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    Technology,  Wish List

    What I’ve Been Fangirling On This Week: Electric Cars!

    There is something I really want to write about. I’ve fallen in love with the idea of owning an electric car. In the last few days I’ve been doing a lot of research about them and there are so many advantages that I can’t see any reason not to buy one now. Here are the five reasons why I’m determined to buy an electric car. They cost less to run I’ve read varying reports about how much it costs to run an electric car. First I read an article that said charging costs around 4 or 5p per mile. Then I read another that said you pay £1.20 to connect…

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    Books,  Technology

    The World’s First AI Bedtime Story: The Princess And The Fox

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links and make a purchase, I will receive a small amount of commission. Over the last year I’ve learned a bit about AI through working for tech website, OxGadgets. I still don’t know enough about it though and wish I had done more research into AI and what it can really do for writers and their stories. I have recently been listening to a computer generated story, written using the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm called The Princess and The Fox. Let me share a bit of background information about this story with you before I go any…

  • Guest Posts,  Technology

    Radio Radio by Ronnie McGhie

    During April 2013, I compiled a series of interviews and collaborations which I’m hoping to re-publish in the next few weeks. My first republished post is local radio legend (and one of my Dad’s good mates) Ronnie McGhie.  It’s time to absorb yourself in the world of radio.  Take it away, Ronnie!“Radio, Radio”by Ronnie McGhie When can you honestly say that you actually listened to the radio? Now I’m not talking about driving in the car, humming, “Bohemian Rhapsody” or constantly chatting on your phone, hands free, of course! I am talking about turning on the radio in the house instead of the television. I do realise that is an…

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    Reviews,  Technology

    Tinder For Friends? My Experience With Hey Vina

    I have an embarrassing confession to make. I don’t have a lot of female friends. I used to have male friends but over the last few years, both the male and female have left my life, for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it was a difference in lifestyle that changed the dynamic of the friendship. With others they behaved inappropriately once social networking became an everyday part of life and put you in the path of people you wouldn’t normally associate with (I’m looking at you, partner of my sister’s best friend who thought it was acceptable to send suggestive comments to my inbox). Sometimes, the friendship just fizzled out…

  • Guest Posts,  Technology

    Why Twitter Friends Are Special – A Blog By Twitter’s Smacula

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Smacula! So when Lacey asked me to write a post for her blog, I thought I’d write about Twitter friendships. Since I only moved to the country six years ago, and to Oxford two years ago, Twitter has played a big part in me making friends, not just in the city and the country, but all over the world. It is also interesting and close to me because I often have to face the question of how I have never met most of the people, how I don’t even know if they are real people or not. Yet I have taken the leap of faith…