Using The Internet of Things To Inspire Your Kids

It’s no secret that computers are becoming increasingly important in the modern world. As time goes on, more and more people are relying on these machines to get their work done, and jobs of all shapes and sizes are wrapped up with them. Of course, most kids won’t want to learn about the work which can be done on a computer. Instead, if they are going to use them, preparing themselves for the future, it will be crucial that they have the chance to have some fun with them. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring… [Read More]

Why My Six Year Old Twins And Myself Should Be Embracing Technology #ad

We live in a world where technology is constantly in the background helping us live our lives. Whether it’s catching a train where your ticket is available on your phone or going to the supermarket where you can paid for your goods using your phone. It really is a far cry from when I was young and just about everything was paid for in cash. The world really has moved on. I’m a dad of six year old twins and they are growing up in a world that is already heavily dominated by technology. It’s exciting for them to see… [Read More]

Teenagers On Holidays: Don’t Forget Your Mobile Phones, Tablets Or Laptops Really!

I have recently returned from a holiday in Menorca and one thing I noticed which without question seemed worse than I have ever seen before on a summer holiday, but interestingly was something I understood, and realise is that the younger generation of today live in a completely different world to the one that I grew up in, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad thing or at least I don’t think so. The amount of teenagers on tablets and mobile phones in the lounges inside the hotel during the day and night was actually quite frightening and shocking…. [Read More]

Finding The Balance Between Teaching The Basics And Technology With Our Kids

The world we live into today is now totally reliant and massively influenced by the internet, with social media being at the forefront of all of this. There is of course no doubt that my six year old twin girls will be hugely influenced by technology and the internet, and there will be nothing I can do about it because it’s going to be their world. In fact, it is there world. Two of my older children actually don’t remember life without the internet, and they are respectively 19 and 20 years old, which for me ultimately shows how long… [Read More]

Am I Really On My Smart Phone All The Time? Most Likely

Is the smart phone the best or the worst invention the 21st century has ever seen? Is it contributing to society becoming anti- social? Are we turning into a society that has little or no need to speak to our fellow human beings in real life? Are our children being influenced that they will not need to speak to people in the street or at school because they will be able to say everything they need to via social media? For me these are dilemmas that as parents we will have to face up to and ultimately answer. By the… [Read More]

Children Of The Forest: My Sunday Photo

After the topsy turvy week that I have had, which at times was very frightening, but hopefully now I am on the mend. Yesterday we went out to the local park, and whilst there and walking through the deepest darkest woods, in suburban Britain, we came across the children of the forest. They were bordering feral and armed with very large wooden stakes, smiling at us trying to lead us into a false sense of security before taking us down. No, wait! That’s our five year old twin girls, R and M! We forgot to take them home last week,… [Read More]

Netgear Orbi Better WiFi Around Your Home Review

In our home there are a couple of WiFi dead zones. One in particular is our bedroom. The main modem coming into the house is in our lounge. Our bedroom is down the hallway which is the entire length of the house and there are plenty of brick walls in the way, so by the time you get to our bedroom, the WiFi signal is all but gone, which can be a nightmare and expensive, especially when your iPhone reverts to using your data. So when I was offered to review the Netgear Orbi40 Whole Home WiFi system, I thought fantastic!… [Read More]

I Want It! But I Don’t Need It!

Throughout my life at certain intervals, I have bought items on impulse or have asked for items for my birthday or Christmas, and I didn’t actually need it, I just wanted it. So here are a few items I have bought or been given over the years that have ended up collecting dust after just a few days in the desk draw or in the cupboard. 1. A few birthdays ago I decided I wanted a Go-Pro, so my wife got me one. It really is an amazing piece of kit and I used it on a summer family holiday…. [Read More]