I Played EverQuest

Posted 29/10/2017

EverQuest

I am a fantasy gamer. I love playing RPGs & MMORPGs. I played many fantasy games starting on my first computer, a commodore 64. I then upgraded to a massive Amiga 1200. Finally I embraced the world of windows based personal computers, the PC. I then began playing the game which changed my view of fantasy games for ever, EverQuest. I played EQ for about 8 years before retiring. Afterwards I entered the world of EverQuest 2 and then ventured into the World of Warcraft.Original EverQuest Full Game giveaway disc Original EverQuest Full Game giveaway disc

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World Of Warcraft Transmogs The Mage

Posted 27/10/2017

In my last blog I posted images for my Transmog ideas for my World Of Warcraft Hunters and Warlocks. Today I am looking at the Mage. They come in three flavours Arcane, Fire & Frost. I found the Arcane class easiest to play, and Fire hardest with Frost being somewhat in the middle.

I often prefered holding a spellbook with a dagger but found the odds were heavily tilted towards more power with a staff which often annoyed me! The idea of a mage carrying a spellbook was always close to my heart.

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World Of Warcraft Transmogs Hunter and Warlock

Posted 25/10/2017

I have played World of Warcraft for years but when the latest expansion came out, Legion, I lost all interest in the game. The changes that were made impacted gameplay right down to level 1 and it became a game of pushing maybe 1 button, waiting to refresh before you pressed it again. This latest expansion also forced players to run dungeons and even raid to advance anywhere further in the game. Add to that fact your "artefact" that you get at the start of that expansion is your only real usable weapon, plus the absolute mega nerf of my favourite expansion Warlords of Draenor just finally removed any further desire for me to log in.

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Sweet Music (updated!)

Posted 23/10/2017

Brian Connolly - Lead singer of SweetBrian Connolly - Lead singer of SweetI am a lifelong Sweet fan. I love their music especially their own music, written and performed by them on their rock albums. If only things had been different....

I grew up with Glam Rock and I loved it. Born in 1964, I was still very much a sweet little girl when the 70s started and Bubblegum music hit the scene. I really enjoyed the vibrant and lively music that was easy to sing along with.

Then one day I was watching Top Of The Pops (back in those days there was very little choice of TV unlike now!) One of the bands featured was called The Sweet singing a very catchy little ditty called Funny Funny... I LOVED it!

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So I Joined Instagram

Posted 10/10/2017

We all see these Follow Me images for InstagramWe all see these Follow Me images for InstagramToday there are so many different social media platforms, it is impossible to join them all unless you do social media as a a full time job!

I, like many others use a few social sites (check my Social Media page for links!) that I post mainly memes on plus some other daft stuff!

Anyway a couple of months ago I joined Instagram. I had joined it a few months ago, got lost, and quit out thinking the account was gone and deleted, but lo and behold when I decided to retry and recreated my account I had followers! That took me by surprise! Didn't expect that!

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My Breast Cancer Story Pt3

Posted 10/9/2017

I had finished my treatment. It felt odd. Suddenly I was alone, discharged for now from the hospital, I was not due back for a few months! I did not know what to expect. I was a mess. I was fat, bloated, tired, in pain, no hair, no energy and no self esteem. I was going to be on Tamoxifen for a few years and that has a weight gain side effect! How long was this all to last! Everything I had read said you could expect to feel good again by about three months, and I had absolutely no idea how! I was a real mess. How do you start again, pick up where you left off.

First of all, at home I had a horrible gas cooker. My landlord had said He would get me an electrical cooker point installed when I was ready. I wanted an electric oven in time for Christmas. I was praying that by then surely I would have some taste back! I got in touch. Yes it would be sorted. true to his word beginning of December arrived the electrician and fitted my long wanted cooker point and he even fitted my brand new electric oven. For the first time in months I felt good. I couldn't taste anything but I was ready!

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My Breast Cancer Story Pt2

Posted 8/9/2017

So it has been a long while. My life has changed so much in many ways since I had my mastectomy. The chemotherapy treatment was very hard. Next came recovery, getting back to work and all along I have been left with very acute tiredness that means each day I have to go back to bed to rest in order to get through the day.

