Kids and tech: Why our sat-nav moos like a cow.

I looked at my phone. I simply didn’t recognise it. The icons were in completely different places. I immediately guessed what had happened; Helen, my nine year old daughter, had been playing with it.

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Check out the perplexed look on my face. Why is this sat-nav mooing like a cow?

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Forty things I didn’t do before I was forty

Over the past few months, I’ve seen numerous comments on social media from people preparing for significant birthdays. I’ve also seen a few “30 / 40 / 50 things to do before you’re 30 / 40 / 50 (delete as applicable) type articles.

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Having read many article detailing what people would like to do before they’re 40, I’ve put together an alternative list of things I have failed to achieve.

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When history repeats itself. . .

It’s happened again hasn’t it? History has repeated itself and my family has found itself buying items that don’t fit in the family home.

Regular readers will be aware of the saga of the trampoline. This was an act of stupidity on my behalf a few months ago when I bought a garden trampoline from a neighbour who was emigrating to Canada (read about it here).

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Our new fridge freezer being wheeled through the kitchen. This photograph makes it look easy. Trust me, it wasn’t.

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Strange housework habits

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The legendary Rob Halford of Judas Priest. This man helps me with the housework. No, really, he does. Pic credit below.

Earlier today I wrote a very mundane tweet. I announced to the world I would be listening to heavy metal while tidying and cleaning the house. It then occurred to me that I frequently put horrendous rock music on before doing housework and yet I have no idea why. View Post

Do not disturb, I’m on the hob.

The Christmas and New Year holidays have given us all the opportunity to spend more time at home with our families. This is, of course, a wonderful thing, with one exception; it means greater opportunity for unwanted and unwarranted interference in the kitchen while cooking.

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