There’s something about the phrase “new year’s resolution” that makes me nervous. It always feels like there’s a lot of pressure. Besides, I make “resolutions” at all times of year, and when I don’t name them as such they seem a lot easier to keep. I don’t like this attitude of looking at all the… Continue reading 2018 Goals/Resolutions
As usual, in December I was going out of my way to try new things. It’s a habit I strongly recommend and I always enjoy looking back at the end of the month to see what I’ve been able to try. Also as usual, December was a busy month. I don’t know about you, but… Continue reading New things I tried in December 2017
I’ve been using these short to-read lists lately, where I pick around 10 books I’d like to read next, and I’ve been finding them really helpful because my long to-read list is… unwieldy and when I have ~100 books to choose from I find it much harder to make a decision than when I only… Continue reading New to the queue (end of 2017)
Sten do. Noun. Party to celebrate an upcoming wedding to which both friends of the bride and friends of the groom are invited. Portmanteau of “stag do” and “hen do.” July is going to be a wonderful month, not least because two of my favourite people, Rhys and Louise, are getting married! On Saturday I… Continue reading Sten do!
Our lovely DM is finally back from the US so we regrouped to continue our DnD campaign. This was only slightly complicated by the fact that K had moved house during our hiatus and lost all of her character sheets. We re-rolled a new level 3 for her, and got started. As usual, we met… Continue reading Back to DnD!
Since I’m between jobs in a good way I have five weeks off (I posted about this earlier). The truth is, I don’t handle boredom well. I think with all the resources available to me and all the things I could be doing, I have no excuse to be bored. Since I’m not super well… Continue reading Five Weeks of Freedom – How I’m spending my time
Whelp, that’s it. Dear DM has a plan to travel to the US, toddler in tow, for a whole month, and we’ll be without her fantastical instruction. Since we wanted to get at least one more session in before she left we re-grouped at cafe Marlayne for a Sunday afternoon. We’d left off having defeated… Continue reading The last DnD meet up for a whole month!
Well, last time we met for a DnD session we ended with my character begging to be allowed to adopt a roper we met when wandering a dungeon crawling with cultists trying to raise baby dragons. As I mentioned before, this is not typical. Our dear DM did her best to make it happen for… Continue reading The DnD campaign continues…
Every month I do a quick round up of at least five of the new things I’ve been trying. I find it’s a fun way of looking back on what I’ve been getting up to and a good way to keep track of things. I’ll put links to previous months’ posts at the end of today’s… Continue reading New things I tried in March
Way back in December I was browsing through my Steam library, trying to find a game I could play over the Christmas period when I was home in Leeds. I wanted a point-and-click adventure to play with P. Something with lots of puzzles we could both work on. I settled on The Testament of Sherlock… Continue reading Game review: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes