Surprisingly, despite my attempts to do an A-Level, run a business, work on shows and learn to swim, I had an incredible amount of time in August for gaming. (Possibly because I didn’t run the business…..or do the A-level. I can swim though.) Last month, being out of the house so often, I really rekindled my love for the Nintendo Switch, though it does mean my 3DS sees the light of day less and less each week. I also upgraded my phone so I now get 100gb of data a month, so the app games got downloaded thick and fast. 90% of my gaming was done on the go. It’s incredible to think of how much mobile gaming has come on over the last few years, and how much more accepted it is within the gaming community.
I’ve tried to stay balanced, though, and written about 4 games on a mix of platforms. This whole post had the potential to become a list of apps I’d downloaded, and that wouldn’t be any fun.
Everyone’s already said it, but I’m joining in too. January went on forever. I was glad of it, to be honest! I don’t really want 2018 to fly by, so a slow start to the year was just my cup of tea. February hasn’t been so kind, though, and is rushing by at the speed of light. If February wants to slow down, that would be fine by me.
January saw me wave goodbye to the Christmas show, saw me pop to London and get engaged and then generally saw me not work and mope about because Matt has gone back on tour. While moping, I played a huge amount of Civ V – but that’s been on so many favourites’ lists, so here’s five other things instead! Continue reading
Considering I pay for Spotify, and have access to so many artists, my Spotify is actually pretty limited. Rather than explore new music, I listen to one song that I like repeatedly. If I want to listen to new music, I stick Radio 6 on. This means I usually have a good idea which songs and artists will be on my annual top songs playlist from Spotify. However, seeing as I have hardly any memories from 2017, my playlist this year was quite the surprise – and also quite helpful in triggering a few memories for me!
Although the list features my top 40 songs, I thought that would make a bit of an epic post, so I narrowed it down to my top 10. For the sake of mobile users, I’ve made the title of each section a link, rather than embedding YouTube videos. I’d have no idea how to get them to resize with the window so I thought keeping them off the page altogether was the best thing to do!
As a young child, up until my second year of university, I stayed away from trends. I saw trends as things people followed to be cool, rather than because they liked it. Then when a trend came along that I did like, I denied that I liked it because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite. I had some skewed logic when I was young, and it’s fustrating now to think of all the things I liked but avoided, just because everyone else was also doing them.
Now, as I’m older and wiser, I’m happy to jump onboard with the latest trend if I like it – and 2017 was full of things I liked. 2017 indulged me in white things with gold spots, glitter, marble, plants and greenery indoors, and copper, or possibly rose gold. Sometimes I’m not sure which is which….
However, trends, by their nature, change, and I’m not ready for shops to stop selling me white mugs with gold spots, glittery things, and fake succulents! I scoured the net for the top trend predictions for 2018, hoping my plants were safe, and here’s what I found! Continue reading