Category Archives: Facebook

Is it normal to be attached to your phone?

I am very attached to my phone! My whole little world is pretty much stored on it. All my photos, my calendar, my music, notes, my WordPress, my Facebook, pretty much everything is in this hand held device that is never far from my reach.

Today we had the soccer BBQ at Lilydale lake, the weather was beautiful, the company was great, there was food, and sunshine and fun. Normally I would have checked us in on Facebook and taken photos galore, except that one of my friends decided to confiscate my phone for the day!!

His intentions were good, in his mind I am way too connected! He is probably right it has been said before that’s for sure. So I went along with it and you know what? I felt lost! I kept feeling like something was missing.

When I finally got my phone back there were 54 WordPress notifications that I’d missed, along with a text message from my teenager asking me to grab maccas on the way home, and many emails. It felt good to have my phone back I must admit, I do understand that it probably isn’t healthy to be so attached to a phone, but in this day and age that we are living in this is more the norm than the exception, wouldn’t you say?


The Ice bucket challenge

The Ice bucket challenge is the newest rage on Facebook these days. It is a challenge to raise awareness for ALS/Motor Neuron Disease.

The person challenged must film themselves having a bucket (8litre) of Ice water poured over their head and then nominate three people to do the same.

You have 24 hours to complete the challenge failure to do so means that you will then need to donate $100 to ALS/Motor Neuron research.

My teenage son was nominated today to undertake the Ice bucket challenge and he was all to happy to oblige. Thankfully the weather was nice and relatively warm for winter.


Image courtesy of google images

Day 23 of the 30 day Facebook Ab challenge

Day 23 out of the 30 day Facebook AB challenge and I’m still going strong. Well strong might not be the right word, each day I complete I convince myself that I couldn’t possibly do any more, but I somehow managed to surprise even myself.

What started with 15 sit ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises and 25 seconds of planking has now progressed to an excruciating 100 sit ups, 150 crunches, 58 leg raises and a horrific 90 seconds of planking. By day 30 the expectation is 125 sit ups, 200 crunches, 65 leg raises and 120 seconds of planking.

It use to be the leg raises that I struggled with, but over time they seem to have become easier. The planking though is a real killer. By the end of the 90 seconds, my back was killing me, my legs were shaking and I was breathless. Proud, but totally spent.

Thankfully tomorrow is a rest day yippee!! There have been many times during this challenge that I have thought of giving up, but that is just not in my nature, besides what kind of an example would that be setting for my children. They are so impressed that I have made it this far, there is no way I’m going to disappoint them now.



The Condom Challenge


There is a new craze sweeping across Facebook at the moment which you may or may not have heard of. If you have a teenager as I do, you have probably come across this lunacy. I don’t know about you but I am horrified to say the least.

The Condom Challenge is a dare game that involves inserting a clean condom into one’s nostril and snorting it back through the throat to be coughed out of the mouth.

Apparently this challenge has been gaining momentum since 2013 when it first appeared on YouTube.

Aside from being totally gross the risks for potentially choking to death are so great, that I just can’t get my head around why anyone would ever attempt something like this.

It really it a scary world we are living in, our children have enough to deal with without this kind of rubbish. Honestly who comes up this kind of stuff?

The Condom Chalkenge

30 Day Facebook AB Challenge


After being inspired by fellow blogger Uncle Spike and his recent post aptly titled “Oh dear what have I done??” I decided to bite the bullet and enrol for the Facebook 30 day AB challenge.

Not wanting to go it alone, I promptly recruited my sister, husband, son and dear friend along for the ride as well. Initially my sister had doubts, which is fair enough. Although the challenge starts off slowly it does build up and so that by day 30 you need to be able to do 125 sit ups, 200 crunches, 65 leg raises and 120 seconds of planking.

Today being only day one of the challenge started off relatively mildly, 15 sit ups, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises and 10 seconds of planking was all that was required. We took turns holding each other’s legs. George wanted to video record his dad on my iPhone but I wouldn’t let him.

The whole thing only took a couple of minutes and of course Dexter wanted to get in on the action, so did the cats. Looks like this challenge is going to be a real family bonding experience, who would have thought?

If you haven’t heard of the 30 day Facebook AB challenge, you can simply google ’30 day Facebook AB challenge’ and it will come up with all the in formation required. You don’t even need yo have Facebook, it’s really just a personal challenge for yourself aimed to make you feel better, healthier and that can only be good right?

I love my iPhone


I love my iPhone 5! My whole life is pretty much stored on that 32GB phone. If I do not have my phone within easy reach I am not at ease. It’s like a part of me is missing. It’s like this phone has become an extension of myself.

My calendar, my notes, all my music, photos, passwords, reminders, videos, interviews, articles, emails are all on this handy hand held device that fits smugly into the palm of my hand.

I cant really remember when I first became so dependant on my phone, I think it must have just crept up on me but my attachment is such that I can no longer bare to be without it.

Don’t get me wrong I know that such dependance is not healthy or normal for that matter, but I do believe that it is the norm, especially with young people today who are forever surfing the net, chatting, texting, Facebook and twittering all at once.

My iPhone lets me post from anywhere. Any information I need is a mere click or two away. It’s my alarm clock in the morning, my personal assistant and my stress release.

When I think back to the time before I first got an iPhone, over 8 years ago and how much my life has changed now as a result of it, I just can’t imagine ever being without one. I can’t wait till the new iPhone 6 comes out, can’t wait to see what it will be able to do next. Rumours are that the new iPhone 6 will be launched in late 2014 and that this phone will be bigger, faster and smarter.

A poem for my foster dog

This beautiful poem by Diane Morgan was shared by Starting Over Dog Rescue on their Facebook page. It is such a moving poem, that I had to share.



Stray Animals Day


Today is worldwide Stray Animals Day. Please spare a thought for all the lonely, neglected strays that desperately need our help. If you can find it in your heart to open your home to one of these animals I promise you that you will not regret it.