Friday, 7 December 2012
Anyway, it has sat in its box all this time, even though I wanted to get it on display, I didn't have anywhere to put it.
This year I bought one massive desk, so tonight the lamp got its first outing.
It is really easy to set up, not sure where the instructions are, but I may have gotten them out when I received the lamp. I filled it with water, set it on the desk and plugged it in.
There is a lovely show of different colours, and the water really did vortex. Little air bubbles swoosh around in the water. Really captivating to watch. The only, major, downside is the noise. It is really noisy, and I actually had to turn it off so I could study, which is a shame, because it is lovely to look at. It sounds like a fish tank when the filter isn't quite submerged.
All in all, a great product, but not executed as well as it could be.
Here is a little film clip, to show the lamp off.
Hmm.. Well there will be soon.
**cue next post about Googles apps!**
Sunday, 14 October 2012
In tears already! It is so emotional. What a great show though, I love what these people do, of course it is all tv etc but what a great thing to do.
It does make me laugh though when Ty says;
'you all live in this small house? You'll have to fit in this small sitting room?'
'all 3 of you have to share this one bathroom?'
Has he ever been in a British house?! One bathroom is more than normal, and the sitting rooms he condemns on his show are about the size of the whole downstairs of a normal semi detached house in the UK!
But still, Americanisms aside, it is a fantastic show! Just keep the tissues handy for all the tears!
Oh, I almost forgot to add, how adorable is Xzibit? What a nice guy he seems!
Sunday, 23 September 2012
Monday, 4 June 2012
Friday, 1 June 2012
Never having owned an iPad before, I cannot compare between the iPad 1, 2 or 3rd gen. but here is my thoughts on the 3rd gen.
Upon first opening it, I was a bit confused by the lack of instructions. I know we are in the age of technology, but I couldn't find where to put the sim card. After looking on YouTube for a tutorial on this, calling 3 because the sim card was too big, then looking back in the bag and finding the correct simcard (yes, a little embarrassing - I was just so excited!) I got going with my iPad.
It is rather heavier than I expected- not uncomfortably so, but I wouldn't recommend carrying it in your handbag all day long.
The screen is crisp, clear and bright. It adjusts itself for different levels of lighting in the room which is quite a nice feature. It is big enough to watch films and TV shows on, whilst still being compact. Game play is a breeze, the iPad almost hearing your thoughts before you touch the screen so you only have to lightly tap or swipe and it responds.
I am also new to the app store. I do like this, but having an android phone, find that a lot of games and apps which are free on android, must be purchased through the app store.
There doesn't appear to be a way to sort by price or paid/free which is no doubt by design but would help customers a lot and no doubt boost customer satisfaction.
The camera on the iPad is very nice for a device of its kind, although action shots tend to blur slightly - ask my rabbits! The screen camera is good for it's purpose, not as clear as the back one but for Skype etc. more than sufficient.
The gallery is easy to browse through and the quality of pictures on screen is fantastic.
I dislike the e-mail function on the iPad, mainly because you cannot easily log out. Other family members like to use the iPad as well and I do not like that all my personal e-mails are just a click away. So I have actually stopped using this service, opting to check my email through the browser instead, which is a shame as it would be very useful to just have it all a click and password away.
It is a good device, but merely a vessel, a blank canvas if you will, to do with what you please, be that, downloading films / music from iTunes, downloading games / apps from the App Store, showing off your holiday photo's or typing up that assignment due in next week (although I would suggest using a laptop to do the latter or you may end up with a few spelling errors!).
In fact - my laptop is barely used anymore for browsing the web and gaming.
But it is getting a look in today as I type this!
Friday, 9 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
International Women's Day. Not something which has really been celebrated commercially in Britain before. Fortunately, the card companies haven't jumped onto the bandwagon just yet. Although, I did hear many mentions of Women's Day on the television and news today, so no doubt, next year, Clintons will be squeezing this one in between Valentines Day and Mother's Day.
From my understanding, Women's Day (apparantly, originally called 'International Working Women's Day') is essentially a celebration of female independance and it's (slow) progress.
The holiday has been around since the early 1900's and from what I read, it is a national holiday in many Eastern European countries and Russia (due to the former Soviet regime) and in other countries as well.
Well, with my boyfriend being from Russia, I got treated today. (Probably because I reminded him yesterday! But I'm still counting it!)
Feeling very special. He did let me think he'd forgotten though. Only bought them in after dinner - really had me going!
Happy Women's Day to all the ladies out there and a big congratulations on how far we've all come!
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Ever since someone mentioned this, I've wanted to try it.
Essentially, what you do, is get a cup (or recepticle of some form!) of water. Then pick a few nail polish colours - whatever you want, and drip them in the water. Put one colour in first, it will spread out on the surface, then the next in the centre of that and keep going until you have a big circle.
Get a toothpick or needle or similar, and make swirls in the circle, or whatever pattern you want.
