Category Archives: Miscellaneous

YouTube Channel to be Demonetised…

SilentMode.tv was hit with some bad news (at least for me!) over the Christmas period. The site is still under attack from feminist-hired hackers, but to make things a little worse… I got an email from YouTube, saying that the SilentMode.tv channel would be demonetised from the 20th February. It’s because it doesn’t have enough […]

under Miscellaneous / 25 January 2018

SilentMode’s 2017 and His Thoughts.

So we’re finally out of what’s been an interesting year, and have landed head first in 2018. I thought I’d hop on to give a few thoughts about all the goings on in 2017, to air everything out for a fresh start. Semi-retirement. For those who didn’t know (and those special people who pretended not […]

under Miscellaneous / 01 January 2018

Vote for SilentMode’s End Of Year Review 2017!

Here’s your chance to vote for my End Of Year Review for 2017! I’m temporarily coming out of reviewing retirement to provide one last feature. What’s this End Of Year Review thing? It’s been a very long time since I did my 101st review, and have since retired from reviewing. During that time I’ve come into […]

under Miscellaneous / 08 November 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: The Conclusion.

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 was completed in the eight days I’d planned for it, with very few problems along the way. It’s been a few days since coming down from the travelling high, during which I’ve been in bed a lot longer than I should. Outcome of the Store Crawl. After receiving a fresh passport […]

under Miscellaneous / 18 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: London

As mentioned in my Bluewater post, we’re going to condense the final three stores on SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 into one post. Why? Because they’re all in London, and my experiences at these stores were fairly similar. Although the last day involved visiting four Lego stores in a row, it was actually a quick process. It’s […]

under Miscellaneous / 18 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Bluewater

It’s almost a week since SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 was completed. (Spoiler alert: I came back in one piece!) I’ve since returned to work – both the day job and on Swapfig – and have caught a cold in the process. When I feel compelled to throw in the towel and move on, I think back to […]

under Miscellaneous / 17 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Brighton

It’s the penultimate day of SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017, and my final overnight stay, as I pay a visit to the Brighton LEGO store. Interesting things about the city. Brighton is famous for its beaches and the pier, and is a magnet for the LGBT community. Most people visiting would probably not venture far from […]

under Miscellaneous / 14 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Watford

The next store on SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 is Watford, on the outskirts of London. A small mishap occurred when two completely different train services left Milton Keynes to go to London Euston. One was a high-speed Virgin train; the other was a slower London Midland (make that make sense) commuter train. Both trains left the […]

under Miscellaneous / 12 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Milton Keynes

The next stop on SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 is the infamous Milton Keynes. Oh how I’ve been looking forward to this one, I lied. Interesting things about the city. Milton Keynes fills me with both animosity and wonder, but I can’t determine why. It’s a disturbing blend of office blocks and shopping centres, and a magnet […]

under Miscellaneous / 11 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Cardiff

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 goes into uncharted territory for the last time, as our next encounter is in Cardiff, Wales. Cardiff is by far the most horrible LEGO store to get to, as the nearest store in either direction takes over three hours to get to. As mentioned before, the store’s closing times on a Sunday […]

under Miscellaneous / 11 September 2017