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Books have always been an abiding passion, and I love to write, to help me to understand and to share with others what I have learnt or experienced.

I love films, and have always been a sci-fi and fantasy geek, loving Doctor Who, for example, long before it became socially acceptable! The Lord of the Rings and its universe is another favourite. I also rejoice in my inability to finish cryptic c… Read more

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Special Edition (Digital &hellip by Excalibur Publishing
5.0 out of 5 stars Trucking good, 6 July 2014
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A lot of simulator games induce a headache, using every key on the key-board with nightmare control navigation systems, and a really anal attention to accuracy at the expense of game-play. But Euro Truck Simulator 2 definitely isnít that.
I am set on my way with a quick set up screen to design my profile (avatar image, truck colour and model, company logo and name), and a choice of control systems including the simple auto gear controls through to full bloodied authentic manual systems. Itís compatible with a range of accessories like pedals and wheels, but I have just keyboard and mouse, and Iím new to the game and not very good at driving simulators to boot, so I opt for simple… Read more
WaterPark -Tycoon (Digital Download Card) by Excalibur Video games publishing
WaterPark -Tycoon (Digital Download Card) by Excalibur Video games publishing
3.0 out of 5 stars Making a splash, 6 July 2014
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This is a perfectly playable example of the management/sim/tycoon genre of video game that has you designing a water park from the loos and changing rooms up.
Sort the essential facilities, build your first swimming pool, equip it with fun extra features like massage jets, fountains etc., make sure people have somewhere to eat and drink and sit down. Add a playground, garden features, and bins. Employ staff to keep the place clean, garden and watch out for the safety of swimmers (lifeguards), all the while staying out of the red and having enough to build bigger and better pools and features. Take a loan to get you out of a tight corner or speed development but remember repayments… Read more
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking by Olivia Laing
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely gin, 5 July 2014
ďThe Trip to Echo SpringsĒ is part travelogue, part literary biography of 6 US writers with a central focus on their alcoholism.
Those writers are F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway, Tennessee Williams, John Cheever, John Berryman and Raymond Carver. Olivia Laing tackles them in that order, although there is a lot of inter-crossing of their narratives around different themes, e.g. the effects of childhood trauma, and the roller-coasters of their work, love, marriage, the euphoric highs and catastrophic lows, and of course, their disastrous relationship with alcohol.
Laing draws no pat conclusions in looking at the above themes. Her central exploration is that of the… Read more

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