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October 29th, 2005
Top 100 Toys

Here’s a list of what people voted as their most remembered toys. Now the list is far from exhaustive, it doesn’t even include Teddy Ruxpin for goodness sake. Man I wanted on of those but I never got one. Looking at him now, he’s kinda creepy so maybe it was a good thing. It doesn’t include a toy Post Office either which was my absolute favourite toy. Ever.
I had quite a few of the toys in the list:
93. Rubik’s Cube: I remember having on of these kicking around. My younger sister once announced she had solved it only to be busted by Ma who said “You changed the stickers didn’t ya?”
87. Guess Who?: We recently got a celebrity edition of this from Smash Hits Magazine. Joy.
85. Bluebird Big Yellow Teapot: What a genius idea.
79. Viewmaster: My Nan bought us one of these from Hajj.
68. Perfection: A few weeks back someone at work brought this in. The factory manager was not happy with the amount of noise it created. I obviously didn’t admit that the anticipation of the little pieces flying around still scares me a bit.
37. Cluedo: We had an incomplete version of this. I blame that for the reason I didn’t know how to play it :/
31. Screwball Scramble: More noisy fun.
I remember really really wanting 52. Mr Frosty and 42. Cadbury’s Chocolate Machine. They will be mine, oh yes, they will be mine.

Posted at 9:43 pm | 4 comments | Category: General

October 27th, 2005

You can now watch some of the day-to-day video footage I record (much to the annoyance of my family who have threatened to shove my camera in all manner of painful places). The most recent videos will appear on the right hand side before my Flickr pictures. Enjoy baby.

Posted at 10:00 pm | 2 comments | Category: General

October 27th, 2005
Evil Demons

Some words I have grown to hate over the last week and a half:
Acquisition, goodwill, minority interest and subsidiary. Oh and sub-subsidiary.

Posted at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | Category: General

October 26th, 2005

It took me a few hours but our household’s computers are now fully networked. Woo hoo!!

Posted at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | Category: General

October 24th, 2005
Backstreet’s Back….again

I went to a Backstreet Boys concert and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It was a far cry from the first one I went to nearly ten years ago. I was in two minds whether to even go or not but I’m glad I did. It was a very cool night, very loud too (am I getting old?) They performed a lot of their old stuff which was no bad thing since their new album isn’t *ahem* all that
Talking of the Backstreet Boys, check out this hilarious video.
Oh dear Lord, there’s more..and more.

Posted at 11:54 am | 4 comments | Category: General

October 22nd, 2005
Night time

Night time photography is a real art, something I’ve discovered on many a tripod-less attempt to capture a scene after the sun has gone down. Here’s my favourite night time photoset on Flickr.

Posted at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | Category: General

October 15th, 2005

What do you do when you’re bored at work and all you have is a pencil and a mousemat?





And before anyone says anything dodgy, the woman is relaxing in a spa (therefore promoting buyagift.co.uk).

Posted at 5:27 pm | 6 comments | Category: General

October 15th, 2005
Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan this year has had a twist. There are thousands dead in Pakistan and many many more in a poorly state; not eating for a few hours doesn’t seem quite the chore it once did. The victims of this tragedy need all the help we can give them so please donate as much as you can.

Posted at 4:57 pm | 2 comments | Category: General

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