Online disasters & virtual friends

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On Monday I attempted to convert my blog to a new website. This involved googling to get code to copy somewhere deep inside the hidden vaults of the new website. Not an easy task but what's the worst that could happen? If it didn't work, I'd use that nice back arrow at the top of my ...

socially downcast (the online habit that’s hard to break)

I check my phone - the top bar is lit up with little symbols that meant nothing two years ago but mean a little more than they should right now. A tiny bird that tells me someone on Twitter is talking to me. A familiar "F" to indicate that someone on Facebook is tagging me or commenting ...

An anniversary and a giveaway!

Today is my blog's six month anniversary and by happy coincidence, the nice people at Zinio have given me some free subscriptions to online magazines to give away!happy half birthday! (image credit goodtoknow.co.uk)They have a huge choice of titles available - I've picked out just some of them here:Elle, Tatler or Vogue for a glossy style fix, Glamour, ...

social media village

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you picked it up from Twitter or Facebook - it's not news that we're getting most of our, well, news, entertainment, information and of course blog posts, from social media. And this includes parenting information - who do parents talk to when they have questions? Maybe mothers or ...

Never tweet your heroes…

It started on Monday morning when rushing around getting ready for work, I tripped over a basket of clean washing (it was clean, somehow that matters) and sprained my finger. Just my little finger on my left hand, but oh my, the pain, and oh goodness, the ramifications. I couldn't type so work was extraordinarily unproductive ...

Is there anyone out there?

Office Mum: stork and baby

It's after midnight, and like any mum whose baby wakes somewhere between 1am and 5am, I'm tucked up in bed, fast asleep, getting some precious zzz's in before it all kicks off. Except of course I'm not - I'm sitting up watching tv, finishing a glass of wine, and tapping out words on the internet. And I ...