Happy Force Of July – Another Star Wars Party

It is an important year for us Star Wars nerds. Not only are we looking forward to the eighth instalment of the franchise being released in December, but 2017 also marks the 40th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Star Wars (later re-named Episode IV) a long time ago way back in May 1977. […]

Do or do not. There is no try – DIY Star Wars Room

Since discovering the Star Wars range at Pottery Barn Kids a few years ago, I have aspired to have a Star Wars room of my own.  This only became a possibility for us when we moved from our small apartment to a four bedroom house back in March;  We finally had the extra rooms to have a […]

Countdown to the Golden Super Bowl #SB50

This year’s Super Bowl will be the 50th NFL championship game, and is known as the “Golden Super Bowl”.   With only a week to go, here are 5 things you need to know about this year’s edition: When and Where Sunday 7th February at 6.30 pm E.T.  The clash is being hosted by the Levi’s […]

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 […]

Visit the REAL Los Santos – GTA5 Californian Road Trip

Grand Theft Auto 5 is the latest installment of the Rockstar classic heist video game. GTA:V transcended both 7th and 8th generation consoles, having originally been released in September 2013 and then re-worked, and re-leased for the next generation PS4 and Xbox one the following November. Whilst I am sure many were skeptical by Rockstar’s […]

Christmas Is Coming 2015

It was time for the annual “Christmas at the Englands’” shindig, and, whilst Star Wars was the obvious choice (but it seemed a little too soon to replicate our Star Wars Xmas 2013 party), we decided instead, that the Seven Kingdoms would be a fitting backdrop to our festive celebrations.   The Game of Thrones is […]

#RWC2015 Quarter Final Round-up: Zut alors! Southern Hemisphere sides smash into the Semis!

After a balanced NorthvSouth set up for the Quarters, the Northern Hemisphere failed to get a foot in the Semis.  For the first time, the final four will be a play-off amongst the Rugby Championship teams. Japan remain the only Northern Hemisphere team to beat one of the tri – nations. Whist Wales and Scotland […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oh Yeah!

2015 is an exciting year for all those of us over 30s who recall spending many hours during the long school holidays watching our favourite classic 80’s adventure movies on fuzzy, poor quality VHS copies (whether bought or recorded off the limited 4 channel telly).  There are a number of high profile anniversaries this year, […]