I generally love it. I know there are arguments for too much, but I like gadgets.

I love getting a new phone. I know it’s only a phone, though these days they do so much more. I will totally buy a phone that cooks me dinner one day – uh huh I will.

I love the portability of gadgets these days. A plane ride for example can be sooooooo less boring with an iPad loaded with Apps on hand.

I love a robot voice telling me where to go- reason being it’s probably the only time someone can tell me where. to .go and I won’t mind .

Ovens clean themselves. Cars brake themselves. Irons iron themselves. No wait I am still waiting for that one. One day soon I hope!

Today technology was not my friend. Cars these days have so many bells and whistles. I remember my first car was a novelty because it had a choke! That is right, manual pull button for the petrol to flood the engine ready for take-off. Now cars have buttons to start them. I remember when I first drove my husband’s car. For the life of me I couldn’t work out how to start it. It was a button, how hard can it be?

There are tricks even with the simplest of tasks. Foot on the brake before pushing the button in this case.  Of course, safety first!

I drive my husband’s car when he is away. It has all the bells and whistles and alarms… Too close to something – BEEP BEEP.

Seatbelt not on – BEEP BEEP

The other day though the beeping had me baffled. I drove a short distance and the BEEPING not only started, but wouldn’t stop. My belt was on, I was definitely not too close to anything and yet the BEEPING kept going. I stopped and checked the instrument panel. No lights were on. I turned off the car, waited, and then re started it. That fixes being right?

Nope – I again went a short distance and the BEEPING BEEPING started up. I was baffled.

I sat thinking expensive repairs were on the cards, when I looked down and realised the passenger seat belt sign was flashing. It’s kind of ambiguous on the centre dash and hence why it wasn’t obvious. SO my BEEPING was actually caused by – and yes I’m embarrassed to admit it -my over loaded handbag!!!

That’s a whole post right there – what we as mums carry around…


  • Yep, that happens to me all the time too!

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  • i generally loathe it first, then like it after!

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  • Yeah, I think it’s pretty cool….most of it. I think I’m up,with it all til I visit my son! Oh boy does he have some gadgets

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  • Interesting! Its very good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this article!

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  • I do love technology; however I use it sensibly to enhance my life. It should never ever ‘rule’ your life. I have a strict rule about being with friends when out and phones. No one is to check their phones and text or call other people. It is just disrespectful. My friends deserve my complete and unconditional time and attention. Of course; if it is an emergency it is different.

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  • I can relate to your comment about handbags! Mine is often stuffed to overflowing and is at times so heavy.

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  • i love technology but sometimes it can be frustrating

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  • I love it makes life easier at times

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  • I often notice my passenger seat belt flashing from hand bag too!

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  • I LOVE technology it also seems that everyone else relies on it even if a bit too much – its the same with social media most people expect you to be sitting on facebook all day so they message you there first rather than txt.

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  • Technology advances are inevitable but sometimes I think we would be better off if the advances in technology didn’t move so fast. People seem obsessed with having the newest of every gadget as they come out

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  • I’m a bit of a late starter with technology but I can’t be without my mobile phone. Through the day it reminds me of important stuff to do, appointments,etc. I use it as my contact address book and birthday book too. I use the timer a lot and the calculator sometimes. Oh yes, I talk and text too. My iPad is a newish friend and I’m doing more on it all the time. Dare I confess this – other people’s microwaves aren’t my friend and neither are remotes. My grandchildren manage remotes better than I do.

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  • Love my laptop, my mobile phone (I’d be lost without the organizer in it) but I can’t be doing with a GPS that tells me to turn left or whatever. I still like my street directory book.

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  • Where would we be without technology?


    • Love the technology, just wish I didn’t rely on it so much :)

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  • That’s too funny, thanks for sharing

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