Monday, 19 November 2018

Pokemon Go says No & WWE Survivor Series

It was to my great surprise today that I opened up my Pokemon Go app to find that I was getting a warning strike for cheating at the game!

I was very surprised and really annoyed to have received this. I could find no apps installed on my phone that would even interfere with the game by accident let alone on purpose. I logged onto the Help portal and submitted an appeal. Fingers crossed I will hear something back again.

Nothing worse than being accused of doing something that you haven't!

Spent the evening watching the WWE Survivor Series. Most of it was spent on fast forward as the whole Raw v Smackdown concept didn't really interest me. I did stop for Seth Rollins v Shinsuke Nakamura though as I love Shinsuke. This was a pretty good match with both guys turning it up a notch although it was disappointing to see Shinsuke lose. WWE seem to have gone somewhat cold on the man that they made a really big deal about signing.

Next up on the must watch matches was Rhonda Rousey v Charlotte Flair for the Women's Title. It was nice to see a match involving Rhonda actually be competitive with Charlotte Flair really pulling out the stops. The ending was unexpected and brutal and elevated the match even further.

Last up was Brock Lesnar v Daniel Bryan. This was one of those matches that I had expected to be a nothing squash match with Lesnar bulldozing his way to the win. I was very wrong. Bryan took some massive bumps in this match and then put on an amazing offensive that pushed Lesnar to a place he really had to be, on the back foot. To see such spirit from Bryan was great . He didn't win but this was probably match of the night.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Harry Potter marathon completed

Today we finished the Harry Potter marathon that we started weeks ago. We got half way through before and then realised that it was Sunday night and carrying would have taking us to silly o'clock in the morning. Today we burned through The Order Of The Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2.

Christmas is fast approaching so I am sure that we'll end up doing this marathon again along with a Star Wars one.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Anniversary fun

We went out for breakfast with the kids first thing today as no Saturday is complete without a trip to Miggi's. When we got back home I realised that my favourite Virgin Media van was parked next to our house. This has always made me chuckle when I have seen it out and about so I managed to gran a photo today.

In the evening Toni and I escaped on our own to Bexleyheath to have an anniversary meal at Bella Italia. It was very nice to have some time together to have a laugh and enjoy each other's company.

It was a lovely day, very relaxed as we reflected on some of our amazing memories over the years.

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my gorgeous wife Toni.
11 wonderful years together and 6 years of being married :)

Friday, 16 November 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindewald

It was off to Cineworld in Bexleyheath tonight to go and see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindewald.

The Crimes Of Grindelwald is a wonderful sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them. It's much much darker than the first film. It's full of action and adventure, has some great special effects and yes there are more fantastic beasts in it. There are lots of little bits for Harry Potter fans to pick up on and nice reveal at the end that has you thinking before it gets there. Johnny Depp plays the role of Grindelwald very well and just about breaks free from coming across as that other well known character that he plays LOL. The casting is excellent, the sets and effects are wonderful and the score is what you'd expect from a film of this calibre!

If you are a Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts fan then you absolutely MUST go and see this. If you aren't then go and see it anyway!

Here's a trailer if you need some convincing:

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Flash Gordon sky and Giratina

This morning the sky looked amazing. It could quite easily have been snapped from the Flash Gordon movie.

At lunchtime I met up with Sam and one of his work colleagues Kirsten to do a bit of Pokemon Go. We took part in a raid and managed to bag ourselves a Giratina!

Happy Birthday Zoe

Happy Birthday Zoe. Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Psychic TV @ Heaven

Tonight it was off to Heaven with Dan Symmons to see Psychic TV.

I'd been waiting for this gig for a long time after the last one was postponed due to Genesis P-Orridge's illness. Thankfully he has recovered enough to do a couple of European dates (London and Berlin) but these could also be the last time we see Psychic TV tour.

The evening opened up with Libra Libra putting on a crowd pleasing set. They have a unique sound blending lots of influences and their singer Beth Cannon has a very powerful and versatile voice. It's so nice to see an energetic support band giving it their all and truly warming the crowd up. I'll definitely be checking them out more after this.

After a short break the venue had really filled up and it was time for Psychic TV to hit the stage. I've seen them many times before but tonight they were taking no prisoners. This was a tight set, Gen showed no sign of illness and was pretty much spot on for the entire gig. OK he can't jump around like a looney anymore but he can sure put on a damn good show.

The set list ran like this:
New Sexuality
We Kiss
Burning The Old Home
Alien Brain
White Nights
Just Like Arcadia
Jump Into The Fire (Harry Nilsson cover)
After You're Dead, She Said

Mother Sky (Can cover)

Here's most of White Nights

What a fantastic night, introduced to a great new band and Psychic TV smashing it out the park in the company of an old friend!

Monday, 12 November 2018

RIP Stan Lee

RIP Stan Lee. Whatever may or may not have happened today pales into insignificance next to the passing of a legend.

Stan Lee came into my life at an early age, forty years ago to be precise. I was eight when I first started collecting comics (Star Wars Weekly being the first ever) and so the stories of Stan Lee started to enter my life and continues to fill my brain with fun and fantasy to this very day.

Stan Lee was a legend, he created so many wonderful characters and stories. He was 95 when he finally passed having spent a lifetime doing what he loved and at the same time bring happiness to millions of people.

RIP Stan Lee and a big personal THANK YOU from me for your creativity.

Here's every Stan Lee cameo from films and TV: