Thursday, 31 October 2013

A day in Bexhill-on-Sea

Today it was off to Bexhill-on-Sea for a brief trip with Toni, Pam and Aaron. Things didn't start well with some nightmare traffic which meant that we were late for our lunch appointment. Thankfully this didn't matter and a table was found for us anyway. As usual the food was absolutely delicious. Due to arriving late and lunch not being the fastest we had to bypass Pam's hairdresser appointment.

Next stop was Pam's flat and Aaron and I loaded up The Beast with her special chair, huge TV and writing table. We then took Pam in and Toni helped her pack up a suitcase of clothes that she wanted and also some precious belongings to make her room at ours feel more like home.

The journey back wasn't too bad except it was rush hour and everything was naturally a bit busy. Once we were home Aaron quickly got changed and headed out to a Halloween party.

Once Pam was settled down for the night Toni and I stayed up to watch the New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres game. Unlike previous games this one was a delight to watch. The Rangers finally seemed to have clicked and were playing like a tight unit. It's been a long time coming and if they can keep it going then I'll be delighted. The game ended with the Rangers winning 2 - 0 and me going to bed very happy!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Oops I spoke too soon (hospital transport cock up)

Well it seems I spoke too soon about all of Pam's transport logistics being sorted out. We were up early today and got Pam ready for 12:15 as had been requested of us as she was going to be picked up between 12:15 and 13:00 ready for her 14:15 appointment at Moorfield's. At 13:00 there was no sign of anybody so Toni called up the organiser of the transport. They told her that somebody had turned up to get Pam at 12:30. Toni queried this but it transpired that despite the booking sheet having been set up to use OUR home address, the person entering everything into the system hadn't updated things so the transport had turned up at Pam's in Bexhil! DOH!

Some profuse apologies later (at least they bothered) and we had to cancel the appointment today as there was no way that transport could get to us in time so now we have had to rearrange another appointment. Sadly this is not done dynamically as it has to be referred to the doctor's team so now we have to wait to find out when it is before we can look at booking the transport again! We'll be ringing every day until we have confirmation on when it is! Things really shouldn't be this difficult! This is all really starting to become one hell of a saga!

Fortunately Pam wasn't really phased by any of this and has settled in well at ours and seems to be doing well.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Transport sorted, shower sorted, less stress

It was a good news day today. Firstly, Toni got a phone call to say that our GP had sorted everything out and that transport would be arranged for Pam and her trip to Moorfield's tomorrow which was such a huge relief.

Secondly, we got in touch with Jerome who has confirmed that our shower is now FINALLY good to go! I was first in and it was SO good. With our new boiler operating well the shower is now amazing. So hot, good pressure, BLISS! Silky smooth skin and hair makes one feel much more like a girl once again!

It was a much less stressful day today with things starting to settle in. This is how we like things to be! We are both on holiday this week which has made things a lot easier. More Batman was played, new tyre was fitted on the Kia, Bob and Jamie both popped round. It's all go here in Glitzville!

Being a glutton for punishment I decided to watch the New York Rangers v New York Islanders grudge match. This was a good game to watch. End to end stuff. Cam Talbot doing sterling work in goal and Rangers actually putting a lot of shots on goal. I thought we were heading into overtime with the game tied at 2 - 2 with 6:14 left in the third until Pouliot putting Rangers 3 - 2 ahead. The last few minutes was edge of your seat stuff with the Islanders piling on the pressure. Islanders pulled the netminder with 1:30 left and I was biting my nails. Thankfully the Rangers resolve held firm and they skated away with a 3 - 2 victory! PHEW!

Monday, 28 October 2013

Storm in a tea cup, transport and GP nightmare, Rangers choke at home

Well the great storms hit overnight. It was a bit more windy than usual but nowhere near as bad as had been threatened in the media. There was a some impact though as Sam had to WFH as all the trains were cancelled. Further reaching impact was that Pam couldn't attend Moorfield's today due to concerns about the weather.

