Category: "One a day"

Two Hundred and Twenty Eight: A cute nerdy necklace


I popped into Claire's Accessories to pick up a new hair claw (if that's what they're called, I have no idea) as mine had broken. While having a search around I stumbled across the cutest little robot necklace dangling on the wall and just had to pick it up as well.

He was pretty cheap at about £4 so if you're into robots too I recommend popping in and having a look at what I imagine is called their "geeky" range. There were also some cute banana necklaces and other types of food with eyes also.

Being a fairly cheap necklace I'm sure his eyes will fall out over time but he'll still be just as cute. Plus he can always be taken off the cheap necklace and put onto a nice silver one instead.

Two Hundred and Twenty Seven: I'm not one to complain, but...


What is wrong with trains recently? I don't go many days without a delay because of issues at Wimbledon or electrical faults, or signalling failures.

I spent two and a half hours stuck on a train about 30 seconds from East Croydon because the train in front had slightly derailed and broke the electrics on the tracks.

I was sat on the floor without any lights on the train and my phone running out of power as I kept playing games to pass the time. My journey ended up taking me 4 hours to get home as we were chucked off the train at East Croydon so I had to get to Clapham Junction on a different train and then wait for another train home.

I suppose going near London always has its problems, but my rant is over now, I love using trains but these delays and problems are just crazy.

Two Hundred and Twenty Six: Sackboy is almost done


Here are Sackboy's arms, they weren't too hard to do but did require a little more than the plain stuffing of the other pieces as I had to sew his fingers in half to have them more Sackboy like.

I think they've turned out pretty cute, which is great! Although the left arm looks a little funny as the thumb was a bit too far away from the other fingers, so I tried to pull it a little closer which makes him have less of a thumb.

Not long to go now until he's 100% complete.

Two Hundred and Twenty Five: Enjoying a little Mega Mall Story


You may know Kairo soft from Game Dev Story, well after a few other games they've now created Mega Mall Story, which is a superb rival to counter Tiny Tower on iOS.

Although there’s a price to be paid for the game of £2.49 Mega Mall Story gives you a more compelling type of gameplay as it's not the bland Facebook style gameplay that Tiny Tower comprises of.

Unlike Tiny Tower which requires the player to wait around for minutes or even hours to stock and create shops within your Tower. Mega Mall Story is a pure simulator at heart, your general tycoon game. Sitting more prominently along the likes of Sim Tower or even something more like Theme Hospital or Theme Park, (although Theme Hospital is of course even more awesome) being a pure simulator it's about managing your money and hearts to get your way to becoming a 5 star Mall and quash all your rivals.

As you can see from the image below you can get a whole variety of shops for your mall, different shops can make customers become regulars which you can find out by clicking on them (but it can be fiddly to do so) after having filled their criteria it can then allow you to get them to become regulars which gives you money, new shops or new customers.

It's a great simulator that requires you to balance money, customers, hearts, combos, shops and criteria needed to level up your mall so you can be the best one in the area. There's also a new game plus that allows you to take over all the shops you've gained if you want to do an even better play through from the beginning.

You'll notice from the image that it has a more defined art style, exactly like their other games; although I must admit I do still love the look of Tiny Tower. Although with MMS it's a shame that when you zoom in you lose the definition of the lines from the character and it all becomes quite blurry.

Either way it's a great simulator and is amazingly addictive consuming hours of your life, I highly recommend you check it out, it's only £2.49 so give it a go!

Two Hundred and Twenty Four: Another new t-shirt


An awesome t-shirt arrived that I ordered through Qwertee, I'm a big 2001 fan so I had to pick it up.

I actually managed to catch a screening of 2001 at a Surrey Science festival where it was being shown at the Mayford Village hall a couple of years back. It was a pretty awesome experience going to see a film that also had an intermission, plus it was nice to see 2001 on a big screen as I wouldn't of had the chance to when it came out back in 1968.

Two Hundred and Twenty Three: Some Rummy Truffles!


Myself and some others at work decided to do a bake-off at work as a goodbye to someone leaving.

I made some Rum truffles which sadly turned out a little runnier than usual (too much Rum) which meant they went gloopy quite quickly, I even had to put them in the freezer to get them to harden up. But they were still yummy!

I even coated some of them in pink sprinkles, as well as generic chocolate ones as well as dusted in coca, and instead of making about 50 odd like my recipe stated I ended up making 100! So I made a few too many but the leftovers were great to have with my lunch for the following week.

Two Hundred and Twenty Two: A new t-shirt, this time not a daily


So I didn't buy this t-shirt off a daily tee website like the title explains, although I did find the website via teemagnet.

I picked it up off Sir Mitchell which is a showcase of Mike Mitchell's artwork in t-shirt and print form.

He also has a really cool CAT-CAT t-shirt that he's selling but I felt the NES one was slightly more awesome, and didn't have the creepy eyes of the CAT-CAT. I do recommend you check out his t-shirts and see if there's anything you like there, his skull character tees are pretty cute.

His prints also include some interesting pieces that you can't get on t-shirts like the Iron Giant, Prince of Darkness (Katamari Prince), Super Mario World and a sadly sold out Darkwing Duck print.

Go check him out!

Two Hundred and Twenty One: Yet more Sackboy progress


This odd shape is Sackboy's back with his legs below, it looks ok, I think it warped a little when I stitched the two halves together but otherwise it seems like an alright back.

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