Ramblings

Going loco for retro games

When I was growing up my family didn’t have much money. I didn’t get the latest console or game. My gaming time was spent playing at my friends houses. Luckily, they had the consoles and games. My early years were spent playing Pac-Man and Space Invaders on the Atari 2600. As I got older, I […]

My daughter can't tell jokes (but I still love her)

I recently took my children to see the film Home. There’s a joke in the film about an interrupting cow which my daughter loved. Over the next twenty minutes I discover my daughter has no concept of telling jokes. This is how the joke should go: Knock, knock. Who’s there? The interrupting cow. The interrupting […]

What's the TV Show with the car that talks?

On a very average Friday evening I’m heading with my children to the shops when my son turns to me and asks “What’s the TV Show with the car that talks?” This could be awesome.

I will never ever be a pirate (Part 2)

The journey out to sea came to a slow halt as Captain Pete found a spot he was happy with. The promise of 4 hours of fun at sea was a blatant lie and Captain Pete knew it. He must have had a lot of happy customers over the years but I wasn’t want of […]

I will never ever be a pirate

Ah Newquay, so beautiful, scenic, picturesque, friendly. A place famous for its beaches, the place in the UK to surf and having pasty shops on every corner. Ah Newquay, responsible for one of the worst four hours I’ve ever experienced. It started like this…

Football Sticker Giveaway

Two weeks into the recent 2014 World Cup in Brazil, I achieved something for the first time……I completed a sticker book. At the time I was approaching my 37th birthday and it was something I did with my 7 year old son.

A Love Affhair

It started with a Romance I remember when we first met. We were so young. I promised to look after you. You made me strong. You gave me confidence, an identity. We went everywhere together.

World Cup Stickers, Got, Got, Got 'em all

So, I was left needing just two stickers, 162 Mauricio Pinilla and 402 Arnold Peralta. I knew nothing about either player. I considered them both to be the last pieces of the jigsaw, the final obstacle of a tough challenge. I quickly went to the Swap Stick website and searched frantically for 162 and 402. […]

World Cup Stickers, Got, Got, Need just a few

In World Cup Stickers, Got, Got, Need, I started the journey to completing the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil sticker album by Panini. The story continues… A couple of packets here and a couple of packets there, that was my buying strategy during the first few weeks of collecting the stickers. On a Friday I’d […]

My username is zombiebrian

I took my son to get his haircut. Whilst in the barbers we got talking to a kid about the xBox. He asked us if we played Minecraft, we said Yes. The rest of the conversation went like this between my son and his new friend: “So what’s your name? I’m Paul” “I’m Nathan” “We […]

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