An appointment was made for Wednesday and then things got really interesting as Toni tried to arrange transport for this. It all got a bit stressful as nobody wanted to accept any responsibility. It turned out that weekly transport was usually arranged by Pam's GP but they weren't allowed to provide anything while she was staying with us. Toni spent most of the day speaking to hospitals, GPs and the like trying to make some sense of it all with the only thing she really cared about being to get transport for Pam for her appointment. In the end Toni registered Pam temporarily with our GP in the hope that something can be sorted out transport wise and to ensure that Pam can easily get her repeat prescriptions. Things really shouldn't be this hard!

It was hockey night again tonight with New York Rangers playing there first home game of the season at the "Transformed" Madison Square Garden. Sadly this game was not as good as the one on Saturday night. Lunqvist was back in nets and Kreider was on fire but sadly they ended up losing 2 - 0. This team really need to get better at putting shots on goal! Disappointing......

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Batman Arkham Origins

I don't buy games very often but I took delivery of the new Batman Arkham Origins game this weekend. I got  the Collector's Edition which came with some nice things:

I loved Arkham Asylum and Arkham City so it made sense to pick up a copy of Arkham Origins. This latest game doesn't let the franchise down. It has the same look and feel as the previous two games but has additional depth. It must have been a good game as I spent most of the day playing it!

Pam has settled in well and Toni spent the day getting her into a routine on taking medication. There is lots to get to grips with (and a whole bunch of change too) which won't be easy but we'll pull it all together! We've put a TV in the dining room for Pam and bought a digital freeview box so that she can actually get channels. It was an old analogue TV so could no longer receive anything but it's up and running now so she can have her own space and watch the things she wants to. 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Tidying the house, Pam is discharged & Rangers win

We didn't get too much extra sleep today unfortunately. We'd have loved a few extra hours in bed but that was not to be. Dad had already left by the time we did get up but he understood how things were. The morning was spent doing a massive tidy up of the dining room and making space as we converted it into a room for Pam as she is going to be staying with us for a couple of weeks (at least) while she recovers. It's amazing what you can get done when you focus (even if you are knackered) but we ended up with the dining room looking pretty good. A bed was dropped off by Antony and everything was complete.

We then had a massive waiting game over Pam's discharge and it was starting to look like she might be kept in another night as the team of doctors were slow in getting round to seeing her. Fortunately all was OK and she was discharged. Antony very kindly went and picked her up and she was back with us in the evening.

Despite being knackered we stayed up to watch New York Rangers v Detroit Red Wings. I was a bit nervous about watching this game as the Rangers have been pretty dire so far and with them debuting newly called up backup netminder Cam Talbot was there was plenty to worry about. Thankfully the worries were misplaced. The Rangers came out looking like they wanted a fight and wanted to win. It get a bit tense towards the end as the third period ended 2 - 2 and so it was into overtime. Thankfully everything went the Rangers way and a beautiful goal from Brassard secured a much need 3 - 2 win.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Update, dinner with dad, last train to London and LOONG night

Toni went to the hospital today to meet her cousin Katie to keep Pam company and be there for her surgery. I was back in the office and then afterwards came home as dad was staying. He had turned up last night and Sam kept him company as we were out.

The original plan for Pam's operation was for her to have a general but due to her being dehydrated by the time she was in pre-op they opted to do it as a local instead. As a result this meant that things had happened later than planned. Toni told me go and spend time with dad as she didn't know what time she would be done at the hospital and she was going to grab food with Katie.

Dad, Sam and I went round to Rishta and had a lovely meal and a good catch up. It was great to spend some time with him. While we were finishing up Toni text to say that Pam was transferring from Moorfield's to Royal London Hospital due to Pam needed some additional observations that Moorfield's were unable to do. She didn't know what time she would be able to come home so I agreed to go up there and meet her. Thankfully there was just enough time for me to get the last train to London and hop on a tube to Whitechapel.

We were in A&E for ages and much to our disgust they tried to discharge Pam at two in the morning. Toni politely pointed out that Pam had just had major surgery and that the trains were no longer running and we weren't prepared to take her home on a number of night buses especially as Moorfield's had said that they want to see her first thing in the morning. A few discreet words from Toni and they finally agreed to admit her to Royal London Hospital overnight. There was a bit of hassle trying to get a ward to accept her but finally everything was sorted and Pam was settled in to a ward.

