Keeping in Touch with Neveo

Recently, I was contacted by Neveo and asked if I would like to try their product. I was really thrilled and I have been dying to tell you all about my experience with it.

If you are a regular reader you will know how much I love my photographs. I love printing them off and making photo books too and I’ve shared many of them with you. 

We like to share our photos over social media, with a click of a button you can share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. But what if the person you want to share with doesn’t use technology? We tend to forget that there is a whole generation out there that finds technology difficult to master. My Mother had never been near a computer and my Mother-in-law really has no clue what to do on one. Even her mobile phone is used for calls only.

Staying Connected

Neveo asked me to make a magazine of photos to send on a regular basis to my kid’s grandma. With their app. on my phone I can transfer photo’s directly and add some text. Then Neveo take them and print them in a lovely glossy magazine. 

Example magazine
Example magazine

We used to live in the same street at the kid’s Grandma and she would see them every day. Since we moved away they see her less and less, and she’s missing out. But, even if we were still living nearby, I’m sure she’d love a magazine of their photos every month. It’s such a lovely gift, something to treasure.

You can use it for other family members too, just create a profile for Grandad, Auntie, Uncle, Cousin etc. The choice is yours. Once you’ve chosen your recipient you can also ask other family members to join in and add their photos to the same account. For example, for my kid’s Grandma we also asked my husband’s brother to add photos of his children, her other grandchildren.  Then all the photos were combined in one album.

Pages from my album for my kid's Grandma, featuring six photographs with text.
Our magazine

The whole process was simple and the finished magazine was a real treat.

How it Works

You can pick an album of up to 50 or 100 photos to be sent every month. For 50 photos the price is £9.99 per month, for 100 it’s £14.99. There is no extra cost for postage even if you are sending it to another country and you can cancel at any time. Currently there is a special offer of 3 months free on a yearly subscription.

Then you download the app. on your phone and start adding photos to your album from your camera roll, Google or even Facebook.  You can also view these on your online account and add extra photos from your computer. 

example of the app. on a mobile phone
phone app. example

You can also invite other family members to add their photos. They will need to add their own name and password, and only they will be able to add text to their photos.

You can write a quick description about each photo, or add a couple of sentences to make it more personal and chatty, like writing a letter. 

The app. sizes and prints the photos along with the text which means you don’t have to spend hours organising and editing. You can however, move the order of the photos around if you wish.

At the end of the month the magazine is printed and sent off to it’s recipient who it going to be thrilled to receive it.

 a copy of a completed magazine for Grandma
Our magazine

Neveo

Neveo currently has a special Christmas offer where you can get 3 months free on a yearly subscription.

You can download Neveo on IOS Apple

Or Android or you can visit the website

What do you think? Do you have family member who’d love to receive this every month? 

Disclosure: I was asked to review this product but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

My Sunday Photo – 30th September 2018

Ash At 6 Months

My kitten, Ash, is now 6 months old, so I figured I’d dedicate my Sunday photo to him.

Ash the kitten

What can I say about Ash? Well, he’s still as cute as ever, even though he’s a little bit bigger. He is playful and loves nothing more than a piece of string or wool to be dangled in front of him.

kitten lying on the settee

He also loves curling up on the settee, or the floor, or anywhere at all. He gets in the most weird positions, often arching his back and looking like a big stripy banana. He loves having his tummy tickled and if you try to move your hand away he will grab it with his paws as if to say, ‘I’ve not had enough yet.’ He also likes to lick you and will curl up next to you happily licking away at your hand or arm. Again, there is no escape as he goes in for the grab if you move.

Ash the kitten lying on his belly with his legs stretched out in front.

He has long legs and big paws for such a little kitten. This makes me think he’s going to be a big cat. He loves jumping around and chasing any insect that dare enter the house. Spiders don’t stand a chance, he’s a good hunter already. He will also chase flecks of dust, he’s a bit daft sometimes.

He is getting on better with his big sister Sabrina, although he still jumps out on her whenever he can. He jumps on her back and bites her neck, but no worries, she gets him back, she is bigger than him after all. She growls at him and gives him a good slap if he gets on her nerves. But, we’ve also noticed her starting to play back. The other day she was hiding behind the curtain and as soon as Ash came into view she pounced on him for a change. It’s not all about fighting though, they will sleep on the same settee sometimes, or curl up near each other on the floor.

The next step is to have him neutered. It’s something we really need to do in an area that has a lot of cats, and with him having a sister in the house. Then we can think about letting him go outside. He’s so desperate to get out he makes a dash for the door whenever we open it. He seems a little small to be roaming free just yet though. We’ll book him in for his operation and then monitor him for a little while outside each day. I’m sure he’ll be making himself well acquainted with the neighbourhood cats in no time. Not like Sabrina, who doesn’t stray from the garden when she goes out.

It seems like only yesterday when we bought Ash home, but soon we’ll be releasing him on the world…well, the neighbourhood anyway.

