Sunday, 10 June 2012

10 on the 10th – June 2012

Ok… missed a couple of months there again, but things around here just are sooooo busy (twins have scheduled something nearly every day!!)…

When we were in Germany in April it came to mind the things my girls will feel as alien to them and they’ll never use them due to advanced technology etc. TECHNOLOGY ONLY. :)

1) Dial-up Internet connectionremember those Modem-noises?? Whistling and pinging etc?


 Funny, but horrible SLOOOW!! :D
2) Walkman/Discmanbe it the tape or the CD type. Far too big, and nowadays you can use your phone or an MP3/MP4 player that is tiny but still has tons of tracks on it!
3) Video camerayup, the big, bulky kind! Huge thing for personal use which would make you look nowadays you’re part of a film crew!! ;)
4) Film Camerathose develop the film kinda thing. Hah! They’ll never even KNOW what it means to take photos and not being able to DELETE them prior to printing!!!
5) Magnetic Tapemy dad still had 2 of those when I was a child, HUGE things and very big spools too! Was for music – would you believe?!?!? ;)
6) Telephone with a dialself explanatory!
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7) Video tape Recorderyou might still have one of those, but they’re very much out of fashion and you probably need to go to a specialist shop to get parts/tapes etc!!
8) Tape recorderWe still have one of those integrated in our media station. But nobody will be sitting there, taping the Top 10 every week and swearing when the DJ is talking over your favourite song!!!

And of course they did come in a smaller version/portable – one of those I had as a child!! :D
And the pain when your tape got caught or pulled out … yeah… good/bad times!! ;)
9) FLOPPY DISKHah… those really floppy ones, not the smaller hard plastic ones! I remember playing a game and having to switch Floppy disks constantly due to size etc!! ;)

10) BBS – Bulletin Board SystemJust linked to dial-up internet for me! :) The time prior to Twitter, Facebook, Bebo etc. My haunt was “The Final Frontier” (or FF) (German BBS), chatting to friends, playing games etc. All very pixelated of course!! :D It was at times when you had “Internet Friends” but you would meet up at “UTs” – User Treffen (User Meets). Fabulous BBQs thanks to Gresley and his crew!! :D It was running from 1993 to 1999!!

More of those "10 Things on the 10th" are over at Shimelle's Blog! Have a look around! :)

Friday, 8 June 2012


Yeah… just checked my blogger account and realised I didn’t post anything for over a month now (including the 10 on the 10th in May). Could blame it all on the twins, but that would be unfair … it’s more likely to be my other online time (really have to cut back on that!). In short – I blame Facebook Games (again) – and will have to do something about it. Maybe a Facebook free week? Or shall we start slowly … Facebook free day/weekend? Maybe even include a whole “online” thing? Could I survive?!?

Things here are going up and down, girls are getting a bit of a hang on that weaning issue though we still have to get them to eat more lumpy food – weird really, they like their finger foods and it can be as lumpy as it gets, yet some spoon fed lumpy food they don’t like. But I’ll persevere, as our HV said if you don’t get it done by 12 months you’ll have even more problems getting the hang of that. NICE!

We all (including DH and myself) are suffering from colds, Miss Martian has now passed on the nasty cough to Supergirl as it seems, although the latter coughs differently and it sounds even worse. Runny noses all along, plus Supergirl having obtained a thrush which is hopefully the reason for unexplained constant waking up during the night, crying when being put down to sleep and not liking the bottle.

Last week we explored the garden a bit (well… I placed them on a blanket on the grass, not much exploring happening just yet, although Supergirl was VERY interested in the grass and got off the blanket from time to time), and the girls were allowed a bit outside of the “Thunderdome” (our take on a ball pit/play area that keeps them – so far but not for long! – contained in one place), but the living room is not 100% baby proofed yet, and both girls started crawling at speed – specially Supergirl who up to now only managed to crawl backwards!