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  • Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    It compels me. Not the pursuit of the Elden shards, but the game itself… It is time for Elden Ring. I’m only three months late, but this game taken the world by storm and there’s no shortage of coverage this long after launch. It’s an incredibly expansive and compelling adventure of your own making. Want […]

  • Escape to Sicily (Parte Seconda)

    Escape to Sicily (Parte Seconda)

    This post is part two in a series about Sicily. Part one can be found here. I’m back with more things you can do in Sicily (or more specifically, Taormina and the surrounding area.) Play tour guide to unsuspecting visitors Be sure to pay close attention to information plaques as you never know when you […]

  • Escape to Sicily (Not quite…)

    Escape to Sicily (Not quite…)

    This will be a short one. I’ve run out of time today but will be back over the weekend for the real part two Sicily post. Ah, Sicily. It has only been a week since we were there, and I’m already missing it. To recreate a little of the holiday, I made rigatoni alla Norma […]

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  • Post Christmas Dissection

    Clearing away the Christmas debris, I’m back at my desk for another festive post. Also there will be pictures of turkey preparation in this post, so if you’re bothered by that sort of thing then this may be one to miss. Christmas Day has come and gone, and I’m still getting over the post-dinner coma. […]

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    Post Christmas Dissection
  • It’s Christmas Eve for Certain

    Another year, another furious week of shopping, cooking, baking, saucing and wrapping. Is this supposed to be relaxing? It has begun… Yes, in the words of the immortal Fozziwig (from the Muppet Christmas Carol fame), it’s Christmas Eve for certain. The food shopping is over and the real preparations have just begun. My enduring memory […]

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    It’s Christmas Eve for Certain
  • The Radiant Tim Minchin, and other things

    November has been quite a month. Being physically present at a friend’s gig was quite an experience a few weeks back (Ocean City Groove), and to round off the month we saw Tim Minchin perform at Plymouth Pavilions. He is an excellent musician and quite the inspirational figure with a truly unique brand of musical […]

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    The Radiant Tim Minchin, and other things
  • The Gourdening – Another Year, Another Halloween Movie

    If you’ve been following Ordinary Decent Gamer or Newforge Studios for a few years, you’ll be familiar with our annual release schedule. Every year (barring the time of a stressful house move) we make at least one Halloween film. These are usually light-hearted comedy horror movies, anywhere from two to six minutes in length, and […]

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    The Gourdening – Another Year, Another Halloween Movie