Talkie Toaster

Given that god is infinite and that the universe is also infinite, would you like a toasted tea-cake?

That’s simply one of my favourite lines from one of my all time favourite TV shows. Ahh Red Dwarf, A classic british Sci-Fi sitcom from the eighties, that’s not only still on TV but is also still consistently funny.  I admit I probably play the entire series a bit too much and my wife now hates it. I’m convinced if she watches a few more episodes she’ll learn to love it again. She will, won’t she…………? If not I’ll have to teach my son to appreciate ‘The boys from the Dwarf’ At least then she will be out numbered!

One of the many many benefits of being a parent is exactly that. Passing on what you love to you kids and outnumbering your wife on important matters, ok so maybe not that last bit.

My boy is over a year old now as I write this and i can’t wait to share with him my passion for the things that I loved doing as a child and the love i have for things even now at the ripe old age of 36. Gaming has always been a constant in my life growing up. There has been times when Ive drifted away but I always come back eventually. My first gaming system was a ‘hand me down’ Atari 2600 Junior that 2 faulty joysticks. One that didnt go left or right and another that didn’t go up or down. It never occurred to me that this was an issue I just simply played the handful of games we had  the best I could. Finally one day I came home from Primary school, sat on the edge of my bed, fired up the 2600 to discover to my delight that the controller now worked fully. Little did l know that earlier in the day my mother had popped out and got me a new joystick. After the Atari we had a NES then a Megadrive that my sister and I would spend countless hours playing games over and over, swapping the controller over if the other got stuck and trying to reach the next level in Alex Kidd.

It’s those fond childhood memories that drive me to make great memories with my son and hopefully my other kids if /when they arrive!

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Rich

Rich Gardiner is an aspiring writer based in Northern Ireland. This blog showcases his random thoughts on ...................anything and everything!

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