Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Flash online game that's like Grand Theft Auto...

...well, like GTA2 anyway, with it's top-down viewpoint rather than a full 3D eye-level view. But it's still great fun and free to play...

The title screen of the Flash game "Gangster Life" - click here to play it

You can find it in my fun and games website, or you can play it directly via this link: Gangster Life (GTA2)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille is finally released in England!

We don't half get mucked about and ripped off here in England. Not only do we have to put up with being one of the most expensive countries in the world to live in and go shopping in (whilst also being a cold and wet place for most of the year), we also have to put up with getting many top American movies much later than seems fair or reasonable - we do speak almost exactly the same language after all, so there's no dubbing or subtitle issues.

Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille" is the latest example of this. It was officially released in cinemas here today. And yet it was released in cinemas (sorry, movie theatres) in the US on June 29th. That's almost 4 months later! Good grief.

Anyway, better late than never I suppose. Being a huge Disney/Pixar fan, I'm off to see it ASAP...

Here are three Ratatouille Flash games (which also include desktop wallpapers) from my fun and games website to celebrate:

Ratatouille: Grab the Grub

Ratatouille: Match the Batch

Ratatouille: Marionette Madness

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Unplanned return to England

Had to come back to England suddenly because my dear old Nan died on the 3rd of this month. Joyce Millicent Inns (nee Tarrant) was 86. She played a large and very positive part in my upbringing, and I am forever grateful to her for that. Miss you Nan.

She was taken ill a few weeks before her passing, and the earliest I could sort out flying back from Thailand was, as it sadly turned out, 3 days too late. Sorry Nan.

I no longer have any surviving grandparents. It feels very weird. All my life I have had grandparents, including great-grandparents when I was very young, and they imparted much valuable wisdom to me with their knowledge of so many "old ways" (and usually totally correct ways) of doing things.

Priceless treasured memories.