You’ve Gotta Catch ‘Em All!!

Ah yes, I have a bucket list (blog and list found on ‘The Challenges‘ page of this blog) and this just happened!!

56: Replay a childhood video game

I replayed and completed Pokemon Yellow!!

Yes, I grew up with the original series. Yes, I had the three original starters you are meant to get in the TV show plus Pikachu to face the Elite Four and Gary.

Was it worth it?


I got addicted to this again as much as I did when I first played the game on the classic Gameboy. Trained hard, played hard and so much fun!! It was like I was transported back to my youth… it was a great experience, so many hours, so worthwhile, I am going to miss it. You know, unless I replay it again or try out Pokemon Blue or Red. Shame I can’t complete the Pokedex but my aim was to face the Elite Four and Gary and beat them the first time around, which is exactly what I achieved 😀

Childhood awesomeNESS!!

Perseids: Meteor Shower

Perseids - Meteor shower

I just love nature, especially star-gazing so when I realised that the peak of the Perseids meteor shower was peaking on a night when I wasn’t due at work the next day (18th August), I inevitably had to stay up. Not expecting much because of living in a town, light pollution etc, luck was on my side! Whilst I didn’t see lots, I saw a fair few as I settled down on the bench in my back garden, on my back just staring up into the sky just waiting for the magic. Also, with this time, I finally learned and spotted where the Big Dipper is, part of Ursa Major aka The Great Bear. Turns out, dead bang in front of my bedroom window 🙂

Inevitably, I had to try out the shutter settings on my camera, the longest shutter speed only being 16 seconds but I am pleased at the results and in a more rural environment, could have presented so much more. When I need a new camera (the current one is only a year old), I am definitely looking to upgrade.