I started a new tradition this year by taking a family picture on every birthday we celebrate between my husband and I. Let's just say that after four out-takes, the picture I finally settled on is less than any-thing to brag about. It's hard enough to get your dog to look at the camera. Add a birthday hat to the mix and we have a disastrous photo shoot.
That large metal stick you see in the centre of this picture is a camera
extender pole that my sister gave me last Christmas as a novelty gift.
It works pretty well when I try to get a picture of just my husband and I
but doesn't work that great when you try to get your pet in the shot as
well. Thankfully, I'm a much better photographer when I am actually
physically behind the camera. While Bella may be my number one model,
she's not always a willing one.
By moo.pointGuest Blogger
at 9:03AM, a year ago |
As the colder weather begins to set in, more and more people are beginning to focus on what gifts and presents they will distribute to loved ones this year. Christmas can be an expensive season and, with the current state of finances showing little sign of improvement, households will want to find ways to give the perfect gift without spending a fortune.
Photographs and art work are perhaps some of the most versatile gifts
which can be given at this time of year. Not only are they personal but
they are also unisex, being just as suitable for men as they are for
women. Photographs, therefore, make the perfect gift for both friends
and family members so how can you save money on them?
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
at 12:35PM, 2 years ago |
Christmas and New Year
There's a fairly decent chance that you or someone you know may have accidentally stumbled upon a fake gadget at some point. iPods, computer software, mobile phones and mp3 players, among numerous others, have all been counterfeited at some point or another. But there is no way you could counterfeit an entire store, right? If you happen to find yourself in Kunming, China, you just might want to think twice about that.
blog recently broke news that, yes, there's an entire store in China
that's masquerading itself as a legitimate Apple Store. Taking a quick
glance, you could see how one might get away with it. Like real Apple
Stores, the fake one features the same clean white walls, wooden floors
and tables and even blue-shirted employees toting those familiar Apple
Store employee name tags. The aesthetics of it all seem to blend right
at 8:25AM, 3 years ago |
Technology and Gaming
Digital cameras and camera phones are commonplace in most homes, meaning the exciting days of taking your photograph films to be processed then showing friends and family are over. Unfortunately, this often results in the pictures just being saved to a computer and forgotten about - very few of us print the images out and put them in an album. Digital photograph frames are today's version of albums but they're even more convenient and social. Visitors to a home can relive and share memories, sometimes when they least expect it if a particular picture pops up in the slideshow whilst they are having a cup of tea and a chat. Many frames come with a remote control so they're also great for inviting loved ones round for a social screening of the Christmas or holiday snaps.
Digital photo frames have gone down in price over the past couple of years so they're a great Christmas gift for people of all ages. Different sizes and key features will suit various friends and members of your family so if you're not sure which digital photo frame to opt for, here are some tips to help you on your way.
at 5:05PM, 3 years ago |
Stuff We Like
As we're sure most of you have noted, Google's inexplicable homepage doodle from yesterday consisted of nothing more than a group of balls that jumped around the page upon being hovered over with the mouse cursor. Though nobody has been able to figure out what the purpose of the doodle was, a few theories have manifested themselves. The most prominent of these is that Google is simply celebrating its 12th anniversary in a rather peculiar way. Others suggest that, because HTML5 was used to encode the doodle, it's the company's way of trying to push users to upgrade their browsers to HTML5 compliant ones. Beyond that, there are also rumblings that the new doodle is in preparation for some major announcement soon to be made by the search giant. Here at Savoo, all we know is that the logo doodle makes no sense to us and is there for no real reason. The same way these deals are here for no real reason (Other than to save you money, of course. And the fact that they're vaguely tech related.):
at 11:45AM, 4 years ago |
Which is the smarter sex when it comes to saving money? Are
women really better at hunting out bargains and picking up voucher
codes? Or does the title automatically fall to men because they see
shopping as a chore rather than a pastime, so simply don't do as
much? Well statistically women are the more frugal sex - yes guys,
we may spend more time actually shopping than you do, but we spend
less money doing it! The vast majority of us have mastered the art
of saving money on everything from everyday essentials, to life's
However, a new study published in the Telegraph
this weekend could explain why. Surprisingly, some 60 years since
the women's movement, us ladies are still falling behind when it
comes to pay equality. In fact, women's starting pay is a massive
39 per cent less than men in the same job, and the average
performance related pay for women was just Â£2,875
compared to Â£14,554 for men.