A Lord of the Rings Guide to the Cotswolds | 6 Places That Inspired Tolkien

The Cotswolds probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings author grew up in the city of Birmingham, then spent most of his time in Oxford, so they are the locations most associated with him. However, Tolkien had family in Evesham – a small market town in Worchestershire – and he would visit … Continue reading A Lord of the Rings Guide to the Cotswolds | 6 Places That Inspired Tolkien

Where You Should Travel Based On Your Hogwarts House

One of the first things you do when you fall in love with the Harry Potter universe is fantasise about which house you would be in. Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin all value such different traits when it comes to its students, that you could probably place yourself quite easily if you know yourself well enough. And if you don’t? Well, there’s always Pottermore. I’m … Continue reading Where You Should Travel Based On Your Hogwarts House

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

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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

18 Iconic Horror Film Locations You Should Check Out This Halloween

I bloody love this time of year! As soon as I see October on my calendar, I’m in Halloween mode – eating bat shaped cookies, carving pumpkins, decorating my whole flat to look like those gaudy haunted houses you see at funfairs. It just has to be done. One of my absolute favourite ways to get into the Halloween spirit though is to watch horror … Continue reading 18 Iconic Horror Film Locations You Should Check Out This Halloween