I started watching "Orange Is The New Black" last night. Yep - that's right - I just started with the hugely successful TV show that's headed towards it's sixth season - and here I am, starting with season 1. I'm SO good at keeping up with all the cool kids.
After playing a spirited game of "Settlers of Catan" with the children last night, I sat down late in the evening with my other half and said "shall we watch a movie?". We rarely sit and watch movies together at home - either the children are wandering in and out of the room, we are… Continue reading The Invention of Lying
We took the newly crowned (as of this morning) Miss 14 out to the cinema last night to watch "Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle". She had no clue the tickets were booked - only that we were going out to dinner at the restaurant next-door to the cinema. I sprung the surprise on her… Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle
I'm sitting in the dark of the junk room at home, debating with myself it it's worth staying up to watch the fight between Connor McGregor, and Floyd Mayweather. If I do stay up, I'll admit now that I'm not going to pay for it - so unless I can find somebody streaming it, I… Continue reading McGregor vs Mayweather
After clearing the dinner things away this evening, we huddled around the TV in the living room, turned the volume up, and sat down to watch "Skull Island" together - the latest monster movie to arrive on Amazon.I was quite possibly the biggest monster movie fanatic in the known universe when I was young. I… Continue reading Skull Island
I have a confession to make. I never played "Dungeons and Dragons" when I was younger. Meeting me as an adult, you might suspect otherwise - I own or have owned nearly every video game system back to about 1984, own a growing collection of comic books and graphic novels, and have always found complicated… Continue reading Boots of Infinite Striding
Our eldest daughter is being taught Japanese at the school she visits twice a week, I think mainly because an insightful teacher realised it would be an “in” with her, after a conversation about Manga and Anime.At dinner she mentioned a board game the teacher had started to show her called “Go”. I will freely… Continue reading Anyone for Weiqi ?
We watched "Warcraft" last night - the movie based on the massively multiplayer role playing game "World of Warcraft" (or more specifically the never-ending line of Warcraft role playing games, for the anal fans that will correct me immediately. There are rumours of a World of Warcraft sequel in the works).I remember when the movie came… Continue reading Warcraft
After repeated requests from both my own children, and various children of friends that realised I might have the skills required to do it, I have installed a Minecraft server on the internet for them all to play on together. It's perhaps worth mentioning that I have only played Minecraft for a few hours, several… Continue reading Shades of Anorak