I spent yesterday morning at Torfaen County Borough Council’s “Rainbow Day” raising awareness of issues facing the homosexual, bisexual and transgendered communities and raising money for Stonewall Cymru and all the work they do in this field.


Work in this field means a great deal to me, for reasons that I won’t go into today, and it was a privilege to help do anything that leads towards greater acceptance.


About Me: Five Favourite Video Games

I’ve been writing this blog seriously for almost a year now, so maybe its time we got to know each other a little better. So here are some of my favourite video games, as you can probably guess I was a Nintendo child, we didn’t have a Sega in our house and by the time the PS2 came out I had pretty much grown out of video games.

Goldeneye 007 (Nintendo 64)


Goldeneye is probably my favourite shoot em up of all time, not really a genre I go for, but this one always has a special place in my heart, if only for the fact that it was the only game I could ever seem to win on multiplayer (my secret is that I had memorised where all the rocket launcher ammo was).

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System)


The first video game that I ever played, and still one of the best.

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (Sega Dreamcast/ Nintendo Gamecube)


We were definitely a Nintendo family in our house, we didn’t have any of the sega’s or a PS1 so when Sega finally folded after the Dreamcast flopped, we got to experience the first Sonic Game on a Nintendo platform and I finally got to see what the kids who had Sega’s were talking about.

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) 


Ocarina Of Time still remains, to this day, the best of all the Zelda franchise, and it will remain the benchmark that any future points of this series will be judged against, 20 years later, you can’t have a conversation about the Legend of Zelda without mentioning Ocarina of Time.

Pokemon Red (Gameboy Colour)  


This game (well Pokemon in general-especially the cards) pretty much sums up my life from ages 9-10,  I had both red and blue, but red is where I put all my time and effort in , to this day I am the only person I know to have all 150 Pokemon. My go to team was Charizard, Hitmonchan, Alakazam, Zapdos, Muk and Gyarados, all level 100 (trained to that point I may add, there was no rare candy cheats going on).