Rando: My New Favourite App

I’m generally not an app person; I’m an old-fashioned pen and paper person. My diary, to do list and just about everything else I ever need to make a note of is done in one of my trusty notebooks. I only use my phone for texting, calling and occasionally browsing the internet…the only app that I use on a regular basis is the calculator!

However, yesterday James wrote a blog post about the app Rando. The app works in a similar way to Postcrossing, but it is all done via your mobile phone. It works so that you take a photo and it randomly gets sent to another app user anywhere in the world. As soon as you have sent the photo, you then receive one from somewhere else in the world. All of the photos are sent anonymously and you do not know who receives your photo, or sends the one that you receive, making the app all about the photos. You do, however, get a rough glimpse of where your photo has come from as you can flip the photo to see the sender’s location on the map. The photos are taken in a ‘peephole’ style circular image, which looks really effective.

I was hooked on the app instantly and have sent and received loads of photos already! Here are some of my favourites that I have been sent:

Cat from Hangzhou, China

Cat from Hangzhou, China

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The Big Blog Exchange

I have taken the plunge and signed up for the Big Blog Exchange. The exchange offers the chance for 16 bloggers to swap lives and blogs for ten days. They are only taking sixteen bloggers from all over the world but I am determined to give it my best shot! If you like reading my blog I’d really appreciate it if you could take the time to vote for me here:  http://www.bigblogexchange.org/blog/30001 you only have to enter your email address and click the link in the confirmation email, thanks for the support 🙂


Is That You Darling A-Z Photo Challenge

I took A-Level photography a few years ago as I was at a bit of a loss of what to choose for my fourth option. I intended to drop it after the first year but I fell in love with it and I couldn’t walk away from it so I ended up continuing four A-Levels. Sadly, once I got to university I didn’t have much time to take photos, even though I had just spent hundreds of pounds on a Canon DSLR! Well, a while ago I noticed that Janey was organising a monthly photo challenge and I knew that I had to take part, simply as an excuse to take photos and get to practice with my camera! Here is the A-Z theme for February:

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