Advent 2 – The Last Christmas!

Now I’ve been blogging for a whole year; you’ll probably start to notice some patterns in my behaviour.  This year is no different to the last (several) with another Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar!  I’ve just started a new contract up in Aberdeen which means I’ll be away from home Monday to Thursday, so the pictures might not get updated as frequently, and some of the models will be built by my daughter, once she’s done her Lego Friends one 😀



Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

So, a quick update, obviously without any spoilers given most sensible people won’t be seeing until later today (no excused beyond that!) Let’s start with saying it’s good.  How good is always a little subjective, but I’d say it’s in the ‘Good Range’ with The Force Awakens and Rogue One.  I’ll need to watch again at a more sociable hour, and in 2D before I give a final verdict, but at the minute I feel it’s not quite as good as those, but not by much.   (more…)

Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side

I’ve seen these decals on other people’s Mac’s before, and always thought they looked a bit tacky, but when I saw this one pop up in my Facebook feed, I couldn’t help but click the link.  

It cost less than £10 delivered from so I was seduced by the Dark Side 😀


It was a bit of a pain to detach from the backing paper and then transfer onto my Macbook, and initially, I wasn’t too impressed as it had a number of trapped air bubbles (even after trying to move them to an edge of a credit card) which made it look a bit naff. 

After a few days though they’ve completely gone, and I now think it looks great!  Hopefully, it will last the 3 years I plan to keep it for…


The Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar – it’s become a bit of a Christmas tradition!  Even though next year I’ll be closer to 50 than 40!!

I think this is my 5th or even 6th calendar, and my daughter is now joining in with her own Lego Friends version.

I thought I’d share this year’s creations, ranging from a very small but scarily accurate Slave 1 (Boba Fett’s ship for those that might not know, but want to learn!) on the 1st, to a downright bizarre (so much so, that I don’t really know what it is) on the 20th.

A nice reminder for me when it’s packed away in the garage with the others, and for you if you happen to stumble upon my ‘blog to self’.  If you do, Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017…



Almost there…

Sorry it’s taken a while to get around to this, and it probably won’t be all that detailed for now, but I’ve been a little busy since the midnight showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last Wednesday/Thursday I went to last week.

Staying up until 04:30 am didn’t help the rest of the week either, as I’ve felt sleepy ever since and really need a good nights sleep to catch up, but being away from the weekend visiting friends and family before Christmas was more important than sleep!

If you’re a Star Wars fan you won’t need me to tell you to go and watch this film, and if you’re not, me telling you to go and watch this film probably won’t make you, but you really should go and watch this on a big screen as it really is a very good film.


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