#Caturday: On A Scale Of 1 To 10 How Sad Is It To Appear In A #Selfie With Your Cat…

Cat Selfies

My cat, Disco, disagrees with the theory that you need opposable thumbs to appear in a “selfie”…

Let me take a #selfie...

Let me take a #selfie…


Do you have any photos of yourself with your pets? Share them with me in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014


What The Flickr You Doing?

What is Flickr?

Other than sharing my photos here on my blog I wanted some sort of outlet just for photos…

I don’t think I could cope with running another blog so that wasn’t an option.

I really don’t understand Pinterest.

So, the best option I decided was Flickr. I’ve used Flickr on and off for years and most of my personal photos are stored there privately so that I have an online backup. However, I thought it was about time that Steve Says… went on Flickr so now it is…



Wanna be my Flickr buddy?

From now on all my new photos I share on my blog will also go on Flickr and I intend to upload all historical ones too. I do like challenging myself don’t I?

Are you on Flickr? Let me know your details in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

Princess Diana

Princess Diana’s Birthday

Princess Diana would have been 55 today!

It’s funny to think that there are now people in the world of adult age that weren’t even born before Princess Diana died.

It’s reminded me of this.

There is a shop dummy mannequin type thing that is in a charity shop window near to the flat I used to live in that I swear is Princess Diana. To say I’ve become obsessed with it is not too far from the truth…

Here she is…


I used to take a photograph every time it/she had an outfit change. Maybe that’s acceptable?

I used to post updates on Facebook. Again, acceptable?

When I moved house, my friends would send me photo updates. Is there a problem being identified?

One of my friends went into the shop and asked if he could buy it for my birthday but was declined. Yes, alarm bells, it’s a problem but it only gets worse…

One of my other friends visiting Aberdeen took it to an extra level and went into the shop and asked the staff to take a photo of him with her and told them the whole story. Here’s the result…


I got jealous and couldn’t have someone else do something that I hadn’t. I went to the shop, during my lunch break, to get my photo taken with her. I have to say the member of staff was so accommodating and asked me if I wanted to hold her. She asked should she be put in a different outfit as she was still wearing the same one from when my friend had came in. Nice to know I’m not the only crazy one😉


Every time I am back in the area I always have to go get an update as shown below. She looked shy in this one…in a typical Princess Diana pose.


In typical me style, I’ve made a video of all the different photos I have taken over time.

Am I mad? You decide….I’m off to watch Mannequin😉

A Pain In The Twitter! Ten Reasons To HATE Social Media


When is Social Media a pain in the Twitter?

10. Bloggers: Ugh. We all think we’re funny, or smart or interesting. Sometimes we are and often times we’re not.This doesn’t apply to me of course, and you guys are all great, re…

Source: Top Ten Tuesday! Ten Reasons To HATE Social Media

Bargain Of A Lifetime: I Love My New Bang & Olufsen

Regular followers of my blog will know that I love music and I also love really good sound systems such as the awesome products made by Bang & Olufsen. I am lucky enough to own a few of these products – not all bought brand new as I am sadly not that rich.

I had been considering make another very small purchase but it would have again been one of the newer, reasonably priced models such as the BeoPlay A2 until one evening Greg showed me a for sale ad on Facebook and I went into some kind of hysterical musical overdrive.

I used to work for the company as a Sales & Marketing Executive (fancy title but I mostly just dusted the products) in Aberdeen and one of the most popular systems back then was something called BeoSound 3000 with a pair of BeoLab 6000 speakers. This was in 2003 and the total price of the system cost over £3500!

If you wanted a stand with it then that was £300 and the remote control was £150 so can you imagine me having to be picked up off the floor when I saw the price tag for all these items on Facebook was…£450.

It sounded too good to be true but after a few messages exchanged we went to pick it up from quite a pricey house in a posh area of town – somewhat clarifying to me that it wasn’t stolen. I’m still not entirely sure why the lady was selling it so cheap when even she told me how much of a bargain I was getting and that it almost broke her heart to sell the system so cheap. I got the hell out of there with my new Bang & Olufsen before either her heart broke or her mind changed!

It now takes pride of place in my living room…

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I knew, of course, that the sound quality would be awesome but I have found myself listening to songs I have heard hundreds of times and hearing instruments on parts of the song that I have never heard before. It is truly outstanding and as if there is a live orchestra in the room.

For example, when I listen to “Chandelier” by Sia I could swear she is actually in the room with me singing the song…

This post has also been entered into Hugh’s weekly photo challenge with the theme Music




I’m Not A Success Until I’ve Been Re-Tweeted By Lorraine Kelly…

I never used to understand Twitter but since I’ve started blogging I now see its value. Continue reading