Top Tech Gadgets to Calm Your Nerves While Driving

standard May 26, 2017 1 response

Driving can be stressful especially if the traffic or weather is bad or you’re running late. If like me, you’ve had a long break before getting back behind the wheel, it can be a long time before you become completely comfortable behind the wheel of your car. Whilst you get there, it’s a struggle and can knock your confidence before you’ve even gone anywhere.

Being nervous while driving is not only uncomfortable, it can also distract you and make it harder to operate your vehicle safely. If driving sometimes gives you the jitters, these gadgets may be able to help. They’re also great if you just like to feel futuristic in your motor!

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Facebook Selling 101

standard October 28, 2016 1 response

So I’m having a clear out. I’ve got a tonne of stuff from when Short Rib was little and as a result I’m trying to flog it. It turns out nobody really does eBay anymore. Instead it’s all about Facebook and their brand new shiny Marketplace feature. It’s pretty simple. Photos, price, boom. It should be wonderful and instead, as I have found in the approximately three hours I’ve been a Facebook seller, it is utter hell.

I decided to widen my audience, so my stuff has also gone on Shpock and Gumtree because they’re easy to do from my phone. That is just as ridiculous as Facebook.

Here is how I’ve spent my time on my day off from work.

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My Name Is Amy & I’m An Addict – Blogtober Day #8

standard October 8, 2016 Leave a response

There. I said it. I’m addicted. I don’t know why or how it started, but now it’s out in the open and a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. My husband’s addicted too so it’s not like he’s much help in all this. We just can’t stop. Sitting there together, just gorging ourselves til we simply can’t do it anymore. Frantically trying to find something else but ultimately coming back to the same thing.

We’re addicted to house hunting shows.

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The Mega Drive Made Me Who I am – Blogtober Day #6

standard October 6, 2016 4 responses

For Day #6 of Blogtober, we have been challenged to discuss our favourite Christmas or Birthday present. The challenge of this for me is picking my favourite. In part because I’ve had some really amazing ones, especially recently, and because I can’t remember most old ones. I’d love to be able to pick the advent calendar that Wes made for me the first year we were together, but it wasn’t really a Christmas present. So after a lot of thought, I’ve gone for the Mega Drive, which helped develop one of my main extra-curricular passions:

Video games.

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Mr Nutcase Personalised Phone Case: Review & Giveaway

standard August 10, 2016 129 responses

Like most people, I’m surgically attached to my phone. It gets my e-mails, my social media, I run my blog from it when I’m not at home. It’s a massive part of me and therefore I think it’s really important that you have the option to make it as personal to you and a customised as you can. The easiest way to do that is by grabbing yourself a personalised phone case from the awesome guys over at – where you can customise your case with your own photos and text, to make your case just as unique as you are.

We were really stoked to be asked to review this awesome service, and I got to create my own phone case for the purpose of this review. To put it through the more thorough test, we decided to do it for my phone, rather than Wes’ because he is a bit more tech savvy than I am and we needed to see how easy it was to make your case. The review is mainly me, but Wes is also going to stick his oar in because he is incredibly difficult to please when it comes to phone cases.

And what’s best is that the lovely people over at have provided you with a chance to win your own, totally bespoke phone case for a phone of your choice. Details of the giveaway are at the end of our post! 

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Play Pokemon Go

standard July 22, 2016 2 responses

Even if you are not familiar with the world of video games or anime, you will have heard of Pokemon Go by now. It’s a new game that involves you taking your phone, going out into the world and collecting virtual creatures all over your town and beyond. It’s been a massive hit and millions of people around the world have jumped onto it, but the media have to and they are telling you mainly one thing: Pokemon Go is dangerous.

Don’t believe the hype.

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