Welcome to this short post on Saturday movie recs. You may recall in the past previous posts on this topic. Of course I will try to add some flavour or variety. All of these are films I like – all of them I recommend – including films in series.
First we have the Mission Impossible series. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 are available and 7 (Dead Reckoning) is coming next year. Wish it was out now!
Resident Evil series – don’t forget the animated series movies too. Don’t forget the newest addition Welcome to Raccoon City!
Inception – I always recommend this movie if you didn’t see it already.
The Wolf of Wall Street
2001: A Space Odyssey
Prometheus / Alien / Alien v Predator
Indiana Jones / Back to the Future / Jurassic Park
Ready Player One
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Dark Knight Trilogy / Batman movies – either animated or not.
After starting and learning the rules of the miniature wargames last night I was able to complete a practice game alone. It lasted for a few hours believe it or not because I was going slow, learning and trying to understand many things. Overall, it was fun. Today I have started a new game. I didn’t play it length way yesterday but from the smaller width which proved quite tense. There is no real hard or fast rules here. It seems the main point is to have fun!
Given that the actual battles themselves were so complex; and the massive Waterloo battle boxset I bought is likewise complex, I need to learn the basics.
I was having quite the time despite doing this alone. I do intend to play with other people at some point. You can also see the fields are now painted brown, and the yellow base underneath helped create the impression that crops were coming through. *
Back in 1795 there was the bread riots due to increased prices and less availability. Inflation was at an all time high during the French Revolution whilst the rich (the Royal Bourbons for example) lived off the income of the poor. A period of poor harvests, high prices and general recession.
In England more people bought the bulk their food instead of growing it. Instead of working on the land, many gained employment and income in factories, mills and the growing towns of the industrialising North. The effects of the war, exacerbated by a series of poor harvests, were felt in all these areas and caused a good deal of unrest and discontent. It wasn’t until after 1803, when invasion seemed almost certain, that British people succumbed to a wave of patriotism. Not until after the great victory of Trafalgar in October 1805 did they show a real determination to see off ‘Old Boney’ for good.
Welcome to this brief informative post about world chocolate day! On this day you can rest assured that many people worldwide will be indulging either alone or in groups.
Did you know that chocolate was introduced to Europe way back in 1550? But this worldwide event wasn’t a thing until 2009! Can you believe that?
We have Easter which is not about chocolate, however chocolate eggs are very much the gifts that people give one another. Well its cousin the world chocolate day allows us to gift, share and enjoy this delicacy with friends and family or alone.
When it comes to chocolate there is now a variety of flavours and selections are abundant in the modern first world countries. However, slavery still exists to produce chocolate and I have found a few brands trying to avoid using slave chocolate. You can get anything from mint chocolate, rose, orange, alcohol infused, melted, dark, white, pink chocolate! Have you ever watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Go ahead and watch it! What about Chocolat? Go watch it!
Welcome back to Cafe Bleu. The last time we were here was back in April! Back then we had celebrated receiving a new 4 star rating! I was so excited and proud of my staff that I increased wages significantly. What followed was amazing, so I will break it down for you.
Following a staff meeting, and then a subsequent meeting after raising wages, a team member steps forward and offers some suggestions, and I am impressed with what she says so I give her a promotion to team leader. Her name is Anna. She recommended the following changes:
1# To cater for a wider variety of guests I should add a vegetarian and vegan option onto the menu. So I did! Everything on the menu has a vegan equivalent and I added some individual items which you can see below. We saw a rapid increase in customers as word spread that we now had vegan food.
2# To change the look of the menu, because it was too blue and the flowers at the bottom meant nothing. Initially I disliked this, so decided out of fear of change to make a ‘joke’ menu, which looked completely awful. What do you know, her suggestion to change actually caused me to make a design which customers loved! They said ‘it reminds them of a proper café.’ I cannot complain, Anna, thank you.
3# Add more food items to the list, to increase profit and this idea was already on my mind, the menu was so small, but I intended to keep our menu integrated into the new one. Yes profit was being made on the small menu, but having more options allowed more choice.
Look at the new bloody menu below! The staff are doing so well. We have a clean, highly regulated café with efficient staff, good hygiene procedures – we got 5 star on hygiene – and excellent customer service and feedback. After creating a box for anonymous feedback we found that 89% of visitors would come again, and that a whopping 98% had a nice time and enjoyed their food! What does that tell you?
We love to chat to new people, and have set up a dedicated booth for people to discuss their mental health, or any worries they may have and this is led by our newest addition to Café Bleu James. He’s a qualified psychologist and also works here, helping to clean tables and serve food and drinks.
