Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

So, for the second year it's Christmas time here at Red Parsley, and indeed everywhere else that celebrates it! Unlike last year I'm not at home in the UK but am instead enjoying a sweltering festive season in Brazil right in the middle of their summer so it's been a mixture of searing temperatures, monsoon-like downpours, and brick-shaking thunderstorms. This of course means it doesn't really seem like Christmas to someone brought up not too far below the Arctic Circle. I'm lucky enough, however, to have a great family who arranged a special early Christmas for me before I left the UK so whatever happens here over the next week or so is a bonus!

This also means I will be doing virtually no gaming, retro or otherwise, during this most celebrated of festivals, but I suspect many of you will be. Of course, this is likely to be stupid modern games that take an hour to install, two hours to download updates, and are still riddled with bugs, but I'll leave you to it! I'll be back to super retro-gaming before long and, unlike last year, I've actually had a few posts saved up this time too. Regardless of my pursuits here or at home though, I hope very much that you all enjoy whatever you spend your time on and that you have a lot of fun. I've made some great new friends here over the last year including Sean, Bryan, Eric, Pablo, Marco, some older friends have continued to drop by including Marc, Edward, and Darkstalker, and there are of course many others too, so it just stands to me to wish you all, as well as everyone else who stops by here, and most of all my wonderful wife:



  1. Merry Christmas to you, too, Simon! Can't wait to hear more about your travels after you return home. In the meantime, all the best to you and your family :)

  2. Thanks a lot, dste and Bryan, I hope you both have a fantastic Christmas too :) At the current rate I'm not sure I'll have too much more to tell but you never know. All the best to you and your family :)

  3. Merry Christmas!! Have a fantastic 2012.

  4. Hi Simon,

    I hope you had a great Christmas down there despite the monsoons and all;) Also hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday! All the best in 2012.


  5. Hi Stuart, thanks a lot. I hope you had a great time too :)

    And thanks Sean too! We've had no rain for three days here but I almost wish it would come back - it's so damn hot! I hope you're having a great time too, best wishes :)