Sunday 26th October 2008
Last week, I had a week off work with my girlfriend - our first holiday together. Here is some of what we did:
Monday 20th October
We went to the SEA LIFE centre in Brighton. It cost around £12 for an adult and we parked in Madeira Drive, which is the road next to the centre, by the beach. There is a good variety of sea life including tropical fish, stingrays, crabs and giant turtles. The best part is probably the tunnel, where you can walk can under the large aquarium.
After this, we went to Brighton Marina to look at the shops.
Tuesday 21st October
Today, we went to the cinema and watched: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008). We thought it was funny and it had some good moments, but I did not think it was as good as other films with Simon Pegg, such as Hot Fuzz (2007) and Shaun of the Dead (2004). However, I still would definitely recommend that you go to see it.
After this we had a meal at Blue India in Crawley. The food was very good as always, however the portions are modest. We have found it to be one of the best Indian restaurants in Crawley.
Wednesday 22nd October
We went to Butlins in Bognor Regis, West Sussex today. We did not really know what to expect, as I had not been there for about fifteen years (when I was about eleven years old) and my girlfriend had never been. We found that it was mainly geared towards children. However the 'Splash Waterworld' was the best part and we spent a few hours there, but we wouldn't go on the rides again! We then went on the go karts, but they cost about £4 and you only get 3 minutes. My lap time was 22.28 and my girlfriend's was 25.51.
Thursday 23rd October
Today, we went to Bluewater in Greenhithe, Kent, which second largest shopping centre in the UK. It has 330 stores including a very large Marks & Spencer. One word of warning, if you want intend to take your camcorder to do some filming, like I did, don't. I was told off by a security guard and made to delete what I had filmed and I wasn't even in any of the shops. So much for a free country. The architecture of the centre was impressive so I just wanted something to remember it by.
Friday 24th October
On our last day, we decided to go ice skating at Guildford Spectrum. This cost about £13 for two adults including skate hire. Neither of us could skate and we spent most of the time hanging on to the side! However, we started to get the hang of it near to the end (mainly just being able to walk without holding on) by supporting each other and luckily we didn't fall over once!
10 Years of Martin2k Update
Morphboy has been promoted once again to an Administrator (congratulations Morphboy), this is mainly so he can set up a forum called '10 Years of M2K', which includes the forum 'Chain Letter Project', which he is managing (as mentioned below in the 7th October 2008). However, the process has been revised as follows (from Chain Letter Project):
So far 5 people are involved.
Tuesday 7th October 2008
Believe it or not, its almost been a year since I started this blog! Time
flies I guess. Anyway, here's some of what I've been up to recently.
I've recently been looking at some of the old reviews in the martin2k Games and came across reviews made by a mystery person in the name of Sadie. His (or her, nobody knows) reviews, which are often quite critical, can be seen on the following games' pages:
As you can see, they are well written and amusing, which led to him/her being a much talked about aspect of martin2k history.
10 Years of Martin2k
This has been posted on the Forum, but I wanted to write about it here as well.
Believe it or not, Martin2k will be 10 years old in 2009. As you may have read in the History of martin2k article, the exact date is not known, but I am going to set it for 1st June 2009 (Monday, 1st June 1999 was a Tuesday, which sounds reasonable).
I want to organise something for this momentous occasion. I have been thinking about a meet up , but due to some people not living in the UK, this may be difficult, as indicated by the results of the poll, below. I have created a poll with the question: "Would you be able to attend the 10 Year Celebration, which would be held in West Sussex, England in June 2009?" to find out how feasible this could be. The results so far are as follows:
Probably not: 50%
I don't know at the moment: 22.73%
So far it looks like a meet up may not be possible due to most people (11 out of 22) not being able to. However, it may be possible for just members based in the UK to meet due to the cost of travelling abroad, which is prohibitive for many people.
Here are the rest of the ideas for the occasion people have had so far:
Morphboy had another good idea:
So far people seem to like this idea. Watch this space to see what happens.