Exploring Stuttgart, Germany: A Travel Wishlist

Germany has always been a country I’ve wanted to visit, from the culture to the history and in some cities, the night life. So when my auntie Val called up asking if we’d like to visit her in Stuttgart (back in 2006!), I jumped at the chance. Read more: Cologne and the Rise Nā€™ Shine convention We (my mum, sister and I) stayed at my auntie’s house just outside of Stuttgart with her then husband Read More…

London Film and Comic Con 2019

Last weekend my family and I made our annual trip to Olympia for London Film and Comic Con 2019. It’s always one of highlights of the convention calendar for me and this year marks our tenth year of attending! I can’t quite believe I’ve been going to conventions for a over decade now (my first was Dalek Invasion back in 2008). London Film and Comic Con 2019 was set to be the biggest yet, with Read More…

What’s in my bag? – Comic con edition

With comic con season in full swing, I thought now would be the perfect time to share what essentials I pack in my day bag. This is for a 3-day weekend convention and based on what I brought with me to London Film and Comic Con this past weekend (full write up on that to follow!). Ticket ā€“ Many conventions organisers now accept an e-ticket and some even have their own app. However I still Read More…

Why taking a break is important

You may have noticed I’ve been absent on Twitter recently, or that my last two posts were further apart than my usual posting schedule. In short – I took a break; an unintentional one to be honest, but essentially, “life happened”. Social commitments piled up and I became sick with a stomach bug, followed by a mild case of hyponatremia (low sodium levels in the blood). Which is often seen in athletes but also common Read More…

Running Tips for Beginners

Running can be a great form of cardio but it certainly isn’t easy, especially for a beginner. When I first started my running journey I could barely run 1K without stopping. I was out of breath, wearing my cotton jogging bottoms, an old tired sports bar and, what I like to call, “fashion trainers”. Suffice to say, I quickly learnt the value of a good workout outfit and proper running gear. Now that’s not to Read More…