Christmas hols part 6

Christmas Day started before 9am with the ritual opening of presents. I then helped my Dad set up the iPod I’d bought him and discovered that I’m going to have to get him a high-speed USB card otherwise iPod updating will get rather tedious.

Other than that, the usual turkey dinner insued along with the pulling of crackers and the lazy afternoon followed by cold turkey for tea. I spent most of the afternoon playing minesweeper on my Treo while my Dad played “Parachute” on his iPod. 🙂

This evening we managed to find a few things to watch on the telly, namely Dr.Who (mixed) and the film of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” on Sky Movies (not too bad, dispite the two historical howlers at the beginning. i.e. using bright torches during the blitz and the train taking the refugees being in mid-50s British Railways livery (with the logo plainly visible) when BR wasn’t even created until 1948).

I’ve no idea what we’ll get up to tomorrow, probably not a great deal.

Christmas hols part 5

It’s Christmas Eve… and it’s cold, grey, windy and now wet as well outside.. so I didn’t go outside. Problem solved.

What I did do was play Oolite, the Elite re-implementation. I’m still at the stage of building up funds and the equipment on the ship so as to be able to roam further than between Leesti and Diso, the two safe systems close to Lave.

This evening I, along with my Dad, watched “Commander in Chief” and “The West Wing” on More4 followed by the “Myth Busters” movie special and finally the film “Calendar Girls” to round off the evening. There was nothing else to watch all evening. I wasn’t worried about missing “Torchwood” as my HDD recorder should have watched that for me at home.

Anyway, Merry Christmas to you all.