Saturday, November 14, 2015

It's not fair

I had a lottery ticket last night and didn't win anything. The whole thing's obviously a big fix. Possibly I won't get to do that tour of European memory competitions after all...

Friday, November 13, 2015


A while ago, someone asked if he could buy a signed pack of cards from me, and I wondered (via Facebook) if this might actually be a thing people would do. I have (after sending this fan a signed pack for free, since he asked first) got 33 old packs lying around the place that I've since replaced - and for however many months since I first had the idea, I've been meaning to create a stylish poster advertising them for sale. I'll make a real effort to get round to doing it next week, I think.

So, anyone want to buy one of the packs I used to set those Guinness World Records? With my signature on them and everything? Reserve yours today!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

International jetsetting

I'm hoping for at least one trip to China and two to the USA next year which I can pay for, hopefully, fingers crossed, by memorising things. I haven't actually been to continental Europe for ages, though, so I keep daydreaming about winning the lottery and devoting a year or so to travelling all around Europe's increasing number of memory competitions just for the fun of it. Not to mentioning organising a couple myself and giving away my lottery winnings in prize money, of course...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas is getting later and later

I haven't really seen anyone complaining yet that Christmas seems to start earlier every year. Come on, people, it's mid November, get moaning about it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nearly forgot to blog tonight

How many days in a row have I posted something here now? It must be quite a lot.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Muppet madness!

Okay, I really really love The Muppets! From a starting point of 'hoping it would be good but expecting to be disappointed' I've quickly progressed to 'super huge devoted fan'! I'm very favourably impressed, it's hilarious, clever and perfectly silly! Who would have thought it?

Sunday, November 08, 2015

I Say No

And I further say, no, I don't really think much of "I Say No" by Wilkie Collins. It's the book I'm reading at the moment, and I might give it up and just go and re-read one of his good books instead.