“Once a man has seen a dragon in flight, let him stay home and tend his garden in content… for this wide world has no greater wonder.” Tyrion Lannister 

   Wales had already exceeded all expectations at the Euro2016 Finals by playing at the quarter finals against Northern Ireland last week but have now just gone and and surpassed their previous record of reaching the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup by securing their place at this tournament’s Semi Finals.   With Belgium ranked as […]

The Other Room presents never before Beckett and Pinter pairing

Calling all literary connoisseurs! The Other Room Theatre at Porters, Cardiff, presents a playhouse double bill, featuring two of the twentieth century’s greatest literary minds.  Play, by Samuel Beckett and Silence, by Harold Pinter, are performed back to back at the cosy back room of one of Cardiff’s best social venues. Not being overly familiar […]

Wanderlust Series: 10 Things I Love about Seattle

As the setting of one of my favourite movies, I thought it would be fun to introduce this wonderful city through the medium of verse, paying homage to the poem penned for the movie’s finale.  Whilst no-where near a perfect example, it should give you a taste of what wonders await you if you can […]

“It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again, who does?”

Blade Runner is one of the great iconic sci-fi movies of the modern age.  Last Thursday, we were fortunate to have had the opportunity to see the Final Cut version of the movie in the cinema.  This is the definitive version out of a staggering seven, and the only one to satisfy Ridley Scott’s impeccably […]

The Colour Purple – International Women’s Day 2015

On this year’s International Women’s Day, I am thankful for the sacrifices made by those strong women of our past, as I would not be a successful lawyer today without their tireless efforts.  In September this year, I will have been in the legal profession for ten years, and the opportunities for women have certainly […]

Last Guardian of the Iron Isles

The Gower peninsular in South Wales has an abundance of beautiful hikes.  Some of the better known hiking landmarks of the area include the gorgeous Three Cliffs Bay and the iconic Worms Head tidal island off Rhossili Beach. Whiteford Sands is one of the more unusual destinations of the Gower, in that its most notable […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Hosting a Traditional Halloween Party

Halloween is a great Holiday. There are just so many themes and colour schemes that you can use for your celebrations.  Last year we had a Breaking Bad theme, which was so much fun to plan for.  You can read more about how to host your own Breaking Bad party here: https://geekchic-hq.com/2013/11/07/yeah-science-a-heisenberg-halloween/ Double, double toil and […]

“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 […]

“A BOOK?! What d’you wanna flaming book for?” – Hosting a library shower

A new addition to our family is due on Star Wars Day – May 4th – and we are all very excited about it! Don’t worry! I did resist the temptation to organise another Star Wars themed event (despite the very provocative due date), and decided to choose a theme that would be a little […]

“It is not down on any map; true places never are.” – Moby Dick Baby Mobile

I WAS DELIGHTED WHEN MY GOOD FRIEND, CLARE, TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE A BABY.   What wasn’t so helpful was her deciding that she wanted the sex of the baby to be a surprise, thus making the finding of a suitable gift all the more tricky! (how very inconsiderate of her;)) […]