Monday, 30 July 2012
Hmmm, now my finger is about ten feet away from the pulse of the computer games industry. I have a vague idea of what's comming out and play a few games now and then. However I stumbled across this and found it very interesting. Hardend games reviewers 'sickened' and 'bored' with the amount of violence in the main titles at this years E3 event. That says a lot. Ahh, to go back to the glory days of Sonic 2 and when everyone was shocked by the OTT of tomato sauce blood in Mortal Kombat :-) http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/05/e3-day-zero-when-game-violence-becomes-vile/ Oh, and i'm not saying I'm adverse to a little gore or violence, just that there should be more to a game than chopping bits off people, right? Or sequels that are just map packs (Call of Duty anyone?). I'll go back to posting about books I think.. Ian xxx
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Monday, 23 July 2012
I went to the Tramlines festival in Sheffield yesterday. It's a huge free festival in the city lasting the whole weekend. They shut all the side streets near the town centre. People were everywhere and the atmosphere was great. Bands of all genres play in many of the pubs but the main attractions are the main stage and two smaller stages, where more popular acts play. I went specifically because Rolo Tomassi were playing (see picture) It was a really nice day out made all the better by it being really sunny. Rolo Tomassi were excellent and I enjoyed many other bands throughout the day. A well organised and fantastic day out.
Friday, 13 July 2012
No I jest you not, I created this recipe and it's way better than it sounds. Honest. Maybe I should have called the cabbage 'chou' or something. Ian x White Sauce: 600ml milk 20g plain flour Chopped onion (red for colour) Chopped pepper Knob of Butter Sprinkle of pepper/salt Other stuff: Ingredients (rough amounts) 400g of Mushrooms 400g of Cabbage Dried lasagne sheets Cheese to sprinkle on top. Sauce. To Make: Put the butter in a pan and melt. Add the milk, onion and pepper. Stir until it starts to boil then turn it down and pour in the flour. Keep stirring and keep adding flour. Then leave to cool. It should be runnish, with floaty bits. The rest: Boil up the cabbage for two minutes. Then drain. Fry the onions in a dry pan until they start to brown. Pour some of the sauce into your dish. Then put lasagne sheets on. Put a layer of cabbage. Pour on some sauce. Layer of mushrooms, layer of lasagne, layer of cabbage with sauce poured on. Pour the rest of the sauce on top then sprinkle with cheese. Cook in the oven at 180o for 30 mins!