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 […]

Birthday Blood Bowl

The release of the updated edition of Blood Bowl coincided with James’ new year birthday and it was the perfect theme choice for his birthday supper that year. Blood Bowl is a fantasy football game created for Games Workshop as a parody of American Football, and features Warhammer favourites, the Orcs going head-to-head against a […]

Raktajino to go!

I have always admired the on-board travel mugs used by the crew of the USS Defiant (NX-74205). For any fan of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, these mugs will be very familiar, having made their debut in Season 3, when Starfleet revealed the prototype Defiant class battleship, which was originally commissioned to combat the Borg. […]

Walk For Endo 2020

Thank you to everyone who sponsored me for Walk For Endo.  I’ve raised an amazing total of £408 (which includes gift aid donations) thanks to you all for supporting me and this worthy cause.  This money is desperately needed to help fund more research into this chronic disease, and just by supporting me, you have […]

Hogwarts Birthday Feast

I was looking through my blog posts earlier looking to find some pictures from previous Harry Potter themed parties we have hosted (in readiness for our Harry Potter Halloween 2020 dinner party), only to discover that I had not uploaded a post from the party we organised for our god-daughter back in 2019. It was […]

“I didn’t know there was so much green in the whole galaxy” – Take a trip to Takadona (after lockdown, of course!)

2015 was a great year for Star Wars fans. It was the year that Episode VII: The Force Awakens, was released, the first Star Wars movie since the release of The Revenge of the Sith in 2005, and heralded the first of the final trilogy for the franchise. It certainly didn’t disappoint. A beautifully shot […]

Star Wars Day 2020 – May the 4th be with you!

As you will know, the England household always celebrates Star Wars Day, and 2020 was a particularly unusual one for everyone, as we were all stuck at home for lockdown. Whilst the usual UK bank holiday was moved from May 4th to May 8th due to the VE Day Celebrations (75 years), we decided to […]

Six Nations 2020 Suspended: Covid-19

Welsh shirt dusted off, tickets in hand, we were looking forward to the 2020 Six Nations Championship climax weekend when normality was set aside and the new social distancing world order took hold. On the afternoon of Friday 13th March, the Wales v Scotland game, to be held at the Principality Stadium (Cardiff) the following […]

Take a trip to Westeros & Essos: Northern Ireland Road Trip 2019

This is a must for any Game of Thrones fan! A visit to Northern Ireland quickly reveals why it was an obvious choice for filming the epic Game of Thrones show, with such incredibly diverse landscapes suitable for locations across both Westeros & Essos. Whist the Dark Hedges was a particularly hectic place to visit […]