Thursday, 19 January 2012

Look at my new gadget! A solar powered radio - yes truly

Today would have been a bog standard normal day .......   

For example, I picked Izzy up from school as usual, and had the following conversation ...... as usual.

"What did you get up to today?" I asked after fastening her seatbelt.

"Can't remember," came the stock reply.

"It's probably not worth you going to school if you can't remember what you've done there," I pointed out.

"Cool, does that mean I don't have to go anymore?" she asked clapping her hands.

"Hell no. I need a good accountant and I've nominated you. So you'd better start remembering what goes on in the bloody place," I replied.

"Don't say 'bloody', it's swearing," Izzy pointed out indignantly. As I said, so far it was a bog standard normal day.

By this time we had arrived home.

And the reason why it wasn't a bog standard normal day, was immediately spotted by Izzy.......

"Mama, we've got a new gadget!" she hollered, after spotting a shiny black thing on the kitchen table.

Pic.No.1 Feast your eyes on my new Roberts DAB Solar Powered Radio

"I know we have - how cool is that?" I asked her, nodding with approval at her appreciation.

"What the heck is it?" she asked, ruining the moment somewhat.

"A bloody radio, isn't it obvious?" I asked, feeling a bit put out. Izzy just shrugged and took herself back to a pebble she had found on the way home from school, and which had kept her thoroughly entertained ever since.

Kids these days don't know they're born. So instead dahlink, I am going to have to tell you about my new gadget. It's a Roberts SOLAR powered radio, and not only that, if there isn't enough solar sun, you can recharge the batteries manually using a charger. And it is a DAB radio.

If I liked camping, it would be perfect. But as it happens, I don't like living off the land and eating things that would make a billy goat puke, so I shall be using it in my bathroom. It means that I can listen to Radio 4 whilst having a shower in the morning - thus spicing up a pretty dull part of the day.

So far, I haven't had the radio long enough to assess how good it is with the whole solar charging thing. But it has perfomed well with regards to picking up loads of digital channels and being easy to operate.

For the first time in ages, I can't wait to have a shower tomorrow morning. I shall let you know how I get on.

Do you have any good gadgets that you can recommend for me? And how is your week going?


  1. Jeez, you seriously travel with all that lot! Your bag must be huge. Look on the bright side - its better arriving at your destination with an iPad rather than socks he he!

    Totally with you - I have had my iPhone for ages now and I still think it is dreamy ;-)


  2. Ooh, a new camcorder and camera - you've been splashing out haven't you?

    DAB radio is digital yeh - basically we get more channels and the signal is loads better .... the solar thing is pretty effective. I only have to boost the charge with electricity every two weeks. Great considering we don't have much sun!!


  3. Hello Kevin!! How cool is your solar powered radio? Where do you use it? I've got mine in the bathroom because in the UK it is illegal to have plug sockets in the bathroom - bloody annoying.

    How are you finding your Blackberry playbook then? Pray do tell!!



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