Toni and I left the hospital at four and got the night bus to Tottenham Court Road. Timing wasn't too bad as we walked to Charing Cross Station and only had to wait fifteen minutes to catch the first train of the day to get home. We arrived back at six and just crashed out straight away.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

WFH, nan update and Steve Hughes

I was working from home today due to Toni having to go to the hospital to be with her nan and us having daily work done to bring the shower back to life. It turned out that the eye situation was pretty serious and unfortunately there are only a couple of surgeons who were able to perform the required operation. This meant that the surgery did not happen today but was scheduled for tomorrow.

After work and hospital visits Toni and I then met up in Camden and went to our favourite vegan Chinese restaurant for some much need energy replenishment. After the noms we went to Leicester Square to meet up with Caz, Darren and Christian. Our destination was Leicester Square Theatre to see Steve Hughes on his While It's Still Legal tour. The warm up was Sully O'Sullivan who was really funny. It was the perfect preparation for Mr Hughes. Steve Hughes has an amazing blend of comedy mixed in the reality and conspiracy theories and sometimes I just wanted him to talk on the reality stuff as he has life pretty much summed up. I'm not going to share too much just in case you want to go and check him out but the show was brilliant.

As we'd eaten quite early today we hit Cafe Rouge afterwards for a nice bit of steak before heading back home and much needed sleep!

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Toni's nan

Toni's nan went to Moorfield's Eye Hospital today for a regular appointment but had to be pencilled in for emergency surgery due to her eye bleeding. I won't go in to the gory details. Toni and I both whizzed up there after work to see her. We arrived and were told that the surgery wouldn't be until tomorrow so they would have to keep her in for the night. She was in quite good spirits despite the uncertainty over the impending surgery. I was dispatched on a mission to find somewhere that sold toothbrushes and toothpaste as the hospital shop was closed. Gotta love Superdrug! We stayed for a few hours before heading back home and devising emergency plans for tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Shower repair day (or shower of shite) and more Babysitters

This is how our shower currently looks:

Now the saga of the boiler is over the handyman came round to sort out the shower. We had hoped that everything would be sorted today or at least by tomorrow. I have now been informed that he needs to come back tomorrow, and Thursday (and possibly Friday too). Depending how things go we MIGHT have a working shower at some point on Friday or over the weekend.

It's been very frustrating having it out of action I have to admit but as with the boiler there is light at the end of the tunnel. At least I think it's light and not an oncoming train!

To take away the pain of the shower I was delighted to receive another package from Buttz today. This time it was a copy of The Babysitters Live At The Marquee. That's enough to put a smile on anybody's face!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Work stuff....

The last few days of work have been in the "why do I bother?" category. Sometimes things go well, sometimes things can be a bit meh but it's been a turgid pile of shite of late. On the plus side I could see light at the end of the tunnel today. One simple meeting can change the world even if everything else is falling down around your ears.

I'll try and keep the grumbles to a minimum as I am sure you don't want to be reading about my crap days at work all over again LOL. Things are happening so with a rush and a push all will be well once again :) Here's to happy days!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Dolmen Grove Essex Moot

Today was a very special day as Toni and I headed out to Bas Vegas. The fates tried to conspire against us with the M25 being at a standstill and then Blackwall Tunnel being a crawl but we finally made our way to Essex to the Harvester Pub in Basildon's Festival Leisure Park.

The purpose of our visit to these "illustrious" surroundings was to attend the first ever meet up of the newly formed Dolmen Grove Essex Moot. Whilst there had been a moot before things had gone belly up before we could attend and so a new one was formed. It was great to meet so many kindred spirits under the banner of the Dolmen Grove. We were all presented with silver candles plus this lovely card.

Time ran away with us and we could have talked for hours and hours. We have made some great new friends and the date is set for the next moot. We have also talked about trying to do something at Yule as well. 

It's all good from the newly formed Dolmen Grove Essex Moot.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Coffee Town, Deptford, movie madness and same old Rangers

Destination Coffee Town this morning to meet Jade for breakfast. We delivered a couple of things to Jade that he had ordered and then enjoyed some delicious noms. It's been a while since we've been to Coffee Town so it was a nice treat.

Deptford was our next stop as we shopped for large quantities of meat and vegetables. As usual we left with some amazing bargains and no desire to do regular supermarket shopping!

