Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy Bloggerversary to Me!

Never thought this blog would still be around here but here it still is!

Struggle to keep it updated all the time but reluctant to let it go completely - let's see how things go.

Here's to another 10 years, lol!

Btw, I nicked the above graphic from Charby.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Yes but No but...

The people of Scotland have voted against independence. What a great day for democracy - let's move on and build a greater UK!

Not posted due to a hectic summer but I hope to do an update at some point!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Modern and Retro

My folks are over for a holiday and are staying with me a while.

My mum has got a top of the range Samsung Galaxy S5 (waterproof and all that). Here she is texting on it (yes, she's texting in Chinese...).

The first thing I did when she came over was sort out her wi-fi so that she could go onto Whatsapp to chat to her friends back home. Yes, she's embraced modern technology.

However, she's also using this to listen to music:

Yes, it's a Sony Walkman-type machine..WITH CASSETTE TAPE!

My mum's so retro...she's cool!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Anti Mosquito or People?

I have a Blackberry so I don't tend to download many apps. However, I was looking for a free stopwatch app (to help me with exercising) and while I was browsing the app-store, I came across a free 'anti-mosquito' app.

It claimed to emit a high frequency sound which apparently mozzies don't like so they don't hang around to feed. Perfect, I thought, since I get bitten to pieces when I'm on holiday!

Anyway, after downloading it, I thought I'd test it out - all I heard were a series of little clicks from my phone.

However, the reaction of my colleagues was totally different. Five people sitting near me suddenly cried out, asking what that horrible noise was!

I looked over at my friend SW and asked her "Seriously - you heard something just now?" She confirmed that she could hear a very high-pitched squeaking noise.

I played the app again and a girl from two rows down wandered over and asked what was going on and what was making that awful sound!

Seems I wasn't the only person not able to hear it, a couple of the guys couldn't hear it either and it didn't seem to be age related, which was what I thought originally.

So....I can test this out on mosquitoes next time I go away...and I can also test it out in say shops, restaurants if there's someone annoying me...

Now would I really do something like that!? ;-)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Brazil Annihilated

I think the world watched in shock last night as Germany ruthlessly battered Brazil out of the World Cup.

It was amazing to witness but I felt a little sorry for the hosts to lose in such a way.

Germany now meet Argentina in the final - I'm not sure who I want to win more, or who I want to lose more!