30 days of ideas – 27: Tamagotchi Gardening

Photo by aidanbrooks Today’s idea is a terribly simple one – so much so, I’m astonished nobody else seems to have thought of it: Tamagotchi Gardening. Instead of looking after a pet, you tend a garden. Dig it over, choose what to plant, care for it,...

New Year Resolutions: 12 x 30

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to New Year Resolutions for 2010, and of course, I came up with a lot of the usual stuff. I also came up with some stuff that was less usual, but not the sort of thing I wanted to spend a whole year doing. For instance, in 2010,...

What happens in the tipi stays in the tipi

We’ve been back from Shambala a few days and it was, once again, a very laid-back and relaxed affair. Good music – mostly by bands we’d never heard of, but occasionally there’d be one or two that one of us had heard of (or, on occasion, met)....

Magic in the dining room

Jake summons his minions to lay waste to Hannah’s troops For some reason, after about a five year hiatus, Jake suddenly went digging through our never-unpacked boxes of stuff from New Zealand for his Magic The Gathering cards. He and I used to play and collect a...

It’s all fun and games

I’ve had a really busy few weeks since Christmas. A lot of it has been work-related – writing, mostly – and lining things up for the new year – and a lot of it has been festive and fun. A really good mix, actually. One of the better days...

Spore

Tah-dah! It’s a Spore creature Somehow, alongside a bunch of celebrities and A-list bloggers, I was invited to have a play with the Spore Creature Creator. Spore is a new game developed by Will Wright – the guy who came up with The Sims and Sim City. Watch...