After this it was feet up time! The movies started rolling: Despicable Me 2, The Heat and Man Of Steel kept us entertained.

Sadly I made the stupid decision to stay up all night an watch New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils. What a mistake that was! The team that came out all guns blazing and blanked Washington Capitals the other night returned to shite and were piss poor. Coming out on the wrong end of a 4 - 0 score line is just not acceptable. They'd better start making done changes and quick!

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Livin' Out Rock 'N' Roll

It was a trip down memory lane tonight. Arriving in the post was this little package containing a DVD of Livin' Out Rock 'N' Roll plus some other goodies.

Livin' Out Rock 'N' Roll is a documentary about two London based glam bands: The Babysitters and Last Of The Teenage Idols. To really appreciate what this DVD is all about you really had to have been involved in some of the chaos at some point. Once upon a time in Soho there were lots of strange looking blokes walking around like birds getting off on glam punk rock n roll and generally not giving a shit. We lurked in the dark recesses of Gossips (at Buttz and Spike's) and at The St. Moritz and were frequently seen hanging around Camden Palace, The (original) Marquee and The Astoria to namedrop but a few wonderful but now sadly demised venues.

If you were a fan of The Babysitters or Last Of The Teenage Idols then this is essential viewing. It's a fantastic comedy trip down memory lane. If you were part of the London scene back then then it is highly likely that you were at one of the gigs that are featured. I'll be honest, the whole thing brought a tear to my eye but it was definitely worth watching.

Here's the trailer to this delightful piece of history:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

New boiler day (part 2)

So the saga of the boiler rolled on once again. We were up at 06:00 so that we were ready for the engineer who promised he would arrive at 07:00. Guess what,a  no show! We also had the delights of water on the side and gathering in a nice pool!

Engineer rolled up at 08:40 with a less than impressive apology! Not really impressed. The electrician did arrive around 09:00 though that was a good start. We even only had to have one power outage that was planned rather than blowing fuses which was also an improvement on yesterday!

Things seemed to move on well though. Electrician was done in no time and left. The engineer had originally said that things would be done by 11:00. At 11:36 he was still here LOL!

By 13:30 the new boiler was officially declared open and all work was complete! The house is warm, we have hot water and no leaks or lack of water pressure. It night not look like much but this is a thing of beauty!

There is a downside to all this though. The engineer did NOT really make good afterwards. In fact he left the place in a right old state and we have the letting agency coming round first thing tomorrow to see. Dust sheets were not applied! Here's a sample of some of the stuff that one simply should not leave when finishing work and moving on....

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New boiler day (part 1)

Today was a historic day in the long continuing saga of our boiler, it was replacement day. Things started off in true saga style though with a panic phone call from the Letting Agency asking if we were in or not as they'd had a call from the landlady saying that the engineer had called and nobody was answering. I said that nobody had knocked or phoned and I was sitting in the office overlooking the drive. A short while later he called me back to say that the job sheet had been messed up and the engineer was outside the wrong house (right road, wrong number)!

The engineer arrived not long afterwards and things got underway. To say it was smooth from hereon in would be a lie. The old electricity spur problem reared its ugly head again and I spent a couple of hours without electicity (which is not fun when you are trying to work from home). Turned out that not all the parts needed were supplied either so the engineer had to go and source extra things. On top of that the electrician was booked and is supposed to come on the same day but called to say that he wouldn't be able to come until tomorrow. Nothing is simple eh?

He said that jobs usually finish about 18:00 but was it OK if he stayed late. We said that was fine as we just wanted it all done. The test was run on the new boiler and all the radiators went VERY hot which was a good sign. The engineer then said that he would have to come back tomorrow as he had just broken his drill bit trying to put an extra hole through to the outside for some of the final plumbing!

Oh well, I knew it was too good to be true. Despite nothing ever being easy with the boilers in this house we do at least have decent hot water now. On the downside I had to put in extra hours to make up for the blackout times and we have to get up really early tomorrow as the engineer is coming back at 07:00 so that he can finished off before he gets any other jobs and before the electrician arrives....

