{Event Planning} Recovering After A Poor Turn Out

Organising a local gaming event is no small feat, and low attendance can feel like a real slap in the face.

My husband and I run a local Blizzard fan group, and on 26 January, we ran our first proper public event. Usually our events are done in a private room in the local library or online, but this time we were a part of a much larger festival that was held in an open space.

We put together a fantastic schedule, we sought out sponsors who provided some epic prizes, and we tried our best to promote the event, but it wasn’t enough.

Out of a group of 85, only 10 of us attended.

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{January} Video Games We Can’t Get Enough Of


January marked the last month of the summer holidays here in Australia, and as a family, we spent a lot of time enjoying our favourite pastime in the climate controlled confines of our air conditioned house rather than being roasted in 44°c/111°f temperatures outside!

Read on to see what video game titles we’ve been loving this month:

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Neri vs. The Fish For Over 50’s Article


As I mentioned in my resolutions post a few weeks ago, my number one goal is to really get stuck into my writing course. I have until the end of this year to complete it, and six months into it I have only managed to hand in a pathetic five assignments! However, I have finally bumped it up the ol’ priority totem pole, and in the process I’m discovering a new issue that I’ve never quite experienced before.

It’s like Writer’s Block, but…not?

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A Very Pricey Impulse Buy


You may have seen me mention a few times that I’m putting together a Blizzard fans Marquee Meetup at our local Australia Day foreshore celebrations. The event is in a week and a half and I am starting to STRESS OUT.

The easy parts are all done now: I’ve secured prizes and cash donations, I’ve locked in what events we’ll be doing and I’ve begun promoting it where I can. That leaves all the trickier parts like decorations and set-up.

But I am worried so much. What if no-one comes? What if I have missed something super important and it’s a disaster? Most importantly, though, what am I going to wear?!

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NSFW: I’m On Tilt


Tilting: When you’re so pissed off from losing multiple amount of games that you play worse and worse ’til you’re so pissed you begin leaning over your keyboard screaming over every little mistake you make and complaining about gaming imbalances. [Urban Dictionary]

I don’t know when or how it happened, but I have noticed something horrific. I am bad at video games.  It pains me to type it, but it’s true. And, now that I’ve had this epiphany, I’m pissed off.

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My Resolutions for 2016

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Reading back on my resolutions for 2015, I actually feel really proud of myself. Not because I smashed all of my goals out of the park (I’m pretty sure I failed them all) but because 2015 ended up looking much different than I thought it was going to.

It’s for that reason alone that I’m going to write some resolutions down for 2016. Now I can look back on this post at the start of 2017 and then laugh and laugh and laugh about how I thought the year would look!

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