Fairytales – The Blog

As you may recall February is one of two clusters of birthdays that our family has each year.  In the February cluster we have Jacob (who will tell anyone that will listen) is first, followed by Gabi then myself.  So we have LOTS going on in the lead up to these special days not to mention all the other things going on in our busy lives. Historically, I always used a diary – a small handbag sized diary with a week to view – and I am sure at some stage I had one of those old school birthday books full of messy entries. Back in the late 90’s whilst working a full time desk job I started to rely heavily on my office outlook calendar but found weekends and personal items being forgotten so I was using both the old diary AND outlook – hello double up and confusion. BI (Before iPhone) I had a mobile with a calendar with reminder functions so I started using that, but still I relied on the old paper one because I never managed to get everything updated into the phone. Then smart phones changed everything…

Image Recently we walked through our Digital Photo Filing FileOsophy and taught you how to do the MOON walk.  Right now you might be feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of memories.  If you are not sure where to start the process of making sure your precious memories are safe, here are our top 5 tips to dealing with an overwhelming situation. 

There was a 5th step to our photo filing FileOsophy which we hadn’t included as part of the MOON walk as it pertains to both images and data.  It also didn't fit nicely with our little acronym but ultimately we believed that it needed a bit more weight and importance surrounding it.  WHY?  Well because data loss does not discriminate.  Good karma will only get you so far and good guys can experience data loss as readily as the next guy. Digital Photo Filing FileOsophy Step 5: BACK UP,  backing up, protecting your precious memories, saving for the future call it what you will…. We like to think of it as Back Up or Die. Sounds pretty ominous doesn’t it… back up or die?  Well if you remember the emotions we stirred up when you watched our video then you need to read this post.

Welcome back, are you ready to get your dancing shoes on and learn more about our Digital Photo Filing FileOsophy and get your digital photos organised? If you missed the introduction and the first step of how to MOON walk you can read that post here. Once you have completed the first step - MUSTER - you can dust yourself off and settle in for a session of ORGANISING.

 
20131227 Mount Giftwrap We are home, hot and dusty from our Merry Mudgee Christmas; I hope that Santa was kind to you all. Did anyone get great gifts?  I would love to hear about your favourites!  If you remember our last post I love hearing this stuff so I can note down ideas for future gifts. How was the mess? Are you covered in Mt Giftwrap?  This post has a few simple ideas of how to deal with all the extra rubbish we seem to accumulate over the holidays.