In Bruges – “How’s A Fairy Tale Town Not Somebody’s F***** Thing?”

In Bruges is one of my favourite movies. One can easily overlook it, but it is a cinematic masterpiece that everyone should watch at least once. It is tragic comedy at its best, with the ingenious script (written by McDonagh) gloriously delivered by unlikely duo, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Farrell and Gleason play a […]

Merry Trekmas! Introducing the USS Defiant gingerbread: A tough little cookie

And so we find ourselves in a similarly unsettling festive period as we did in 2020, with the new Omicron covid variant wreaking havoc on our desire to return to a more traditional Christmas. It’s been a difficult year for me personally, as I continue to suffer with long-covid symptoms, after my positive covid test […]

Trek or Treat? Halloween for Star Trek fans

As we approach Halloween, there are plenty of things a Star Trek fan can do to get into the spirit of the spooky season. Pumpkin Carving It wouldn’t be Halloween without a bit of pumpkin carving! And what better way of showing how much of a Trek fan you are than by showing off your […]

Legally Blonde: Inspiring women in law for 20 years

Located on Swansea’s Castle Street, Cinema & Co is an eclectic hub for movie lovers and nostalgia aficionados alike. It’s relaxed pallet seats were just so comfortable, and perfect for settling down with a pizza to watch a retro movie. We had a wonderful evening on Saturday, as we enjoyed a 20th anniversary screening of […]

Star Wars Day 2021: A review of the official cookbooks

Star Wars Day 2021 was another lockdown special, and no options to share the day with family and friends.  However, we were very fortunate that a new Star Wars recipe book (Star Wars: Galactic Baking, from Titan Books) was released a few weeks beforehand, giving us some new tasty options for May the Fourth!  Last […]

Quark’s guide to English contract law: Helping you maximise profit

Editor’s preface “As a contracts lawyer of 15 years, I was delighted to assist Mr Quark (son of Keldar and proprietor of Quark’s Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade on Deep Space Nine) with his preparation of an English contract law guide for his fellow Ferengi.  The differences between the two legal systems are […]

The Battle of Endo(r) – A geek’s perspective on life with endometriosis [updated March 2021]

[See post credit entry for March 2021 update] I have never really spoken about my six-year battle with Endometriosis.  It’s been tough, and to date, I’ve never felt able or indeed confident enough to talk about it.  The recent awareness campaign culminating in the report issued on 27th March 2017 by the Women’s Health APPG […]

Admiral, there be Wales here!

Happy St.David’s Day! On the 1st March each year, Welsh people across the quadrant celebrate the rich culture and identity of Wales. It does not usually involve any form of geek culture, but this year I decided to make Star Trek themed Welsh Cakes (using my newly acquired Delta Sheild cookie cutter) to mark how […]

Trek the Halls: USS Discovery Gingerbread

To help spread some festive cheer in what will be a very strange Christmas this year, I decided it was time to make another gingerbread structure. It’s been a few years since my last one… I re-connected with Star Trek (having always been a fan of DS9 and of the movies (old and Kelvin) towards […]