Farewell Facebook!

Okay, so ‘Farewell’ is perhaps a little stronger than reality, but further to my post a month ago, Monday saw a significant directional shift for my interaction with the aforementioned social network site. I have decided to stop actively using it and, to support this, the Facebook apps have been removed from my phone and tablet respectively. This may sound like a trivial move, but as I mentioned in my previous post, these things are habit forming. I only removed

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So I finally got a tablet…

I had always been dubious about the place tablets had in life. I had my phone and my laptop so I didn’t see why I would need anything else. A couple of years ago though, Sam got a tablet and slowly we started using it for quite a lot. I read a lot of articles on the Internet these days but I have found it less easy on my tiny phone screen (getting old maybe?!). A few weeks ago I

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Room 101: Winter weather

It is the middle of March and it is snowing. SNOWING! Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised but last week we were almost in spring, or so we thought. It was just starting to feel milder and get lighter in the morning. Then, BAMN, this week it got cold again, the wind picked up and then this morning I look out to see flakes of the white stuff falling. Typical when I am back in an early morning crew at

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Inspired by tea!

We went to visit friends this weekend. One of them is a designer (see if her site, lil3birdy, where you can buy all of her lovely products!) and I had pre-ordered a print of one of her pictures: It has now been lovingly framed and installed on the wall in the spare room, right next to my desk so I can see it regularly. However, in acquiring a tea-themed picture, I realised I have amassed quite a few decorative items

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Gone mobile…well, partly

So I have ‘launched’ some aspects of my mobile website now. The About Me and Photos sections were the first to go. These were followed on Sunday by the Music section. Today I have just knocked-up the Reviews section. Album Details page I’m sure I could fine-tune bits of it, but I am quite pleased for my first cut. I have the Travel and Blog functions remaining though. The latter is going to prove trickier because I have to make

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Electricity – an under appreciated resource!

During the cold months, it’s o’ so common to bump in to someone whose boiler has broken. We all sympathise with it – the thought of having to cope on a single electric heater during deepest-darkest-January makes a chill run-up anyone’s spine. Then every spring, talk of drought hits the news, to the extent that last year there was even talk of having to have standpipes in the street over summer 2013. Whilst this fear was quickly drowned under months

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Going mobile

On Friday, I noticed something quite shocking when looking at the mobile version of my blog – it has adverts popping-up at the bottom. Adverts. Adverts! This upset me. As users of my site may have noticed, it’s only the blog section which has a mobile version – everything else is just a re-size of the main site. The thought of having to build an entire mobile site from the ground-up seemed like a lot of effort (especially when I

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Keeping up the cadence

Sam has been getting in to his cycling even more recently. We were doing some research about cycling techniques and we learnt (basic for any above-amateur cyclist I’m sure) that cadence is actually a key cycling measure. Cadence in cycling is the number of reps per minute of the pedals. After reading an interesting article on cadence from Bike Radar, Sam decided to try working on getting his cadence higher. I thought I might do the same. Having never monitored

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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