Today, I’ve been gearing up for travelling down to Essex to see some friends of mine I was going to a thing in London on Friday, but that’s been postponed (not cancelled, per se).

What I’m trying to tell you is that I might not post anything up until I come back home (on Sunday). Then again, I’ll be home quite late on Sunday (we’re talking 10-11pm). So, I might not end up posting anything until Monday.

Not that anyone’ll notice, mind.

Shut up, you damned fool!

Sorry, I just had a little argument with my subconscious.


As I said earlier (like 35 seconds ago), I’ve been getting ready for my “epic” (read: “sitting on a bus for 3 hours, then getting two trains”) journey to Essex. To prepare, I’ve shoved some clothes into a bag, loaded my USB hard drive with some cool stuff, and imported a whole bunch of books to my Kindle.

Today, I bought the entire Ring series of books. That is the Ring series by the eminent Japanese teacher-turned-author Koji Suzuki. I own physical copies of the books, in hardback format, but I’d lent them to a friend a few years back. I’m hoping to catch up with him at some point, and he did say that he’d give them back, the last time we spoke.

That’s, pretty much, my preparation sequence right there.

Oh! I’ve also dumped a few DvDs in my bag. I wont tell you which ones, but I’ll let you know how they went down when I get back.

Usually when I travel, I pack light. But, for convenience sake, the last few times that I’ve travelled to this particular place, I’ve taken a sports bag AND a satchel. You just never know when you’re going to need something from your satchel.

Plus, there’s part of me that hopes that I’ll find myself in an adventure game-like scenario, one day.

Although, I’m not sure how effective I’d be in an adventure game-like scenario. Seeing as, when I recently re-played Broken Sword II, I couldn’t remember how to solve the first puzzle.

Note to self: Don’t get knocked out, tied to a chair and placed in the library of a burning building by a native of South America. Phew, I’m glad I got that sorted.

I’m not sure if I should take my satchel this time around, though. I mean, there’d be nothing in it, aside from my Kindle… Saying that, I do need somewhere to store my Kindle between reads.

I just don’t know. Maybe I’ll be better off taking it. At least then, I can secrete the odd refreshment about my person AND have somewhere to store my Kindle between reads.

Excuse me. I just sneezed. Rather loudly.

I’m one of the very few people I know who can manage to develop a cold during summer. Maybe I’m just allergic to something in this room.

That reminds me, the pollen in Essex is hard core. I MUST buy some anti-histamine.

Aside from all of that, there’s very little else to report. But I DID write this post using OmmWriter. Second one I’ve written using that. My opinion still stands, too. It’s a really cool piece of software. You should give it a go, I mean it’s free so why not?

Until next time,


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Jamie is a .NET developer specialising in ASP.NET MVC websites and services, with a background in WinForms and Games Development. When not programming using .NET, he is either learning about .NET Core (and usually building something cross platform with it), speaking Japanese to anyone who'll listen, learning about languages, writing for this blog, or writing for a blog about Retro Gaming (which he runs with his brother)