Sunday, 27 April 2014

AX1-R XBOX 360 headset review and giveaway

So, a while ago I did a product range advert for GIOTECK. Well I was sent one of their headsets to try and one to give away. The AX1-R compromises of amplified high definition speakers, an enclosed ear cup design along with independent game and chat control   My thoughts of the headset from the offset were extremely good. The black and green colours look super stylish and the design is very sleek and modern, which made a nice change from some of the huge heavy headsets that are currently on the market. Comfort wise I found them second to none. the cushioned ear pads caused no discomfort whatsoever which actually led to me forgetting I had them on! It is also easily adjustable for those with big heads and the microphone can be flipped over with ease for those who prefer the mic on the left or right. The ear defender like speakers are perfect for those times when all you want to do is concentrate on getting a win, they block out the majority of surrounding unwanted noise which add to the immersion effect that gamers relish, I particularly found this feature good on games like call of duty. The sound quality was clear and a good volume when in game chat and when having the game audio through the headset. The microphone was very good when I want talking. Everyone who I was speaking with heard me clear without any unwanted background noise. Like I said earlier I have a brand new paid to give away. All you have to do is enter below.





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Monday, 14 April 2014

A child's first

Like most parents I keep Jared's first everything. We have a box that is full of all his hospital tubes and protective sponge glasses, the box also has a teeny tiny nappy in that was the first size small enough for him which was still to big. Over the past two years he has had a lot of first time things nearly everything from his first birthday party has been kept, and now gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere. This morning while going on a crazy clean half dressed as the mess distracted me, I found Jared's first toothbrush as much as I thought "aww I will place this in a box", it got binned. All I could think of was the bacteria that had set up home on the bristles. I'm curious as to what items are acceptable to keep?! Keeping a lock of hair seems fine for me but teeth make my stomach turn. We all know how small teeth are anyway so do we or others really need to see teeth from when we were a baby? 

I have a collection of stuff I think is the most appropriate word to use here. All this stuff is shoved in my wardrobe, I have school tops which friends signed, Diary, Stamps, Letters, Drawings and certificates that I got growing up. To me these things have memories attached so they are worth keeping, along with pictures. I'd be sick if I found one of my teeth just there staring at me, why? what does this trigger to me apart from the fact that at some point in my life my teeth were little like I was. I decided to look at why people kept things like teeth and hair from a baby.

In Japan the lower baby teeth are thrown onto the roof and the upper tooth is thrown under the home. It is though that if top tooth is thrown under it will grow healthy downwards and the lower tooth will grow healthy upwards. 
I haven't heard of this old English tradition but I agree that it should be done lol, baby teeth should be dropped into a fire. And a little creepy is that the Vikings used them in jewellery as they believed the teeth helped them in battles.

I couldn't really find anything on why people kept a lock of hair it was mainly talks of religious tradition on cutting and shaving a babies hair. I think I will always keep the things that Jared paints makes but at what age do I stop collecting everything, as I still collect (horde) stuff I do now!! I'm also in the process of making a special jar so we can write a memory or funny moment to do with Jared and pop it in the jar to read at a later stage. Do you keep anything unusual or document everything your child does? Are you always taking pictures and videos that you only see the moment behind a lens?   

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Oh Precious Time

I'm fairly confident in saying that I don't think I'm the only person who never has any time. As you may have noticed my blog has been a bit slow on the posts as of late. I have been really stressed lately and spent a lot of my time crying and feeling frustrated that I just never seem to have any spare time. This is mainly because I have been working my little tush off, I have been doing as much overtime as possible so that when we go on our first family holiday in August it will be care free and we won't have to penny pinch (that is the aim anyway). While I have be stressing about any and everything it got me thinking, we take time for granted. There have been a few deaths recently of young parents the most recent being that of Peaches Geldof. When a tragedy like this happens I think it makes many of us realise that we maybe don't spend as much time concentrating on the most important things in our lives. I'm guilty of this, although I spend time with my son and my boyfriend I don't think it is enough. Most days before my busy day starts and I fly off to work Jared watches TV and plays with his toys, while I clean the house, do the washing, make my lunch and fit in an hours worth of uni work. After this I need to get ready get Jared in the car and drop him off before I go to work to later come home with him tucked up in bed asleep. I know this doesn't make me a bad parent but I know that I could improve and maybe let the house be a mess for a day or two while I play with him and read books. I think of these families who have had time stolen from them and who won't get to make any more memories, after all memories are the things we remember when we lose someone. The point I'm trying to make is do we spend enough time with our family? and not just the family that live in the same house as us but the family we have that live further a field. 

I have made a promise to myself that I need more memories and more pictures of good times with family and friends. Once a month I will take my son out somewhere, work will not be discussed or housework. I enjoy my life but there are areas that need improving. Time is precious and we all need more of it but until someone invents a time machine or Bernards watch then we have to make the most of what we have. So mummies, daddies, sons and daughters forget the washing the football or spending time with your friends and just spend an hour being silly and enjoying the family that you have because you never know when time will run out. I'm sorry that the post is slightly on  a down note but I had to get this off my chest and let my feelings be known as I'm tired of getting upset over the little things that I know I can change, this week has been a real eye opener for me as I have seen some heart breaking things and read some stories that truly made me see that time really isn't on our side. 

                                                                RIP Peaches Geldof 
(Image from google) 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Win an Iphone 5 case

Sorry I have been a bit slow on posting lately, but I have been busy testing some products out so I can let you lovely lot know all about them. I have also been really busy writing essays as it is coming towards the end of this years Law work and I need to pass!! So while I'm testing and typing I have a little competition for you. If you have an Iphone and it is naked then the best thing for you to do is enter this competition and get that phone something to cover up. 


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Good Luck and don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win.