I love browsing the internet for anything from new recipes to try out, fun places to visit, latest movies previews and games but my all time favorite thing to look for is fun new gadgets, especially if they have a Dr.Who, Star Wars or any geeky related theme. So here are 3 of my current favorite sites to look at next time you need to waste some time.
1) Think Geek
This site should come with a warning, only enter if you have lots of time on your hands. With everything from Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicle makers, Edible Gummy iPhone Covers, USB Pet Rocks and the fun USB Fishquarium (which allows you to keep a real fish in a USB powered aquarium), trust me once you innocently click on this link you will be stuck there for hours.
2) Perpetual Kid
We all need to listen to our inner child and make some time every day to have a little fun and this is the site to help you do just that. Liven up a day at the office with this handy little Decision Maker or a Paper Voodoo Notepad, which is sure to get everyone to treat you extra nice to ensure you don't use it on them. Once home stop the evening battle of getting your baby, toddler or hubby (sorry love) to eat their veggies with this super fun Constructive Eating Set or these Chimpsticks Chopsticks , then when everyone in the family is fed, washed and tucked up for the night treat yourself to a 2 Carat Cup of cocoa and a reminder that life should be fun.
3) Geek Stuff 4 U
Where better to find fun geeky toys than Japan? This Japanese site has it all from a Workaholic Pillow, Lightsaber Chopstics, USB Underwater HD Camcorder and a Gummix Jelly Insect Maker to USB powered Heated Slippers, Blankets and Mouse Pads to keep you cosy at the PC during those long cold nights and even Magic Musical Gloves, that allow you to make music by touching any surface.
Always remember to make time for a little fun every day.
After a few weeks of rushing around we had planned to spend this past weekend relaxing at home and catching on a few DVDs, however on Saturday we got a call from my kids casting agent asking if they could please take part in a film shoot for a UK TV Series on Sunday morning.
It was a great opportunity for the kids so we spend the rest of the afternoon co-ordinating with the wardrobe department, washing and ironing back-up outfits and generally getting everything ready for a very early start.
On Sunday we left home at 5:30am and headed off to the film base camp, only problem was that they had moved location without telling the agent we were dealing with. After a few quick phone calls we finally managed to get to location at the W&A Waterfront with even still some time to spare.
The kids played the children of one of the central characters for that episode, so first up they needed a few still photos to use as props on set, the kids posed with their film parents in both formal and informal outfits. Then it was time for a wardrobe change before we set off to the beautiful Camps Bay to film on the beach.
The film crew was lovely and everyone was very sweet to the kids making them feel at ease and ensuring that they had fun doing the shoot. We were especially taken with British actor Alistair Petrie, who played their dad for the day. He had the kids laughing from the first moment they met and when he was not needed at the beach shoot he came and sat with Fu and me and had a long chat.
Once finish with the film shoot the kids posed for a few more 'family' still shots at the beach and a second location in Camps Bay before heading back to the base camp.
By the time we got back to the Waterfront we had just enough time for the kids to pack up their bag and get changed before sitting down to a delicious curry buffet lunch finished off with their favorite ice cream and chocolate sauce before we headed back home again.
All in all it was a busy but fun day and an amazing introduction to the film world for both kids.
I am so proud of them, they were very well behaved and we got a number of compliments from the crew saying they were a pleasure to work with. The Monday after the shoot we got a call inviting our teen son to attend another audition for an international fruit juice TV advert.
We took him to the audition and now we just have to wait and see what happens.