...almost there!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Plague house

We are living in a plague house. Sam has been ill most of the weekend and was off work today and Aaron came down with a variant of the same and left college early. Both are being dosed up with drugs and confined to their rooms! Fingers crossed nobody else gets it!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

It's been an ice hockey day

Aside from watching the latest episode of Haven and playing Little Big Planet Karting it's been a bit of an ice hockey day today. Sam and I engaged in battle on NHL 10 on the PS3 with some very close games. After that I did a few games on my own. As I was trailing in my first game I decided to do something that I had never done before. I pulled my goalie with 42 seconds left on the clock and then actually scored to tie the game up. I was somewhat chuffed even if I did lose in overtime.

We then switched to live games and watched Boston Bruins beat Columbus Blue Jackets 3 - 1. This was a reasonable game and we both have a soft spot for Boston so it was good to see them win. After this it was time for a bit of torture as we watched the condensed "low"lights of the New York Rangers horrific 9 - 2 loss to San Jose Sharks followed by the equally awful 6 - 0 loss to Anaheim Ducks. Thankfully we hadn't stayed up late to watch these games during the week.

To cheer myself up and to prepare for the New York Ranger v St Louis Blues I watched the 1994 Stanley Cup Final where the Rangers broke their curse and beat Vancouver Canucks 3 - 2 to lift the Stanley Cup. Happy times.

With a little bit of anguish in my heart it was time for the New York Rangers v St Louis Blues game. This was nowhere near as bad as I had feared it might be. The Rangers put in a lot of effort and were much improved compared with the two games earlier this week. Discipline cost them as St Louis managed to capitalise on their powerplay opportunities. The game ended with the Rangers losing 3 - 5 but I'm glad I stayed up to watch it. The team at least seemed to be playing like they wanted to win. It could certainly have been a lot worse so fingers crossed things are now on the mend after the recent blip!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Breaking bad (or just glass)

On Wednesday I had taken the first delivery which looked like something that Walter and Jessie had cooked up. Here's my very own blue crystal meth (or something like that LOL)

We took a delivery today. This is what it looked like:
What I received first was a glass shelf for a fridge that was badly packaged an so completely smashed up. Fortunately the second time was the charm and the replacement arrived well packaged and intact. Not sure I'll be able to sell the meth though!

Our evening was started off with the first episode of the latest American Horror Story: Coven series. It was a good strong start, with some nice gruesome bits and a potentially good storyline for the season. Toni enjoyed it too which will make watching the rest of it much easier LOL

A good old chuckle at The Big Bang Theory was followed by a quick run to Tesco for some provisions. It was most pleasing as we discovered Um Bongo is still being sold
We didn't buy any as it is foul stuff but the nostalgia trip was fun! I have to confess that I couldn't stop singing the song for ages.

It was then time for a vampire fix with the latest episodes of The Originals and The Vampire Diaries. The Originals continues to be a great spin off of The Vampire Diaries building a whole new story in New Orleans and lots if witch based shenanigans. Fortunately this episode of The Vampire Diaries was missing lots of the sex that they kept introducing last week so it got back on track with the story once again. Long may it continue.

Much to Toni's delight Sam and I then indulged in a dysfunctional co-operative bout of Little Big Planet 2 on the PS3

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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Long day....

Today was a LONG day. I did a normal 08:30 to 17:00 at work today followed by a further two hour call for a management update. I didn't get home until after 20:00.

The plan had been for Toni and I to go to the cinema to see How I Live Now but we were both very tired so decided to call it off. Instead we just chilled out and had an early night.

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Coming up in 2014....

There is lot's to look forward to in 2014 on the movie and TV front. I've already given name checks in previous blogs to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Guardians Of The Galaxy but there is some other stuff coming up too that looks interesting.

I'll start with this one. Although I am really pissed off that Disney decided to axe the awesome Clone Wars as soon as they took over the Star Wars franchise, it does look as though they might be able to redeem themselves with another animated series: Star Wars Rebels. Hopefully the quality will be as good as Clone Wars. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Episode III and Episode IV, which spans about two decades.

