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Review: Sony Xperia XZ1

December 20, 2017
Xperia ZX1

As someone who’s owned iPhones for a really long time, there are certain bugbears I have about the technology that comes in my hand-held mobile device. Battery life, for one: I’ve never known an iPhone user who doesn’t get frustrated at the fact their iPhone loses power after approximately three minutes use. Camera quality is another. Ease of use is the most all-round important as my phone is something I use for hours daily. Ultimately, all I need is a piece…

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Life

Freelancer’s Festive Fun

December 10, 2017
freelancer's festive fun

It can be a bit of a lonely life, the one of a Freelancer. I generally work from home and the odd member’s club or coffee shop, so many a time have I become so frustrated with my lack of human interaction that I’ve wandered into John Lewis or Costa to run a simple errand only to talk the hind leg off whichever poor person I find behind the till.…

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Life

The Sony XPeria Z1: First Impressions

December 1, 2017
Sony XPeria Z1

Which phone do you favour? I’ve been an iPhone girl for the last seven years and before that my work-sanctioned phone was a Blackberry. I loved that black chunky thing with a rollerball that frustratingly always stuck under my thumb: in 2010 BBM seemed like the most technologically forward way to communicate and despite its terrible camera I was really sad to wave it goodbye in favour of an iPhone 4. But with the dawn of Instagram and my love of a…

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Motherhood

The Time I Lost My Child: A Watchu Review

August 9, 2017
watchu review

This year, on our holiday to Greece, I lost Elfie.  It's the first time this has ever happened. I'm one of those borderline helicopter parents: I hover over my kids, know where they are at every single moment. I always tell them I have eyes in the back of my head and it's kind of true, I have this innate and instinctive gift to automatically scan a room every three seconds to check their wellbeing and whereabouts.…

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Food

MTT: Meringues and Arancini With Salter Cook

July 27, 2017
Salter Cook review

I‘ve got to say, as much as I rolled my eyes at the introduction of the wifi kettle, I love a bit of tech in the kitchen. My warming drawer is one of my favourite things in the entire world, and though I thought my app-based washing machine would be a bit of a gimmick, I use the function often. I’m thoroughly in love with my Google Home smart device for entertaining me while I cook and I use the various cooking…

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Work

Work That Works: Founders of Mush, Katie and Sarah

May 15, 2017
Mush app founders

Without a doubt, becoming a mum is the loneliest thing I’ve ever done. As many others do I gave up a thriving career – I led a marketing team for a big media company – to spend time at home with my baby.  A baby who cried at everything, never slept more than two hours straight and near enough chewed my nipples off, natch. I was the first person I knew to have a baby so felt very much on my…

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Motherhood

Crafting With Kids For The Unskilled: #PrintingDory

July 18, 2016
PrintingDory

Last week I did something a little out of the ordinary – a wee bit out of my comfort zone. I travelled into London (OK) to speak at an event (fine so far) that was all about crafting with kids. What the WHAT NOW?! Crafting?!!! You see, a natural crafter I am not. My lovely friend Jessica (who is possibly the most creative person I know) will look at a couple of old loo rolls and some lolly sticks and…

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Life

Tech Time: The Epson ET-4500 review

March 10, 2016
epson ET-4500 review

We are huge fans of tech in this house. Looking around me now, I can see a MacBook, iMac, Apple Watch, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, LG TV, Apple TV a Chromecast and digital TV box, not to mention the kitchen gadgets – Vitamix, KitchenAid, Tefal Cuisine Companion… if it has a plug and does something cool, I’m all over it. Saying that, printers have never been something I’ve had any interest in whatsoever. They’re purely functional, we need them to…

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Life

Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011

Image via Jonathan Mak I was really very sad to wake up to the news of Steve Jobs’s passing this morning. Of course I didn’t know the guy but he profoundly changed my life for the better. As a technology lover I never looked back once I got my first MacBook; now I chat to my friends and family every day on my iPhone, watch movies on my MacBook Pro and work on my iMac. And I weekly nag my…

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