Monday, 18 June 2018

Otherworldly Supermarkets

One of my all time favourite things to do while I'm abroad is going to supermarkets. The brands, the look and even the smell is just so different to what we have at home. Carrefour is a behemoth of a supermarket chain in Europe and they have literally everything in stock, so while Rebecca's parents were browsing new seat cushions for their conservatory, I was looking at the prices if video games. Soon after our shopping trip we met up once again with the friendly holiday neighbours from yesterday for a Chinese meal in a nearby town, they are good company and we had a lovely chat about travelling and life at 20 over some sweet and sour chicken.

This evening I even managed to play some games with Mark and Daniel online, we played a few rounds of Fortnite, they were on PC while I was in my Switch in another country. What a world we live in!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Holiday Neighbours

Called up my Dad after breakfast to wish him a happy Father's Day, first time I've tested out making an international call on my mobile now we supposedly have a harmonious European phone network, guess may not have that after Brexit. Politics in general were a bit of a hot topic today, we met up with some holiday neighbours from Holland who had us round for drinks and nibbles as they discussed what leaving the EU would mean for everyone.

So far my time in Spain has been full of sun, coffee and fair bit of beer. I started reading Starter for Ten too and I'm enjoying it a hell of a lot, funny to think this time last year I was starting 1984 for the first time.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Professional Thumb Twiddler

Don't really fly late in the day too often, I finished packing my bags first thing and then spent most of the day twiddling my thumbs a bit, at least I wasn't getting up super early though. Flight to Spain was alright too, got delayed by almost an hour but it didn't affect us too badly. We waved goodbye to a dreary England and welcomed a warm Spanish evening with cheese and beer, I already know I'm going to enjoy the next few days.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Spain Soon!

In between packing for Spain tomorrow I cracked on with scripting my next video and so far I'm super pleased with it. Probably work on it a bit while I'm away too so its ready for me to cut into a video by the time I get back next week.

Rebecca very kindly went into town and bought me a pair of goggles for swimming in the pool next week. I'm a blubbering wreck without them since I have such sensitive eyes, be good to do some proper swimming again too.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Driving Theory Test

Big day of my driving theory test. Got up a little earlier for some extra cramming before I walked to the test centre. I was feeling confident but not big headed which was good, but that quickly evaporated once I sat down and started the test. The very first question stumped me. Usually in the mocks I did I whizzed through them, but here I spent a lot of my test time having a to stop and think properly.

The hazard perception part started a bit weirdly too, very first clip featured a chap herding cattle across a field. Nothing too strange about that I thought, but I looked closer and noticed all the cows were CGI. I figured it was hard to find that particular hazard in the wild for the DVLA so I thought it was quirky, next question though I noticed that not only was the car in front CGI, but the pedestrians, roadsigns and some trees were all digitally imposed into the footage. It was seriously distracting because nothing looked real, speeds of cars all felt a bit fake too. So that threw me off initially but I eventually got into the rhythm.

I got about 3/4 of the way through and kinda prepped my self to deal with the fact I failed. Imagine my surprise when I found out not only did I pass overall, I got 100% right in the multiple choice section! Really pleased all my hard work and revision paid off. Practical test here I come!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Loving Dragons

Met up with one of Rebecca's old work friends for an afternoon of games. He had the day off work today and we hadn't seen him in a while so it was nice to play a few rounds of Cuphead with him.

Rebecca and I spent this evening celebrating our 4 years of dating! We went out to a nearby Greek street food place The Athenian for some amazingly good wraps stuffed with halloumi, real good grub! Since I knew Rebecca would be a fan, I put on How to Train Your Dragon - she was instantly won over by Toothless

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Smashed (Bros) More Mocks

Day 2 of the intensive driving theory revision has gone swimmingly. Plus I applied for another job AND I even got an interview booked in for a job so the good times are slowly rolling in. To top it all off, Nintendo finally got a chance to show off there E3 direct all about Smash Bros and it didn't disappoint. They announced that they are literally bringing back every single character that has ever been in the series with a few new ones so I couldn't be happier.

In the evening, Rebecca and I took the bus up to Henleaze for a casual dinner with chums to complete the lovely day I was having.