Are you Cybher? We are

Next week is the tip top blogging conference they call

Cybher (WOO!)

Leave us a comment if you are going! Here’s a little video we made to introduce ourselves.

If you are going to Cybher for the first time, check out our post from last year which will tell you all about it.

El drew special Cybher pictures last year and intends to do so again this year so watch out for them apples.

And if you are bringing a baby to Cybher but need your hands free or to go for a wee, simply tap either of us on the shoulder and say:

“You are Eljae and I claim my 10 minutes’ babysitting”

and we will be happy to oblige.

They don't teach us this stuff in school!

They don’t teach us this stuff in school!

 

El & Jae
Very Excited, yes we are

 

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May 23, 2013. Tags: . Stuff we love. 8 comments.

Angry Bird Spotted On The Apprentice

We’ve been watching The Apprentice.

And there’s an elephant in the room.

Or is that an angry bird?

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El & Jae
Please don’t fire us…

May 15, 2013. Tags: , , , . Funnies. Leave a comment.

Play with your food!

We are big fans of crisps (understatement) – when we watch Doctor Who we always have crisps as that is The Law. But El does not generally get crisps in her lunchbox as Jae knows that she would rather have an apple or some tasty bark. Mmmm bark.

But still, we have been hard at work testing out a new crisp-type snack from Walkers.

We were sent a cute & cuddly toy monkey who was clutching a bag of beef flavour Hoops and Crosses. However, since we are vegetarian we didn’t fancy the beef flavour (though it turns out they are actually suitable for veggies – how does that work?). Jae toddled off to the supermarket and bought some of the salt & vinegar flavour which cost £1.80 for a multipack of 6. We love salt and vinegar. Yum nom nom.

The reason Jae doesn’t put crisps in lunchboxes every day is mainly because she thinks they’re too salty. Crisps once or twice a week is OK, but any more than that she’s not keen on. El disagrees but Jae won’t listen to her that crisps are what they’re on about when they say 5  a day.

Nutritional info:

Each individual packet of Salt & Vinegar Hoops and Crosses contains:

  • 84 calories
  • 3.7g of fat
  • 0.7g of sugar
  • 0.3g of salt (5% of an adult’s daily amount – children’s daily maximum amount of salt varies and is lower than an adult’s)

We also suspect that the small size of these packs probably helps the nutritional aspect. How unhealthy can you get when there’s only 18 grams in there? We quite like that the bags are small, it’s a bit healthier than those mega ‘grab bags’ you can get. Here’s the bag and what you get in it:

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This shows you the packet on the left and on the right are the contents.

Taste and texture-wise they’re similar to Monster Munch. As a wholegrain product we didn’t notice anything different to other non-wholegrain crispy-type snacks.

We like the fact that they are baked rather than fried.

When El had a packet in her bag one day it made her super happy! They were quite puffy which was nice as it meant that although there probably wasn’t a lot it felt like there was more. There weren’t so many that it was unhealthy but El didn’t feel cheated of crisps. Plus they didn’t crumble in the bag which means that they were WHOLE!  They were satisfying and for once El didn’t feel a bit left out at break time because most of her friends have crisps everyday. 

Disclosure: We were sent a packet of Hoops & Crosses and will be compensated for this post

 

El & Jae

Fried, not baked.

May 9, 2013. Tags: , , . Reviews. Leave a comment.

Explaining Star Trek to kids of today

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Jae has been watching an old Star Trek movie on TV and El is confused! So Jae shall now attempt to explain it to El and to any readers who are also confused.

What’s with the Jumpsuits? 

That is the uniform of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Also useful when they do Jane Fonda’s aerobics video when they’ve finished saving the galaxy.

I remember when those uniforms were introduced for the film, there was HUGE uproar because they were different from the original series. But there was no Twitter in those days so nobody took any notice.

Who’s that guy with the pointy ears and the magnificent eyebrows?

That is Spock. He is half human and half vulcan. He is a supercool guy – supposed to be emotionless but you can tell there is a bit of a twinkle in his eye. He is the original computer expert superclever geek hero. He knows everything and is full of wisdoms. When he comes to Earth he hides his pointy ears with a woolly hat. Told you he was clever.

What kind of name is Spock anyway? 

That’s Mr Spock to you, earthling. Probably normal for vulcan people. What kind of name is El anyway?

Where are they? Some kind of planet?

They are on a mission to save the galaxy. Aliens are involved but will not triumph. This is basically the plot of every Star Trek ever made. You may also know this plot from Doctor Who. You know where you are with sci fi. Except when you don’t.

I like the iPads they had earlier, wouldn’t it be funny if they were playing angry birds? 

It probably wasn’t iPads that they had, probably some sort of futuristic timey-wimey wibbly bibbly space screens. For playing Space Invaders, or Pac Man.

Lol that room is made of cardboard! 

Ooops, you noticed! To be fair, that was cutting edge in 1979. And at least it was real cardboard. Nowadays it would be computer generated cardboard.

Who’s that Captain dude?

That is Captain James T Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. He was like the Robert Pattinson of his time, but less vampiric and morose and with a wider choice of girlfriends. Bet you can’t guess what the T in his name stands for. 

It’s Tiberius. You will be glad of that one day in a pub quiz, in a galaxy far, far away.

Is that the Giant’s Causeway?

No, that’s a space Giant’s Causeway. You used to get one free with packets of Weetabix.

So now that El is full of Star Trek knowledge, the big question remains: Will she go to see the new Star Trek movie with Jae??????

Maybe, if there are sweets involved. 

 

 

El & Jae

Boldly going where no blogger has gone before

May 1, 2013. Tags: , . Random wisdoms, Top Tips. 2 comments.

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