I decided to turn my Xbox one on the other day as I hadn’t played it for a while, and fearing that I’d be swept into the abyss that is nostalgia, I riskily loaded up the downloaded version of Dead Island: Definitive Edition. I enjoyed playing it originally on the Xbox 360 back in 2011 and onward, and spent many hours replaying it because a) it is a huge game both in scale and storyline b) I loved it. You don’t find games like this, with the exception of Dying Light, anymore. Both Dead Island and Dying Light were created by Techland, although some might argue Dead Island was a split effort.
When I got the Xbox one in 2017 and played Dying Light, my 3rd game on that console, I was immediately impressed. However it didn’t have the glitz and glamour of the luxurious tropical island that we saw in Dead Island. When the campaign in Dead Island was over I was keen to explore more, so went and bought Dead Island Riptide I think sometime late 2017, but am not sure. I enjoyed it. The other day however, I found that the ultimate edition includes the Ryder White campaign which was a great surprise for me! I don’t remember playing this but recall watching YouTube videos. So I began to play.
Anyone familiar with the game will know the island is split into big sections, all accessed as individual segments, and all massive. Ryder White campaign started in the run down slums of the city of Moresby. The storyline so far has been more military focused with more guns which is great. Don’t go dump on the graphics based on the below picture. The game still stands up as being well made, great graphic, storyline, and characters. You know, this is what gaming should be. I think it is time I go and buy the new Dying Light 2, since Dead Island 2 never materialised and the trailer released in 2014… FML.
A part of me doesn’t want to go back on the console, since it just brings me to a state of mind where I feel good. That might sound strange, but if I nurture that, then I’ll be on it as a result because I feel good. You feel me? Yes. I try to keep gaming in the evening so that I am not stuck on it all day. I think my childhood game days are long gone, so are the gaming days of my early 20s, which I don’t regret. They never took up that much time anyway. Always at night!
After the disappointment that was Back 4 Blood, which I couldn’t be bothered to go back and play since December (not kidding) I don’t think I’ll review it either, I’ll probs rest my feeble hopes on Dying Light 2 after the surprise campaign on Dead Island. If I knew how I’d upload myself playing… but I don’t!
Obviously writing full time is going to take the fun out of writing. Plus you will literally have no other choice but to treat it like a full time job, 9-5 everyday. People think they can just write when they want and class themselves as writers, true to an extent, but those aspiring to write full time have no chance because it is a full time job. You have to write everyday to make money, time not writing is going to cost you. You’ll end up without any money. Even if you do pump out a lot of work, there is no guarantee you’ll earn enough to sustain yourself. It is saddening to see so many young people start to become ‘writers’ because they had a good idea, and then later find themselves without money trying to convince people on twitter they are writing full time. I find that so-called writers are spending a lot of time on twitter and other social media. I don’t, but over the last two weeks I have spent more time on there in the hope to see irregular posts from authors. Most of them are on there posting **** all day everyday. They are obviously using their phones. I don’t have a smart phone thank goodness, save me and my soul from the mundane. I just don’t get it, are they actually writing, or spending all their time imagining writing? I am not going back on there for some time. It was well over something like 9 months before I posted something again.
Welcome back to Café Bleu. Since we last met back in September, when my café first opened, things have changed dramatically. We originally received a meager 2 star review from the people in high visibility jackets.
Since then, we have bolstered cleaning, food hygiene procedures and quality of service and more importantly food. Now, rather than offering simple dishes like pie and chips, we branched into more exclusive dishes, such as the special house café Bleulunch. It has proven very popular and is a best seller along with the house coffee munchingelephant, a blend of the finest coffee beans in the world. Prices had to increase initially, but after 6 months we found we could lower prices and still retain a healthy profit from sales.
Have a look at the menu above and decide if you would like to order. You can order below:
We managed to scrape a rating of:
Rating: 4 out of 5.
The next time we will be reviewed will be around August. Staff here at Café Bleu are keen to please and happy to welcome you to the restaurant. We provide a top class service and customer care is at the heart of what we do. We love you all coming to eat here, and will look forward to seeing you in the future. All the best, Café Bleu.
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I decided to open a small café and you can order very basic meals. Pie and chips being the staple. Coffee is optional but always wanted. Tea is less desirable but nonetheless always sought after with biscuits, cake or scones in some variety of flavours with jam or butter. Welcome to Café Bleu!
We’ve run into a snag and the food health safety experts with high visibility vests and clipboards have given us a meager hygiene rating of:
Rating: 2 out of 5.
Please, do us at Café Bleu a solid and give us a good rating. Otherwise I fear those old folks are going to come back with red pens.
1 pie and chips – £3.50
1 pie, chips and coffee – £2.30 and/or coffee free…minus 0.81p discount if bought with the pie and chips deal
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