Tag Archives: Mobile phones

Hello! Hello!

Yesterday we had 3 degrees. Brrrr! Today we are down to 2°C!

I have been awake since 05:30, but stayed under the covers for another five hours and sure who would blame me? I have no work to go to and not a child in the house to wash.

While Nurse Hitler was here with me earlier in the week, I used her expertise to guide me in the purchase of a new mobile phone. She is not a fan of ‘i’s. An android was her suggestion, so I now possess a Samsung galaxy S3 mini. I still keep the same number – that makes life so easy.

Samsung Galaxy S3-mini

Samsung Galaxy S3-mini

Having Elly here certainly helped me to discover the wonders of my new toy. Together we culled my contact list, there is no point in adding the numbers of people who seem to think I am dead, or those who no longer bother to call me.

So the updated list of contacts has been transferred, I have access to my browser for email, blog, maps and search engines. A few apps have been added such as Skype, Facebook and Whatsapp.

To date I made one phone call, sent a text, posted on my Facebook timeline, from a coffee shop and used the camera and posted a couple of photos straight to Facebook including this photo of a roaring fire, in my fireplace!

My cosy log fire

My cosy log fire

My cosy and warm real log fire yesterday, just before I closed up the curtains for the evening and switched on the lights. It really brings the room to life!

I tried Whatsapp out with Barbara, my niece, and it worked well.

This morning Skype buzzed at me, it was my brother in Australia. On went the video and we chatted away from the palm of my hand, for 45 minutes. It felt like he was sitting on the end of my bed, chatting comfortably as we would have done when we all lived at home.

I think, I will enjoy my new phone, without becoming a slave to it!

I wonder…. if Singing Sam* can make a cup of coffee and a sandwich?

* All my gadgets have toy boy names, you know that already!

Mark your calendars!

Nick Rogers has suggested on Facebook that we have a NO MOBILES DAY. Not those floaty thingamajigs that people hang over children’s cradles, Nick was talking about switching off our Mobile/Cell phones for a whole day.

Well why not?

Every other day seems to have a theme and many such as Mother’s, Farther’s, Grandparent’s and Major Holidays all COST MONEY!

Living without mobiles for one day might in fact save some money for you, as well as your sanity and the sanity of those around you.

Just imagine travelling on a bus, train or plane without the other passengers blabbering away to all and sundry that they are on said mode of transport. Bliss!

OK, so some of you will be working…

You could

  • Advise customers in advance and promote the No Mobile Day idea, You might actually achieve more for your day’s effort without constant interruption.
  • Using a ‘Not available’ message on your phone, might cut down the incoming calls. If all hell breaks loose, deal only with life or death calls.
  • Hold face to face meetings.
  • Just switch the phone off.

Nick thought March 7 would be a good day.

He reminded us:

 – On March 7 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the telephone (he elbowed a woman inventor out of the way, but that’s another story).

So Friday March 7 2014, I’ll not be available on mobile. Will You join me, and give the world, your voice and your thumbs a rest!

Nick, did you realise that old Alexander was a March baby, born one hundred years before us!