Monday, October 31, 2016

The Things You Treasure

IMG_20161031_070910

I looks so cold outside. Even this bug is trying to get in.

IMG_20161031_070853

My cactus is trying to flower so nicely. Severely times.

IMG_20161031_070939

So here is my healthy breakfast. I’m trying to cut back on the cron type breakfasts at the moment.

IMG_20161101_090528

Right I have a weeks worth of pills, I need to call the doctors.

IMG_20161031_071915

As I look around I ponder the things I treasure so much still.

IMG_20161031_071924

All tucked away so nicely.

IMG_20161101_075802

And with that I head to work. IMG_20161031_131824

If things could go wrong they did, and with that I enjoy a nice icecream at dinner time. It’s mighty fine. If only Matt was here to enjoy one to. Hopefully his new job is better, the lesser commute for him divine.

IMG_20161101_082211

On the way home I notice the banner. I look at the date and

IMG_20161101_085448

consider this year I’ll be missing it.

IMG_20161101_185333

Back at home I have a surprise parcel. Well only because they got here so dam quick. I knew they where coming. All I need now is some snow.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Amazing

IMG_20161030_110803

Today it looks like I’m staying in yo have an amazing day of retro gaming. The CD burner is warming up and hot off the press is…

IMG_20161030_112040

Rez, is it as good as the PS2 version. I’m not sure. What I do understand though is that the Dreamcast format CD’s or as know GD’s had 1000Mb of data capacity on them so, to fit a game on a standard high capacity CDR 800mb doesn't actually go. To do it, some fiddling goes on. ie they are not straight copies of the disc. The game itself is good, but is all the music there?

IMG_20161030_110750

Next we have Crazy Taxi 2. Everyone goes mad about Crazy Taxi, but Crazy taxi too doesn't even seem to get a mention.

IMG_20161030_115220

ooohhh wow it is good.

IMG_20161030_115427

Now this exercise isn’t just about getting all the games. IT about finding the games that are worth buying the originals.

IMG_20161030_120452

However some games on this website never actually made it to the shops. Here is one of them, Half-life.

IMG_20161030_130237

Next Hellsgate, a multi player games really that, well really needs online multiplay. Otherwise it appears to be pants.

IMG_20161030_135145

Then we have Gauntlet Legends. Hack and slash, but really at its finest.

IMG_20161030_135831

Then I come across this little Starwars game.

IMG_20161030_135857

Its racing pods, and this game is subtle fun. Yeah I enjoyed it.

IMG_20161030_150025

With so much flat screen watching I decided to try my helmet on and attemp my first cycle ride. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go, so I took my OS map. Then got my bike out. Erm two flat tyres. Eventually worked out where the pump was and blew them up. So where did I head off too?

IMG_20161030_155915

Well what I decided to do was head north up the road going upwards towards the Pye Green Tower. Then when I got tired all I would have to do would be to turn around. As it happens I carried on over the top of the hill and down to the mountain bike area in Cannock Chase. It took me some 30 minutes to get there, which was mighty quick.

IMG_20161030_154826

Here I sat down at a bench and relaxed, listening to the children play in the background with one ear and the infernal racquet from other. Will I ever get used to it? What was scary was not hearing the cars on the right hand side of me! And while like most things there is some kind of sensation missing I enjoyed the cycle, I enjoyed the fresh air being pumped into my lungs.

IMG_20161030_154858

So this is where I have come to. I live just off the bottom left of the map. Amazing or what. However I left it until late to come out so it is time to head back but before I do I need to check to see if my lights work or not.

IMG_20161030_162514

A while latter very tired I’ve nearly made it back up to the tower. All down hill nearly from here on.

IMG_20161030_164130

And yeah once back home I can confirm the lights did work.

IMG_20161030_164419

Great I need a quick shower and change because

IMG_20161030_175038

It’s my parents wedding anniversary and

IMG_20161030_175800

we are going out for Sunday meal togeather as a family.

IMG_20161030_183633

AS it happens the meal is really nice. I have a starter before this

IMG_20161030_183637

And really enjoy it.

IMG_20161030_215114

And with that I settle in for the night watching another episode of Teabag or is it Fleabag? Amazing, I just can’t remember.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Yu Suzuki

IMG_20161029_132612

I have a mooch in my back garden, well I had to go to the compost bin anyway.

IMG_20161029_132604

The nasturshions are made and the garage is still being covered slowly.

IMG_20161029_132559

Like I said the nasturshions are mad!

IMG_20161029_132631

I tidy up some of the plants and enjoy the fact that some sunflowers are still trying to make a go of it.

IMG_20161029_144308

And then I head into town to do some shopping. And then I think to myself that I have nothing to go home for, so like last week I might as well go to the pub. So I do!

IMG_20161029_144848

I also order nacho's to share although I have no one to share them with this week. About 1/4 of the way down the pint, it goes to my head when

Screenshot_20161029-144731

I find I have won those snowboarding boots I placed and ebay bid on. What a time to win some. No holiday booked this year. But I have some more boots now. Well I’d been looking for a long time. So I thought if the price is right what harm can it do. I go to the travel agent, ask for a brochure and then

IMG_20161029_153755

get the bus home.

IMG_20161029_154559

Just to reassure you I did go shopping and not just the pub, here is the washing up liquid I brought.

IMG_20161029_172043

A while later my brother drops off a large monitor and two video cards and a replacement DVD burner.

IMG_20161029_172109

The DVD burner goes in first and then I have to choose which card. As it happens the twin fan one is better but I don’t have the connecting cables to utilise it. So in goes the smaller one.

IMG_20161029_172717

First though we have to get out the video card that is already in there, somewhere.

IMG_20161029_173114

And here is is out.

IMG_20161029_173424

In with the new one and a while later…

IMG_20161029_184914

I have the 3D modelling package up.

IMG_20161029_185034

I have a play on it. Yep now set up to relearn how to use this. Mean while I try the CD burner out.

IMG_20161029_192253

Which leads me back to the Dreamcast.

IMG_20161029_192236

Yay 18 wheeler followed by

IMG_20161029_195630

The arcade perfect Crazy Taxi.

IMG_20161029_195732

Its a blast but to better this.

IMG_20161029_211948

The Yu Suzuki game works disc works even though its a Japanese version and on this is his, Space Harrier, Super Hang on, Power Drift and

IMG_20161029_212152

Outrun. But is it the best outrun version? Hell it is, it is. So many happy outrun hours coming up.

IMG_20161029_224659

And with that I bring myself back to earth by watching an iplayer program about loneliness. This probably wasn’t the program to watch right now!

IMG_20161029_235408

And luckily or not I watch all the Teabag series I can before going to bed. Or was that Fleabag?





--------------------------



"Nowhere Near The End Of the Rainbow"
contains information that is non-accurate, made up and in some cases just down right lies. Anything in this blogg may be based on true fiction but to help dramatise it, some items may have been embellished. Some names are made up, others are not and any that are familar to yours just are.



--------------------------











 

NackUK HOME

NOWHERE

 Near The End Of The Rainbow

An account of something that may one day turn out to be wonderful.......