In my years using eBay, I have sold everything from a cup and saucer to a canoe, and bought everything from soap to a sofa, and since having children I have used it like never before, children grow at a shocking rate and buying and selling barely used items is a huge industry, savvy parents realising they can not only buy great value items for their sprogs, but also resell on the ones they bought only a few months ago!
When East Side Games dropped us a ‘hi’ to tell us about their latest release Ruby Skies, we took the opportunity to learn more about the company, and in the process learn a little more about the gaming industry especially as regards the ever growing and popular social networks and mobile platforms. What really caught our attention about East Side Games, besides the fact that they make some pretty cool games, was the independent label thing, it brings back the days when one man game companies produced some truly classic games from their bedrooms?
Everyone loves a list…don’t they? Combine this with the fact that everyone loves a gadget, we thought it was about time we had another gadget list!
We have searched about and found our absolute favourite top five gadgets of the moment. From the sublime to the ridiculous, these are gadgets you will wonder how you lived without….
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator, 50ml
A good moisturiser is an absolute necessity, and the writer swears by and adores this one from Clinique, we have as ever trawled the web to find you the best online price.
What Clinique says..'Rich, oil-free cream gel instantly rehydrates. Skin stays comfortably plumped even 24 hours after you put it on. Daily use helps fortify and repair skin's moisture barrier to keep moisture in, environmental irritants out. Better barrier, happier skin.'
Before reading this ebook, I purposefully didn’t read the prologue, so I had no real idea what the story was about, and I found the whole premise in a literary world currently full of vampires and various shades of that colour grey to be refreshing –
I have therefore absolutely intentionally failed to mention in my review the central crux of the book! It really is a lovely surprise!
Wings of Shadow is not a challenging read, nor is it a read that will change your world, however it is light and easy to read, its the kind of ebook you can pop on the Kindle before your holiday and happily dip into when round the pool.
NAME: Christian Grey
ABOUT: Christian Grey is a successful, handsome and charming business man, however there is a darker side to the CEO of Grey Enterprises. Christian, or better known by his girlfriend as ‘Fifty’ has had a painful and disturbing past, he was brought into the world by a drug addict who failed to care for him or feed him, this was made worse by her ‘pimp’ boyfriend who would stub cigarettes out on his body. This all came to an end when Mr Grey’s mother overdosed and died in front of him at just 4 years old, from then on he was taken into care and then finally adopted at the age of 15 – so its no surprise he has a few, shall we say, ‘issues’.
If you are like me and spend most of your time working on a computer; or perhaps you just spend some time playing games and do a little surfing now and again, at some time you will come across a computer virus; be it from an email, or as most do now just from visiting a website. When it happens believe me it is going to drive you mad, so as the old adage goes better to be prepared!
NAME: Charles Benedict Ainslie, CBE
AGE: 35 (born 5 February 1977)
ABOUT: born in Macclesfield, Ben Ainslie is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor ever, a three-times Olympic gold medalist and silver medalist, who started sailing at the tender age of eight and was first competing by the time he was ten. In 1989 in his first international competition – the 'Optimist World Championships' in Japan he was placed 37th. Ben learned to sail near Falmouth in Cornwall, he comes from a sailing family, his father Roddy Ainslie captained the boat that took part in the first Whitbread Round The World Race in 1973.
Catherine McIntyre is a computer-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer, living in the north-east of Scotland. She uses photography, drawing, collages and found objects together with Photoshop CS to create beautiful striking images.
We wanted to speak to Catherine not only about her work, but also about the processes involved and the
part technology plays in the creation of her work.
…..Nikon 1 J1
A decent digital camera is a must for any tech saavy person, the ability to easily shoot and create stunning images is much in demand. We love the new Nikon 1 J1, its small, easy to use and good looking.
Nikon say…Busy lives filled with fleeting chances to record loved ones in action demand a camera that can keep up.
Designed to think fast and act even faster, the super-small Nikon 1 J1 interchangeable lens camera offers all you need to shoot great photos and movies.