Monthly Archives: June 2010

Another one to file under ‘I wish I hadn’t bought this’.

Full size I’ve been watching 24 over the last few days which I’ve mentioned multiple times on Twitter. Like here and here and here and here. This isn’t the first time I’ve watched it, but despite being annoyed about many … Continue reading

Posted in 24, Films and TV, TV Shows | 10 Comments

A picture can be worth a thousand words

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been organising my pictures folder. I actually been making progress with it though it’s mostly just that I spend a few minutes here and there on it. Tumblr yesterday announced its new ‘mega-editor‘ which allows … Continue reading

Posted in Photos, Project365, Tumblr | 1 Comment

Customer support on Twitter, the @XboxSupport and @BTcare examples

So it seems that there’s a problem with an XBLA game. A problem that occurs for one person out of the 663 people I’m following on Twitter, many of them gamers. The person takes it to @XboxSupport, the official Twitter … Continue reading

Posted in Twitter, Xbox, Xbox360 | 4 Comments

The Hobbit

I’m currently listening to ‘The Hobbit’ written by J. R. R. Tolkien and read by Rob Inglis. It’s this version. Over the years I’ve always insisted that I don’t like audiobooks much and have only ever listened to a few … Continue reading

Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Films and TV, Harry Potter, Knitting, Lord of the Rings, Patricia Cornwell | 4 Comments

Yes, I still write letters!

Back in the day [oh how I hate that phrase!] I used to write and receive a lot of letters, especially when I went to school in England for a year and later moved back here. It was pretty much … Continue reading

Posted in Crowdsourcing, English, Life in general, NaNoWriMo, Twitter | 5 Comments

Films I watched when I was a teenager

I’m not sure if it was the soundtrack or the film itself, but watching ‘Cruel Intentions’ earlier brought back a lot of memories about films that I used to watch as a teen. Talking to @Vinjii on Twitter made me … Continue reading

Posted in Films and TV, Indiana Jones | 5 Comments

Cat(s) rule(s)

In my continued efforts at procrastination instead of sorting pictures [yes, I know that post is from April and I haven’t done much since then, shush!] I’ve decided to tackle the much smaller amount of documents, letters, pdf’s and random … Continue reading

Posted in Funny Stuff, Life in general, My cats, Random | 1 Comment

Gamer Banter: A trip down memory lane

Gamer Banter is a monthly gaming discussion of multiple bloggers. More info is here and please contact Terry from Game Couch if you wish to take part. June’s topic is set by Terry from Game Couch: What was the game … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Banter, Community and Games, Halo games, KotOR, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Xbox | 14 Comments


It was a beautiful day; I was walking along the rather idyllic lake on the Reading University campus with two of my friend’s kids when the unthinkable happened: Chased by approximately 80 ducks and geese at the Reading Uni lake! … Continue reading

Posted in Crowdsourcing, Funny Stuff, Life in general, Random, Twitter, Twitter Favourites | 2 Comments

We Live In Public

I’ve just finished watching ‘We Live In Public‘ and it was one of the most confusing documentaries I’ve ever watched. More4 had been advertising this film to death and the trailers looked quite interesting plus I’ve always been interested in … Continue reading

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Live Tweeting

So it’s E3 and the Microsoft press event. Everyone and their dog is excited about the new game announcements. So what does everyone do? They take it to Twitter. I think about 20 of the people I’m following are in … Continue reading

Posted in Community and Games, Twitter, Xbox360 | 1 Comment


I first joined Foursquare at some point last autumn, because I remember reading about it somewhere and wanted to have a look myself. I didn’t initially see much of a point in it, but started using it for the same … Continue reading

Posted in #rdgtweetup, Foursquare, Life in general, Twitter | 2 Comments

Achievement unlocked: Got passport!

An epic saga spanning 15 months has finally come to an end. Huzzah! Why does this make me so happy? This is why..

Posted in Life in general, Personal | 2 Comments

The Tudors – The game [No, really..]

. I have played many games based on a film or TV franchise including Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lost, Buffy and more. I would even consider some of them to be amongst my … Continue reading

Posted in Buffy, Community and Games, EA, Facebook, Films and TV, Game Politics, Killerspiele, Lord of the Rings, Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, TV Shows, Ubisoft, Xbox, Xbox360 | 3 Comments

365 days later

365 days ago I moved back to the UK. So much has happened since then which I’ve already mentioned in other posts, but what surprises me most is that it feels so much longer than just a year. Granted, Reading … Continue reading

Posted in Life in general, Personal | 4 Comments

Knitting update

I have been knitting a fair bit in the last year, even though that’s not necessarily reflected in my Ravelry profile which I’m finding quite difficult to keep updated! Projects I have completed since October: A blue scarf for my … Continue reading

Posted in Knitting, Ravelry | 9 Comments