Merry Christmas

I thought I’d’d have a little bit of Photoshop fun this Christmas eve, using something I received for Christmas many moons ago.

Wherever you are, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.






Christmas fun with Commodore is Free #76

Perfect timing! Feet up, mug of good stuff and the latest issue of Commodore Free magazine.


and for some festive retro gaming, we’ve been having a laugh with Frosty the Snowman 2 which you can find on this months cover E-Tape.

‘Christmas is around the corner and Santa and his elves have hit the bottle. They are too drunk to go into the cave and pick up Christmas presents. So it is up to Frosty to pick them up and return them to the cave. Unfortunately, there is a problem for the poor dude. He has to run a long distance and jump over various hazards in which roam around each scene. Can Frosty or a friend, return presents to drunken old Santa before Christmas Day launches?’



Snow, Santa, presents, Christmas puddings of doom and SID renditions of ‘Walking in the air’, ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’ and ‘Fairytale of New York’ what more could you want?





The E-Tape contains a .tap version of the game which is great for emulation or on hardware devices that support it but for  a regular .d64 image for playback on something like a SD2iec, head on over to CSDB –

Everybody now….’We’re walking in the airrrrrr…(do dooo do dooo)…..we’re floating in the moonlit skyyyyyyyy’ etc etc.

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My kinda stuff

My kinda store front…..wouldn’t shopping be so much more fun?

…my kinda ugly Christmas jumper.

Thankfully, I’ve only had to endure ugly Christmas jumper twice as a kid. The first being a paisley mix of brown, more brown, far too much red and green and a splash of purple and yellow thrown in for good measure….Oh and it had suede elbow patches. The second one didn’t look to bad until I saw the back…it had my name knitted in large capitals. It was a present from my dear Auntie who I love very much but my god, I would not have survived school if I’d worn it. I remember my younger brother sniggering as I gave the obligatory show of appreciation with beaming smiles masking the horror within. A few minutes later, he unwrapped his own ‘signed’ jumper. Bliss 🙂