Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween Pumpkin Carving: Transformers

Here we are again.... it's Halloween!! There's nothing we love more in our house than a good old character pumpkin. Last year we made Ben 10 and Hello Kitty Pumpkins but this year Mister A wanted something different...


Here's how we did it...

Scoop out the pumpkin

Using an image for guidance I cut the shapes free hand using a sharp knife

And before I knew it the carving was complete!

Ta da!!!

What did you carve this year??

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

WIN with Second Time Mummy

I have got something special to tell you lovely readers. I have something big planned... HUGE.....

Starting on 1st November, I will be hosting a giveaway every single single day!!!!

So if you want to win some special Christmas presents for your loved ones or get your house ready for the festive season then stay tuned!! There's some fabulous prizes planned!!!

Join me on Friday 1st November for Day 1 of....

Good luck!!!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

REVIEW: Seagate STBV3000200 3TB Expansion USB 3.0 3.5 Inch Desktop HardDrive

Over the last few months we have been reviewing an external hard drive - the 'Seagate STBV3000200' to be precise, which has a massive 3TB of space to add to your computer instantly.

We were really excited to receive it because like most people we don't really do 'real' photographs anymore - everything is digital. We have thousands of images scattered across our laptop memory, iCloud and various USBs so we wanted to ensure everything could be kept together.

Chris tried to get everything set up on the home network for us but we were left a bit disappointed - despite the claims by Seagate that it is compatible with Windows 8, 7 and XP when you actually try to access the configuration, windows 8 compatibility isn't listed.  He then selected Windows 7 instead but we had no luck with that either, therefore we had no choice but to leave the hard drive on the default setting. Chris however, runs his net book on Linux and the Seagate shows up on the network on his system.

One thing we had hoped for the hard drive would be that we could back up the photos and videos that are stored on our PS3, but again no luck with that either as the harddrive 'wasn't recognised' onthe Playstaion. In addition, our usb 3.0 router also refuses to connect to the hard drive.*Bad Times*

One good thing about the Seagate is the auto stand-by feature. Our previous hard drives have been plugged in and run constantly - using electric unnecessarily and lowering the life span of the device.

So there you have it, we'll give it a 3 out of 5. Don't get me wrong the hard-drive has proved an invaluable storage facility it's just really frustrating we cant get in to the configuration setting.

Disclosure: We were sent the Seagate 3TB Expansion USB by Tesco Compare Home Insurance