Wednesday, 14 September 2016


... an impromptu day off.

I picked the right day too. The weather was horrible yesterday (what happened to the hottest day of September on record?) but today is lovely, if a little windy. I took advantage of it to drag Mr Click and Tara out for a little walk on the estate. Every time the wind blew there was another flurry of leaves off the trees.

... we had proper running water.

They've been doing some work on the estate which involved turning off the water to our row of houses. It's back on now, so it's coming through a funny colour and we're having to use bottled water.

It's a little frustrating because I planned to take advantage of this nice weather and get a load of laundry out on the line. Probably best if we wait until it stops coming through cloudy before I do that.

... The Sims 3.

Yeah, I know, I'm 23 again.

I read funny list online the other day about things people used to do with their Sims games and it got me feeling nostalgic, so I cracked out the disc again. I always forget how addictive it is. Right now I'm working on getting my Sim to the top of his field and I'm playing it a little differently than in the past (i.e. actually letting my Sims get what they want and not just trying to ruthlessly repopulate the towns they inhabit).

I've even been looking out some of the expansion packs online. I can see myself investing in a couple of them in the future.

... NOT A Child's History of England at last!

I read it while I was travelling to and from the hotel last week, and again when I woke up to the alarm I forgot to set. In three weeks I'd read two third of the book, and in about five hours I managed to read the whole of the final third.

I followed that up with the three Pottermore ebooks which were released last week and now I'm reading Farmer Giles of Ham & The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by J.R.R. Tolkien. I've read the latter several times, but the former is all new to me. I've had it on my bookshelf for a while and I'm glad I've finally gotten around to reading it.

... as I write this, Oz The Great and Powerful.

It's funny, both Mr Click and I were thinking about it earlier on. We've been watching Scrubs before bed and it's got Zach Braff in it so it was an easy choice; he's basically playing the same sort of character in this film as in Scrubs, I keep on expecting him to drift off into his own little world.


  1. I've never played The Sims. Wrong generation, I suppose.

    1. The first one came out when I was in my teens so I was just the right age for it. I had great fun in my down time at Uni playing The Sims 2 so I've kind of grown up with it.

  2. Oh man, I was a total Sims addict before Gage :) Every once in awhile I'll have a dream about playing again. Like you, I still have the discs so never say never :)

    1. I go through phases of playing my old games. I need to get a cheap mouse from somewhere so I can dig out another old favourite, Black & White. I can go months or years without playing them, then something reminds me of it and I can't help but get hooked once more.


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