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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]