Happy Force Of July – Another Star Wars Party

It is an important year for us Star Wars nerds. Not only are we looking forward to the eighth instalment of the franchise being released in December, but 2017 also marks the 40th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Star Wars (later re-named Episode IV) a long time ago way back in May 1977. […]

The Battle of Endo(r) – A geek’s perspective on life with endometriosis

I haven 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 spearheaded by Paula Sherriff MP, as well as […]

#RBS6Nations 2017 #Round1 round up 

It was another exhilarating first round of the RBS6Nations!  #SCOvIRE FT27-22 It kicked off with what turned out to be a classic Celtic clash at BT Murrayfield, with Scotland’s electric start leaving Ireland temporarily stunned. Despite a ferocious fight back by the Irish, Scotland survived, leaving Ireland with only a losing bonus point as consolation. […]

Do or do not. There is no try – DIY Star Wars Room

Since discovering the Star Wars range at Pottery Barn Kids a few years ago, I have aspired to have a Star Wars room of my own.  This only became a possibility for us when we moved from our small apartment to a four bedroom house back in March;  We finally had the extra rooms to have a […]

Team Wales #TogetherStonger

Wales’ motto, “Gorau Chwarae, Cyd Chwarae”, transposed into the social media hashtag, #togetherstronger epitomised the dragons’ approach to their Euro 2016 campaign.  The debutants were underdogs from the start, but exceeded all expectations by defeating all odds firstly by toppings their group and then pulling off a miraculous victory against second ranked, Belgium, at the […]

“Once a man has seen a dragon in flight, let him stay home and tend his garden in content… for this wide world has no greater wonder.” Tyrion Lannister 

   Wales had already exceeded all expectations at the Euro2016 Finals by playing at the quarter finals against Northern Ireland last week but have now just gone and and surpassed their previous record of reaching the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup by securing their place at this tournament’s Semi Finals.   With Belgium ranked as […]

Independence Day 2016 – “There is nothing so American as our national parks”, Franklin D. Roosevelt

History of the National Park Service “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst” – Wallace Stegner With the National Park Service commemorating its centennial in August, it seemed like an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate all things “national park” […]

A debutant’s dream: Wales kicks off its Euro2016 campaign with style

  I didn’t exist the last time the Welsh football team competed in a major tournament.  Indeed, esquires Neil and Buzz hadn’t even set foot on the moon when Wales last competed on the world stage at football.  Wales’ last appearance was, in fact, at the 1958 World Cup, where they were knocked out of […]