Sunday 20th August played host to a relatively new event called “Ham-Fest” at Oldham Leisure Centre aimed at Cosplay/Gaming/TV/Movie enthusiasts. Having attended our first large event MCM Comic Con in Manchester and surviving what was an exhilarating and at the same time tiring day. We were keen to sample a local convention which was just […]Read more "Ham-Fest The Second Serving Convention – Review"
Well series 10 of Doctor Who finished yesterday with probably Peter Capaldi’s best performance in his tenure in the blue box in what I would say was an ok season, at least until the finale which was something quite special… Just an “ok” season you say? Well I’ll admit that while I have watched all […]Read more "What next for Doctor Who?"
This weekend we attended our 2nd Animeleague convention. Following on from Manchester this weekend’s convention was held in nearby Liverpool. This was also the first time we went as a family and also my first time in cosplay. Saturday began with a 5am alarm call which is hardly the hour you want to get up […]Read more "Liverpool Anime and Gaming Convention – Review"
Over the weekend of the 8th & 9th April me and my daughter attended our first Anime convention at the Manchester Anime & Gaming Convention organised by Animeleague.net. While in the past I’ve been to Rush conventions which mostly centred of listening to tribute bands and consuming lots of beer into the small hours while […]Read more "Manchester Anime & Gaming Convention – Review"
Mother’s Day is one of those dates that is worth remembering, unless of course you’d prefer to spend the rest of the day in the “Doghouse”. The only dates that carry a higher penalty are your wife’s birthday, or your wedding anniversary! While the date of Mother’s Day varies wherever you are in the world […]Read more "Mother’s Day & the Pancake Cake"
The future’s not bright… the future’s not orange… In this review I cover Wesley Chu’s novel Time Salvager. Set in a dystopian future, well let’s face it most people’s visions of the future is not Gene Roddenberry’s utopian “Star Trek”. In Time Salvager we meet the inhabitants of Earth of the not too distant future. […]Read more "Book Review – Time Salvager by Wesley Chu"
Since buying a Mk4 Golf I’ve been plagued by random appearances of the emissions workshop light. Read on to find out how I traced the problems to their source…Read more "Car Wars – The Emissions Light Strikes Back"
Hey where did all the time go? I can’t believe that it’s New Year’s Eve all over again… Waking up at 10am feeling hung over and in desperate need of a bacon butty and copious quantities of coffee here I am doing my review of the year in no particular order. 2016 saw some fundamental changes […]Read more "2016 in Retrospective"
I originally wrote this article a year ago but decided to put it on the “back-burner” as I felt that this blog was just turning into a rolling obituary. I’ve since revisited it in light of current events and thought that I should put it out there. The recently reported deaths of Alan Rickman, David […]Read more "The March of Time"
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if million of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened… As if yesterday’s news of the passing of George Michael wasn’t sad enough, today the Star Wars community is in mourning for the passing of Carrie Fisher. Carrie’s […]Read more "Farewell Carrie"