Sunday, November 29, 2009


The move to the new house has now taken place. We moved on Monday 23rd but are still in the process of finding places for all of our belongings.

It's done nothing but rain every night since we got here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Along with the rest of my family, I am currently in the slow process of moving house. We should have moved twice by now but the date keeps getting pushed back. Hopefully we actually have a finalised date now.

This also means that for a while I will be without internet. Our current phone line gets cut off on the 16th and I believe the 23rd is when we will be in our new home so it should be shortly after that when I get access back, all being well.

I'm currently sat typing at a small desk in the dining room as our table and chairs have already gone to the new place!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Spore Hero and Scribblenauts

Well I finally bought Spore Hero on Friday when it was released. I am thoroughly enjoying it so far. I was puzzled on the second level for a while before I realised there was a whole section of the area that I hadn't tried to investigate yet!

I also bought myself Scribblenauts for my DS. An odd little game this one. You are given a task or a situation and must then solve it by writing object or creature names into a pad which then spawns them in the game world for use.
Got a tree to chop down? Type the word 'axe' and your character can then use it to chop it down. Type 'lumberjack' and he'll pick up the axe and do the work for you.
This one gets frustrating at times trying to figure out how to solve a level. I can see myself needing a guide for it at some point.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thoughts on Work

I've been at my new job for 4 weeks now. It is in no way going to become a career for me. That I know for certain. It's not what I want to do.
With how I'm feeling currently it may not last for much longer at all. I know it's early days but I feel that for every small thing I get right I get something wrong five times as large.
Today I was acosted by the manager for first of all being too slow with the task I was doing and then for having done the wrong task in the first place.
Last week I was told off for not knowing where enough of our products were for the customers. I've been making efforts to get better but it just doesn't seem worth it.
I really didn't think things would hit me this hard but I just don't seem to be able to cope with it. I think maybe I'm still too naive, even at the age of 22.
I don't dislike the work, I just hate the way the manager lets you know something is wrong. He makes me feel like I can do nothing right which just makes me doubt myself more and thus begins the downward spiral of misery.
I have three days off now and I know I will be feeling better by the time I go back to work on Wednesday but I also know that it's only a matter of time before I make another stupid cockup.
See? Already doubting myself again.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Payslip

I got my first payslip from The Co-operative today! Sweet, sweet money!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

First Shift

I've had my first shift at The Co-operative now. It was a six (6) hour shift and went a lot quicker than I expected. I suppose because I was kept busy I didn't have time to get bored. I started at 10:30am and finished at 5:00pm just in time to catch my bus home.

I didn't get too cold but I was wearing a vest! It was one of my dad's. I haven't worn a vest since I was about six years old. You could see it through my shirt as well. Nobody said anything though.

I was kept busy 'facing' the shelves, checking stock 'sell by' dates and reducing the prices of anything that needed to be reduced.

My next shift is Friday.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The World of Work

I shall be entering it soon.

Today I completed my induction for The Co-operative Group and I officially have my first shift on Wednesday. Apparently I will be getting trained up in the chillers section. I hope it's not too cold.

Thankfully it's not an early start so thats a plus.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


As part of the marketing campain by EA for the new Sims 3 game due for release on June 2nd (5th in the UK) SimSocial has been released. It's basically a mini-game on the web.
You start by creating a Sim from a few limited options and then basically follow them through their life. All of the events appear on a PDA/mobile phone type interface. Unless you are already into the Sims franchise then this could become very boring very quickly. I'm finding it a very enjoyable time waster though. My Sim has already got a hmself a girlfriend which has unlocked the ability to spend the evening having a romantic meal or watching a romantic movie. The fact that she is a kleptomaniac doesn't seem to have shown any effect yet but she has helped him to get a better job. Well, same thing but different place with better pay.

If you want to go and check it out then you can do here> SimSocial

One last thing, you will need an EA account to play and save your game. If you don't have one then it lets you create one when you begin.

P.S. Save often! It seems to force you to take a ten minute break roughly every Sim fortnight and the autosave doesn't always work. Even if it says it does.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A site I found that someone had linked to on GaiaOnline.

Create a little brute and then battle it out against other brutes. Wanna have a go? Just follow the link here and then create a brute to fight me.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Hello all. Fancy checking out a new website? Why not have a look at Whirled? I joined a few months ago to take part in a deviantART contest and really like the games they have there.

If you have the abilities (or even if you don't, it doesn't seem to bother most users) then you can create and upload your own avatars, rooms and furniture items which you can then list in the shop. If you get enough sales then it should eventually be possible to cash out the coins for real money. I have no idea how many coins are needed to make up a convertable amount but then thats not why I'm doing it.

Visit me by clicking the button below.