Gingerbread men


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My daughter during her school holiday had been given a few gingerbread men to decorate by her nanny.I thought that her designs were fairly interesting, which is why I’ve posted the photos of them here. Continue reading Gingerbread men

IFTTT and Amazon Alexa


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Recently it was announced that Amazon Alexa officially supported IFTTT (If this then that). This meant that there were many more new things that Alexa could control. This was great news, as it meant that I could start controlling other devices such as the D-Link Smart Plug with my Amazon Echo Dot. Continue reading IFTTT and Amazon Alexa

Christmas meal


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We had our Christmas meal this year on Christmas eve night, with one of our close church friends. My wife had woken up at 5 am to go shopping for the Christmas food, with the whole process of food selection taking her a good 1 1/2 hours. Hence as you can expect there are plenty of photos of the food she had bought for the Christmas meal. Continue reading Christmas meal

Pokémon Go Watch


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While updating the Apps on my iPhone last night, I noticed that there was an update available for Pokemon Go allowing for the use of the Apple Watch to receive notifications and collect items from the Pokestops. As my oldest daughter has an Apple Watch, she updated her App as well. But she also had to update her iOS and the Apple watchOS before she could install the App on her watch. Continue reading Pokémon Go Watch

Pre-Christmas feast


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One of our good friends came to visit us last night pre-Christmas, as she would be away for the Christmas holiday. She came bearing gifts and home-cooked food to share with us. Continue reading Pre-Christmas feast

Moment Case Firmware Update

I am typing this on my iPhone as I have been without wifi for the last 3 days – I shall post about this another time. But fortunately I do have unlimited data on my iPhone, so am not completely cut off from the Internet. Now while looking on the App Store, I noted that the Moment App had an update to it. It promises to allow for the Moment Case shutter button to work with the iPhone camera App – it is about time. So I had no hesitation in downloading this and applying the update.

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Amazon Prime


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I have been an Amazon Prime member for over 2 years now. It has served me very well, and though it had cost me £79 a year, I have to say it has been very worth while. Continue reading Amazon Prime

Amazon Echo Remote


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Previously I had seen that there was an optional remote available for the Amazon Echo, and once I had bought the UE Boom 2 speaker, it made great sense for me to buy the Amazon Echo remote so I could control Alexa even when I am away from my Amazon Echo Dot e.g. bathroom, conservatory or living/dining room. Hence I bought it from Amazon for £19.99. Continue reading Amazon Echo Remote

D-Link Smart Plug DSP-W215


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Another item I bought during the Black Friday Sales is the D-Link Smart Plug DSP-W215 for £27.99 (RRP £39.99) from Amazon. There were some features it had which I thought would be useful, but it also has some shortfalls which I was not aware of until after I started using it. Continue reading D-Link Smart Plug DSP-W215

Home-made Curry Puffs


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Our friend from London who runs the Bread Story came to visit and stay with us over the weekend. She and my wife had agreed prior to make home-made curry puffs. One of my favourite snacks is the curry puff and hence I could not wait for the finished product. Continue reading Home-made Curry Puffs