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!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

July Japes

This month is going to be a mad one...


In just over a week's time, I will have various members of my family visiting and staying with me for a while. Although I only saw them recently in May, I can't wait to see them again, to spend some quality time with them as I usually only get to see them once a year.

My parents will be staying for 5-6 weeks, so I'm looking forward to lots of my Mum's home cooking! I'm not looking forward to putting on weight as a result of said home cooking though! Might have to increase intensity in my gym workouts!

Two of my sisters are also coming over, along with my niece and nephews (all between the ages 7 and 5), who are all really excited about doing some 'gardening' (weeding haha!). I do hope the weather's going to be fine when they come over.

At some point towards the end of the month, there will be NINE people (including the kids) staying, so yes, the house is going to be rather noisy but nice with family sounds.

This Saturday, I'm going on a hen night - 1940s fancy dress and I'm going for the Betty Grable look - see above pic!) 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time to Go


It hurts me to say it as he was our best player last season and is a football genius but Louis Suarez has got a problem and needs help.

To bite someone in full sight of the millions watching....unbelievable and I can only think that he couldn't help himself.

He deserves the ban and I'm afraid Liverpool need to sell him ASAP - they can't help him any more.

Apart from England's dismal exit, this has been one blot on an otherwise excellent World Cup.