimming every week, I do feel it’s going to be so much part of his future….to be...

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