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Posted in Home at 2:41 pm by guy_simmons

Dom thought it would be a great idea to throw away all of my old pants with holes in them.  Great plan, until I discovered afterwards that I only have three pairs of pants without holes, two of which no longer have any working elastic.

If anybody needs to find me, I’m the one with knee level vpl.




Posted in Home at 7:10 am by guy_simmons

…& just like that, I’m 40 tomorrow!

Where did all the time go? Blowed if I know, but it’s scary how time seems to be accelerating with each passing year (it feels like it should only be March at the moment, but somehow it’s June already!).

Am I where I hoped I’d be? Mostly yeah, I think I am. I mean I have Domini, a beautiful, caring, understanding, amazingly patient wife (in all but name ;)) who I’ve put through the wringer during our many years together, but somehow we got through all the crap & now things just could not be better! I have two lovely, lovely kids; Kal, creativity, smarts, cheek & charm, in equal measure; Poppy, frighteningly clever, hands of Houdini (quick, amazingly dextrous & an ability to unlock anything, as opposed to fat & hairy) & so cute that she could wilt concrete with her little doe eyes (I can hear her in bed now singing a song about “dolly” pocket :)). I have a half decent roof over my head, 4 wheels (actually I have 8, but it’s best if we don’t mention the other 4), & not too much debt at all. Career wise I’d love to be further down the road, I’d love to have put out more games in recent years, but then I do work at Lionhead… 😉

It’s funny, but I remember an arrogant 15 year old me declaring to his computer studies class that he hoped to be dead by the time he hit 40, as he assumed he would be old & knackered & life wouldn’t be worth living by that point. The “me” today however is very happy to be alive & is very happy with what he has in life. He loves his wife, his children, & is very much looking forward to spending many happy years ahead with all of them. In fact, he can’t wait for retirement when he can sit down in front of his computer & start pootling away writing exactly the games he wants to write.

Anyway today Dom, the kids & I are all off to Eurodisney for a few days of sugar coated grinning, & I can’t wait to take Kal through Pirates of the Caribbean (please let them not have changed it to reflect the films, please let them not have changed it to reflect the films…) & Star Tours! So happy birthday me, & fingers crossed life will see fit to grant me many more birthdays to come!


Children say the funniest things #1

Posted in Home at 8:09 am by guy_simmons

We all just sat down & watched the Ratatouille trailer.

Me: “How cool is that? Another Pixar hit!”
Dom: “Yeah, but I don’t see how they’re going to sell toys off the back of that”
Kal: “I wanna buy a rat”



Happy Birthday Poppalina!

Posted in Home at 8:32 pm by guy_simmons


2 today! Here she is just before heading off to her princess party 😀


It’s a mug’s game

Posted in Home at 11:44 am by guy_simmons



I just typed…

Posted in Home at 6:48 pm by guy_simmons

…”Health is a buffer between life & death!”

& it sounds oddly sort of profound 😀





Posted in Home at 12:20 am by guy_simmons

Once upon a time there was a ‘me’ that studied HCI & cognitive psychology as part of a degree course. This gets that ‘me’ unbelievably excited!


The sun is out…

Posted in Home at 2:56 pm by guy_simmons

…& everybody’s blogging!

 Except me of course, I just have a vast number of unfinished unpublished entries sitting here gathering dust :)




Batchelors Super Noodle – To Go!

Posted in Home at 1:39 am by guy_simmons


I ate one of these earlier, curry flavour, it was truly rank.  Afterward I felt really really dirty, so dirty in fact that I had to run down to Tesco to buy a poncey salad (red rice with tuna) in the hope that it would somehow “out health” the consumed filth.

It didn’t, I have stomach ache, & I fear my troubles are only just beginning…


Merry Christmas!

Posted in Home at 3:18 am by guy_simmons

Hello dear reader, it’s 2am on christmas morn & I can finally go to sleep. Why so late? Well it’s my little boy, he believes in Santa Claus & I’m loving feeding the dream :)

I started assembling this shortly after buzzcocks (you’ll notice Santa & Rudolph’s leftovers at the bottom):
Which took ’til shortly after 1am, then I finished wrapping this lot & sorted out a stocking (containing lightsaber) to hang on the back of the wee fellas door for him to find in the morning when he wakes up 😀

The turkey is now stuffed (home made stuffing, a bit too citrussy this year but it should be okay) & the veggie roast is prepared & refrigerated, now all I have to do is drag my knackered carcass into the sack ready to be dragged back out of it by excited kids in few hours time.

This is great, really. Christmas has become all exciting again & after talking about Santa so much in the past week I’m actually starting to believe he’s sleighing & ho ho ho-ing his way across the world as I type.

God bless us one & all, especially tiny Tim.


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