What i couldn’t live without..

There are a few things in this busy life of mine that make my life easier and generally happier.

My smart phone is one of them, i am one of those people who feel like i’ve lost an arm if i leave it behind and generally check it a gazillion times a day. Coffee is another thing i could not function without, and so is coke zero (terrible habits i know, but a habit i am not about to kick anytime soon!)

And now my new Asus Nexus Tablet

I have been a huge pad/tablet fan for the past 4 years. I bought my first ipad when i was on maternity leave with Neo and used it a lot when he was first born and then continually afterwards. Hub’s being a bit of a techie geek has also had the Motorola Xoom and now on his recommendation the Asus Nexus Tablet.

When Argos reached out and asked if i would like to review one of their tablets, i jumped at the chance. My old ipad is looking a little worse for ware after being beaten up by a toddler and 3 and a half years of lots of use (and filled with baby games) This new tablet is just for me.. and i couldn’t be more pleased with it! 

It now goes everywhere with me, to work, out for coffee (like this lovely Sunday), shopping and to bed even. It has become a product that i couldn’t live without (ok i probably could, but heck i don’t want to thats for sure!)

I thought i’d just do a quick run through of some of my favourite apps that are always on my main screen for quick access:


I love keeping up on all my favourite blogs, nice clear and easy format and it means i can read blogs on the go at any time (which i do a lot!) grabbing a few minutes here and there.


Sometimes i flit between bloglovin and Feedly, and lately ive been reading all my blogs through this format. I find the images load quickly and the layout is nice and easy, plus you can just sign straight in with your google account, easy peasy


Hi my name is Rachel and im a serial pinner.. yep i raise my hand to sayong lately i have really jumped on the pintrest wagon, its so inspiring , i love it!!

Are we pintrest friends? we should be! lets exchange boards shall we? this is me!


Major love for this app, its just so handy! When i first moved in in April i relied heavily  on the argos app  for viewing things for our new home and reserving them for convenient pick up..amazing. And now Christmas is coming (65 days people, 65!!) i am already browsing the toy section for a certain little boy to see what father christmas might be bringing him 😉


I LOVE to read. True story, we do not have a tv subscription in our house (you’re thinking im crazy now aren’t you) but we have been TV free for nearly a year and its been amazing. Don’t get me wrong we still watch films and we go through phases where we will watch a box set (supernatural was a recent one!love those Winchester boys!!) But day to day TV we do not have. So instead of putting something on the old box, just for the sake of it, i now read a book. I have read so many amazing books and the kindle app is just perfect for being able to pick up my book, read a few pages, get distracted  by a busy 3 year old, book mark and put down to be picked up later.

After a good read through my fav blogs, a few chapters of my current book and yummy coffee and cinnamon swirls , hubs bought be a lovely dress i had had my eye on (New Look superstore has a Starbucks in it where i live, how good is that?!)
Sundays don’t get much better than that do they?!

How do you like to spend your Sundays and What gadgets could you not live without in your life? 



  1. October 22, 2013 / 8:10 am

    I couldn't live without my iPod. It must be 8years old now but is still going strong and when I'm at home I play music from it almost constantly.

  2. October 22, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    I'm attached to my ipad permanently. In fact my boyfriend and I often lay in bed each on our individual ones. Who said romance was dead? We're a sucker for netflix!

  3. October 22, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    I'm with you on everything here… plus I like the blogs you read (I whooped a little "there's me!" when I saw my blog post 😉 hehe

    Yes I have an iPad and I switch between that and my phone for different things/apps… tablets are a great in-between when a laptop's too cumbersome and a phone's too small. Lucky girl Rachel!

    Catherine x

  4. October 22, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Firstly, I just adore you.
    Secondly, I am on Season 4 of Supernatural. 100% addicted! We are cable-free and rely on Netflix and Hulu for any TV shows. Super cost-saving!
    Thirdly, I want that hat. So cute.

  5. October 23, 2013 / 2:05 am

    bloglovin, blogger and pinterest then add instagram, twitter and facebook and who has time for anything else, lol.
    I wish I could ditch the tv but not yet. Love that you are on not dressed as lamb on your tablet

  6. October 23, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    I love bloglovin'! It's on my phone and whenever I get a chance, I check it. I am not too familiar with the rest of these apps, but I need to be!

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