I’m not of those people who is always playing on their phone. Honest
But I did realise today when I went to work without my phone that I do feel a little lost when I don’t have my phone with me.
Without my phone, I couldn’t check how well my things were selling on eBay and I couldn’t check and see if a payment I was expecting to my Paypal account had been made. I couldn’t check the next train home and I couldn’t Youtube a video that I’d been telling my friends about (this one). I couldn’t see what everyone was up to on Facebook and I missed a fantastic Instagram photo opportunity because I didn’t have my phone camera.
(I know I could have done all this the old fashioned way but you get my point – it’s so much better having information on tap on your phone, isn’t it?)
So, my traumatic phone-less day inspired me to write a post about my favourite App which is definitely Instagram (or Twitter) (or maybe Facebook)…. When I was checking my phone though I found an App that I downloaded ages ago and never really got around to using – Vine.
You all probably know about it already but just in case you don’t – it’s a little bit like Instagram but you take videos rather than photos. The videos are nine seconds long and you don’t have to film continuously for that time – so you can be really creative with your nine seconds…. Or, you could just film your loopy dog like we did for our first video!
It’s really easy to embed into a blog post (I downloaded a plug in that does everything) and the video just runs on a loop without anyone having to press play to start it off.
I think this *may* be my new favourite App!
Now my problem is that if I’ve only just discovered Vine, what else am I missing? So I need you to tell me your favourite Apps so I can go and download them all and make sure I’m not missing out on any other brilliant Apps.
Over to you….
I’m usually a bit last minute when it comes to special occasions like Fathers Day. In fact, last year I was so last minute that I had to get up and make Mr Frugal stay in bed while we pretended that it was taking us ages to make him breakfast in bed but in reality we were making cards and gift certificates for him!
We made little certificates that entitled him to 1 night where he got to choose the film we watched (as long as we approved of course) and one certificate that guaranteed him a win at whatever race car game him and Master Frugal were playing together at the time!
I’d like to say I’m more organised this year. But I’m not
Which is why I love this infographic that Center Parks sent me to share with you. They must have known that I have a busy end to the week and I’m working Saturday so clearly have no time available to sit down for ten minutes, let alone sort out Fathers Day. The site we use for free printable gift coupons is here if you don’t want to make your own.
Mr Frugal and I were talking about what we’d do if we won the lottery the other day (as you do) when Miss Frugal piped up with what she’d buy with her winnings….
I’d buy a horse, a mansion, a new bed, some dogs, loads of clothes and make up, all of the ultra rare moshi monsters, a Bugati Veyron (too much Top Gear I think), a pink suitcase, another horse…..
I tried to give her a life lesson at this point by explaining that money can’t make you happy but I was fighting a losing battle with this one I think. Her answer to me?
But Mam, if I had all that stuff I wouldn’t have time to be sad.
Difficult to argue with that logic when you look at it that way!
But luckily for me, I didn’t have to respond to that because that’s when Master Frugal looked up from his book to share his thoughts on the subject….
All that stuff won’t make you happy though because you can’t pay people to be your friend can you? And another thing, all I need to be happy is Mammy, Daddy, you, Buddy and the Xbox – I don’t need money!
*proud parent look mixed with smug told you so look to Miss Frugal*
(although I probably just looked like I needed the toilet)
I’m ignoring the fact that he included the Xbox in the things he needs to be happy in life and focusing on the fact that at least one of my children understands that it’s not money that makes you happy (not to mention the fact that he won’t be adding a Bugatti Veyron and a horse to his Christmas list) although I can kind of see his sister’s point too.
So, after further discussion, we’ve agreed that money definitely can’t buy you happiness but it’s definitely an added bonus if you have lots of it!
What do you think?