Schools in the UK start back this week after the summer break, and my timeline on Facebook is awash with little faces wearing pristine uniform that is a touch too big for them as they head off into formal education for the first time.
A time to move forward to be sure, as I’m one of those mums who will have done just that by the time you read this. But my digi.me flashback feature is also active, showing me an adorable picture of my now toddler when he was very tiny two years ago.
Between them, these two features got me thinking a lot about the present and past, mainly along the lines of how quickly time is flying by, and how life moves on at such a pace these days it can be hard to hold on to all your memories, even the precious ones.
Thankfully, flashback in digi.me is a great feature for finding out what you were doing on this day one, two, five or even longer years ago and being reminded of things big and small, personal and professional that had slipped from your mind.
A premium account feature (you can try it without charge for 30 days when you download the normal version, which is free to all), simply click on the flashback icon on the menu bar to see what you did across all linked accounts on this day in years past. And if you want to check other days, either specifically or random ones, just click on the calendar icon in the top green bar and then zip around to your heart’s content.