This Online Life

I am hugely thankful for all the technology we have at our disposal enabling us to keep in touch with family and friends, and to keep our work going as best we can.  Getting through this pandemic would be so much more difficult without these communication aids.  And of course, where would we be without a laugh or two.  These short videos have been around a while, but never have they been more relevant or funny.  Enjoy!



Featured image: Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash

“Paper has a great future”


Little did I know when I wrote my first paper-related post recently, that this would turn into some kind of mini-series.

I could not resist posting this old but amusing advert which celebrates the joy of all kinds of paper, and am indebted to my dear friend Liz W for sharing it in the first place.

I increasingly find myself resorting to ‘analogue’ options – preferring ‘real’ books over e-books and keeping a paper diary/bullet journal, for example.

Sure, our devices are great and I would not want to be without them.  How else would I write this blog, after all?

But for me, the thought of a paperless world is as bleak as a world without colour #HaveMyCakeAndEatIt 🙂


Sugar with your technology, Sir?

I recently posted on Instagram the following ‘sign of the times’.  It really is so noticeable these days, isn’t it, how glued we have all become to technology.


I have also come across numerous articles about the modern problem of ‘text neck’.  Here is one example.  Here’s another.

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