Back in 1998 Rolan Emmerlich brought us his take on Godzilla. This film was not met with great praise although I have to confess to being a bit of a fan! In 2014, however, Gareth Edwards is preparing to unleash a new Godzilla film. Fingers crossed this one is a hit! There was a trailer available here but it seems Legendary Pictures are aggressively getting them removed so instead please enjoy this video removed message instead...... LOL

Stuart Beattie is giving the Frankenstein story a new lick and polish with I, Frankenstein as Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

I'll finish this little round off with Vampire Academy. Based on the popular series of books the plot goes something like this. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Rangers win but my body doesn't

Having stayed up to watch the New York Rangers beat LA Kings 3 - 1 my body decided to kick back on me. I made it into work was rough as a rough thing all day. I was tired, hot, bloated and felt sick. This did not improve at all and I went to bed feeling rough as......

On the plus side, this happened in the New York Rangers game:

Monday, 7 October 2013

Kenzie, bad day, Battleground, Haven and Atlantis

I don't think I've mentioned this before but Kenzie has been having some problems hearing. He had been to a specialist and today he went into hospital to have grommets inserted. Everything went well and it was only a day visit so he is home again now. We have to wait a couple of weeks to find out how effective the grommets are. Fingers crossed they help.

Haven't done one if these for a while so I just thought I'd drop in that it was a bit if a shite day at work. The circus was definitely in town and Billy Smart even put in an appearance. I'm pleased to report that we still have some performing seals! *sigh*. It's not all bad though, there are still good things happening and I see hope on the horizon, it's just a long way off!

Got home and fast forwarded through most of WWE Battleground. This wasn't the most amazing wrestling show in the world but it did have it's moments. The Rob Van Dam v Alberto Del Rio match was OK even if it did have a disappointing end. The Shield v Cost Rhodes and Goldust was really good. It was good to be routing for the good guys in a match that I felt I cared about (even though it is just story lines). Sadly the Randy Orton v Daniel Bryan championship match was a travesty. There were some great performances from both Orton and Bryan but the screwy ending meant no overall winner and no champion. REALLY disappointing. By all accounts the crowd were livid. Should make for an interesting Raw show hopefully.

We had two episodes of Haven to catch up on which took away some of the pain of Battleground. Season 3 has a well built storyline that is continuing and developing well. It's not a show you can dive in with this late on due to the linear story arc but it's worth starting at the beginning.

New series time tonight in the form of Atlantis. This show is from the makers of Merlin and Misfits so had potential to be good. We weren't disappointed. It's a fun action adventure show with a modern day man ending up in the lost city of Atlantis. It's been done in the same overrated grandiose style that made Merlin great with a similar level of humour thrown in. What isn't there to like about a "big boned" Hercules! Two episodes down and so far so good!

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Vampire Diaries, Blood Bowl, Die Hard and Dogma

A big breakfast of bacon, sausage and egg was accompanied by the first episode of the latest season of The Vampire Diaries. It was a pretty good start to this season although they seem to be going down the True Blood/Game Of Thrones route with too much sex. Hopefully that won't continue as it took the edge off of the story.

We spent the afternoon playing Blood Bowl. Sam has just bought himself a copy of this to celebrate now earning money. A quick overview and recap of of the rules and we were off. It started off as Gemima\Sam v Toni\KT but Gemima lost interest quite quickly. After some daring risks Toni and I finally emerged victorious!

Our day finished off with a classic movie fest in the guise of Die Hard and Dogma. Two great films to chill out to!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Happy creation day Sam, Return Of The Jedi, Jeremy Bulloch & Rishta

Happy creation day Sam! 21 years and counting!We got up at a reasonable hour and had breakfast and gave Sam his presents. A new leather bag for work and a cozy snuggle to wear in his room while he is gaming!

I made us a big lunch to tide us over while we headed into London for Sam's surprise. We headed up to the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square to see a special screening. To celebrate the launch of J.W.Rinzler's new book "The Making Of Return Of The Jedi" they were showing the final Special Edition of Return Of The Jedi folled by a Q&A session with Rinzler himself plus the bonus addition of Jeremy Bulloch who played Boba Fett.

When we arrived Darth Vader and a squad of Stormtroopers were in residence and Gemima was delighted to go and have a photo taken.

The film was excellent and it was so great to see it on the big screen again! The Q&A session was very interesting but sadly there was an embargo on any Episode VII or solo film questions LOL.

After our Star Wars geek fest we rounded things off with a lovely late night meal at Rishta.