It was late February I posted a picture of myself, freshly shaven and understandably apprehensive. I sit here before you now, three months later, equally apprehensive at what lies in store. Why is this? My writing has improved, I’ve learned a tonne of new skills and I’ve finally decided on a direction to fly. Thing is – I’m yet to leave the nest. Up until now … Continue reading It’s Souls Season
I just spent the last five minutes looking through the D & D monster manual for the most deadly dragon. Let’s just say you’d have to roll 41 die just to determine its hit points – OK. I had a bit of a nerd out. Since we last talked D & D my Dad went out and purchased all three books associated with learning the sacred … Continue reading Embracing Nerd Culture
It’s been a question that’s come up quite a bit recently. And it plays quite heavily upon other peoples perceptions and whether those perceptions matter to you. Going for a coffee with a friend of the opposite gender is seen to the parties involved as a neutral activity, the purpose being to ‘catch up’ in a way that doesn’t rely on mutual hobbies. For those … Continue reading Is it date-y?
Our ‘great nation’ is a bit on the boozy side don’t you think? We work hard during the week to earn a living, we work to be rewarded at the end by an exciting Friday evening and wholesome, relaxing weekend. Instead, come Friday, we fritter away half our wage on alcohol and spend the rest of the weekend clutching our abdomens in severe regret. Of course this isn’t … Continue reading The Run of Penance
The Forgotten Realms have been uncovered. Those who were shunned and tortured before are now like kings and queens – regal and powerful beings who look perishingly down on the common folk. The foolish folk who struggle in vain to learn the intricacies of a game from ages past. I’m of course talking about Dungeons and Dragons. The game everyone’s heard of but few have played. The game created … Continue reading Our first ever game of D&D
Hi all, Just thought I’d share this little snippet from my Dad’s blog. You see, I borrowed a book off my boss who knew I was a bit of a video game nut and true to form Dad got impatient with my slow reading and nabbed it off me whilst I was out. Needless to say, it was hard to get the book back! Here’s … Continue reading Ready Player One – Dad Reviews
[Img: me at my prime (Chamonix 2013)] Oh boy I’ve been looking forward to writing this one… and it actually took a bit of preparation! Many of you will be in a similar position to myself, in that they just love eating. I’m not even sure I’d classify myself as a foodie, I mean, I love a fancy restaurant meal as much as the next guy, … Continue reading But I love food too much!
I had a bit of a cry this morning. It took me completely by surprise since I’m only really known to blub during movies. I’m not fussy, it can be a terribly sad film or an exceedingly happy one – my point is, I never seem to get weepy over things IRL (that’s ‘In Real Life’… btw). I was just overwhelmed with joy – not for myself, but for … Continue reading Finding the right job
[sidenote: I borrowed my Mum’s driving glasses and now my eyes hurt] When I started my blog back in 2015 I had no idea what I was doing – in more ways than one. Fresh from Uni, I wanted to continue writing and thought the blogging world would be easy to conquer after tackling the mighty 3rd year dissertation. Truth is, blogging’s a whole different ball game. You’re … Continue reading How to start a blog
Hah. You didn’t actually think I was getting into song writing did you? To be honest, it would make sense… I enjoy writing short passages which resonate with people on an emotional level, I have an extensive musical background and I can absolutely kill “I’m Yours” on Lips (it’s Singstar as Rockband is to Guitar Hero – i.e. the same thing). This blog isn’t about me … Continue reading The ingredients for the perfect song