My blog was empty (until this post)

That’s how every blog starts. But like a good brew of cold drip coffee, it’s going to fill up gradually with what I hope will become a batch of purely distilled ideas and creations.

Like most things, it’s probably going to take some time to get right. So hopefully this is the start of an interesting journey.

I feel like my mind has been overactive lately and there are a bunch of things that I’m keen to explore - things I’m learning, things I’m building, games I’m playing and places I’m planning to Travel. Here’s a bit more on each of those things;

What I’m Learning

I’m always learning a few things at a time. Right now, I’m focusing on:

I’m also currently thinking about learning Hip-Hop dancing and portrait drawing. We’ll see where that ends up.

What I’m Building

A while ago I joined the r/Gameboy subreddit and there’s a lot of great modding work going on it. That inspired me to dig up my old Gameboys and start taking them apart. At the moment, I have a Gameboy Colour and a Gameboy Advance that are both pretty beaten up.

I’ve also become very interested in building and development around Raspberry Pi. This has become a bit nostalgic for me because when I was a kid, my parents bout me Dick Smith DIY electronics kits to play with and I remember having lots of fun building circuits and LED. I’m working on two Raspberry Pi projects - a Magic Mirror and an e-paper calendar.

Games I’m Playing

I’ve bought so many games over the last few years and never got around to playing them. So for the moment, I’m only focusing on two - Hearthstone and Overwatch.

Both have amazing competitive scenes, so I’m going to try to improve my skill in 2019 and see if I can compete.

Games I hope I can get to play at some point include: Red Dead Redemption 2, Smash Bros Ultimate, Pokemon Ultra Moon (played half way through and it’s been 2 years!), Undertale and Fortnite.

Places I’m Planning to Travel

In 2019, my wife and I are planning an extended vacation across Europe and I’m super excited to be visiting so many amazing places. The plan at the moment includes:

  • London, England

  • Paris, France

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Berlin, Germany

  • Dresden, Germany

  • Nuremburg, Germany

  • Munich, Germany

  • Prague, Czech Republic

  • Salzburg, Austria

  • Vienna, Austria

  • Budapest, Hungary

  • Zagreb, Croatia

  • Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

  • Split, Croatia

  • Korcula, Croatia

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Venice, Italy

  • Milan, Italy

  • Lake Como, Italy

  • Rome, Italy

  • Florence, Italy

  • Cinque Terre, Italy

  • Pisa, Italy

  • Dublin, Ireland

  • Killarney, Ireland

  • Galway, Ireland

Currently researching all of the above and looking for cool things to do. Add any recommendations you might have into the comments here!