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{ Sunday Soliloquy } What Caught my Eye in the News this Week

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Aside from all the very serious news of death and terrorism and politics and the economy, there have been a whole host of other stories in the news that have caught my attention this week. So I thought

My 20 Favourite Instagram Accounts

Social media is full of awesome and inspiring images. After writing my How-To Instagram Guide last weekend I thought I would revisit the subject to share with you some of my favourite Instagram accounts.  Here’s my top 20 accounts that you should definitely be following. If you are new to the network, or even if you’re a long-time user,

Shoe Power! Energy Harvesting from Human Motion

With more wearable gadgets being one of the biggest technology predictions of 2015, it is great to see a possible solution to power supply be announced today. A group of German developers from Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft Institute of Micromachining and Information Technology have come up with a fabulous idea to use the human gait to generate power by

A Bucket List Re-Focus: My “To Try” List

There is something inspiring about a new year. We might be a couple of weeks in now, but the idea of setting goals and resolutions for the next 12 months is still at the forefront of my mind. I’m still considering carefully what that might mean for me; I want to set a series of

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Je Suis Charlie

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] The world is a hard place to live in sometimes.  I will never understand the ability of some human beings to be so absolutely abhorrent. A bloody massacre at the offices of satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, several more shootings in other places,

Photography Tips: How to Use Instagram

The increasing popularity of Instagram shows now sign of waning. In fact, according to the latest figures, 300 million people now use this social media to share their photographs online. 75 million of those people use it at least once a day. Are you one of them? I know I am. Instagram is a fun

A Blogging Birthday Celebration and an Elevator Pitch

How do you celebrate a blogging birthday?! Well I was thinking a nice cake from M&S but they didn’t have anything I wanted. So I decided on the next best thing… Party Rings! They remind me of birthdays and celebrations gone by. Possibly my favourite biscuit. Maybe.  Apart from eating sweet treats, the other thing we are very

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Operation Grand Canyon

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] I am re-kindling an old feature on Splodz Blogz after those of you who completed my reader survey told me you liked my more personal ramblings. Thanks While the rest of Splodz Blogz will hopefully become a bit

Homemade American Treat – Funnel Cake

Funnel cake is something I was introduced to on my first trip to Disney back in 2004. We were stood close to the Cinderella Castle in the middle of Magic Kingdom waiting for the character parade when hunger struck. I had no idea what it was except it looked like a cross between a doughnut and a

Ten Lists for the Post-Festive Blues

It is a well-known fact that when something that we’ve been looking forward to/preparing for over weeks and maybe months comes and goes, it can be difficult to move on to the next thing and the post-event blues set in. This can be the case at Christmas time. Once the presents are unwrapped, the food

Some Goals and Challenges for 2014 – An Update

Despite 2014 looking like an incredibly busy year, back in February I was inspired by a number of people to make a short list of goals and challenges I would like to achieve in 2014. As we are currently working our way through the very last day of the year, and because I just managed to make a

This Season’s Snow Boots

One of the most popular posts on Splodz Blogz at the moment (for at least the last few weeks) is one I wrote a couple of winters ago about my favourite snow boots of the season. I think you’ve all been looking out of your windows at that white sheet of ice that covers the road, cars and