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Welcome Back To Beagle Point

This week my trusty Asp Explorer landed on the second planet of the distant start of Beagle Point. This felt momentous for a number of reason. It represents me having travelled about half way around the circumference of the galaxy. It was once the most distant, reachable star from the …

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January In Books

I set out in my goals for 2018 to read twelve books. This is not that many books. I used to serially read books every day or two, but times have changed in terms of how I allocate my time. I accept twelve books is a conservative goal. In January …

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Top 3 Disney Vlogs

The first thing to note is the title.  It’s not The Best Disney Vloggers, but we’ll come back to that. What I am doing is picking out the Disney Vlogs that I’ve really enjoyed and I think stand out from the crowd. There is a lot of Disney vlogs out …

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I’m Running A Tabletop RPG!

That’s right. I’m going to be running a tabletop RPG. This is great news as it is one of my 2018 resolutions and it wasn’t something I could guarantee would happen as it’s not fully under my control. Tabletop role-playing games are a group activity so you need others to …

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Tabletop Gaming Weekend 2017

November rolls around. Christmas gets closer. Everyone looks for their first Christmas tree or the Cola Christmas advert. Some people even start gearing up for the YouTube vlogmas madness. I always have something different to look forward to as around late November and early December we congregate for CottageCon. What …

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Star Wars Is Like The Moon Landing

Ever since watching The Last Jedi at the cinema I’ve been trying to pull together my thoughts on the film so I could get them down for the blog and channel. This has continued to elude me. It did lead me to a different destination which is more my thoughts …

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2018 Resolutions

I wasn’t going to do this again. I’ve done it often enough and it never gets me anywhere. I look at last years and my progress at meeting them is dire. I look across the years and each time a core of my resolutions are the bloody same suggesting I’ve …

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Binging Black Mirror Season Four

As soon as Black Mirror hit Netflix I started binge watching it. Well, half an hour after it hit Netflix. I also decided to run with a different experiment: vlog and blog it ‘while’ watching it. I didn’t literally write and vlog while watching it, but I did it immediately …

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2017 in Review

It’s safe to say it’s been a big year. Not entirely in a positive way. Since the last Friday in June 2015, right through until August 2017, my life in one shape or form has been on hold. It took me a full 18-months to reach some level of understanding …

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Top 5 Netflix Originals 2017

I’ve stated this before but I am addicted to Netflix Original shows. I watch any show produced and made by Netflix as I’ve never been disappointed so far. I’ve watched pretty much all of them. This has got me watching shows I wouldn’t normally have given the time of day. …

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