Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Camping, Chrimbo and consoles!

I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday, this week seems to be dragging. I guess it’s because it’s so close to payday, the last week of the month always seems to be the longest. It may also be due to the fact that I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’m at the shop on Saturday, not supervising the gaming, although I shall take a rule book, some dice and some blast templates as the sprogs either don’t have them or regularly forget them. I won’t be taking any models. I’m running the shop for the day so that my friend can have time with family. After the shop we head to a friends for a spot of camping, I haven’t camped (ooer) for a few years and I’m really looking forward to kicking back and having a few beers. Some Doom Bar has been sent ahead for the evening. I hope to get a spot of fishing in on Sunday, also something I haven’t done for some time.

We’re taking Little Miss Molly Pops, and she getting a special outfit made to keep her (not quite so) baldy bum warm, as usual pics will be on my FB page after the event.

With it being a bank holiday, I think the plan is to do very little on Monday, Trudes has hinted that there’s a pair of shoes she quite likes so they may have to be put aside for Christmas. I’ve mentioned two potential pressies to herself, the first being the eagerly awaited, well for the gaming geeks amongst us, Isle of Blood. This is a new boxed set from Games Workshop. It features the new 8th edition rules and two armies of finely detailed models. The other pressie is slightly more expensive than the game. I would like a new, more powerful telescope. I’ve got my eye on one, it’s made by Skywatcher and has a motorised equatorial mount. I suspect I may have to count it as a Chrimbo and birthday pressie, but I think I can live with that.

Trudes has reciprocated the start of pressie lists, only hers consists primarily of shoes and handbags. Well, she is a girl! I expect that non footwear related gift ideas will arise closer to the time, and I shall endeavour to get her some of the goodies that she requests, plus a few surprises.

I’ve never been great at buying for others, at the opposite end of that scale I think I’m relatively easy to buy for. Pretty much anything that goes beep will do for me. Speaking of things that go beep, I really must dust off my 360. It must be over a year since I last used it, and longer for the PS2. If any of my readers happen to have a spare copy of Hogs of War floating about, please get in touch. Apparently it’s one of the few computer gamey majigs that Trudes actually likes. I wonder what it would take to turn from geek-girl to gamer chick. Although technically, they’re not that different.

What I need to find is a game that is very immersive, the down side is that if I manage to find her a game that she likes, I won’t get a look in. Tee hee, I’ll get a slap for that.

There’s two games forth coming that are on my “I’d like that” list, the first is Fable 3 and the second is Star Wars, the Force Unleashed 2. These are just up my street for gaming; they have elements of the old style platform, the shoot ‘em up and a good amount of puzzle solving. Although if mindless blowing things up is what floats your boat, I don’t think you can go far wrong with any of the halo or Call of Duty games.

On facebook I’ve made a photo gallery of cars I like, just for fun more than anything else. I plan to add to it now and then, if you get a chance take a look and see if you agree with my choices.

Well that’s about all for now