Anyway, my last blog ended with me having the mastectomy and going home to recover. I found out that I had had a 5.5cm cancerous lump removed, and also it had been found in 15/16 lymph nodes. That was a shock. This also made me think, it is in my system, it has travelled, it has moved beyond. That thought has never left me, and still haunts me now. But life goes on and I have to keep fighting, I have a son who I love very very much. I have to get through this.

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My Breast Cancer Story

Posted 31/5/2016

Hug In a BagHug In a BagI have been gone a while.

So much has happened this year.

It started out bad but went downhill at a fast rate.

On May 3rd 2016 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

It was a shock! There was no cancer in my family, anywhere that I knew of! I have never smoked. I hadn't drunk since my twenties! I hated the sun. I had tried to live a good life, was not over healthy but made some adjustments that were suppose to help.

No one can prepare you for something like this. No one really expects to get cancer. Even with the odds at 1 in 3 would get cancer, you still do nor expect it to be you. The sad fact is, now, anyone born after 1960 has a 1 in 2 chance of getting it. I fell into that category.

I have decided to tell my cancer story, hopefully it may help others on this very difficult journey.

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Joys of Public Transport

Posted 29/1/2016

In this modern day of cars, many people still use, and rely on public transport, but is it still a public service? It now often depends on what service you use. What is public transport? Usually buses and trains. The problem is these are no longer run as a public necessity but as a profit making business.

I use both. The bus daily for work, the train for recreation on days out etc. I do have a valid, clean driving licence but the cost of running a car today means for me it is not worth it.

It is due to the way my local buses are run that has made me reconsider getting the monthly bus pass that I currently buy and making plans to go back to my own form of transport - walking!

Basically, the way modern buses are run, is it really worth it if walking is an option? In my case, no.

This is why...

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Rescued Moma and Kittens

Posted 16/1/2016

The four rescued kittensThe four rescued kittensOk, hopefully you have already read my blog "Stray Cat with Kittens"? This is the next part. We got moma stray cat and the 4 kittens safe and warm with us. it was hectic, 4 tiny 5 week old kittens with a wild stray cat, this was going to be fun. We started out by naming mom Sweetie as that was what we had been calling her, but both my son and I felt it didn't suit her.

Thinking hat on...

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We Lost and Found Our Cat

Posted 15/1/2016

Our Black Cat - EbonyOur Black Cat - EbonyWe have a beautiful black cat called Ebony. She is the sister of the cat we lost (Loss Of a Loved One). She enjoyed going out on a night raking, as all cats do. One morning, she wasn't home for breakfast. At first we were not too worried but after an hour or so, it was getting light, still no sign of her, we started calling her.

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Stray Cat with Kittens

Posted 14/1/2016

The Stray Moma Cat Living In a HedgeThe Stray Moma Cat Living In a HedgeIt has been a while since I have been on here as things started happening last year that took me away from most of my web building work, both on my sites and the other sites they I was managing. Things have now calmed down to a point and I am getting back to normal but with a few changes in my life.

I am now only doing my websites.  I am no longer managing the other sites from last year.  It was something I had to do for very many reasons, both personal and professional. My time is not as it was and the stress associated with doing the other sites is something I have decided i needed to cut out of my life.

The second change is cats!  Two things happened last year that have had a profound effect on me, and my son. Those who follow my Facebook page and / or my Twitter feed will have an idea about.  It is those two things that this blog is about.

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Kittens Are Growing!

Posted 19/8/2015

So my kittens are growing up fast! Icarus has now been neutered so there is now no possibility of little marshmallows! He has also been microchipped, he is all grown up  although he is still very much a kitten. Aria is still a baby. She came to me so young and she is still so small, it is easy to forget she is still very much a kitten. They have both settled in to the family like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and have intergrated well with my other cats.

