OK, with my router going on the blink (thankfully fixed ) and then the board improvements, I have discovered that there is, in fact, a whole world out there.
I have rediscovered some of my favourite pasttimes from before this board entered my life, including:
- chess - I found my old board in the attic and have been relearning all the tactics ~ Great fun, and more stimulating than adding to my music collection!
- reading - faced with a lack of decent TV, I found a book, and started to read it...once I got the hang again, I have found myself engrossed by this; I remember the days when its all i did (just about)
- walking the dog - sounds an odd one, but I actually found time to go to the river with my gf and her dog...we took the car and had a really nice looong walk, not one of these quick walks to the park and back ~ It was worth it, i can't believe I actually tired the poor Border Collie out!
I intend to try to rediscover more things which I used to do before this place...any suggestions? I urge you all to try it!!