Zelda: Breath of the Wild – It’s amazing!

I’ve started this post four times. Every time I started I ended up with something that read “This is amazing!”. Playing this game gives me the feel and experience that I’ve not had in a game since the first time I really got into Wow. I’ve tried to be sensible about it. I’ve tried to

Nintendo Switch – First Impressions

I’ve got a secret. Despite growing up in the 90’s I never had a NES or a SNES. I did have an original Gameboy which I loved but the Wii U and 2DS that I have gathering dust never quite clicked for me. I tuned into the Nintendo Switch announcement with some skepticism – and

Back in Time for Dinner

Meet the Robshaw family – Brandon, Rochelle and their three children Miranda, Rosalind and Fred. And Debbie – a chef in the 21st century who becomes their 20th century maid. In the first season of Back in Time for Dinner, they’re transported back in time to the 1950’s. The series consists of 6 episodes, each covering a

Netgear Arlo Q Camera

In the last few years broadband has finally gotten to the point where if you want the speed or bandwidth you can get it and this has lead to an explosion of internet connected devices. Some of these are a little… unexpected…. wifi toaster? – but others, like internet connected security cameras, make perfect sense.

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day is 20 years old in 2017. What is World Book Day? “World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading,

Bormio Vaude Jacket with Polartec Alpha Insulation

The Vaude Men’s Bormio Jacket with Polartec Alpha Insulation is a thermal jacket for ski touring or spending long hours outdoors in winter weather.  I have skied in my distant past and all the jackets I have used had two things in common – bright colors and thick padding. As I unpacked this jacket I

The Elephant non-emergency

Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency, written by Cressida Cowel, has been one of Cass’ favourite stories since she was two years old. This morning I was told that it’s okay to sometimes be like Matilda’s Mummy. We’ve been testing and tweaking her basal rates over the last week, which has lulled me into the

Choetech Current Voltage Monitor Cable

Early on a Sunday morning I got a Facebook message – would you like to review our new voltage monitor cable? In my pre-coffee state I said yes and a few days later had the cable in my hands – remind me again why I’d wanted it? I’d just thought it sounded like an interesting

Walden: Life in the woods

Much has been said, written and speculated over Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. Its opening statement set the scene: “When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond,

Museuming in Bristol

Cass proclaimed her desire to visit some museums recently. We had a weekend free, booked a Travelodge in Portishead (very affordable for a Saturday night) and set out for Bristol on a bright Saturday morning. We hit the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery first. It’s situated on the triangle in Bristol and entry is free.