Photalife
Sunday Snap

My Sunday Photo 11th February 2018

We had four cats, now we only have one. I’m dedicating my Sunday photo to Salem who past away on Friday. I’m sorry there is more than one photo, but I’ve decided to celebrate all our cats.

grey cat sitting on my lap

Suzie was my cat, we had her for fourteen years before she passed away in 2015

 

tabby cat curled up on the stairs

We had Scribbles the same time as Suzie and she also passed away in 2015. She loved to sleep on the stairs and was a scruffy fur ball.

 

two little kittens curled up together on an orange blanket in a cardboard box.

In 2009 we welcomed Salem and Sabrina. Salem was a hunter and he was loved by all the family but especially my eldest daughter. Sabrina was tiny and never really grew very big. Salem is the one with the white nose.

 

two photos of my little boy fast asleep with a blacck and white cat.

Salem was very caring and the Little Man love to cuddle up with him.

 

Three cats, two of them black and one of them grey, looking out of the window where it is raining outside on the path.

I’m going to miss scenes like this, my cats waiting for the rain to stop so they could go out and chase the birds away. Only one of them survives now.

 

black and white cat sitting on a cardboard suitcase.

Here is Salem, I took this photo late last year and joked that he’d packed his bags. Well, he’s left us for good now. Good Night sweet boy. We will all miss you so much.

 

Photalife

 

Sunday Snap

 

How to Capture Your Summer Holiday

I love capturing all my special memories with photo graphs. I remember many years ago when someone would  ask the question, “if there was a fire in your house what would you save?” Of course this is after you’ve saved all the living things in your home as family and pets come first. I would always answer, my photographs. I have many of them, recording the events over the years of my life. The further back you go the fewer there are. I don’t have any baby photo’s of myself but I do have photos from my childhood and ones taken with my parents who are no longer of this world.

These days photos are saved digitally. There is nothing wrong with that, back when I was younger we would have a film containing 24 photos, sometimes I would take two films on holiday, that’s 48 photos. You can take that many on a day trip on your phone or digital camera these days. Then I would have to wait for my photos to be processed and then go and collect them. I remember the photos from my eldest girls third birthday, the whole reel was ruined. I did not have a single photo and almost cried in the chemist where I was picking them up from. They compensated me with a free film, but I couldn’t re-create my daughter’s birthday party.

I still like physical photos though, and I even enjoy putting them in albums to look at. Recently I’ve discovered photo books and I love them. I have a whole shelf of them now. They take up less room than photo albums and you can fit more photos in. You can also add text and backgrounds, it’s like digital scrapbooking.

Here is a photo book I made last year of our Summer activities.

summer memories photo book

inside my summer photo book
I can’t wait to start taking photo’s and capturing our Summer this year. I’ve already got enough to fill one album for our holiday which we had earlier in June.
Photo albums are great for keeping your photos safe and in order and are so lovely to keep forever. 
At the moment PrinterPix have a special offer on photobooks.
No code required!! The book is A4 hardback and you can buy now and create your album later, you have up to three months. Perfect for capturing all those Summer memories. 
Making photo books are easy, anyone can do it. You find the book you like, upload your photos and then just click and drag your photos into the frame into the book. You can add text boxes if you want to write something to go with your photos. You can even move the photo frames around, make them bigger, smaller or delete them and have a complete page photo. You are instructed with symbols to make sure your photos will print nicely, if you get a warning sign then you know you have to make your photo smaller for better quality printing. It really is simple.
Have you ever made a photo book?
Debs Random Writings

One Messy Mama

Pink Pear Bear

My Sunday Photo – 19th February 2017

I’ve not been out much this week, I’ve been home recovering from pneumonia. I’m happy to report that I’m feeling much better now though and today I should be out with my family visiting an aeroplane museum.

I had a lack of photos to show you, so, I’ve decided to go with something that has featured a lot this week of recovery, books! I managed to get myself a stack of lovely notebooks and I already have plans for them all. The kids also have new notebooks which they are filling with drawings and writing. They really do take after me.

We have also had some lovely books to review this week for the kids.

Last weekend there was a Terry Pratchett Documentary on television and of course, I had to watch it. I learned a few new things from the program and one comment really made me feel sad and I admit I was paid a visit by the onion fairy. What could be worse for someone with a great mind full of amazing stories than to lose everything to Alzheimer’s?

Anyway, a couple of days later these arrived in the post.

They are the first two books of the Discworld series (irritatingly photographed the wrong way around, what can I say, I wasn’t well!) With new hardback covers. My eldest daughter had bought them for me. It was a  lovely surprise. Thinking about it, when I first discovered Terry Pratchett I actually read The Light Fantastic before The Colour of Magic, so maybe the photograph was meant to be?

Next week I hope to bring you some fabulous aeroplane photos. Have a good week.

Photalife

Sunday Snap

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.