About

Hello! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to read this page!

I live in Kent, UK in a cozy little house with my husband, baby and cats. I started this blog to share things across the geek/nerd spectrum that I think are fun or interesting, in the hope that other people will like them too and perhaps give me some recommendations back. I've written a bit more about my interests in particular areas below.

If you're interesting in reading more about how the blog got started, I wrote a whole post about it here. I've also scribbled together a lot of the things I like in picture form:


PC, console and tabletop games


I've loved video games ever since I can remember (potentially brainwashed by the colourful flashing loading screens of the Spectrum Sinclair). I like RTS and simulation games and I've played a few MMORPGs in my time, sinking many years into Ultima Online and then World of Warcraft.

Nowadays I mostly play Minecraft or random games on Steam. If I get time I still play some Starcraft and Hearthstone (I'm sure Blizzard must own a small portion of my soul by this point) and I'll also buy anything that comes out labelled Portal, Bioshock, Animal Crossing or Pokemon. I'm awful at shooters, but am currently loving Splatoon on the WiiU.

After leaving University I developed a bit of a board game obsession and at this point have over a hundred of the things clogging up my living room - and that's after the pre-baby clear out! Our house is also full of tabletop gaming miniatures, although personally I only own one Warhammer army and one Malifaux crew. I'm terrible at remembering the rules as I don't play much of either game, but I'm hoping to fit some games in in the near future.

Painting


Whilst I don't get to play much, I do really enjoy painting the miniatures and scenery for the games we have. Since having our baby I haven't put aside any time for this, so I'm hoping the blog will give me some motivation to sort out the painting tray and get something finished!

Making *stuff*


I used to have a lot more time for doing creative things - I liked to make jewelry, work with polymer clay and crochet amongst other things. I have stacks of boxes in the wardrobe relating to these hobby-of-the-month type things that I really need to do something with!

General nerdly entertainment!


Books, audiobooks, podcasts, film, TV - this is far too big an area to be very specific about. In general I like sci-fi, fantasy, or scary (but not gory!) stories. Non-fiction that I read tends to be science or history based. Listing random things I like: Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Firefly, anything Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Neuromancer, Dune, Consider Phlebas, Studio Ghibli, random manga, most 80s cartoons, Eddie Izzard and Bill Bailey. I haven't watched nearly enough films, and I'm told my taste is terrible (my favourites include Jumpin' Jack Flash, Big Trouble in Little China and Clue...)

One day I will also read some of the hundreds of graphic novels adorning the shelves in our living room...