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Easter with the twins

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Changes ahead for the twins but it certainly didn’t stop us from having fun over the weekend.

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They have been watching Inside Out recently and it’s certainly got them thinking. I just love Reuben’s imagination. It’s a pleasure listening to him.

 

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inside out discussion 2016-03-27 11-30-55.wav – SoundCloud

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Here’s a chat I had with Reubs on Easter Sunday

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Videos and football updates

I forgot to post these videos last week.I wanted to record more but a low battery was to blame at the stadium.

Having looked at the video of the penalty rewarded today, there was slight contact. Let’s just hope that we don’t experience something similar against us on Thursday against United!

Take a look at @Kieran_LFC10’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Kieran_LFC10/status/706510795308470276?s=09

The Vine link here shows contact.

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Early start

It was an early start this morning for our trip to Wembley.

Like my Tweet this morning, it’s been 24 years since I was last there. I remember flying home from France to go to the game with my dad…bless him x

I feel very tired this morning. I was busy doing work till 4am Saturday morning. It’s becoming a little bit silly now. Ironically, BBC 5 live chat was based on teacher workloads….

 

 

 

 

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The answers.. A time to reflect

The answers. Does it answer key questions?

One thing is for certain. It makes you think. I read about this video link through @joethepeacock. The article was on Medium. I appreciated his reply.

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Audio Jerkoff by Steve And John on iTunes

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Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of Audio Jerkoff by Steve And John for free.

Source: Audio Jerkoff by Steve And John on iTunes

 

Love it. The boys are back!

 

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 780 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

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A few red memories….

I decided to take a little trip to Anfield today. Memories from the 70s, 80s and 90s flooded back.

Parking in Stanley Park, I took the walk that my dad and myself used to take every home game. Leaving the car and walking the short distance through the park and past the phone box to the ground.

The phone box is no longer there. We would meet there after a game or if we were ever separated after a match.

 

The new Main Stand looks impressive. To be honest, it was a good move by the club to stay in Anfield and not move elsewhere. Roots are deep.

The Kop end is still full of visitors and tourists, two days after Christmas Day.

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Man with knife causes panic at south London shopping centre on Boxing Day

What on earth is wrong with people? It would be nice to go some considerable time living happily and without fear!!!!

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Shoppers feared it was a terrorist attack.

Source: Man with knife causes panic at south London shopping centre on Boxing Day

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Oh Monkey come back…

You know…I really miss the Monkeychunk podcast. I loved listening to it on the way home from work.

Steve’s YouTube channel is above.

The MonkeyChunk Show is a Podcast about Gaming,Tech,TV and Movies. With guests each week chatting about everything and nothing.

Source: The Monkey Chunk Show

This was their last show. I had a message from @monkeychunuk months back on a social network. I hope the issues you had mate have disappeared and I sincerely hope you start casting again.

 

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How to Properly Catch Up on All the Star Wars Movies Before The Force Awakens | Lifehacker UK

I was on the phone to a friend the other day. I asked the same question…What order do i watch the films in if i want to refresh prior to seeing the Force Awakens.

This friend in particular, who will remain nameless!! also used to mock me for having every available VHS format of the films during the 90’s. Dolby surround trilogy, Widescreen trilogy, THX trilogy. You name it, I had them on tape. The videos have long gone now. I may as well say the same for the DVDs I have, what with streaming and KODI etc.

Still, I’ll give this a read later and make a decision.

 

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The seventh Star Wars movie comes out this week (seventh!) and if you’re feeling a little behind, don’t worry.

Source: How to Properly Catch Up on All the Star Wars Movies Before The Force Awakens | Lifehacker UK

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The Must-Have Apps for Your New Android Phone | Gizmodo UK

I’ve had my Android for some time now, yet I’m always looking at new apps and mods. Check out the Gizmodo article here.

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Just got yourself a new Android phone? Great! Here are the apps that you should get installed on there right away.

Source: The Must-Have Apps for Your New Android Phone | Gizmodo UK

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A montage of sights and sounds

I posted about this the other week. Released today, Boxing Day, is a montage of sights and sounds from Weller’s world tour.

Well worth a watch!

 

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Christmas present…..and past

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I managed to dig out some old Christmas videos of the twins. These videos will most certainly come out on their 18th birthdays!

 

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Christmas 2015

I don’t mean to blaspheme on this festive day, but Christ, 2016 has got to be better than this year. Many reasons for this, some personal, some related to others.

Regardless, the twins have had a scream the last few days. They opened a present on Christmas Eve, followed, as in video, with a mountain of goodies this morning.

Excited Reubs was constantly looking at the food left out for Santa, up and down the stairs with a different excuse every time. Cute!

Monster horror is Izzy’s theme this year. One goth doll had a chain saw… What the hell!!

I’ll have to collate the videos over the last few years. Time sure goes quickly.

 

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Retro heaven haven

For us Retro gaming geeks, the Internet Archive is now the place to go.

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There is so much to watch and read. I’ve started to use it for those retro games you remember the name of but have forgotten what it looks like. Rather than Google an image, there are thousands of game clips on the site.

https://archive.org/details/speed_runs

You will find the retro stuff under the speed runs link, as above.

Also above is the latest Retro asylum podcast. i need to catch up on these to be honest…just too busy.

Oh and still missing the Monkeychunk show…please come back!

 

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Paranormal Kodi add-on

 

This is a cool add-on for Kodi…if you like the paranormal.

