09 October 2015



I'm interrupting your normal programming because I'm ridiculously excited to announce I'M GOING TO JAPAN, this is a lifelong dream come true and even more awesome I'm going for 6 weeks, I'll be in Tokyo for Christmas and New Year, I'm also visiting Seoul and I'm going with one of the most awesome friends I've ever made online Violet.

SD Zoo

I'm so happy to be going on another nerdy adventure with Violet after our trip to SDCC in 2013 it was just the best time ever, in fact the whole reason and crazy idea for this trip came after our unsuccessful attempts to get tickets to go to SDCC this year....

It's just so crazy to think that after that it's actually happening and it's happening so soon! SDCC was a dream come true and this THIS is even bigger, Japan is a place I've wanted to visit since I was a little girl. Nearly a decade ago I tried to apply for the JET program but I ended up graduating a little later than expected and events happened which meant my life had to be put on hold for a while but now this is my time to do all the awesome things!

gifts made by Kelly <3

The universe has been sending me some very strong signs this year that it's time so start making those dreams a reality and put plans into action, big things are happening and it's not just this trip to Japan. I'm nervous and scared and happy and excited all at the same time, it's a very exciting time for me!


And finally as I'll most likely be too busy to blog whilst I'm away I will be looking for some guest bloggers to do some posts over December and January so if that's something you're interested in please do get in touch I'm open to any and all ideas you may have.

Be sure to leave me your recommendations for Japan & Seoul in the comments!
Love & Sushi

06 October 2015

Inside the Memory Palace of Hannibal Lecter (Capella Palatina)

Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Sicily)

Believe it or not I had already planned out our vacation to Palermo before Season 3 of Hannibal had aired so when I saw the Cappella Palatina featured so heavily throughout the season as the "Memory Palace" of Dr. Lecter I put this at the the top of my list of the places I just had to visit, it would seem that eventually all of my holidays take on some element of my nerdiness...

Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Sicily)

There are so many beautiful churches throughout Palermo but the Cappella Palatina although one of the smallest was my favourite (and not just for Fannibal related reasons) the richness of the colours was amazing and the amount of details in the mosaics astounding, I had never seen anything like this in a church before and I was in awe.

Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Sicily)

Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Sicily)

Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Sicily)

Palermo is such a chilled out place I honestly felt I could have chilled out here and on the balconies all day. I really enjoyed working out where parts of Hannibal were filmed and it totally makes sense that such a visually rich show would feature such a visually stunning place, I even found myself dreaming about it the night after my visit.

Cappella Palatina (Palermo, Sicily)

What is the most beautiful place you've ever visited?
Love & Roses

02 October 2015

5 Fandom Friday: People You Want on Your Side During an Apocalypse

Is it weird that I think about this topic a lot? I blame the ridiculous amount of post-apocalyptic TV shows and movies there are out there because there are oh so many and most of them funnily enough are my fave to watch. Big guns and swords to Kendall Ashley who suggested the topic this week it was tough to think of just 5 but I tried not to over think it too much and went with the first people that popped into my brain.

So if anyone can kick the apocalypse in the butt it's Buffy and she's mighty witty about it to, kicking ass with Buffy would be so much fun and failing that at least she would keep you safe!

The Winchesters
Speaking of kicking the apocalypse in the butt I couldn't not mention The Winchester boys and yes Cas to because he is essentially one of the boys because family don't end with blood yo!

Daryl & Michonne
So failing becoming queen of the zombies I would join forces with these two beautiful people who are not only my favourite characters from TWD but quite possibly the ones who do the most amount of zombie damage and even goddamn better than that Michonne brought Carl comics I mean anyone who risks their life to bring me comics during the zombie apocalypse is somebody I want on my team.

Steve & Peggy
I love these two so much and they both fight for everything that is good and true and that is a team I want to be on forever and always until the end of the line.

The Russ Pup
Friends & Family
A bit of a sappy one because after a recent brush with death I have realised that the only people I would really want by my side during the end of the world is the people I love the most, my awesome friends (yes internet friends count), my family and of course my pooch.

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Doggie Cuddles

01 October 2015

A Happy Halloween Giveaway

It's October and Halloween is coming so what better way to celebrate than with a Halloween themed giveaway. I've been collecting all sorts of spooky goodies for you guys to enjoy because Halloween is all about the treats (and the tricks) so I hope you like them 
♥ Tim Burton playing cards
♥ Halloween eye-lashes x2
♥ Bone necklace (handmade by moi)
♥ Spider ring
♥ Marvel Lizard charm
♥ Spiked headband
♥ The Book of Life magnet

To win all this loot check out the rafflecopter below and follow the instructions on how to enter.

Giveaway will close on October 15th at midnight (GMT) and the winner will be notified shortly after.

Good Luck

30 September 2015

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (September 2015)

In Extremis

Happy Autumn! Even though it has quite possibly been one of the coldest gloomiest summers here I'm excited about Autumn and all the awesome foods it brings, carrying round a steaming hot beverage in a warm gloved hand is one of my little pleasures, it's strange to think at the beginning of this month I was in Sicily cooling myself down with copious amounts of gelato!

♥ I recently joined club 30 to so these life lessons Megan shared are certainly something I can relate to

♥ So I finally got myself a new fancy iPhone and photography is definitely something I'll be using it for

♥ Total nostalgia reading this post, Today's kids will never know... 

The Ever Changing Winds

♥ Love this post of how to deal with blog copycats

♥ Why We Get Attached to Fictional Characters

♥ A Punk Rock Approach To Living The Life Of Your Dreams

♥ How to have a happy childhood... as an adult!

♥ I can relate so much to this post on how to be mindful of your nerd life

golden hour

♥ Loved this post by Gala on how she learned to love exercise, this is definitely something I can relate to as exercise has become a big game changer in my overall health and well-being

♥ I've been asking myself this question a lot lately

♥ Stop hiding behind your Fear of Failure 

♥ When Benevolent Sexism is Mistaken for Female Empowerment

♥ 40 Ways To Live, Laugh, And Love Like A Child

Ya no sabe quién es, solo que hay más luz de la habitual

♥ I definitely need to implement a few of these awesome tips onto the blog

♥ To The Women Who Chose Not To Have Kids

♥ Here are some awesome tips for blogging beginners

♥ Something I need to do more of is blogging on the go so these tips will definitely help me out

♥ 5 Tips Every Successful Woman Should Know

Love & Ginger Tea
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