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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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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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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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Why Everyone Should Vlog

Last week I had a brief conversation with one of my colleagues at work about YouTube. The conversation started when he mentioned his teenage sons were focused on YouTube and some YouTube ‘stars’ rather than watching TV. The discussion varied about a bit but it did result in me discussing …

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Cosplay and Currencies

A long time ago, twenty years give or take a few, I started doing the whole fancy dress thing at conventions. I can’t say I was involved in cosplay because it wasn’t called that back then. It was just fancy dress. It was basically just like Halloween, but not on …

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Project Man Cave(rn)

What is Project Man Cave(rn)? Quite simply it is the repurposing of the second bedroom in the house. The house has three bedrooms. The largest has an en-suite and shall remain the main bedroom. The smallest is quite small and would be a challenge even for a single bed. The …

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Rabbit. Hamster. Guinea Pigs. Chinchilla. Dog!

If you were to go back just eighteen months I’d have never thought I’d be a dog owner. If you go back far enough it’d probably be safe to say it would have been odd to think I’d own a pet. Too much responsibility. Despite this we have accumulated a …

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