Life changing

I love technology. I really really do. I love the t’internetz and my iphone and skype and spotify and all this things that keep me connected to family and friends all the while listening to some groovy music. I also love going out and seeing the world. What I don’t like is getting lost when I’m supposed to be somewhere to meet someone. I’m hopeless w/ maps and I’m constantly second guessing google when it tells me to go somewhere. People would tell me Lindy get a TomTom! I’d nod at them and say that yes we probably should get one but wouldn’t actually get around to it. We finally did it a couple of months ago after I had a horrible time finding a craft show in Liverpool. I was on the motorway and became completely disoriented and couldn’t for the life of me find my way. I did eventually find it but I was over an hour late. I was pissed off and irritated and just had enough. So Wal and I ordered one the next day. I still get confused even with it- finding parking garages can be tricky when you don’t know what/where they are in relation to where you want to be. I’m getting better. It totally rocks and I’m beyond pleased w/ it. Combine the TomTom w/ my iPhone and the world is by lobster!

Yesterday Squidge and I went fruit picking at Kenyon Hall Farm. It was a gloriously sunny day and although late in the season we picked enough raspberries to make ice cream with. We tried to pick blackberries but w/ the prickles and the lack of ripe ones we gave up after just picking one- which Squidge promptly gobbled up.

We spent a really fantastic morning there and after running around a bit and picking up some more fruit and veg from the farm shop we decided to hit the road.

At first I was going to go straight home but then decided it was too early and I wanted to go somewhere else.  Normally I would just go home because I don’t know how to get anywhere w/out checking out google maps first then printing out directions. The realization that I could just go anywhere now that I have the tomtom was a heady feeling.  I KNOW that sounds really really corny but it was!  I looked up Jodrell Bank on my iPhone got the postcode and keyed it into the tomtom and off we went.

That is HUGE!  The feeling that I can change my plans like that.  We drove through some really beautiful countryside all the while being guided by a ‘Kate’ and she got us there in one piece.

After some more running around and looking for ‘leaves’ we decided to head on home as it was getting late. I should have taken a photo of Squidge when we got home.  The little stinker was eating all the strawberries we bought and was a sticky mess when we got home!


  1. rachel
    August 14, 2009 /

    OMG the Jackson Family love Jodrell Bank, if I wasn’t around, my husband would MARRY Jodrell Bank!!! We have a picture of her on our mantle piece. Glad you had a good time!!

  2. The Biff
    August 14, 2009 /

    You were just around the corner!!You could have popped in for a coffee. But then you wouldn’t have got to Jodrell Bank and Boo and I would have eaten ALL the berries……

  3. August 14, 2009 /

    Nice one! I want one but TLP tells me I don’t really need one and unfortunately he’s right 🙁
    I’m pretty good with maps and know the northwest. If I’m going any further I’m usually with him and he’s got one already. He spends more time driving all over for work.
    Glad you had a good day and discovered Jodrell Bank.

  4. August 15, 2009 /

    I want an I-Phone as well…

  5. lieslf
    August 16, 2009 /

    Wow, what a fun day you guys had! It’s such an amazing relief when something comes a long and just makes life so much easier in one fell swoop. I hope you have lots of fun explorations and adventures in the future!

  6. August 16, 2009 /

    Ha ha!! You have been more on time since buying it…most of the time :-)!!!!

  7. Sarah
    August 30, 2009 /

    Thumbs up on the use of technology!