Vault Dweller’s BIRTHDAY Survival Guide – Fallout 4 Thanksgiving Party 2015

Let’s be honest here: I am not a gamer.  But there is something about the Fallout universe that fascinates me.  There is something very “Wabi-Sabi” about the desolation of the Wasteland.  And so when Fallout 4’s release was announced at E3 in the Spring, I was admittedly quite excited about having an excuse to host […]

365 days on planet earth: happy birthday kitCat!

To celebrate kitCat’s first birthday, we had a small up, up and away party, featuring a piñata cake.  The mini helium balloons were super cute, just like the baby birthday girl!   And here are the gifts we bought her from my favourite store, Think Geek!  Hopefully the Elemental blocks will help foster a keen […]

The Force Awakens: These aren’t the Easter eggs we’re looking for…

The ubiquitous Star Wars universe is full of “Easter Eggs”, and favourites from the franchise can also be found in other movie classics:  E.T species hold seats in the Galactic Senate in Phantom Menace (with stranded baby E.T. crying “home” at a passing Yoda in the 1982’s classic Halloween scene); R2-D2 and C-3P0 are depicted […]

Yippee “PI” yay day!!

Today is “pi day”, and was established by American math geeks to honour the mathematical constant pi.  As you may recall from those long distant geometry lessons, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle as against its diameter.  No matter the size of the circle, pi is always the same! This year, […]

Happy Saint David’s Day 2015! – Discovering the New World

Today is St David’s Day, and the people of Wales are celebrating the life and times of their Patron Saint, St David.   I was also interested to hear that all across America, “Welsh Americans” were celebrating this National event over the weekend.   We are all familiar with “Irish Americans” and “Scottish Americans”, but I have […]

Super Bowl XLIX: Embrace your inner #LeftShark

Super Bowl 49 marked the end of a decade-long Championship drought for the New England Patriots, as the Seattle Seahawks squandered their chance to clinch a second successive Super Bowl title. The post-season showdown in Arizona proved to be an all-round explosive extravaganza, as spectators witnessed the score-line see-saw between the East and West coast […]

Kit Cat’s Cathedral Christening

The 17th January 2015 was a special day for my family.  It was the day my niece (who shall be known as Kit Cat in this piece) got baptised in the almighty grandeur that is St Paul’s Cathedral, located right in the heart of the City of London. History The cathedral as we know it […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! So Say We All!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS! This year, we were invited to a letter “G” party by our good friends Matthew and Jenna.  A pretty tough one, but we ended up choosing a Battlestar Galactica uniform (XO Saul Tigh) for James, and a Gum-ball machine outfit for me.   The gum-ball machine costume, whilst easy, was time […]

Welcome to the Party, Pal! – A Die Hard Xmas

Now I know this is quite controversial, but I am going to say it anyway: Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie EVER!! Of course, this does not mean that I am not partial (very partial, in fact) to the more traditional fare, such as Holiday Inn, It’s A Wonderful Life or Elf, but there […]

Gingerbread project 2014 – T.A.R.D.I.S

After the success of the gingerbread AT-AT last year for our Star Wars Christmas party, I was pleased that I had the excuse to try my hand at another sci-fi classic this year, as I drew a fellow geek-chic-ette in our office Secret Santa. Sharon is an avid Whovian, and so, my mission to replicate […]