I love to play boardgames, and the main obstacle is unsurprisingly a lack of time. It used to be that I didn’t know anyone in London that played games, which also was a hindrance, but fortunately this has changed.
Firstly, I became a member of the London Board Games Club, where a growing group of us members on every other Sunday or so. This is always great fun – we play a varied selection of games and often try new games as well. This is how we have recently discovered such excellent games as Imperial – a new game that is truly excellent and at the same time reminds old-timers of the good old Diplomacy board.
I just realised that it has been months since I last updated this blog. There are lots of reasons why it has been so long, but I’m not sure that any of them are really good reasons – so here is a brief update in case anyone is interested 🙂
Firstly, I am currently trying to keep typing to a minimum as I suspect I may be suffering from the beginnings of RSI. My right hand and arm ache if I type for more than a few minutes at the time – and since my job involves at least eight hours of sitting at the computer every day, this is a slight problem. The only solution to the problem (short of quitting my job, which I am not quite prepared to do) was to find a way of not having to type. I could of course try to fill my calendar with meetings all day, but instead I decided to see how well speech recognition software works in 2005.
Mamta and I are currently trying to determine where to live once we move from our current rented house in East Sheen – and it’s not easy. Of course, the fact that the price has to be reasonable is a factor, but the biggest frustration really is that it’s so hard to find out whether what is available is in any way suitable.