Monday, 28 March 2011

50 Places to visit before you die

A couple of years ago I was given a little novelty gift for christmas. It was a tin with "50 Places to visit before you die" in it.
I've always kept it on my desk, as a little reminder that there is a huge world out there for me to explore, and hopefully some day, I'll get to visit them. I've put them in some kind of order, starting with the ones closest to me.

Anyway, here are the first 10.

1. Edinburgh at Hogmanay
2. The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London
3. Holy Island, (Lindisfarne)
4. The Chelsea Flower Show in London
5. County Cork in Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone
6. Wimbeldon's centre court in London on Men's Finals day of the annual tennis championship
7. The Lake District national park in Cumbria, North West England
8. London's Royal Albert Hall for the last night of the Proms
9. The Giants Causeway in Antrim, Northern Ireland
10. Italy to visit the remains of Hadrians Villa and Gardens at Tivoli

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Im back!

Its been nearly 2 months since my last post, but here is my excuse,
I got a bit of a late acceptance into a Business course. So late, that everone else had been at it for about a month. So I had quite a bit to catch up on.

Anyways, I've just ordered a Hauppauge HD PVR, and i'm going to join the thousand nobodies who make COD commentaries on youtube.
Got a mate who is gonna do it with me. Sort of a dual commentary thing. One day it will be me, the next him. Anyways, thats all for now. I'll probably do a little review once the PVR has arrived, my initial thoughts and what not.

Ciao for now! :)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Eve Online

Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I had to catch up with some college work, and to wind down from that I reactivated my subscription to Eve Online!

Anyone else play this game?
I played for about 3-4 months before stopping. Its been about 3 months since I played it, and I'm enjoying my return! In the 3 months of my absence, everyone I knew on it have advanced pretty far! The main dude who helped me through my first paces was pretty well off when I met him, but now he's totally pimped with near enough all the best ships in the game!

If you're unaware of Eve Online. Its set f*ck knows how far into the future, and everyone has their own ship. You learn skills like gunnery, mining, manufacturing, scanning, loads of stuff! In order to get better ships, you need better skills.

You can also start up a Corporation (Like a Guild in WoW), and from what I've heard, its like running a business!  You have to pay a regular fee to stay open, you can tax your Corp members, you can expand, you can open your own space stations. Its pretty damn awesome!

Anyways, I'm enjoying the game. So I my future posts might be more Eve Online based.

How has everyone else been? :)

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Jack Daniels...

Not tasted this beautiful beverage in a year or so now. 
Drank a bottle last night at a party, and it was glorious!

Last night was pretty damn rare. It was a 21st at my friends farmhouse in the middle of no-where. No neighbours telling us to keep the noise down.  He had hired a DJ to entertain the family until about 11-12, when another friend took to the stage. This is the first time i've seen/heard my mate DJ, and he was pretty damn good! He knew exactly what he was doing, and he was in his element!  You can check some tracks he's made here:

I've always had an interest in DJing, never taking the plunge into buying the gear. But my mate explained its not too expensive for beginners, if you just buy second hand.  So today i've been looking at classified websites, and I've seen a couple of deals that wont be too pricey!

Also at the party, there was a huge bon fire, a free burger van, a big was awesome.

This is not much of a post, but I felt like sharing my renewed love for Jack Daniels!

Friday, 15 October 2010


Anyone else addicted to this little game?

When I first discovered it a year or 2 ago, cant quite remember when, I became addicted to it.  But as I got more focused in my college work, I started to fade away from it a little. Only checking every couple of days or so.

But now i'm at the stage where when i'm out about in Town or wherever, I think to myself "My crops will be ready in 20 minutes, should start heading home".  I never act on those thoughts though. I don't rush home, and rush onto facebook. I just carry on with my day.
But as I was updating my farm there, I realised how much time i've wasted on it... I mean look at that picture! Thats hours, days, MONTHS of work...All for a little plaque that only about 5 people see!

I reserved a little spot on my farm for my mastery signs...and I've nearly filled it up! The signs are packed quite close together as well!

Theres soo much more crops to master! Not enough space! Ahhh! What will I do?!

Stop playing? a possibility...

Just a note however. I plan the timing of the crops carefully. I plant certain ones, for times I know i'll be home and able to tend to them...I just...need a know...every now and then!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is a new HBO TV show, set in Atlantic City during the 1920's Prohibition Era.

Steve Buscemi plays Enoch Thompson, the Treasurer of Atlantic City. He has his finger in near enough every business in Atlantic City, as well as controls the illegal importation of Alcohol from various sources.  The show follows him around the city, interacting with the large cast of characters.

Noteble characters are Charles 'Lucky' Luciano ( the "father of modern organised crime" ), Al Capone, and Arnold Rothstein

Written by some of the people behind the HBO Hit, The Sopranos. And the first episode is directed by the main man himself, Martin Scorsese.  The mix of talent comes through in the show, with a mix of comedy, drama and action.

After watching the first few episodes back to back, I cant help but feel there is something missing.
Even though I was enjoying the watch, I couldn't help but be distracted by my surroundings. I wasn't too caught up with the show, like I was with The Sopranos.

Either way, its still early in the series, and I wish them luck!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Stargate SG-1

Anyone else a fan of Stargate?
This picture is of my Stargate SG-1 magazine collection. I bought it off ebay, and have not really opened it.

You can just see to the left in the picture, is a box of DVDs...Thats my Box Set of Stargate SG-1 :P. Thats right, I have 2 sets of SG-1, season 1 - 10.

With Stargate Universe season 2 starting back up, its just reminded me of how awesome Stargate really is.

So this is a little post, just telling y'all...I LOVE STARGATE!

PS, if anyone from the UK is interested in buying stargate SG-1 magazine complete collection. Drop us a message :P I tried to flog it once, but no luck.