Winter Afternoon Walks

Usually Sundays are wasted for me, as I’m usually stuck in bed recovering from the night before but for the first time this year, I was able to finally appreciate what Sundays are all about!

 On Saturday night, Mike ended up becoming really poorly. All was well until we went along  to the local pub to watch his favourite football team, Huddersfield Town, when all of a sudden he went white as a sheet, felt very sick and I had to take him home. [I do think it was the shock of Huddersfield Town doing well for once! – I’m just kidding Mike!].

So we ended up staying in Saturday night and watching a documentary on Netflix, while he quietly suffered next to me. We ended up watching the docu-film; The King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters

I’ve seen it before but because it was many moons ago and I’ve got a memory like a goldfish, I’d pretty much forgotten how enjoyable this docu film is! So if you haven’t seen it and you like retro games… actually scrap that, I don’t think you need to like retro games to enjoy it so much. So bear with me while I try and sell it to you…

In the early 1980s, legendary Billy Mitchell set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years. This documentary follows the assault on the record by Steve Wiebe, an earnest teacher from Washington who took up the game while unemployed. The top scores are monitored by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, an Iowan who runs Funspot, an annual tournament. Wiebe breaks Mitchell’s record in public at Funspot, and Mitchell promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So Wiebe travels to Florida hoping Mitchell will face him for the 2007 Guinness World Records. Will the mind-game-playing Mitchell engage; who will end up holding the record?

…. not really selling it to you am I?

Come Sunday and after a really good nights sleep, Mike ended up feeling a lot better, so we decided to go for a nice, afternoon stroll in one of the local parks in Manchester called Fletcher Moss Gardens. Sometimes you have to keep reminding yourself you’re still in Manchester as you suddenly find yourself in the middle of the woods, little swamps and fields. But nobody loves it more than Kiki Winklebottom

She absolutely loves exploring the plants, climbing the big, fallen tree trunks and generally have a really good sniff around. I think she can smell the rabbits that are hiding in the bushes as she can suddenly shoots off when she smells the scent!

Hope you all had a nice, relaxing Sunday afternoon too!


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