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Monday, 28 September 2015

Updating Fail...

Hey Guys!

So if you read my last blog post you will know that I am not that greatest at technology so like to stick with the tried and tested.

Well I saw I had an update for my phone and iTunes, now I previously have not installed any of these updates before because Working Man had done this on his iPod a few months ago and it messed around with most of his apps and it now doesn't work properly. So I was trying to be the wise guy and not update to be safe.

But what a nightmare! Wise guy me thought maybe the fix to my Snapchat problems is that I just need to update my iOS, but how wrong I was!

Now the first thing to do before updating is backup your phone/computer. Check.
Now to install software. Check. (Except this is where it went wrong, very wrong...)

My iTunes was not up-to-date so I could therefore not plug in my phone, which had just updated and needed to access iTunes for my data. Hence I (stupidly) unplugged and plugged my phone back in wiping my information, resetting my entire phone. Major face palm #1.

Next my iTunes would not update because my computer needed Windows 10, which I had not installed because I thought: Who needs Windows 10 when Windows 7 works just fine? Well I finally realised why I now needed it when it was to late... Major face palm #2

What a sleepless night that was and I was on the verge of a trowing everything against the wall and giving up! but luckily I didn't because the good news was that after work the next day I spent the entire evening trying to fix my mistake and it worked (I feel so relieved)! All my data is back and all my software is up-to-date.

So guys stay on top of your updates! Don't try to be the wise guy like me and think that you don't need to do this kind of stuff, trust me I learnt my lesson. Chin up and try and fix it, it just might work like it did for me.

Has something like this ever happened to any of you? Hopefully you were able to recover?

Just a little thought from my corner, Love
SP x

P.S: The update didn't fix my Snapchat.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Snapchat selfie craze!

Hi Guys!

This has been on my mind for the past week now and I have accepted and moved on. But I'd like to share some thoughts on the craze of snapping that has been going on.

I am pretty sure that by now everybody knows about the new filters on Snapachat, from puking rainbows, crying tears to scary faces! I have been bombarded with these since the day the update came out.

Now I'm not a great one keeping up with technology. I only got an iPhone last year, which happened to be from Sister #1 as she got a new one after dropping hers in the toilet (my worst nightmare!) and  her replacement happened to be a 4s and she decide to upgrade, kindly donating the redundant replacement to me.

Now imagine my disappointment when I could not get these filters to work! After consulting a couple of colleagues at work and multiple websites I have resigned myself to the fact that I will be rainbow-puking/ tear-less, unable to scare my fellow snapchaters. But knowing I can now delight in watching others making ridiculous faces makes me feel a little better.

I will not be giving up on Snapchat though, I am dedicated to taking many selfies and many cat pictures! How has it been going for you? Are you enjoying this update, let me know which is your favourite filter?!

 Hopefully, one day soon Snapchat will expand to us old technology lovers.

Just a little thought from SP x

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Winter to Spring

Hi Guys!

Well it certainly has been a while and I'm really sorry I haven't been around. It has been a tough few months and those winter blues definitely crept in and kept me under the covers.

But the spring is here! Time to spring into action (terrible pun!) and enjoy the lovely weather that is on its way.

While I have been hibernating, I've also been super busy! I have moved my belongings out of home, had a wee holiday/ unpacking break and started a new semester of university.

My partner, lets call him Working Man, recently got a new job, which happened to be in another town! So over a couple of weeks we packed up our belongings (and what a lot we did have) and went for the road trip of a life time! Now about two years ago over the Easter break we decide to plan a road trip, two weeks of tiki-touring around our country and it was great fun, except it decided to rain the entire time. Now with our big move we were tracing the same path but this time we had a massive trailer to pull behind our truck, but the weather was fantastic! It was a great experience but not one I wish to relive, so next a move comes around I recommend hiring a moving truck, seriously. But I feel it did bring the Working Man and I closer together.

So that has been my life for the past few months. I am still packing up a few bits and pieces here and there, plus it is a bit of a struggle realizing that I won't be able to see the Working Man for a few months but that is the great thing about technology! We pretty much Skype and ring each other every night so its great. Bring on December as he is flying home because we are both graduating (fingers crossed for me!) and  plus it will be closer to Christmas and be so festive! But that is ages away and we are getting ahead of ourselves here. 

Just a little update from my corner of the world, much love 
SP x