18 Geeky UK Conventions To Add To Your Bucket List

It’s beginning to look a lot like Con season! March is generally when I start thinking about what conventions I want to attend during the year ahead. There are a few I tend to gravitate towards each year – either because they’re closest or I know them well – but since one of my goals for 2019 was MORE CONVENTIONS, I felt the need to … Continue reading 18 Geeky UK Conventions To Add To Your Bucket List

A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

If you read my post about 31 geeky things to celebrate in March, you’ll have noticed that today marks the day that the fictional Sherlock Holmes took on his first case in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ – Arthur Conan Doyle’s debut novel. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about an exhibition I recently visited, all about Arthur … Continue reading A Study in Sherlock | Arthur Conan Doyle in Portsmouth

8 British Landmarks In Pokemon Sword and Shield

Yesterday it was announced by the CEO of Pokemon, Tsunekazu Ishihara, that a new game would be coming to Nintendo Switch in late 2019 – Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. The games are set in a completely new region called Galar, but it might look a little familiar to some of you Brits out there. That’s because the map is based on the Great Britain … Continue reading 8 British Landmarks In Pokemon Sword and Shield

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Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

If you’re a Harry Potter fan heading to the UK, chances are that London and Edinburgh are pretty high on your list of places to visit. London features heavily in the Harry Potter books (Kings Cross, Ministry of Magic) and appears in all the movies, whilst Edinburgh is where the books were written – but they aren’t the only places where you can get your Harry … Continue reading Five Things That Harry Potter Fans Can Do In York

Life Lately | Live Music, Robin Hood and The North

Since it’s been literally forever a little while since I’ve updated Geeky Tourist, I thought the beginning of the month – Hello October! – would be the perfect time to stop procrastinating, pull my finger out, and give you guys a bit of an update as to why I’ve been so vacant. The short story? I’ve been super busy. I honestly don’t think I’m exaggerating … Continue reading Life Lately | Live Music, Robin Hood and The North

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Furniture Painting with the Mercantile Adventurers

Finding my inner Picasso I don’t get to see my mum very often these days – it’s almost impossible to find a time when we’re both free, and she hates it. I don’t even think she’d be satisfied if we saw each other every day. So this December, I decided to get her something a little different for Christmas – some much coveted mother-daughter bonding … Continue reading Furniture Painting with the Mercantile Adventurers

Life Lately | The Prince, the Quiz Night, and a Boundless Summer

I’m a very conflicted person when it comes to having a social life. Half of me is a bonafide introvert who likes to stay indoors, far away from humanity – and the other half is always anxiously thinking I’m not living life to its fullest, pushing me to take advantage of every possibility that arises. It’s a constant battle – one of which my pesky … Continue reading Life Lately | The Prince, the Quiz Night, and a Boundless Summer

Mad Hatters Tea Party | The Garden Society

Tea with Alice at The Garden Society I always see these fun events advertised on Facebook, but they’re usually up in London – which can be a bit of a mission to get to from Portsmouth. Very occasionally, something a little closer to home catches my eye, and when that happens I freak out and book tickets straight away. In this instance, it was an Alice … Continue reading Mad Hatters Tea Party | The Garden Society