Miles again! But sadly not with any exciting news about newly discovered hobbies this time. This ageing body of mine is not quite as sprightly and agile as it used to be and I have done myself a mischief of late. Ok, so I haven’t exactly broken my leg but I have sprained my ankle badly. I was playing footie with my kid and in one, overgrown child/egotistical/boastful tackle, something just gave way and down I went! When I explained what happened to the nurse at A&E she gave me a stern look that seemed to scream “having a midlife crisis are you?” Which I thought was a little unfair as it’s not like I hurt myself skateboarding, or stage diving into the mosh pit at a rock concert! Read more
Hi folks. I’m back with another blog post. Again it’s going to be about a retro toy that is still mega popular today. Everyone I know must have had a go, and probably failed! It is of course the Rubik’s Cube. I was quite surprised to find out it was only released in the mid 70s, I thought it was much older than that. Anyway, it is still very popular nearly 40 years after release and is on of the most popular toys/puzzles in the world. Read more
Segway’s continue to separate opinion, with them being seen as a “marmite” brand; you either love them or hate them. They have definitely become more popular, but will they ever reach truly global status? Already they are used in a lot of airports in the world, particularly in Asia and seem to do a good job of transporting people around very busy places, at speed if necessary. They are also used in theme parks in America, with some towns in the USA offering “Segway Tours”. Will we ever see them dominating towns and cities though? Only time will tell I suppose. They are marketed (and rightly so) as a green and zero-emission form of transport, which is obviously very good for the environment. They are also quoted as being able to reach a speed of over 12mph. Read more
Miles here guys. It’s a sunny but cold day so I’m indoors with my son and a lot of Lego! He’s nodded off so I’m now sat at my laptop. As my son and I both love the plastic bricky stuff, this first post is going to be about Lego. Read more
Big kid alert! My name in Miles and this is a big intro to my new very new blog about anything to do with hobbies and games. I like to keep myself entertained so I have got a lot to talk about! I’ll be back soon with my first post, so keep your eyes peeled!