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Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

I was recently sent a review copy of ‘Acorn – A World in Pixels‘ by Idesine. As a rule I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself, but this one really did peak my interest. As ever with review copies of…

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My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

James Bond, and the movies in particular, are a lot of things to different people, depending on which version of Bond you prefer. Exciting action movies, thrilling spy adventures, fantasy sci-fi, gritty dark thrillers, even fun campy pseudo-comedies at times. It’s all of those things…

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The new Retromash festive crossword is now live

The new Retromash festive crossword is now live

I’m proud to announce that this year’s Retromash festive crossword is now available for download. It has a movie theme and you can get more info about it, including the download file, from the link below. Have fun and good luck! Retromash Festive Crossword 2020

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Learning to Skateboard in my 40s – Part 3

Learning to Skateboard in my 40s – Part 3

My original plan was to write a blog post every month to document my skateboard progression, but real life has gotten in the way of that. Gotten in the way of writing the blog posts, not in the way of skateboarding. So instead, here is…

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This 1984 Toymaster Christmas catalogue is jam packed with awesomeness

This 1984 Toymaster Christmas catalogue is jam packed with awesomeness

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good catalogue. Particularly a toy catalogue and especially a Christmas toy catalogue. I’ve got possibly the biggest online collection, and one of the biggest physical collections, of Argos catalogues. I just love them. I think old…

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Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

My plan to read one of my many movie novelisations every month hasn’t really gone very well. My last one was August, when I read The Blues Brothers, and it’s now November. Better late than never though right? Let me just say again that if…

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Top Ten Comedy Songs

Top Ten Comedy Songs

Here’s something I’ve been wanting to make a Top Ten list of for quite a while: comedy songs. This may well be a rather UK-centric list as many of my memories are of songs that were released by UK comedians/artists. Remember, as ever, this is…

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Top Ten Halloween Songs

Top Ten Halloween Songs

It’s Halloween week, so let’s do a quick Top Ten of my favourite Halloween songs! Let me know if you know of other good songs to play around Halloween, as I’m looking to expand my playlist, but these are the top ones that I have…

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Learning to skateboard in my 40s – Part 2 – YouTube Channels

Learning to skateboard in my 40s – Part 2 – YouTube Channels

Time for an update on my skateboarding progress after my first post about Learning to skateboard in my 40s a few weeks ago. It’s been 8 weeks now since myself and my two kids started skateboarding. We’ve had several lessons now, and I’ll be writing…

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My NFL memories from the 1980s

My NFL memories from the 1980s

I’ve recently gotten really into American Football again. I watched the Super Bowl earlier this year and it just reignited a passion that I used to have for the game back in the 80s. It is a bit frustrating to get back into American Football…

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