To Print or Not to Print

March saw our household become a 2 laptop household. Olivia was over the moon to finally become the very proud owner of her very own laptop. It was a compromise on her having her own mobile phone which I vetoed instantly. So laptop it was. Mainly as I need mine for blogging and whiling away the hours doing absolutely nothing in particular doing other really useful and important things that us parents who need to constantly check Facebook and twitter  need to do online a lot. Having to share it so she could do really important things watching you tube  just wasn’t working no matter how often she told me sharing is caring *cue death stare*

Recently at Olivia’s parents evening I discussed this with her teacher who again reiterated that she was so happy to have her own grown up laptop.That makes two of us! Essentially it is a small 9 inch tablet/laptop 2 in 1 thingy which is so far beyond my comprehension it may as well be a space rocket! He also informed me that she will be learning a lot about computers and coding in the next term so it came at the right time for her really. She also keeps threatening me with computer lessons because she is sick of helping me and how old am I if I didn’t use computers at school. *deep breathes, count to 10…………..*

One thing we don’t actually have though is a printer. I want one but have never actually gotten around to getting one. Taking the easy way out and using my mums. My main issue is the ink. Refilling and buying and all that pa lava. Inevitably I would forget, it would be high on the list of what I went out for and came home without, coming second to toilet roll. Please tell me I am not the only one that does that? I know it would really benefit Olivia by having one at home for when she starts secondary school, yikes!, the year after next. For now though, if we had one, it would be constantly used for printing off pictures, drawings, random, beautiful pictures she has created on her laptop and they would all proudly adorn my fridge and freezer and in no way drive me mad by falling off all the time and annoying the life out of me! Honest! It would also be perfect for printing out my details on postcards for my competitions, writing them the old fashioned way really sets of my carpel tunnel!

Another reason is I actually hate settling for something I don’t really want but is all I can afford and if I got a printer it would have to be one of those new snazzy ones on the TV, you know like the one I included in my blogging tech wishlist not so long ago. Have you seen them? You can forget about forgetting to by ink refills, your printer orders it for you. If only they made cookers like that, that would prepare and cook the food for you, oh yeah, it’s called Just Eat ha! I really want one, printer not the cooker, but if there is such a thing then I want that too!

So basically what I think I am getting at is that a)I want a new printer but b) I am apparently old, which leads to c) me forgetting to buy things. Do you have a printer? How do you find buying or remembering to buy ink and is it expensive? I am sure it would become a valuable part of our household should we get one look how easily it fits in with your life by watching the video below (ps I am so not jealous in the slighest, ok, maybe a teensy bit) note to self enter as many printer competitions as possible

Hp Instant Ink looks like a fabulous idea doesn’t it! I like that there are no commitments and that it automatically gets sent to you on page by page basis as oppose to an amount of ink you have used scenario. AND from £1.99 a month!!!!!!!! The more I am writing this post, the more I am effectively talking myself into buying one here talk about the powers of persuasion!

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  1. I had printers in the past but because I rarely needed to print things when I did I found the ink had always dried out, cue many angry words. These days I use our local library if I need to print anything off. The costs are tiny compared to a new ink cartridge.