The Battle of Endo(r) – A geek’s perspective on life with endometriosis

I haven never really spoken about my six-year battle with Endometriosis.  It’s been tough, and to date, I’ve never felt able or indeed confident enough to talk about it.  The recent awareness campaign culminating in the report issued on 27th March 2017 by the Women’s Health APPG spearheaded by Paula Sherriff MP, as well as […]

RWC2015 – Quarter Final Preview – That’s the way the cookies crumble

Well, it certainly has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride so far!   Legends are born here. Blood & sweat. Dreams made, broken. Rugby is our game. #RWCHaikus The pool stage of the RWC2015 has been sensational, and has been full of drama and controversy.  The 40 matches have been a delight to experience, […]

Hey You Guys!

June 6th saw Astoria celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its most famous cinematic icon – The Goonies. A classic 1980’s adventure movie, where a group of intrepid youngsters embark on a final fanciful adventure to discover the resting place of infamous pirate One-Eyed-Willie, in the hope they can use the hidden treasure to thwart the […]

To the Batcave!

Hiking in the Brecon Beacons offers such diversity in terms of the landscape that is available to be explored, and yesterday, we visited what is known as Waterfall Country, in search of Bruce Wayne’s legendary Batcave. The Batcave hides behind the tallest waterfall in South Wales (at 90 feet), in the county of Powys.  The […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]