Then, having given your nail a base coat first, and put some sellotape over the skin around your nail,
I tried a few weeks back and it was awful, I couldn't get the nail polish to sit right etc on the water - so I put it down to my years old nail polish and gave up.
On my way home tonight I picked up some new, colourful nail polishes. Was going to get Barry M but they didn't have the usual 3 for 2 offer on (which seems to run about 49 weeks of the year! I'm not paying full price!) but GOSH had a bargain bin full of bits and pieces. I got 4 nail polishes - red, blue, yellow and white for £2 each.
Well, the yellow turned out to be more sparkly gold, the white turned out to be a base really, not white. So I used red and blue.
It took some doing, but eventually got into the swing of it.
I did drop the red nail polish into the glass of water though! Woops! I now have blue and red swirly nail polish all over my fingers as I had to fish it back out!
|Not the effect I was going for!|
|Just need to tidy up the edges|
Friday, 10 February 2012
I found a hat from my box out 'outdoor wear' (yes - I have a box of outdoor wear) this morning and grabbed it to wear on my way home from work.
It's kind of knitted, with a fleece lining. Snug. And so warm. Not particularly sexy or anything. But who cares.
It's so warm I'm still wearing it. And it's true what they say, all the heat goes out of your head. Because I'm so toasty warm.
Even if I do look a bit daft sitting in the house wearing a hat.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Monday, 6 February 2012
|LOOK AT THE FLUFF!|
|Bailey when we got her - I forgot how fluffy she was!|
|Aww I forgot how little she was!|
|And Binky when we got her - she was so little and cute!|
|Bailey when she was little - doing what she does best - eating! This is before I learnt not to use wood shavings by the way!|
|And a couple of weeks ago - all grown up!|
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
I know a lot of people dislike Glee, saying they spoil songs etc. - but I for one, enjoy a much richer and wider variety of music thanks to Glee. There are a lot of teenagers out there who would never have heard Billy Joel's Only the Good Die Young - if it wasn't for Glee. I am now a huge Billy Joel fan so thanks Puck!
Once you hear the Glee version, you set off in search of the original - and then begin to experience such a wide range of music thanks to Glee.
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Recently, my trusty handbag has been looking...for want of a better word, gross.
It is past it's prime. My little angel rabbits have chewed the straps open. It had gotten to the point where, quite frankly, I'm embarrassed to be seen with it!
I've spent days pondering over which type of bag to get. It must, of course, match my new ski jacket!
Well, I am trying to save money. I spotted this bag in New Look on sale for £5. Down from £12.99. I don't even know if I like it yet, but anything is better than my current bag!
I do feel a little bad. This bag has served me well, surely I can't just bin it? Can I? Maybe I should bury it. That would be a bit weird though. In the bin you go old bag!
I feel like such a traitor!
Friday, 27 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
I got it in New Look for £2.99 and they come in different hair colours.
Basically - you tie your hair in a ponytail, wherever you want the bun. Just a normal ponytail, or backcombed etc. Mine was normal - we all know my backcombing history.
Then slide the the bun ring around the ponytail - so it just sits there like a doughnut on your head, with the ponytail going through it.
Then pull the hair back over the ring, so it covers it - no fancy twisting etc, just pull it over and pin it.
My hair is quite long, so I pulled it over and snapped a hair bobble around the whole thing, and then pinned the ends in. My arms ached when I tried to pin the whole thing - and no-one can see the bobble. Then just spritzed with hairspray.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Friday, 20 January 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
UPDATE - In total just short of £300 for gas and electric for 3 months. That seems steep to me! But it was Christmas so we have not been at work etc. Luckily it's covered by the credit - phew!! Have now set the heating on a strict timer, 1 hour in the morning, 2 in the evening. That is all - woolly jumpers the rest of the time!
All the 'cool' people are doing it. I feel left out.
I have just below shoulder length hair. I can do the back combing bit. Just about. It's the styling after that that's the problem! It just flattens straight away. I can't figure it out. I end up with really thick, matted bits on my head which aren't any higher than normal!
I've done everything the copious youtube video's tell me to do, yet it still won't work.
I think I'm doomed to have flat hair! The hairdresser put it up once, and I LOVED it - so much so that I slept with it up still haha - and it held! But I can't do it myself.
Might watch a few more youtubes. Or ask my teenage sister. She seems pretty clued up on it!
Well - I bought 2 boxes of mint matchmakers over Christmas. I know I shouldn't eat them because they make me feel sick. But I like them so much. So I bought them.
I started one box. Ate a couple and started to think 'Ok, I should stop now, I'm starting to feel a bit sick'.
5 minutes later, I've eaten about 10 more. And know I'm going to feel ill. Over half way through the box I finally put them in the other room so I can't be tempted. But spend the next hour feeling poorly.
I know mint doesn't agree with me - apparently (sometimes I feel a bit sick when I use mint toothpaste!). But I'll never learn.
Just finished the second box. That's it. They've gone. I shan't buy them again.