Parental Geekery Episode 4 – It’s Dark and We’re Wearing Sunglasses

by on September 2, 2012

We’ve come over a little Blues-y this week, thanks to our friend Neil. The discussion about The Road continues, and Neil recommends Blood Meridian as well. We also discover that Neil is a Western Swing geek.

We talk about Catherine’s first experience of camping, and reminisce about our own camping experiences, including our worse camping experience ever.

We talk about Catherine’s last day at nursery, the thank you card that she wrote (there’s a picture on Ruth’s blog), and the cakes she made to give to her friends and the staff (with bonus adventures in green food colouring).

We talk about how David’s speech is coming on, and about his desire for ice cream. We also talk about how Catherine is having to learn that her brother has his own opinions.

Ruth feels slightly bad for recommending a friend buy an Android tablet instead of an iPad – what is the world coming to?!

We talk about two apps that David is enjoying – Sort & Stack and Build & Play. You can find more information about these apps on Ruth’s blog. Ruth also mentions Chalk Walk (iPad only) as being an app aimed at teaching kids the “pincer grip”. John mentions Kid Mode (Android). Since recording we’ve discovered that this app is available on iOS as well but from reading the reviews it doesn’t seem anywhere near as good.

We’re watching Castle and the Paralympics opening ceremony. John’s playing Team Fortress 2: Mann versus Machine, Crysis and we’re both dabbling with Legend of Grimrock. Ruth’s trying to make enough time to go back to playing World of Warcraft, and has got slightly addicted to Dragon Vale (iOS only). John talks about Pocket Planes (iOS).

We’d love to hear your recommendations for board games for a future episode – let us know what games you enjoy playing as a family.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Richard J Foster September 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Hey! Greenbelt wasn’t that bad… At least we got to see that Phil Keaggy concert… and he’s a guitarist I still geek about today. 🙂


sm2n April 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I think Mentalist is better than Castle.
I was quite impressed with your singing.


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