Game on: revisiting games

Some time┬áback, I found myself writing about games. Winning, losing – definitely taking part. Games seem bigger on the radar again. Junior is involved, but so is Mini. They have their different likes and dislikes. Mini and I play different games quite a lot. It seems to work for us both. I like the fact …

Specialist subjects

Do you ever remember thinking about the things you would share with your kids, when they came along? All those things you love. All those things that you know something about. All those things that you think might even be helpful to them when they grow up. Well. Some of that happens. Occasionally they even …

Summer ’14: expansion set

You know those board games that are only good for a certain number of players? Or have limited numbers of plays, after a while? Serious board game makers and players (and I hardly count myself among them, but I have learned this much) solve the problem with expansion sets. That way, the game allows for …

Making: the scooping up blanket

So last time round I mentioned that I had all these leftover handles from the eco bags I’d been cutting up. And they seem just right for the idea of a scooping up blanket. Dan and Junior Reader are Lego afficianados. To be honest, it’s building anything – it could be K’nex, or Duplo, or …