Regular readers will be familiar with Cherbourg, my regular travelling companion. I bought him in Prestwick Airport en route to Paris a few years ago, and he now goes everywhere with me, often in my daily life as well as when I am on holiday. If you don’t know him, here he be:
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Posted in Books and Reading, Hobbies Sports and Games, Travel, tagged Cherbourg the Octopus, International Geek Girl Pen Pal Club, Toy Voyagers, Travel companions, Waterstones on July 9, 2016| 2 Comments »
Posted in Arts and Culture, Film and TV, Hobbies Sports and Games, Travel, Victorian Studies, tagged Birmingham, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, E. R. Hughes, Escape Live, Library of Birmingham, Octopuses, Pre-Raphaelites, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Saint Phiip's Cathedral on February 18, 2016| 1 Comment »
I should open this blog entry with a confession; other than seeing the Enchanted Dreams: the Pre-Raphaelite Art of E. R. Hughes exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, I had no high expectations of Birmingham as a place to visit. I stand most definitely corrected. (more…)
Posted in About me, Hobbies Sports and Games, tagged Geek Girl Brunch, Harry Potter, International Geek Girl Pen Pal Club, Jurassic World, Letter writing, Tiki Bar Glasgow on August 16, 2015| Leave a Comment »
In March of this year, I finally signed up for a pen pal of suitably geeky proportions, with the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club. I had heard lots about it from friends, and increasingly often saw it mentioned on social media. In so many ways, the mothership was calling me home; writing and receiving letters in the post in addition to lots of geeky chat? How could I possibly refuse? Sitting at home with a broken arm finally gave me the time to sign up, and sign up I did! Cue the following rainbow in a confirmation email:
Posted in Academia and Research, Arts and Culture, Hobbies Sports and Games, Medieval studies, tagged Bard in the Botanics, Fantasy fiction, Geek Girl Brunch International, Glasgow Comic Con, Glasgow Libraries, Glasgow University, Horror fiction, International Congress of Celtic Studies, Julia Donaldson, Science-fiction, Shakespeare, Summer Reading Challenge 2015, Supernatural fiction, The Reading Agency, Vampires on July 19, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Life is quiet – well, sort of – then suddenly everything comes along at once. On Sunday 5 July, I finally attended Glasgow’s first Comic Con of the year, after many years of never quite managing to do so; if you missed it, there is another Comic Con at the SECC in September, on 26 and 27 September to be precise. Unfortunately, I will miss that one, as I will be visiting friends in Toronto. My partner in crime for this month’s Comic Con was the Officer of the Glasgow chapter of Geek Girl Brunch International. There will be a separate blog post on our trip, but a good time was certainly had by all. (more…)
Posted in Arts and Culture, Books and Reading, Film and TV, Hobbies Sports and Games, tagged 1111 Comics, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Ignacio Canales Aracil, Julia Quinn, Lego, Narwhals, Scooby Doo, Swordfighting, Tim Burton, Unicorns on January 25, 2015| Leave a Comment »
60 epic cinematic sword fights put together in one video to the sounds of Santa Esmeralda’s Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood cover at IO9.
All Tim Burton films take place in the same universe. Discuss. At Tor.
Lego will be releasing Scooby-Doo sets – coming later this year. At the Onion’s A.V. Club.
Julia Quinn writes Regency era romance novels which are actually funny (intentionally funny, I’m convinced) and clever. They’re a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Ms Quinn declared the week just past “Unicorn Week” on her Facebook page, and it’s been rather wonderful.
And again thanks to Julia Quinn, I discovered the web cartoon 1111 Comics, from which today’s blog image comes.
Posted in About me, Food and Drink, Hobbies Sports and Games, Librarianship, Reviews, tagged Bloggers, Children's books, Coffee, Humour, Lego, Peer reviewing, Planning, Science, Weather on January 10, 2015| 2 Comments »
1) Drink vanilla spice latte without getting cream everywhere
2) Finish display of children’s books (subject: funny books) at work. Yes, it includes books on farts and on knickers.
3) Finish reading article and submit peer review of same (tonight)
4) Build Lego science lab with women scientists figures (tonight, as a reward for submitting said review)
5) Update blog roll on this blog – any suggestions?
6) Attempt to sleep through gales
How is your day shaping up?