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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

OTD 20 July 1969: We came in peace for all mankind – An Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Party

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first ever Moon landing.   Last weekend, we celebrated this epic achievement at our annual Summer party. But before we look back at the festivities, here is a short history of the missions’ genesis and its legacy…   We choose to go to the Moon In 1962, President J. […]

Have a very Harry Christmas!

This Christmas we were hosting both our parents and we wanted to plan something magical for their stay with us. 2018 has been a bit of a Potter-fest year for us. Following our visit to the West End to experience the magical Cursed Child play in May, I was propelled to re-listen to the Harry […]

It’s only a paper moon

There is no doubt that the epic television shows that we have all grown accustomed to owe a significant debt to the writers and creators of Star Trek:Deep Space Nine.Introducing DS9 The show first aired in 1993 (with The Next Generation, “TNG”, still running), but never gained the same degree of commercial success as its […]

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 […]

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 […]