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…


  • I do think, there is a lot of bad technology can be blamed for, medical advances are completely excepted, but other tech… not always been a good thing

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  • I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I think its neccesary in this day and age, but people are too consumed by it!

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  • Thanks for this article – good read!

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  • I like my technology, but find it has its time and place and doesn’t need to be in our hands day and night

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  • Great read! Thank you for sharing xx

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  • love it and hate it, becoming too high tech for me

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  • thank you sharing this article good read

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  • Was a great read, thanks for sharing

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  • thanks for sharing was a great read

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  • Can I loathe it but secretly love it a little too……please

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  • kinda cant live without it

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  • as sad as it is we all need to understand technology better – its no back to the future bisso but this will be changing constantly

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  • Agree! My handbags are too a deep hole!

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  • just wish I understood it better

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  • Thanks for sharing this great article. I love technology

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