From left to right Smudge - Aria - Minx - IcarusFrom left to right Smudge - Aria - Minx - Icarus

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Meet My Cat Family

Posted 5/7/2015

My son calls me The Crazy Cat Lady! Why? We have 5 cats of various ages. I am at my happiest when I have a houseful of cats, if I could have more, I would!

All my cats are mogs! All but the latest were rescued or came from feral farm cats.

So my cats consists of 3 tabbies, a tortoiseshell, and a black with a small splash of white on his front. Their names are Minx, Smudge, Ebony, Icarus and Aria.

These are my family cats.

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From Feral to Family Pt2

Posted 28/6/2015

Aria is now 8 weeks old and is going from strength to strength. She has turned out to be a very loving, gentle kitten without any signs at all of ever being a feral. Healthy and alert, she is clean and a joy to have around,

It has been very many years since I took in my first feral cat. This time round it has turned out to be the easiest experience of having any kitten yet.

Most of my life I have taken adult cats from rescue centres or had cats passed onto me in need of a home. When I heard of this little feral kitten the only one of the litter, it just had to be.

So what is she like?

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Final Addition - My Long Haired Kitten

Posted 28/6/2015

Aria, our feral kitten is growing and I was now looking for a companion for her round about the same age but I decided it would be a long haired only. This time I would be firm, long haired or nothing as this would be the last addition to my family.

By utter chance, two days ago, on Friday I looked at a web page that detailed local ads offering cats and kittens for sale and noticed at the top a new local ad with a picture of an absolutely charming fluffy kitten face. I read the add.

A litter of 15 week old kittens were ready for their forever homes, a silver tabby and a black, both short haired, a long haired silver tabby and a long haired silver-brown tabby. The advert said contact by text. I did.... 20 minutes later I was at the bus stop heading across town, I was the first person to enquire.

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From Feral to Family pt1

Posted 22/5/2015

Today we welcomed into our family a new member, Aria. She is a small feral female tortoiseshell kitten. Born of a feral cat on the edge of a farm I got to hear about her from a friend of the person who had found her.  She was young enough to have a chance at a new domesticated life. As most domesticated born kittens easily find homes I decided to take the plunge as experience has taught me that each feral cat I had taken in previously had become a most loyal and devoted family member.

It has been a long time since I had taken a feral in but after the recent loss of one of my cats I decided to take the chance on this unknown kitten. at 3pm Wednesday afternoon I was told the kitten was weaned and had been successfully caught, I was to pick it up in the morning.

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Loss Of A Loved One

Posted 2/5/2015

This is the Story of Nimbus.

Six months ago two new kittens joined my family. They had been abandoned in their home when the owners decided to move out, they were left behind, in a cold, empty house. I found out about them from a local rescue centre that had taken them in. As my two cats were Old, and Very Old I had decided now was the time to take on a pair of youngsters to bring on.

I have, for the last 30 years, always taken in rescue cats but usually, unlike in this case, I have been presented with a cat or cats that needed a desperate home. This time I wanted to choose, to look and find ones that suited me. I wanted to choose  a different colour than I had had before.

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My Mobile has on OS Update!

Posted 11/4/2015

Mobile phones have become an integral part of modern day life for most of us. Some of us prefer a simple call and text basic phone, but for many others, we want our phone to do much more. For some of us our phone has become more than just another gadget, it is work, rest and play all in one. 

Most of us have a mobile phone and most of those are smartphones. These are, in essence, mini computers. Like computers, they get updates from either the manufacturer or service provider, depending on the handset.  Now how many take any notice if you get a notification that the phone has an update. I guess most will just press update and allow the handset to upgrade.

But, what happens when that upgrade goes wrong?

What do you do?

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Are Footballers Worth Their Weight In Gold?

Posted 2/4/2015

I have never been a fan of Football. Why? Well look at the England Squad. Total let down every time. So, today it was reported that a Liverpool footballer had revealed in an interview that he had turned down £100,000 a week new contract. During this same interview he had also made it known he had received other attractive offers and that he would not look again at anything until later in the season. Today, it seems, he has felt it necessary to put out a statement that its not about the money! Really?

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