Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Barbie Kittens!

I'm not usually a pink girl (Far more a purple barbie!) but this story just makes me squeal "I want one!!!" in a very girly voice!!....

Pink Kittens!

In case that didn't make you want to click heres a sample!

Altogether now.....AWWWWWWWWWW!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Technology marches on

The speed at which new technology is developed often astounds me. Without wishing to sound like some living dinosaur from a backwater town, I am still able to claim that much of my youth was spent without use or access to even basic computers, never mind games consoles and smartphones! This isn't a nostalgic post about my pre-technology years however.... It is a post about the latest development, the flexible "paper-phone"

Some big brained guys at Queens University in Canada have invented a prototype of a smartphone just millimetres thick which can be manipulated like a piece of paper. The even cooler thing is that to use some of the phones functions you bend it!

These particular boffins believe that many more technologies will be similar to this within 5 years...(maybe so, but probably not affordably so!!)

I like the idea of this technology, but I must admit I'd be a little concerned about my phone being blown away in the wind!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

On the bandwagon

Last weekend everyone seemed to be far, far, far, far more interested in the royal wedding than me. (I do know of a few others who didn't partake in any celebrations, but truly not many.) I'm not a fan of weddings to start with, I'm not a monarchist, and I despise pomp so this was never going to be a thing of excitement. I was quite pleased to get an extra day off work however ;)

As soon as the wedding was announced everyone who paid even the slightest amount of attention was talking about the dress, and the flowers, and what the after party would be like and on the day itself every channel (with the exception of E4 - thankyou E4 you saved my life!) was showing approximately 6 - Yes 6! - hours of footage of the events. Thanks to a combination of E4 and the lovely internet I did manage to see exactly zero of said footage. *phew!*

The news over the last few days has obviously also been filled with stories about the wedding. There have been wild theories thought up as posted by the wonderful B-Man, but it seems that the biggest star to erupt from the wedding has been not the bride or groom, or even the brides mother, but a hat....

The hat worn by Princess Beatrice to be exact....

Ugly huh? The hat amassed fans (or rather haters) on facebook within minutes, spawned blogs and websites such as Princess Beatrice and her Hat and Princess Beatrice's Hat and countless news articles.

I think that this hat looks very much like the type of mirror used by the evil queen in Snow White... maybe she was trying to ensure that she was the fairest in the land?

others however have had their own ideas....

Then again, there no such thing as bad publicity...all the media interest must be great for Beatrice....She'll get offers for reality TV next...

Monday, 2 May 2011

Stolen! Part 2

OK to complete my song challenge from my previous post...

16. A song that you used to love but now hate (rather a song I used to love but now think ...Meh.)

17. A song that you hear often on the radio (I've not listened to the radio in years...last time I did this was played incessantly!)

18. A song you wish you heard on the radio

19. A song from your favourite album

20. A song to listen to when you're angry

21. A song to listen to when you're happy

22. A song to listen to when you're sad

23. A song that you want to play at your wedding (I've always joked this should be my first dance...)

24. A song that you want played at your funeral

25. A song that makes you laugh

26. A song that you can play on an instrument (although I imagine I might need a little practice to do so again now!)

27. A song that you wish you could play (because however much I practised I'd never be this good!)

28. A song that makes you feel creative and inspired

29. A song from your childhood (don't judge me!!)

30. A song that makes you want to save the world, the environment, stop poverty, ....