Linked to this is Howard Hughes’ new podcast from the unexplained.

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Weller documentary ‘One’

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I read the above tweet yesterday about a new Weller documentary. It will be broadcast on YouTube on Boxing Day.

 

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Pre Christmas chat

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To say the twins are excited is an understatement. It’s the start of the holiday and already we’ve done so much.

 

Bless!

 

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At long last, home game passion

Well, passionate support at the end of the game….. Liverpool need to make Anfield a fortress again. It may have started, regardless of the home draw.

 

 

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These kids are my world….

 

Brian Clough asked his wife where the years had gone as he walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. A sad yet understandable question to ask as time goes far too quickly when children are involved. Priorities in life eh!!

He regretted not spending enough time with his children as they grew up. Every day,  he said, and he was right, is precious.

Saying that the twins are excited about Christmas is an understatement. Bless! Not long now….

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The end of Genesis…

So Husham updates his channel with news that Genesis is down… There is so much available out there it should not be an issue.

I was interested to watch a new IPTV repo video link yesterday about the King. It needs a little tweaking after installation but it works fine…hopefully it will stay for a while. The video is below..please excuse the language:

My intention was not to have a dig at @MONEYSPORTS_RH for the Tyson Fury fight. I fully understand that many people were attempting to stream in 720. It was crashing that’s all….

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The man was wise….

 

With all that’s happening in the world today, I believe we miss individuals like Lennon. Someone to attempt to put things into perspective.

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Day 5….The twins open their advent calendars and Reubs gets his Christmas haircut…very smart.

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Great win

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Some are saying that this was the best win since the 2013 season. Yes, I’d agree.

The momentum has got to continue. The two weeks off has done the team the world of good. The question is however, was the defeat to Palace due to tiredness?

Check out the Anfield Index podcast below:

 

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Cold weekend

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Aye it’s cold outside. Very busy week at work but glad the Premiership is up and running again.
I shall hopefully enjoy the Liverpool game today at City.

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Watch “Mees kirjutab kirja Isisele – MAN WRITES LETTER TO ISIS Gunman” on YouTube

So sad.

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Paris, Friday 13th November 2015 Howard Hughes

In light of events on Friday, it hasn’t taken Howard Hughes long to upload a podcast.

This is with Professor Greg Barton, expert on the Middle East.

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Recent video of the twins

This is the irony. This video was recorded in 4D, yet even with a 150 d/l , YouTube buffers…bizzare.

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Nearly two years

It’s been nearly two years since my last blog update.
The twins will be six in March and are currently in Year 1. Both are making excellent progress.

As I post this we are all trying to come to terms with the horrible events in Paris.

The domain is now up and running. I aim to blog as much as possible from now on.

Laters

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Retrocollect and Retro Asylum – sharing interests

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What I liked about the latest Retro Asylum podcast was their link with a sister podcast named Retrocollect. In fact, there does not appear to be any competition whatsoever between podcasts. As is mentioned in the podcast (listen above), both sites appear to benefit from joining forces rather than battling it out for listeners.

Respect.

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Dennis Potter memories and a new vlog

At long last I’ve been able to get two of my favourite Dennis Potter TV plays, Lipstick on your collar and the Singing Detective. Tis nearly twenty years since I watched these and even had copies on VHS:)

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Gradlife has gone. They haven’t released a vlog in over a year. I’ve therefore searched high and low for a decent alternative. I found the KidShoryuken vlog, combines real life with retro – cool idea

 

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From Bedroom to Billions – Retro Asylum

This week’s offering from the Retro Asylum podcast, featuring @PressPlyOnTape, a local Liverpudlian, is a much listen.

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The podcast highlights a new OpenEMU for the Mac. I’ve managed to paste some ROMs into the package, as you can see from the jpeg, and things appear to run smoothly.

There is also lots of talk about the new documentary coming out ‘ From bedroom to billions ‘. The reason why this is a much watch is due to its British perspective on gaming.

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I must say I’m looking forward to seeing this.

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Webb robs the Reds – a web perspective

Totally gutted. How on earth did Liverpool not get a second penalty last night?

On a positive note, it gives the Reds a good opportunity now to concentrate on the league and a top four finish.

If poor language does not offend you, watch the attached Redmen TV reaction to the game.

 

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Howard Hughes on City and an age!

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Great to see Howard Hughes back on the radio. He has been on City and since retuned to the Unexplained podcast since the loss of his father.

Sad loss for the Platts too back in April, hence the lack of blogging.

YNWA Dad x

 

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

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Our Comenius Utopia Google+ Community page

Google+ community

 

Please click the link above and have a look, join too!

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Busy times

Busy times for us all!

I was really annoyed at the reception that Benitez got at Chelsea. Shouldn’t the fans vent their anger at the owner?

Still, only four weeks until Christmas – looking forward to the twins’ reactions on christmas Day.

Below are the two latest episodes of the Unexplained – interesting stuff.

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The return of Gradlife

And I thought it had gone for good! Gradlife is back and it definitely made my day last week. Beats Coronation Street!

Below are some examples of the new looking vlog.

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Oh Sandy

The audio recording below is of Howard Hughes’ show ‘The Unexplained’. It contains some fascinating stuff about Hurricane Sandy that hit the East coast of the States last week.

On the home front, things are still really busy for everyone, hence the lack of blog updates.

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