There’s been a lot to adapt to over the last few weeks. This weekend will be the fifth in a row where Geth and I have something on, which after a year of nothing at all has been a bit overwhelming at times. I’m going to enjoy my race on Sunday (it is really nice to be racing again!), but I’m already looking forward to next weekend, which is nice and empty now that the parkrun return date has been delayed by another month due to the government roadmap.

I made the decision this week to delay the release of the big game I’ve been working on for the last three months. I wanted to put it into the currently-running competition, but it would be a rush job to get it finished in time for the deadline and I’ve worked so hard on it that I don’t want to put out a rushed, substandard, buggy release. Delaying it to the next big competition gives me an extra three months to get it perfect. In the meantime, I’m having a great time making a fun little game for the current competition instead – I coded the entire game in a few hours yesterday, and now have another twelve days for bells and whistles, polish and playtesting! It is really nice to feel ahead of the game rather than stressfully behind.

Work is still fairly busy too, so life is a bit of a balancing act at the moment.

Sunny garden
The weather has been fairly glorious recently so it’s been nice to enjoy the garden. Geth has worked hard on it recently and it’s a lovely place to sit.

Two weeks’ worth of earworm playlists:

Saturday 5th

Liam Payne and Quavo – ‘Strip That Down’
Mark Knopfler – ‘Local Hero’

Sunday 6th

Howard Jones – ‘Like To Get To Know You Well’

Monday 7th

Duran Duran – ‘The Seventh Stranger’

Tuesday 8th

Duran Duran – ‘The Seventh Stranger’
Duran Duran – ‘Violence Of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)’

Wednesday 9th

September ’87 – ‘Bad Dream Baby’
Koichi Sugiyama – ‘Dragon Quest Main Theme’
Duran Duran – ‘New Moon On Monday’
Duran Duran – ‘Too Late Marlene’
David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida – ‘Where Them Girls At’

And a bonus track Geth was humming that day:

VNV Nation – ‘Genesis’

Thursday 10th

Duran Duran – ‘New Moon On Monday’

Friday 11th

Apoptygma Berzerk – ‘Eclipse’
Alexandra Burke – ‘Broken Heels’
Duran Duran – ‘Save A Prayer’
Duran Duran – ‘New Moon On Monday’

Saturday 12th

The Wonder Stuff – ‘Welcome To The Cheap Seats’
VNV Nation – ‘Beloved’

Sunday 13th

Mabel and Notes – ‘Fine Line’
VNV Nation – ‘Fearless’

Monday 14th

Koichi Sugiyama – ‘Dragon Quest Main Theme’
ATB – ‘9pm Till I Come’
Duran Duran – ‘Invisible’

Tuesday 15th

Duran Duran – ‘Violence Of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)’
Duran Duran – ‘Girls On Film’
Metallica – ‘Enter Sandman’

Wednesday 16th

Duran Duran – ‘New Moon On Monday’
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – ‘Locomotion’
Duran Duran – ‘Come Undone’
Andy Taylor – ‘Night Train’

Thursday 17th

Koichi Sugiyama – ‘Dragon Quest Town Theme’
Duran Duran – ‘Violence Of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)’
Kuana Torres Kahele, James Ford Murphy and Napua Greig-Nakasone – ‘Someone To Lava’

Friday 18th

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – ‘Locomotion’

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