Saturday, January 29, 2011

Museums and Book Shops oh my

I spent a fun day in the company of my best friend Mariel from Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops. We went to the big Forbidden Planet store in London which is filled with sci-fi, fantasy, anime, manga, comic books and graphic novels. We had a lovely lunch in Neils Yard and headed to the Victoria and Albert museum.





Not a great one of me but Mariel looks cute.





Sculpture in the V&A which makes it look like the figures are coming out of the stone.





Tiny Japanese miniature.





Inner court.





Steps.





The Frog Princess from a fountain.





My favourite sculpture there, Eve. She looks so innocent and beautiful.

Next was pizza in China Town and Londons largest independent book shop Foyles.





Me wants the precious book. Next time it will be mine.





Under the Chinese New Year decorations that were being put up with my purchases.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cats

The cats don't always get on, but it's lovely when they do. This afternoon I was working at home and thought everything was a bit quiet. Usually one or other of the cats climbs on me or my computer. When I checked why so peaceful, I found all four squashed on one cat cushion against the freezer.



Eris looks very squished at the back with Merlin sitting on her, but must have been ok as they had all been like this for some time!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Berlin

Just back from our European Sales Meeting and am shattered. We pretty much spent all of our time in the hotel working, but last night was a trip to see The Blue Man Group. I saw them in London a few years ago and loved them both times. A mix of music, colour and performance art.

Me with one of the Blue Men.



I got him to give me a kiss in the cheek so I had a blue lip print on my face for the rest of the night which was cool.



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Monday, January 10, 2011

Kingdom Hearts

The last couple of months I've been playing lots of Kibgdom Hearts. It's a series of computer games developed by Disney and Square Enix. Basically Disney worlds with Final Fantasy characters running around them.

First I played KH 258/2 Days (DS) which occurs after Chain of Memories (GBA). You play as Roxas performing a series of short missions in worlds like Twilight Town, Neverland and Beauty and the Beast. It wasn't my favourite but it fleshed out the story nicely.


Next was Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (PSP). This is a prequel to the whole series and you play the story through entirely as one of three characters. To get the whole picture you must do all three which unlocks more of the story and final boss battles.


It was a lot of fun and I will definitely play it again. I liked the new ability system an that the worlds are different from the other games like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.


Finally yesterday I finished Kingdom Hearts II. J had started it ages ago and not finished it so I began again at the beginning. It made so much more sense playing it after the others as chronologically it's the most recent.


It's a beautifully animated game, my only issues are first it was too easy, must set on hard not average next time I play one. Second there are too many cut scenes and not enough game play.

Kingdom Hearts re:coded is out next weekend and takes place after KHII so now I am all caught up in time phew. This is so far the only series of games I have completed from start to finish.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Made me Laugh

Thought this was really funny :)



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