Friday, 16 November 2012

Aspiring Vet: A friend of mine.

Hey folks,

Wow it's been long since I last hit up this place, I remember the days when I would update you daily on my day to day events, sadly I don't find myself with time to write these days, which is a shame.

Hopefully I will get up to some crazy shit in the near future that I can tell tales of.

Anyhow back to the topic in hand...

My friend Lucy is an aspiring vet currently studying at Liverpool university. Vet school can be expensive though so she is in need of funds to help with studies.

If y'all could check out her blog to get to know a bit about her or the website to help raise funds have a gander here

God Speed.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Olympic Dream is Alive.

I know I know, I really have been leaving it too long to write on this thing, but with a new job and spending a lot of time away from my PC now I am back home for summer it's tricky for me to get involved on the bloggerverse.

I really felt the need to bring some excellent news to you guys (whoever is still reading, yeah you!) you see my brother Charles Cousins was officially selected today to represent Great Britain in the coming Olympic Games, and I could not be more proud of him.

"Charles Cousins is one of five rowers with Cambridge connections to be called up to the Great Britain Olympic squad.

Cousins, who writes a blog for the News website, will compete in the quadruple sculls, alongside Stephen Rowbotham, Tom Solesbury and Matthew Wells"- Cambridge Evening News

We kinda knew deep down that him and the lads would make it, they have been putting a ton of effort in lately and really deserve the shot at an Olympic Gold Medal.

I remember when he first started out and we went to watch him row in an indoor arena in Birmingham, the place was packed with youngsters starting out and it was an exciting experience, the race started, we saw his little boat icon on the leaderboard racing across the screen, suddenly he jumps off the machine and throws up in a nearby bucket/bin, we are all thinking "Oh god what's happened" turns out he had finished the race but got a little sea sick on the way,

Ever since then he has been such a great inspiration, not only to me but to many others in the rowing scene and Team GB as a whole.

He's visited schools, been the local celeb for local events and is always up for sharing his enthusiasm for the sport to the youngsters who are taking it up.

In 2008 Charles narrowly missed a chance at the competing in Olympics however I can only see this as a good thing, it really has given him and the lads time to work their butts off to get the strokes and state of mind down to a tee; that in hand with the determination to make it this time around.

The hours put in, all the training all the sweat, it really has paid off and they're on their way to *fingers crossed* an Olympic medal.

As a brother there is nothing that pleases me more, my sister has recently gotten engaged, my brother is in the Olympics....Bring on the Summer!

Monday, 30 April 2012

Competition Winners!

I decided to pick 6 winners folks and they are as follows, in no particular order might I add.

The reason I picked these are because they really stuck out to me and I really appreciated the effort that must of been put into creating them.

Note: If you won and submitted more than one (pretty sure most of the winners did) I really appreciated all the entries you sent but I picked the one shown because I loved it the most.

I shall be emailing all winners to sort out prizes.

First we have this wonderful piece by Juliano F.

Next we have this stunning entry from Pridexs, which I use as my background, might I add.

Then we have this gem from Selles which really put a smile on my face.

Up next it's this stunning piece from GringoDC!

And then we have this epic piece from 'Award'

And the 6th and final winner was this image by Dj Paragon, dang I'm hot!

I hope people aren't upset with the results, and don't forget you all got a chance to win Space Marine too!

It's been a fun competition. All entries can be seen here by facebook users. (will add to blog soon)

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Photo-Shop Me : Updates

Evening folks, There are 4 days left to enter the competition so get those entries in ASAP.

So far we have 49 entrants with over 60 picture entries.

Here are a couple more of the entries.

I have emailed all entrants the link to the private give away for Space Marine.

God Speed!!

Monday, 23 April 2012

"Photoshop-Me" : Update

Wow, absolutely flooded with entries and I must say a good amount of them are excellently done.

As of posting this there have been 32 individuals who have submitted nearly 40 images, I have not checked all entries but the ones I have I've enjoyed thoroughly.

So yeah keep them coming, deadline is on April 30th

For users on SteamGifts I will be emailing out a private link (Space Marine) Wednesday.

Here is a glimpse at the competition so far with a selection of entries:

I look forward to seeing more entries over the next few days.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Win Steam Games. "Photoshop-Me" : take two.

Before when I ran this I only had the competition open for a day or so and to a select few and for a little joke, you can see the results here.

However this time the competition is going to run until April 30th with better prizes!

All you are required to do is with the aid of photoshop (or any photo editing software; yes paint counts) create or edit a fun/serious/dramatic/exagerrative image...heck do whatever you like with one or more of the images below (however please keep them safe for work).

If you know me and have access to any other images feel free to use them.

There are 6 prizes;

For the five images I like the most I will buy you any 1 item on steam that is no more than $10, this can be a gift for you or a gift for a friend, you earned it.

