The journey home

Free wifi is always an alluring prospect, and having it on an otherwise incredibly boring 4 hour bus journey seems perfect. What I didn’t bank on was how busy the bus got as we stopped to pick up people along the way s Free wifi is always an alluring prospect, and having it on an otherwise incredibly boring 4 hour bus journey seems perfect. What I didn’t bank on was how busy the bus got as we stopped to pick up people along the way so the most I could avail of it was a few tweets and downloads. My plans were foiled back lack of space! And I had to concede my window seat to an elderly couple, leaving me with an uncomfortable isle seat. What started as the seemingly perfect journey turned out to be a nightmare…or would be if I wasn’t asleep as in pretty much every bus journey I have. So overall it wasn’t really that bad, though the ferry now is off to a bad start. The free wifi here is already giving me trouble, so I’m stuck here by a cold window seat troubleshooting. Aside from the journey, my time in Edinburgh really was amazing. We ended up seeing The Improverts, Andy Parsons and Neil Hamburger (I managed to get my ticket signed too). During the Fringe is a good time to visit Edinburgh; the city is alive at this time of the year and everywhere is busy. I even went to see The Guard, which is an excellent film and felt a lot like In Bruges. The food was great too, and I can’t wait to get back to visit again.

Aside from all the Fringe stuff I also managed some gaming. I have recruited Matthew into League of Legends, and hopefully we’ll get playing a bit more than the single match we had over the weekend. Rift also featured, as I was finally able to download the mammoth installation files thanks to the decent internet connection in Edinburgh. I have only played a few hours, but it is a fun game and quite engrossing like most MMORPGs though I’ll probably only play it for the length of the free time – 30 days. I’m not sure whether I would have bought Rift at retail, but it is definitely worth a trial if you can get hold of a free copy; mine was courtesy of Trion Worlds at gamescom. Hopefully I’ll get playing more during the week, and have a more in depth view of the gameplay. This post will probably have to wait until get a decent connection, which won’t be any time soon by the look of things. For now I shall return to Fallout 2, the only decent game on my computer which doesn’t require an internet connection!

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