Friday, 28 October 2011

Skull crayons from Colour Me Fun

I seem to be on a bit of a skull theme at the moment - maybe it's with Halloween pending - and so I couldn't resist these super cute (and super cheap!) crayons from Colour Me Fun, a UK site which specialises in all sorts of colourful and playful crayons (they even do space invaders ones - it's almost enough to make me want children!). Check out the site here, but hurry - these skulls are a limited edition!

Skull crayons by

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards

So... the bad news is, I didn't win.

The good news is... I got to go to a fun party, met some nice women, got some free booze and a great goody bag, plus I got to wear a nice frock and dig my silver shoes out. So total result, as far as I am concerned.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Way Station, Brooklyn

One of the things I was desperate to do this trip to NYC was to go to The Way Station bar in Brooklyn - because it's a Doctor Who bar! Well, to be honest, a bar with a sci-fi and Doctor Who theme, but that is good enough for me. And I wasn't disappointed...

In fact, it's fairly impossible to be disappointed when the first thing you see on entering is a TARDIS. The staff were remarkably good natured about the fact we all had to get our pictures taken with this before we even ordered a drink (clearly, that's why a lot of people come here). We had hot happy hour so bought ourselves some very reasonably priced - and amazingly strong - cocktails. Saucily I was tempted to drink a Captain Jack, but I settled for a Dark and Stormy Night, followed by a blow-your-socks-off Pan Galatic Gargle Buster (yes, there was a Douglas Adams theme as well: clearly Brit scifi works here). Slightly bizarrely, when we went to sit in a booth at the back of the bar the staff didn't turn any lights on for a good half hour - so we sat in the dark with our drinks, enjoying the decor and the ambiance, if not the visibility.

Who needs lights when the drinks are this bright?

The TARDIS is actually the bathroom: I'd hate to be here on a busy night, because each of us spent an age in there photographing the beautiful Doctor Who murals. That kind of thing will cause a queue. (I texted my Doctor Who loving friend Tom the next day to tell him I had peed in the TARDIS, only to received a terse text back that I had now ruined his childhood. But honestly, you would, wouldn't you? We all did, anyway....)

The Way Station is actually in a nice bit of Brooklyn - we only had a short walk to a street of nice bars and restaurants - so I'd heartily recommend it to any Who fans in town. (Or fans of cheap, strong cocktails, for that matter...)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Halloween Jewellery from Little Fairy Cult

I've mentioned Little Fairy Cult before, because she is a very nice lady who makes Supernatural inspired jewellery, but I couldn't resist posting about her super cute Halloween themed pieces. These adorable ghosts are part of a range that features bats, pumpkin and Frankenstein heads - and at less than a fiver a piece, would be a fun finishing touch to a Halloween outfit for adults or kids. If you'd like something more sophisicatedy spooky though, check out this rather wonderful engraved zombie necklace - at first glance it looks fabuloulsy vintage, but once people get close enough to check out the image...

Cute ghosts from Little Fairy Cult

Zombie necklace by Little Fairy Cult