That's not all

Private giveaway on SteamGifts if you are a member contact me after entering and I will add you to the draw.

You can use as little or as much of these images as you so desire however you must be able to clearly see my face in your production.

There are no limits to how many entries you can have :)

Anyone with Steam can enter! Spread the word.


If all entries could be emailed to (yes I spelt william with 3 l's when i signed up so make sure to spell it with 3 l's. inb4 nub) with 'Photoshop-Me' as the title, it would be easiest.

Feel free to comment and share pics here too! I will upload every entry once competiton has finished!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Killing Floor Complete - 'Cause I'm Nice Like that.

So I picked up a spare copy of Killing Floor Complete for like 3quid when it was on sale and wanted to gift it to someone so I asked my friends to take my face and paint/photo-shop me...

Here were the entries:

They were all good entries, some nice imagination, the winner however was this one :

Killing Floor Complete. Sent. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

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Dydd Santes Dwynwen

...or Saint Dwynwen's Day for anyone who isn't welsh.

St Dwynwen's Day is celebrated in Wales on the 25th of January, which is today!

St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers (ooh la la) so I guess you could say she is the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine.

She lived in the 5th century and was pretty damn cute (apparantly). She was one of Brychan Brycheiniog's 24 daughters. ( he was the king of Brycheiniog, South Wales, at the time)

Wee hotty see!

Dwynwen fell in love with a prince called Maelon Dafodrill, but unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else.

This is where the story gets pretty crazy, believe if you will.

Dwynwen was so upset that she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.

God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God's service for the rest of her life.

She founded a convent on Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, where a well named after her became a place of pilgrimage after her death in 465AD.

Visitors to the well believed that the sacred fish or eels that lived in the well could foretell whether or not their relationship would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs. Remains of Dwynwen's church can still be seen today.

So yeah..there it is..why wait until Valentines Day when you can say a big "dwi'n dy garu di" (I love you) to that someone special 3 weeks sooner ;)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Appox - What a guy!

Having received my student loan and grant and not wanting to end up blowing it all on hookers or alcohol I decided to invest in a new PC cause my laptop is shit and I've been hanging with my buddy Appox and playing a ton of steam games lately and gettting back into the PC scene, the ol' boy is even helping me choose the best parts.

So I've got the PC parts sorted, I'll show you specifics later when I've built it.

I already have a few decent games on steam, a few humblebundles and the likes but was definitely looking to invest in the valve pack and various other games on steam,

Not only did Appox help me choose my PC parts he asked around his friends for any coupons they were not using from the Christmas gift period; he then traded me 41 items!

Check my inventory :

I must give a shout-out to Appox for all his help! You should all check this guy out! He has some awesome videos! Check his youtube channel HERE!

But for good measure I have added a few of them below! Enjoy

Boxes Can Confuse

They Are Watermelons - Ep4 - Rainbows

Check him out! He's a cool guy!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

A Hot-Chocolate Kind of Day.

Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Ruby, we had some chocolate and just stocked up on milk, even bought some whipped cream so hot chocolate was definitely on the cards.

We started off with just a normal hot chocolate (cadburys powder) with hot milk and whipped cream, twas epic, we also decided to crumble some choc chip cookies over the top too which was fecking tasty!

Later on in the evening we found a couple of party size mars bars, and a new venture was born.

For the next hot drink I put the milk in the saucepan and began to finely chop the marsbars, which proved difficult as they were in the fridge previous; I would suggest leaving them out of the fridge if you plan to do this.

Once the milk had warmed up a bit I dropped all the chopped up mars into the pan, and mixed it until it all melted in, Just before the milk was about to boil I pulled it off the hob and put a teaspoon of hot-chocolate powder in two mugs and then poured the milky-mars goodness, gave it a little stir, swirled some whipped cream on the top then sprinkled some crumbles chop chip cookie over the top.

Thinking back I really should of taken pictures but at the time it didn't seem like something I would be writing about.

Come to think of it I still have some "Terry's Chocolate Orange with Honeycomb" and some "White Toblerone" both of which I feel would taste great melted in a mug, will probably try one of these later as I feel it could be something of epic proportions.

God Speed.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

My Travel Checklist

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I've just downloaded this cool widget 'My Travel Checklist' to give it a test run, it's simplicity and easy navigation require the smallest of effort to use, it's great!

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Always the artist...

I play a variety of online games and for a few ( & ) I have always been fond of making profile pictures, over the years my skills have improved but I was just cleaning out my laptop of old files and came across some images I edited from a while back; I guess this is just me sharing a few of my favorites with you.

That's all for now folks!
I also must give a shout-out to an old friend/mentor who goes by the name Joe Faine - (he made me do this)

Here's some of his awesome work he made for me