The geekdaughter is six and a half, and we’re starting to allow her a little more freedom with apps and the Internet. Today she was playing with an app on her iPad which required her to set up a username and password. And gave me the opportunity to teach her a little about password security. The conversation went like this:
Geekdaughter: I’m setting up a new password Mummy and I’m not telling you what it is!
Me: OK then
Geekdaughter: It’s something I really like.
Geekdaughter: Oh. OK, I’ll choose something else!
She didn’t expect me to guess it! So she’s now learned to choose less obvious passwords.
This year the geekson was old enough for the first time to be aware of the existence of Sports Day. We took him to watch his sister for her first school sports day last year, but I think he was mostly unaware of what was going on. This year his pre-school held a sports day so he was involved in practising for that for a number of weeks before. Despite all the practice he didn’t get to take part as the actual event was held on a day he doesn’t attend pre-school. I considered taking him in specially for it, until we had this conversation:
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Despite my Facebook and Twitter timelines being full of happy status updates from friends whose children have already started their summer holidays, we still have three days of school to go (and two days of nursery for the geekson). We’re into the final countdown though, with my daughter being extremely sad about the end of Year 1 (she’s been very happy with her teacher this year), and my son who can’t wait to go to “big school” in September! As will show in my photos, a lot of my thoughts have been with planning this week, both at home and at work. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week: [click to continue…]
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit the Hotter Shoes store in Bury for a special blogger event. This was my first hands-on experience with this particular shoe brand because, despite a number of my friends raving about them, they were never a brand I had considered when I was out shopping for shoes. Partly because they don’t have any high street stores near me, and partly, I suppose, because I had the same perception that a number of people have – that they were the kind of shoes that were advertised in the back of the Telegraph magazine, and not really a brand that would suit me. However I started changing that perception when I attended the Blog On blogging conference a couple of months ago, because Hotter brought along a selection of their current range, and there were a number of styles I really liked.
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