Welcome to Jurassic Park

1993 was another momentous year for the summer blockbuster: Every kid who’d had the pleasure of seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen left the theatre absolutely awestruck by the thrill and terror conjured by their beloved Spielberg. After the frenzy of the opening scene, Spielberg masterfully builds the tension thereafter, culminating with a rippling […]

“Two young people fell in love, and we all turned up”

There is little doubt that Meghan and Harry have set the standard for a reformed and more progressive British monarchy with their gorgeously diverse and inclusive wedding ceremony. It was incredible. It was quite unexpected too. I don’t think any of us really thought we would see such a dazzling divergence from the usual royal […]

Star Wars Fiesta

As you all know, I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.   Any excuse to celebrate this wonderful franchise, and I’m game for it! I bought my first set of Think Geek Star Wars Geeki Tikis a couple of years back, and last year I acquired series 2, as well as the limited edition Jabba […]

Fright Night @ the Englands 2016

Ok, so I totally didn’t get around to posting about this back in 2016!!  But finally, here is a breakdown of our first Halloween party in our new house, and for the first time, we had plenty of space to buy extra pumpkins! I decided to have another traditional Halloween theme, and I hope to […]

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 […]