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Sunday, 25 November 2007

Cold out, but busy inside...

A kitchen cleared ready for the carpet fitter...It's been another pleasant weekend, with a trip out to an indoor play area called Big Space in Harpenden yesterday afternoon (it gave the children an opportunity to run around inside, since it was bitterly cold out and about!) and general tidying today, in preparation for the carpets to be fitted in the morning. As you can (hopefully!) see in the photo, the kitchen has been pretty-much cleared; I just hope he turns up tomorrow!

I'm well aware that I need a little more exercise, but as winter closes in around us (no complaints here - I quite like it cold, but prefer not to suffer drizzle while I'm trying to get fit!) I have taken to more cerebral pursuits. Both the Nintendo DS and Wii have games available for them for brain training (Brain Age and Big Brain Academy respectively) but there's a rather intriguing on-line game that's free to play, and offers a slightly different slant on it.

www.brainarena.com is an internet-based brain training game, where there are a number of 'leagues' of difficulty. To progress, the shortest time you take to answering 40 quick-fire questions correctly over the course of a week needs to be among the top 1000/500/250.. (it goes down the harder the game gets) for promotion to the next league.

I'm down to 43rd place so far, so I'm fairly confident I'll make the cut - I'm finding the current questions quite easy (but it hasn't stopped me trying to improve my position!)

Speaking of mental stimulation, our favourite Christmas catalogue (better even than the ones from I Want One Of Those and Hawkins Bazaar) is Mindware - there are some ingenious present ideas in there, including a hydrogen powered car!

Posted by james at November 25, 2007 7:07 PM

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