Happy new year I guess

Maybe I should rename the thing to readers digest and blog once a quarter...

Things have been extremely busy.

At work, at home, everywhere else. Busy.

The last few months, things feel like they’ve accelerated, and they’re still accelerating. Things are getting back to ’normal’, whatever that is.

Companies are wanting people to head back into the office after nearly 2 years of enforced working from home. That feels a bit weird. A lot of people aren’t as fortunate as I am. I get to go down to the office when it suits, but there’s always the option to join in with whatever activities are going on remotely too if it doesn’t work out.

It is very nice to be able to work from my home, control the temperature and noise levels, wear what I want to, listen to whatever music I want to, not have to spend a fortune on coffee shops and sandwich shops (though Deliveroo do delivery quite a lot of food here, which isn’t great - but swings and roundabouts, hey?).

Managed to play a few board games already this year. Have been attending the local club which is fantastic. They even did a full game day the other week. It was magical. I’m supposed to be playing games today with the eldest, but he’s snubbed me in lieu of playing on the Xbox with his friends….so yeah.

Airecon in just four weeks. A whole weekend of gaming, I can’t wait. It will be fantastic to play again with people I haven’t seen for far too long.

With any luck, Handycon might be on later this year too and I’ll get to go down to that. I really enjoyed everything being in the same hotel, that felt really good.

KCon is another convention I want to try my best to get to this year. All being well, if things carry on going the way they look to be going, then this year is shaping up to be a good year.

I’ve put a £4 reservation down on a Steam Deck, it’ll be useful to take down on business trips with me and give me the ability to play portable Monkey Island again. Miss that from the app store so much, wish Disney would reform Lucasarts and bring it all back. That would be fantastic.

Book of Boba Fett has finished, that was good. Obi-Wan has a release date (45th anniversary of the original Star Wars release).

At the moment, things feel like they are going well, which is nice for a change. Fingers crossed it continues.

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