I just realised I’m wearing my jumper back to front. I put it on at 8…

So that’s how my day’s going! How about you?

“It’s here!”
Same day delivery: “It’s coming!”

I’m not sure what kind of time machine is being used, but I’m intrigued.

Census 2021 leaflet and the census itself

Naturally the accessories and games start arriving before the console is here!

Nintendo Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit game

I really need this worldwide vaccine rollout to work, and for travel to be possible again without potentially getting or giving the plague. I miss going places so much.

I’m considering buying a Nintendo Wii and balance board. I loved the Fit stuff when I was in my teens but didn’t own my own, and it looks like the second hand ones are pretty cheap!!

In other news, Trine 4 has provided hours of entertainment every day for the last few weeks!

Me: “Ooh! Red pepper! I like peppers!”
Narrator: It was not a pepper. 🌢

Alright, if you had a HDD and wanted to fill it with media (movies and TV shows) you would enjoy anytime, what would you put on it? This drive will live in my bag, so it’s for emergency trips to the hospital/to look after someone, and hopefully for travel on short notice!

My router seems to think it’s a yo-yo, one doing a lot of those tricks to stay down. But then it goes up, briefly! And down. And up! And down.

It’s not like I need the internet for anything! Except, wait, everything.

Friday night is for real food! With veggies and everything.

Today is that kind of day. Crumpets for breakfast, immediately followed by 2nd breakfast, a shortbread belgian chocolate cookie. Happy Friday!

I’m starting to wonder if I can use the CO2 levels of a room to detect occupancy… This is my living room, it’s pretty easy to tell when I’m not in here!

Also, this fever might be making my brain a bit weird.

So, I’ve just started watching Castle. So much fun!

With all these different tracking technologies (Tile, Airtags), you’d think that there would be something to keep track of my glasses!

Alright, next week is my birthday! I’ll be in lockdown, so what suggestions do you have to make this fun? I’ll have my bubble buddy, and of course an inordinate amount of tech at my disposal.

Requirements: no other humans in person, no viruses/illnesses.

NYE Activity: building a dice tower!

dice tower made of blue foamboard with toothpicks sticking out on the sides

Nanoleaf light panels with a rhythm module and some good music means I have a private night club for tonight, celebration and safety! πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽŠπŸ₯³

It snowed! I love it.

snow on the rooves of houses, cars, and the ground.

Yesterday I decided to cut my hair. Yes, on Christmas Day. In the morning. Fortunately, I’m quite happy with the result!

me with side swept bangs

Today’s techy presents for my parents were a huge success: Sonos One and an Echo Dot, IKEA outlets and a button for their living room lamps. The lights came on automatically, music is playing, and pizza for dinner was cooked to perfection!

And on the last day before Christmas, the postman brought to me… one fluffy game! (Seriously, the box is fluffy!)

Bears vs Babies

Totally not nerding out about the fact my new tiny motion sensors work perfectly under the bed to activate the under bed LED strip at night. Yes, I love it. And it’s handy!!!

Pandemic fashion: fuzzy lined leggings, thermal top (long sleeved), hoody, fuzzy slippers, and a blanket. The trick is wrapping the blanket around my waist so the hoody can hold it in place whenever I need to get up and move. πŸ€“

I’ve lost a USB C cable. Only, it’s not just a USB C cable, it’s one that also charges and transmits display data. I have plenty of other USB C cables, but they don’t seem to work. Standards are hard.

I’ve just set up my parents with IKEA smart blinds and HomeKit automations. I’ve kept it super simple for them, auto close the blinds at night, auto open if no-one is at home, and open all of them when they open the bedroom blind.

Their Apple TV needs updating too!

I’m really please the magnetic CD amount for my car grabs the MagSafe charger securely, which in turn holds up my iPhone perfectly - and chargers it. That and a Bluetooth audio adapter has upgraded my DIY CarPlay!