Saturday, 20 August 2011

Full Colour

Full colour Sepia Saturday from me again, and the only link to their tree theme is my Family Tree!
One day, this shot will be a reminder of our technological age. Granddaughters and their Ma came for a visit yesterday complete with mobile phones, an iPod Touch, and a WiFi lap top and cable for loading their holiday snaps of Gibraltar.
 

As if that wasn't enough, daughter returned from Tesco's with yet another phone- the white one in the picture. It has GPS, which means eldest grandchild will be easy to pin point at all times come September, when she starts 'big school' and will be taking a train journey back and forth each day. You can't be too careful when youngsters start out on their own...

The girls always come armed with a selection of paraphernalia  - toys or games either to show me, or to play with, and suddenly my living room shrinks - or seems to - as they fill chairs and floor with bags, boxes, bits and bobs. No travelling light for them!
The picture is a little blurred, as they were twisting gently from side to side on my whirly chair while I was trying to snap them.

But I did manage to catch the the younger one up close and personal, a little later, and thought her cheeky little face might brighten your day, as it did mine.. Thank goodness for more technological wizardry with digital cameras and computers, eh?


28 comments:

  1. "It has GPS, which means eldest grand will be easy to pin point at all times"
    GrandDAUGHTER - I guess you mean?
    Not quite, Jinksy. When she wants to hide . . she switches the phone off.
    Lovely pictures, lovely granddaughters.

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  2. I stand corrected, Doctor! Grandchild it now is - and I'm sure strict instructions will be issued about keeping phone switched on during all journeying to and fro, when pin-pointing is most needed.

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  3. I know the feeling. Trouble is, when my two granddaughters go..... they leave all there paraphernalia here and usually forget about it & then the next visit comes with more stuff . (They do live in a tiny house!)
    I think my son deliberately fills their arms up with possessions when they visit!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  4. Lovely grandchildren, Jinksy. Cell phones helped me worry less when they accompanied the grandchildren on their walks in the woods.

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  5. Oh yes, we sure do live in an amazing world don't we? I remember before the cell phones took over so quickly I got a beeper (do you remember those?) for my daughter, and her best friend's mother thought I was a crazy person...until that wonderful day when she wanted to know where the girls were and get a message to her daughter pronto! Ah the joys of new and improved tech stuff! Don't you agree?

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  6. Your granddaughters are truly lovely. My one and only grandchild is about to turn two, and already knows how the phone works and the webcam. I thank heaven for the technology though, because she lives almost 1000 miles away.

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  7. You have beautiful grandchildren, and I know that your visit was wonderful. Thanks for sharing a bit of your family tree with us today.

    Kathy M.

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  8. They know far more than you think they know - this is just the tip of the iceberg - beware.

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  9. Ah Grandchildren - one of the joys of getting old. My middle one has just got on an MSc course and the youngest into University, so that is all three on the road to adulthood. Maybe I can stop worrying about them now.

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  10. Grandchildren and electronic "stuff" seem to be inseparable.

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  11. Our house shrinks when grandchildren come, too! Lovely photos, lovely girls:-)

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  12. Maggie Mae had my comment exactly. When my grands come they manage to leave something, usually under the cushions or down the side of a armed chair. Recently I found one that had been gone 7 years. Well of course that is out of style now. She got a new something just as soon as she noticed it missing. LOL
    These kids. Love them to death.
    QMM

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  13. Always so lovely to have a visit from the grands, isn't it?

    And yours are such cuties...

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  14. I was told by my youngest grandson the first time he came to visit, 'Grandpa, the games on your computer are c**p!' I hadn't even left it switched on. Now he has an i-phone and mine's a 'brick' to him. So grandpa's just an old dinosaur to him.

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  15. The definite advantage of digital photos is you don't have to think twice about taking a snap. You know it's not going to cost you anything. Plus you don't have to yell at people to "hold still!" because again, a piece of film will not be ruined; you can just take another and another and...

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  16. Ahhh they're beauties, Jinksy... just gorgeous.

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  17. Your grandaughters are beautiful,Pen. I know exactly what you mean. My oldest is 12 and has also been captured by all the gadgets.

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  18. Well said. Whether we'll still think so after the next generational wizardry has worked its magic, we must wait to see!

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  19. My goodness, don't they have good genes? Ah, although I don't use one myself, I am so grateful for mobile phones - now I ALWAYS know exactly where any of my brood are at any given time (how the heck did our parents ever cope without them?)!

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  20. Ok, let me spoil the mood. I DON'T like that they bring all their electronic and digital gadgetry with them and fill my sitting room with beeps and flickering lights. AND spend most of the time staring at their gadgets, AND using their laptops and macbooks.

    I agree that phones are important and that computers are a must, wouldn't like to live without them myself, but I feel that communication face to face also has something to recommend it.

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  21. Actually, Friko, they brought them all so’s they could show me the photos and video’s of their trip to Gibraltar last week– complete with leaping dolphins and grumpy baboons…

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  22. Shrinky - I think you mean JEANS?! LOL

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  23. And apologies for the stray apostrophe that my idiot fingers type in videos - worry not, Friko, I never intended it to appear!! Hehehe!

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  24. Aww!Such lovely kids...You must be proud... Techno-savvy teens and their tools amaze me really!

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