“If I was a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on”. – John Turturro

I have been a stationery addict for as long as I can remember.  During my school and college days, I enjoyed nothing more than heading on over to WH Smiths or Staples at the start of each term to purchase a whole bunch of exciting new stationery.  My love of stationery has continued into my […]

When I grow up…

There was a time when every kid wanted to be an astronaut. Times have certainly changed, and an obsession with all things celebrity has overtaken the insatiable curiosity that spurred the mid century generation to set their sights on the moon.  There was a time when every kid wanted to be an astronaut. Times have […]

They used to laugh and call him names…

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. ….the inspired people at Lego were busying themselves creating the Star Wars advent calendar that has now become a new tradition for me and my work colleagues in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.First released in 2011, the original set included some of the original […]

Environment: Hostile

The METEOR CRATER near Winslow, Arizona, is the windiest place I have ever been to. So much so, that all tours skirting the impact crater’s rim on the day we visited had been cancelled, out of fear of tourists plummeting to their deaths, some 170 meters towards the crater floor!  If I were being completely […]

Come with me, Cupcake

2013 has already been an exciting year for those with an interest in all things SPACE.   On February 15, the Russians were dazzled by an epic superbolide meteor, which rather ironically coincided with the day on which the people of Earth heaved a mighty sigh of relief as they watched asteroid DA14,  a.k.a, a […]

One Giant Leap – Honouring a Space Legend

MOON-ROCK KRISPIES (in honour of our greatest space pioneer) The passing of Neil Armstrong in August 2012 served to highlight exactly how long ago man first landed on the moon. His one small step was taken over 40 years ago, in July 1969, relying on technology no more powerful than the smart phone sitting in […]

End of an Era: Space Shuttle Tribute

  For as long as I can remember, I have always been encouraged to embrace my inner-geek (whether space-related, sci-fi-related, dinosaur-related, comic-related, all-things vintage-related, or schwarzenegger-related etc.). What better way, then, could there be to kick-start this blog than for me to pay homage to the 1980s icon that probably inspired it all: the NASA […]