Month: October 2014

HP Trick or Treat

Two young children pretending to be scared by an app on a laptop.

I’ve never really been fussed about Halloween but, as Dylan and Xander are getting older and have been told all about it at school and pre school respectively, I’ve taken more of an interest this year. Especially as HP have given me a brand spanking new Pavilion x360 laptop and ENVY 5640 wireless printer to …

Review: RavPower portable charger

A portable cylindrical phone charger and cable.

If there’s one gripe I have with smartphones, it’s their short battery life. Well that coupled with their infuriating propensity to run out just as you’ve thought of something downright hilarious to say on Twitter. Mine seems to take forever to charge via a socket these days too. I spent most of BritMums Live stood …

KPIs for kids

Close-up image of a dart board with a dart in the bullseye

I had to come up with some objectives for the next quarter of the year at work recently. They’re a bit of a faff and always sound a little too strategic and impersonal for my liking, but I do see the point hidden behind all the business jargon and am well versed in outlining the achievements …

Review: Accentuate

A game called Accentuate comprising a box, two decks of cards, a die and a timer.

I’ve always had a bit of a fascination for accents and, having a bit of a boring flat southern one myself, enjoy attempting to speak with a regional twang. My family are the same. As my dad is a linguist, we often find ourselves having conversations in different dialects. It passes the time now and …

She-Ra take a bow

A cat attacking a television as a football video game is being played.

It struck me the other day that I’ve posted a couple of pictures of the newest addition to our family on here but haven’t written about her yet. Very remiss of me, especially as I think she’s going to  inspire a number of posts with the shenanigans she gets up to. Meet our new kitten, She-Ra! She’s been …