Sunday, 12 January 2014

iTrouble


There's always something -  isn't there? - right after Christmas/ needing batteries, or taken out of the box and set up, played about with. I've been due a phone upgrade for months and it has finally arrived. But moving everything over? Managing change? That's a teenagers game

Border from a piece of new October Afternoon Daily Flash Milk Money - the perfect collection for someone whose parents were teachers. It''ll keep me going until the Public Library collection finally appears!

So I left them to it. Last time this happened, Little E looked me straight in the eye and said
"You don't know how to go to the app store, do you Auntie Sian?"
and there's only one answer to that:
"You don't know how to make a telephone out of two tin cans and a piece of string, do you ?" 
Hope your weekend is turning out to be a good one. There's a snowy sky here - we need to get out for a walk before it starts, I think!

36 comments:

Barbara Eads said...

There is so much I like about this post. First, the title is sooo perfect. These little whippersnappers today can run rings around me when it comes to technology. My little "e" blew me away with her ability to get around the internet when she was looking for something at Michaels. And then, the layout itself---I just got "milk money" and am looking forward to using it. Love the apple. And your reference to the tin cans and string---a little walk down memory lane for me. What a great way to start my day!

debs14 said...

Ah, you never had problems with your battery running out or lack of signal in the good old tin can and string days, did you?
Isn't it amazing how technically savvy little kids are nowadays - I'm guessing Little E will be able to help you a lot with sorting out that new phone.

Gail said...

Oh the memories this just brought back! Batteries? What were they? I can't believe how even the smallest child seems to know their way around computers, phones etc.

Sinead said...

What a brilliant post Sian, the title is just genius! I also love the design of your lovely layout, and how you've captured both your and little E's words :D
I also got my first iPhone just after Christmas and am having fun getting to grips with it! x

scrappyjacky said...

I love this post [and the age],Sian.
I could use the tin can phones much more effeiciently than I can use my present one!!!

favouriteworkofart said...

Oh, Sian, I love this post! So so clever and such a beautiful Lo. Please, please, please write your book - I'd savour every morsel....

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

They just seem to be born knowing how technology works! I have had my new phone for two weeks and still gradually discovering how it works. I know I've barely scratched the surface of all it can do. Love the LO especially those polaroid style frames with captions. Perfect :o)

Ruth said...

What a gorgeous page (although, you know me, I love any page where Little E has a starring role!). It's really quite scary just how quickly they grasp technology.

Jo said...

Great layout and funny conversation with Little E. I always put off upgrading because I hate all of the technical stuff that goes with it! x

alexa said...

This is just wonderful in every way, Sian - visually, the story, the colours ... Such charm! both of you, and it :).

Jennifer Shaw said...

I love this page and that new OA! LOL about Little E. So true that we need to rely on the very little ones to help us with tech stuff. So humbling. ;)

Ladkyis said...

touch screens!!! I hate them! I have a year to go before I can change my phone and it will be back to the Blackberry for me. I really REALLY hate the touch screen. I keep touching it you see. I keep touching it wrong so it does things and then I have to shut it down and find a way of stopping it doing things.
~Sigh~
I wish it was a tin can

Jennie Hart said...

What a fantastic page. I love the twine, brilliant touch. Little E, awesome as always.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

LOL! Great page and great response!

Miriam said...

love love love this page Sian and what a brilliant reply to the clever little E. Sometimes I long for the simplicity and flexibility of the tin can and ball of string. When you finished on the phone you could re arrange the string and make stilts.

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Oh yes - too true. And a lovely LO.

Louise said...

ahhh a wonderful page Sian...I have no idea when it comes to technology either. i have trouble working the telly sometimes, so the phone goes way over my head!!

Karen said...

The design of this layout is simply wonderful, and so is the story! Lucky me, I live with a man that does Mac tutoring so there's almost always an answer available if I can't figure it out on my own.

Sandie said...

That's a lovely page Sian and it brings back happy memories of improvisation. It is embarrassing how little ones are so good at technology - my just three year old granddaughter puts me to shame on the ipad!

Sandra said...

How do they know such things at such an early age? Lol. My phone was just upgraded and I could have done with borrowing him :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome!!!

Michelle lovesallsorts said...

Hahaha! Love it! Gr8 LO, gr8 Convo! Kids r just gr8 x

S said...

Charming page - and quick thinking of you to give Little E a little historic perspective. Oh, maybe I should have used the h word!

Jimjams said...

Great words and pictures and scrapping ... lovely post and page.

I'm about to start again with a new laptop and I'm not looking forward to it :-(

Becky said...

Loved reading this post and loved your comment to Little E about making a telephone from 2 tin cans!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the layout! I still haven't set up the photo printer I got for Christmas. . .
rinda

Sheena said...

I really love this post Sian :)
I was only chatting with friends this morning about the " younger generation having different views on hand me downs..." infact I better not get started ...!!

furrypig said...

that really made me laugh Sian! Little E is so funny and it is just the sort of thing my son would say!

Denise said...

It's amazing how clever they are at such a young age. We were always the clever ones with the stereo and the cassette player ........great post Sianx

Melissa said...

That hilarious! I can do both - go to the app store & make a telephone! :>)

Nathalie said...

I can't tell you how much i love this! From the page, the design to the hilarious journaling, this is the kind of thing that make me glad i scrapbook! You're a genius Sian!

Missus Wookie said...

I like the design with those Polaroid frames askew, those photos and the twine and of course the journaling. Such fun.

Lisa-Jane said...

We've just upgraded the lap top which came with Windows 8 and it is driving me mad! I wish I had teens to do all the managing the cross over bit! I adore this layout and the telephone theme!

Carmen said...

Touche Sian! (Don't know how to do the fancy letters to spell that right *g*)

Gorgeous Layout - I love the swirly string linking you both :)

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

This LO has so much white space and yet has so much detail to it. I love the he said/she said component and the comparison of new and old "technology."

Chipper Newman said...

I love the string joining the two photos. We had so much fun as kids making tin-can telephones.

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