Valentine’s gift ideas – for geeks

Disclosure: these items were sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this post. Some links may be affiliate links to give me a few pennies if you purchase. It’s that time of year where the shops are filled with hearts, flowers and teddies, and other sentimental mushiness. I’m not saying I’m completely opposed to the odd lovey dovey thing, but when it… Continue Reading “Valentine’s gift ideas – for geeks”

6 months with the Nintendo Switch

Last year James used my birthday as an excuse to buy Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch. We’ve had it for around six months now, so I thought I would blog about how we’ve got on with it. Initially, we had a handful of games; 1 2 Switch, Just Dance 2017, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and Splatoon 2. We didn’t buy Zelda Breath of the Wild straight… Continue Reading “6 months with the Nintendo Switch”

Aukey Portable Bluetooth Speark

Giveaway: Win one of SIX Aukey Bluetooth Speakers

The kind folks over at Aukey are letting me give away not one, not two, but SIX of these lovely portable bluetooth speakers on my blog! They sent me one to have a play with, and it is really nice; lovely sound quality, looks great, and has a handy strap that can be used to hang it up or carry it around. Compact Size with… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Win one of SIX Aukey Bluetooth Speakers”

WordCamp Localhost shirt

WordCamp London – with the kids!

At the weekend, we went down to London for the annual WordCamp London conference. WordCamps happen all over the world, and are dedicated to all things WordPress! If you don’t know what WordPress is, it is the blogging software that runs this website, and also how I make my money as a self employed web developer. Since James started working at Co-operative Web around five… Continue Reading “WordCamp London – with the kids!”

Making our Home “Smarter”

We have been keeping an eye on the developments smart home technology for a few years, and switched to Hive Heating as our first step towards a smart home a few years ago. Over the winter, we have been investing in some more smart home tech, namely a bunch of Hive Lighting and two Echo Dots. We started with a Hive lightbulb in our bedroom,… Continue Reading “Making our Home “Smarter””

SSL for self-hosted WordPress

A post for my fellow bloggers… The eagle eyed among you may notice that Mama Geek now has a shiny new Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and a snazzy padlock, thanks to TSOhost now having easy installation of Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates – hurrah! Over on the Blog On blog, I’ve written a how to guide on setting up SSL on self-hosted WordPress blogs, with particular… Continue Reading “SSL for self-hosted WordPress”

My Lego Dimensions set up

My Lego Dimensions set up

I got my first Lego Dimensions stuff last Christmas. I started off with the Starter Pack and by the end of the Christmas holidays I also had the Unikitty fun pack, the Doctor Who level pack – some excellent use of my Christmas money! Fast forward 11 months later and my collection has expanded a fair bit. We’ve bought the odd pack through special offers,… Continue Reading “My Lego Dimensions set up”

Cosplay at MCM Comic Con

Our day at MCM Comic Con!

At the weekend we headed to the NEC for MCM Comic Con. We didn’t tell the kids where we were going until the day before and they were ridiculously excited, especially after I told Lydia that she might just see Supergirl! We were given press passes for the purpose of this post. We were especially interested to see just how family friendly the con was –… Continue Reading “Our day at MCM Comic Con!”