Monthly Archives: August 2008

GenCon UK Day 4

Gencon is a lot shorter on Sunday – finishing at 4pm so everybody has time to go home before returning to the daily grind on Monday – so I wasn’t expecting to get too much out of the day. I … Continue reading

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GenCon UK Day 3

Change of pace today – I’ve already played all the Call of Cthulhu games that were available (excluding the beginner level ones) so only had the afternoon Paranoia session booked. Also, the family were coming along today to partake in … Continue reading

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GenCon UK Day 2

One thing I forgot to include yesterday was a photo of the game that looks amazingly like Subbuteo. FTChamps is a flickable game, just like the original, except they have added a collectable flavour by selling individual player figures that … Continue reading

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GenCon UK Day 1

Having learn from my practice run in 2007, I booked in advance this year – early bird ticket (4 days for £40, instead of £50 on the door) and all the game sessions I wanted to attend. Most of the … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Beer Festival 2008

I wanted to go for a theme to the beers I was drinking at the festival instead of just random choice. The first beer that caught my eye was Buffy’s “Norwegian Blue” so I went for a Monty Python feel. … Continue reading

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At last! A butterfly that ISN’T a Cabbage White!

Using this on-line butterfly identifying tool, I quickly found out this is a speckled wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria).

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"Da plane, boss"

Here’s something that I didn’t expect to catch – a plane flying over the Millenium Dome. It was hard enough to catch anything through the clouds so this combination was purely accidental. The plane has only just taken off from … Continue reading

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The rides are safe; the visitors are dangerous

On Wednesday morning I told the customer I was visiting in Copenhagen that I’d had a great time at Tivoli the previous evening. He informed me that it was good I hadn’t gone on Monday as a woman had commited … Continue reading

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ILovIt

Copenhagen is great for having an amusement park in the middle of the city (and half a mile from my hotel). I decided that Tuesday would be Tivoli night after scouting around the site on Monday. The prices seemed a … Continue reading

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It’s not big and it’s not cool

Even inebriated, you realise when the music playing through your Zune is just not appropriate. Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish”, for example, just doesn’t cut it when you’re walking past museums and expensive boutiques in central Copenhagen. Jacksonville FLA it is … Continue reading

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