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Interesting week. Colonoscopy on Tuesday which saw me get an all clear and yet again be thankful for what the NHS offers. The preperation the day before was…cleansing :) Pretty close to deciding on a kitchen which will be worth it in the end but will see a bit more upheavel and more than a bit of cash.

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Caught up on Game of Thrones ready for season 7 tomorrow. Can’t wait.

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Busy week looking at kitchen options. Almost too many options so will take a few days break from it and come back later next week.

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Loving the new Haim album. Also enjoying The Handmaids Tale which is dark. In preperation for July 17th re-watching last season Game of Thrones. So good.

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A day late thanks to another broadband outage. Twice in a week including a new hub being fitted. Not good.

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Golf Club 2 and a rather mixed reaction so far. Graphically a bit better, club options make it more interesting but multiplayer looks a hot mess and some of the ball physics just seem wrong. I’ll give it time, no doubt patches will fix over time.

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New boiler fitted and went better than expected…now onto kitchen shopping. Also got the new iMac this week. What a beast but it’s taken a back seat to other issues. Also had a week off work which was busy but a welcome break.

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Finished Ready Player One and really enjoyed it. So many geek wins and despite inital negative thoughts Wil Weaton was a great narrator. Looking forward to the film verison next year.

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Lego Love

I love Lego. When I was a kid it was my way to escape. I had loads of sets but I loved to make my own builds and stories. One recurring theme was space, building moon bases and fantastic rockets to take me there. Oh to go back to those times.

Another love was space, especially the Apollo missions, so when Lego announced a set would be launched to commemorate the moon landings I had to buy it. The Lego Apollo Saturn V is expensive at £110 but is a metre tall and contains 1969 parts. This would take a fair bit of time to build.

So I set aside a weekend and got to work. Of course, I did a time-lapse that didn’t quite come out as hoped but that was a side project to the main event.

Some of the build was intricate but overall it was fantastic to put together. The instructions were clear and the parts came in 12 bags so was fairly easy to sort and work through. Overall it’s a superb kit and the final rocket looks great. It was also nice to get a small stand for the rocket to give you a choice of how you want to display it. If you are into Lego or space in any way treat yourself to this set, I loved it.

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