Sometimes it feels like Nintendo makes games specifically for me. The format of the Switch is exactly what I’ve wanted for a long time. I love the PS4 and PC for gaming but I don’t love having to sit in a specific room and dominate the TV to play things (even though that’s exactly what I’ve been doing with Odyssey).
If I wake up early on a Saturday, I try to sneak in some gaming or something before everyone else is awake. Last Saturday, Tabitha came in and saw me playing Odyssey and wanted to have a go too. She hasn’t played a load of games, though she does like Sonic Advance, so she was just picking up the controls but her glee at collecting coins mirrors a lot of the happiness I’ve felt playing this game.
For some unknown reason, I did Inktober this year. Although I did it on an iPad, which is technically not allowed, it was an excuse to draw every day. As you will be able to see, I do not draw. It's something I've always wanted to be able to do, but it's always felt out of reach. You see people who are just amazing at it and it makes me want to snap all my pencils and use them to make a tiny, beautiful bonfire.
Nevertheless, here is everything I did for Inktober this year. In seriousness, overall, I'm pretty proud of them. A few of them I just had no idea what to do, but most of them I had a good stab at. If you want to see captions or whatever, that's all on my Instagram.
Winds are up around 35mph so I went to the seafront at high tide to watch the waves crashing, as we know I like to do! There’s also a video on my YouTube but the quality is pretty poor, even though it’s quite impressive. I don’t make enough videos to justify getting some kit that can make them.
Festivals can be stressful, so it's important to unwind.
There was a car show at Newhaven Fort and, whilst it wasn't terribly impressive (there were some lovely cars there, but it was mostly stuff that doesn't interest me), I love going to the top of the fort and looking out over Sussex and the lighthouse. This is where the Contax T2/Superia 800 combination shines.