The geekdaughter with a dalek at the Manchester Mini Maker Faire.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.

Me: Cake?

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.

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Thursday 17 July 2014: Ready for Sports DayThis 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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TheBoyandMe's 365 LinkyDespite 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…]

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Hotter Shoes store signA 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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A Photo A Day – Week 28 Roundup

July 13, 2014

I’m late posting this roundup again this week, which is mostly due to us enjoying a family day out yesterday – we spent all day at the Mini Festival at Oulton Park. I’ll be blogging about this separately as I took LOADS of photos, and couldn’t choose just one for my photo of the day. […]

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A Photo A Day – weeks 26 and 27 Roundup

July 6, 2014

I’m posting two weeks worth of photos in this post as at the end of last month I got really really behind with my photos. I was still taking (at least) one each day, but hadn’t had a chance to post them either here or on my main Blipfoto site. I think I underestimated how […]

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Loving the Season with the Brabantia 50 litre laundry bin #review

July 3, 2014

I love this time of year. As the weather gets warmer, and we get more sunny days I get more use out of my lovely wall-mounted clothes line. Whilst the tumble dryer is very convenient, and gets a LOT of use, I think line-dried clothes smell so much fresher. And save me money on my electricity bill, […]

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Reflections on #AudioMo

July 2, 2014

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App Talk episode 30: Labo Car Designer #AudioMo

June 30, 2014

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App Talk episode 29: Squeebles Maths Race

June 29, 2014

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App Talk episode 28: 23snaps #AudioMo

June 28, 2014

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App Talk episode 27: Monty Python’s The Ministry Of Silly Walks #AudioMo

June 27, 2014

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App Talk episode 26: Hoopa City #AudioMo

June 26, 2014

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App Talk episode 25: Tiggly Shapes #AudioMo

June 26, 2014

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