I am certainly not an 'early adopter', an annoyingly jargonish term. But I do get there in the end. I was pretty late to get a mobile phone, not feeling that I needed one. What was I thinking?! Though I am not a person who has their phone glued to their side, and often don't look at it for a few days, so am annoying to people who are trying to contact me in that way. Recently, I got an iphone. I have thought about it, saved for it and pondered on it for a couple of years, and then the mortgage payback thing came which decided me. My friend Clare explained to me how I could go on the O2 website, and get a phone the next day, so, in half term, on the day I was in bed due to too much wine the night before, I took the plunge and ordered one. I have not used the phone aspect of it much, but really like the internet side of it. It works quickly and well, and means I can check my emails and blog when out, a novelty that will soon wear off I am sure, because waiting until I get home is really not that much of a problem. I like the camera and the hipstamatic app, which these pictures are taken with. It has a non-controllable little circle to look through and the view alters and wavers between shots, so you don't know quite what will appear. I have also joined instamatic, but have not a clue how to navigate it, and don't really want to. I quite like their photo effects too though. I can read my kindle books on there which is great. It is a magical little machine.
The only thing that is not so good, is that it does not seem to want to use my wi-fi at home, so I have used up more of my monthly download allowance than I should. I have tried various things-re-setting the network settings, turning off the 3G, and forgetting my network then re-joining. The wi-fi symbol was displayed for a day, then not again, apart from the occasional flash, yet it says the wi-fi is on. I need to ask my sister who is a computer genius, but if anyone reading this has any ideas I would be grateful! I found this little iridescent glass pebble on the way out of school tonight. I found it in my pocket as I looked around the garden tonight, and put it on this piece of wood. Pretty.