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Go for Broke! – One of my favourite board game memories

Go for Broke! – One of my favourite board game memories

Growing up, my family was quite into board games. I have lots of happy memories playing Monopoly, Cluedo and Trivial Pursuits regularly with my mum, dad and brothers. They were probably the games we played the most often. But then there was a second rung…

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I really want to find out more info about this London Transport statue from the early 80s

I really want to find out more info about this London Transport statue from the early 80s

My family used to travel down from Scotland to have a weekend in London, often once a year, when I was a child. We did all the usual touristy things and sometimes met up with friends. I’ve got lots of great memories of those trips…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 03

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 03

As I explained in the first post about Old Spectrum Mags I’m going through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch. Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 03 from…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 02

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 02

As I explained in the first post about Old Spectrum Mags I’m going through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch. Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 02. All…

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Top Ten UK Chat Show Moments

Top Ten UK Chat Show Moments

One of my main rabbit holes on the internet that I find myself falling down, more times than I really should, is watching old interviews on late night US chat shows. There are so many great interviews on Letterman, Leno and Carson’s shows in particular….

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Fruit Machines

My Love/Hate Relationship With Fruit Machines

I’ve got a bit of a love / hate relationship with Fruit Machines (or ‘Puggies’ as we call them in Scotland). I guess they’re called Slot Machines or One Armed Bandits in America, but that’s a slightly different kind of game I think. More of…

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What one Disney ride would you choose as your only form of entertainment?

What one Disney ride would you choose as your only form of entertainment?

This is the second post in my series where I answer some of the Fourth Chair Carryover Questions from the Nerd Lunch Podcast. See my first blog post in this series to read about what exactly that is. This question is from Jay from the…

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Comparing the three current Star Trek-ish shows

Comparing the three current Star Trek-ish shows

It’s a pretty good time if you’re a Star Trek fan, I would say. And that’s not really something you could have said for quite a long time. Star Trek: Voyager had some very good bits, but in general it’s not hugely fondly looked back…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 01

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 01

For those of you who don’t know, the eagerly awaited ZX Spectrum Next is due to come out in the next couple of months or so. This is the next generation of Spectrum computers and all things point to it being extremely good. It has…

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The retro things in Las Vegas that make me want to go back

The retro things in Las Vegas that make me want to go back

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Las Vegas three times so far in my life. Once on a Uni field trip, once on a friend’s stag party and then also once with my wife on our honeymoon, nearly 8 years ago, when we drove Route…

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