Year: 2013

June 1, 2013

As my last purchase didn’t exhaust my PayPal balance, I treated myself to a copy of Flash Point, together with a couple of expansion boards.

One of the other guys in my group already has this, and I really enjoyed it when I played it. As I love cooperative games, I decided to pick up my own copy.

June 1, 2013

Due to selling off some stuff from the Aladdin’s Cave I call my garage, I’d accumulated quite a large PayPal balance. So I decided to treat myself with some unnecessary, but fun, board game accessories for my Wings of War collection.

I love Wings of War (now republished as Wings of Glory), but it doesn’t reach the table that often. This isn’t due to lack of interest – in fact, recently one of my friends was asking why we haven’t played it for so long – but it is more due to they way I currently have it stored – with each plane individually boxed. This not only makes it a bit of a faff to set up – opening lots of boxes – but also makes it a job to put away, because – of course – each plane must go back in the correct box.

May 12, 2013

Soon after I moved in here, I was bought a decorative bird house, which got put on the side of my garage, just above the trunk of my espaliered pear tree. In retrospect, it wasn’t in a good position to be useful to birds –…

May 10, 2013

I recently acquired Fringe Season 4. It has been out for some time, but I was happy to wait until it was non-expensive. I’ve actually had it for about a month, now, but hadn’t started watching it, for two reasons. Firstly, I had another DVD…

May 6, 2013

Was fairly busy at home (and places near) Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday I got two troughs planted with salad leaves, sugar snap peas, carrots and courgettes. All of these were “cheats” – baby plants bought from the local garden centre – but they will…

May 3, 2013

I wasn’t working today, and the sun was shining, so here’s what I got up to: Uncovered, weeded and dug over 4 vegetable troughs, ready for planting. Due to the awful spring, I haven’t done any serious gardening this year, but I hope to get…

April 29, 2013
April 20, 2013

It seems that I have reached another milestone in my life – a time where I now shave, even if I don’t need to. I’ve never been fond of shaving – I don’t get on with electric shavers (despite having tried a few), and I…

April 19, 2013

Just wasted a couple of hours putting my foodadventure.org.uk site right. I had been playing with facebook like icons, and noticed that the WordPress Theme I use had an update. I really like Magazine Basic, so I thought going from 2.7.9 to 3.0.0 must be…

April 18, 2013

Feeling very foolish. Last year, round about spring time, I thought birds had somehow gotten into the front wall of my house and nested. At times, I could clearly hear movement, and cheeping; right behind where I normally sit, in the bay window. I searched…

April 15, 2013

On the other hand, I did find this immensely amusing and satisfying: Originally published at http://liberalconspiracy.org/2013/04/08/louise-mensch-tries-to-score-political-points-over-thatchers-death/

April 15, 2013

I was driving up to Glasgow on Monday afternoon, and hadn’t caught the news in the morning. So when I turned on my radio and heard her voice, I assumed it was a news item or programme about her, and immediately switched to CD. 20…