#RBS6Nations 2017 #Round1 round up 

It was another exhilarating first round of the RBS6Nations!  #SCOvIRE FT27-22 It kicked off with what turned out to be a classic Celtic clash at BT Murrayfield, with Scotland’s electric start leaving Ireland temporarily stunned. Despite a ferocious fight back by the Irish, Scotland survived, leaving Ireland with only a losing bonus point as consolation. […]

Six Nations 2016 Countdown…

It is now less than a week until the RBS Six Nations tournament kicks off again! Excited much?! And what an excellent 12 months of rugby it has been: Last season’s Super Saturday kept us all on the edge of our seats to see Ireland named champions, and then, a home World Cup gave us […]

Biscuits in Union – Rugby World Cup 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off this weekend, and is being hosted in England, the spiritual home of the rugby. Legend has it that the game was invented by Rugby School student, William Webb Ellis, when he decided to pick up the ball during a regular football (soccer) game, thus inventing the egg-shaped ball […]

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 […]

Clash of Kings: Super Saturday Showdown

The conclusion of the 2015 RBS Six Nations championship proved worthy of a season finale George R.R.Martin himself would have been proud of. As the participant nations broke their fast yesterday morning, it was a three-way battle between Ireland, Wales and England, with an outside mathematical chance for France thrown in for good measure. There […]

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, […]

The day of the comet

Since the disappointment of Comet Ison’s failure to survive its fly-by around the sun earlier this year, I must confess that I had lowered my expectations somewhat for the landing of the Philae probe onto the surface of Comet 67P on Wednesday.   But the ESA and the Rosetta mission team pulled-off the impossible.   […]

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Science Cream!

Cardiff now has its very own liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlour! Using liquid nitrogen to make ice-cream results in a unique creamy texture, as the sheer speed within which the ice-cream mixture freezes means ice crystals do not have the chance to form.  Even with the best ice-cream churner, you will not succeed in achieving this […]

It all started with Mr Stay Puft…

Everyone LOVES marshmallows. FLUFFY and FABULOUS. Not half as dangerous as the 1984 classic movie would have you believe.  Yet very few are aware of the fabulous fact that these pillowy soft treats can be easily conjured up at home. Yes, honestly! Follow these instructions to create your own marvellous home-made mallows! Vegetable oil for greasing […]

Independence Day 2014 – “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind.”

As I may have mentioned on a number of occasions, the American Independence Day holiday is one of my favourites. It is a party planner’s dream: highly flexible, fun and always colourful.  To date, we have had a Luau, a Star spangled Captain America homage, and an outing to Amity Island.   So what this […]