27 September 2014

Portsmouth Powerboat Birthday Surprise

Yet another Birthday surprise from Beryl and Ray. Had no idea where we were going, but we ended up in Gun Wharf at the Onboard Powerboat Rides booth. After a slowish start round the harbour our driver really opened it up, donutting round the spit forts and ending up at the Isle of Wight in about 5 minutes!

20 September 2014

Final Day Cocktails

Lovely lunch and drinkies.

Lets Be Cops Film Review

Final holiday flight waiting kill time forced us to watch this drivel. I'm not even going to waste words on it. Crap. Avoid.

Ben 2 out of 10
Barry 4 out of 10


19 September 2014

The Maze Runner Movie Review

Another futuristic teen angst film, where everyone has to be one type of person, a runner, a builder, etc.... exactly the same as Hunger Games and Divergent before it, why?! Anyway brushing over this stupid plot point they also have the annoying habit of renaming things unnecessarily, eg. giant mechanic spiders are what they like to call Reevers and loads of other "what we like to call" moments. Apart from all the unnecessary rubbish, this is actually a good film! Lots of fairly unknown cast, make up a strong group of kids trying to escape a maze filled with loads of finger biting hazards. The action keeps coming and the story keeps growing, ending on a cliff hanger, the start of realising whats going on. Luckily the 2nd film has been picked up, so we get to see what that is!

Ben 7 out of 10
Barry 6 out of 10


iPhone 6 Launch day in Toronto

We had to go and see what the queues were like for iPhone 6 at the Toronto Apple Store, needless to say they were massive!

17 September 2014

Lazy Tourist Day

It was a beautiful day, so we decided to take the open top bus tour again, this time taking in the boat trip around Toronto Island and stopping at the food market. The bus dropped us at the ferry, and we had about a 45min wait, so we sat on deck chairs on the dock getting sun burnt. After a nice slow cruise round the island we stopped at the St. Lawrence Market, billed at the world's number one but National Geographic. We were expecting lots of food samples and things to try, what we got was lots of raw meat and fish, not great for visiting tourists!

16 September 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Review

After messing up on Transformers 4, we decided to give Michael Bay one more chance with Ninja Turtles. This is quite clearly aimed at kids, as its fairly light and easily entertaining. Its filled with completely over the top set pieces as you'd expect too. Its purely for kids.

Ben 5 out of 10
Barry 4 out of 10


13 September 2014

Toronto Take Two!

Well just had the biggest surprise ever from Barry! From just getting in the car as if going on a normal trip, to heading to the airport, to multiple suitcases appearing from the boot, to tickets to Toronto again for my 40th Birthday!! Completely gob-smacked!