# Tuesday, December 30, 2008

As a Next customer I received a pre sales invite before the main sale started and whilst there was nothing that I actually needed I have successfully ordered nearly £400 worth of stuff which has started arriving in various packages. I now have the difficult task of deciding what to keep and what to send back. As most of the stuff I brought in the sales last year is still sitting unworn in my cupboard I am going to try and be a little more careful this time and only select things that I will actually wear. After all there is no point getting a good bargain if its only going to sit in the cupboard. I guess I like many other people am seduced by the red sales stickers.

posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 2:21:55 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, December 28, 2008

After several days of eating too much food and drinking too much wine I am starting to feel the effects of too much Christmas cheer. Whilst in many ways it has been a good Christmas spent with family it will be nice to get back to eating normal, more healthy food and a regular exercise regime. Saying that, I still have a few days left of holiday which I will probably spend trying out some of my other computer games, after I have been running of course, that way I can justify sitting in front of the games console.

posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008 1:47:29 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, December 27, 2008

After completing Gears of War some time ago I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Gears of War 2 but had put off buying it, in case I received it for Christmas. I did receive the game as a gift from my husband and we tried it out for the first time today. We like to play in the co-op mode as we find it makes for a better game. So far I am not disappointed. We have successfully avoided mortar attacks to go underground to try and defeat the locusts and most recently have managed to survive being eaten by a giant worm. This game is more challenging then the last but it looks like it will provide many hours of great gaming, I better get back to it, whilst I have some holiday time to spare.

posted on Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:19:33 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, December 26, 2008

One of the presents I received this Christmas was Rockband for the Xbox. I have wanted this game for a while and it was a real surprise when my husband appeared with a huge box on Christmas morning. After putting together the instruments I had a go at the drums and Rory tried the guitar before switching over and trying the other instruments. Both instruments took a little bit of getting used with the singing being the easiest and least challenging part. After a little practice, however, this game gets really addictive. I haven't quite mastered the guitar but I am starting to get quite good at the drums. This is a game that appeals to all ages as well. Rory's parents spent Christmas with us and we formed a band with me doing the singing, Rory's mum and dad taking turns at manning the drums and Rory on lead guitar. Despite it being quite an expensive game I can see we are going to have hours of fun with this. Once we have exhausted the songs on the original disk I will be off to the music song to download more.

posted on Friday, December 26, 2008 1:31:51 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, December 25, 2008

I would like to wish all my readers a happy Christmas. I have received lots of new toys today and will be reviewing these in the coming days so watch this space.

posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008 12:49:42 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mr Nibbles

Every night for a few weeks my four cats have been running up and down by the window shaking their tails and making hunting noises. It took a while to find out the cause of all the excitement and it was only after a week or so that I discovered Mr Nibbles (pictured) as I have named him. After several days of sitting by the window with my camera and using a little cheese as bait, I finally managed to get a picture of our elusive night time visitor. At least we know the cats are not crazy now, there really was something out there. Mr Nibbles only visits when all the cats are closed in for the night so for now he is perfectly safe and its great entertainment for the cats.

posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 12:02:10 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, December 23, 2008

This article suggests that snorers burn more energy whilst they sleep. Apparently people who are heavy snorers burn around 373 extra calories a day compared with those with only mild symptoms. Scientists studied the link between weight gain and sleep apnoea and looked at 212 patients. On average the volunteers burnt 1,763 calories a day, whilst those with the worst symptoms burnt 1,999. The extra calories amount to the same amount that you would burn if you did a 30 minutes work out in the gym. 

posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:39:12 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, December 22, 2008

Xmas-tree_449620a This is quite cool its actually three parts of a tree that appear to look like one big tree from outside the house. Greig Howe cut a 35ft Christmas tree into three parts and put one part in his sitting room, another in a bedroom and the last part on the roof. It took  several people two days to put the tree in place and some of the branches are so big that the windows of the house need to be kept open. The tree is decorated with 160 baubles and 2,000 lights.

posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 7:26:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback