Category Archives: culture

Pokemon GO

When my daughter was about 6 we spent a few months playing Pokemon Diamond on her Nintendo DS. It was a really good game, she could progress, didn’t get frustrated, we worked on strategies together, etc. So, when she came round tonight we downloaded Pokemon GO. I won’t go into all the issues and stories that are going around. It was quite fun to see a Pokemon in the real world. But I think it’ll wear off quickly for me. It’s a long complex game and I don’t want to be wandering around doing this. But I did think if there was a whodunnit or crime noir one where you had to find clues around your neighbourhood, that would be quite fun.

Bragging about Hay

Daughter and I went to the Hay Festival today. We saw Jim Baggott talk about science of creation and then Billy Bragg in conversation (he sang a few songs as well). Bragg was very engaging, and afterwards chatted for ages with people queuing to get his book signed ([url=]I have a signed copy[/url] already of course)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Daughter and I went to see this at the New Theatre tonight. It was fantastic, really funny. Not ‘oh look aren’t we smart laughing knowingly at Shakespeare” funny, but genuinely laugh out loud funny. Daughter loved it. I wonder what current comedy will still be as good 400 years hence?