Friday Round Up

Friday Round Up

Bunny Plans  – I caught up with Bunny Mother Katie Cosplays for a prosecco or three and a cosplay chat. Katie is one of the founders of Cosplay Bunnies UK. I’m joining the Bunnies for two conventions this year, and I’m super excited. First up, I’m going to be Batgirl Bunny for DC Bunnies at MCM London in May. The girls are all posting their designs and early tests on the Facebook page, so keep an eye out for updates!

Chinese New Year – Dave and I went along to check out the Chinese New Year celebrations. Photos to come, but you can see some footage of it in the weekly vlog. Unfortunately it poured with rain most of the day, but the crowds still come out to watch traditional lion dances, shop at a variety of stalls, eat street food and watch amazing performances of dance and acrobatics. Despite the rain, it was a lot of fun, and nice to have something so colourful in the midst of all the January grey.

Cosplay Shopping  – I’ve been buying cosplay supplies this week, which is always enjoyable. I did very well buying fabrics at the Bullring markets, and even managed to finish my Batgirl Bunny ears.

This week’s links:
Queer Coding in Wonder Woman.
Stay Outraged.
Finding Balance.
Illustrator captures the beauty of being alone, not lonely.

Friday Round Up

Friday Round Up

Apparently I took no photos this week. Oops. It’s been mad though, so I hand that over as my excuse.

Comics  – Moving in with Dave means there are now a lot of comic books in the flat, with our combined collections. We’ve spent several happy hours researching clever storage methods, and found some excellent ideas we can use our existing Ikea furniture for. How exciting.

Work – It’s been very, very busy. I’ll leave it there.

Tom’s Kitchen  – I went along to the launch of Tom’s Kitchen at the Mailbox, to cover it for Brum Hour. I took quite a lot of pictures, so I will likely write a proper write-up in the week, but in brief, I was very impressed. The restaurant itself is gorgeous, and I had a hell of a lot of fun drinking prosecco with Brummie Gourmand and Out In Brum.

Friday Round Up

Friday Round Up

It’s been a while since I posted a round up. I took a little break from the vlog over Christmas and New Year, partly because I was spending it with family, and partly because I was super ill over Christmas. I went down with flu just before, and spent several days wishing I was dead, basically. It wasn’t a whole lot of fun.

What was fun though was my work Christmas party. It had a bit of a secret Speakeasy theme. There was an open bar, a great live band, an actual Narnia entrance to the food trucks and fake snow. There was a lot of dancing, a lot of laughing and lot og photo boothing.

Christmas itself was spent up North with David’s family. Between nursing the flu, we managed to go and see Rogue One, which I absolutely loved. It led so beautifully into A New Hope, and it was interesting to see a Star Wars film with such a dark tone.

Geeky Brummie’s Christmas dinner involved burgers made of donut (yes). There’s also been hot chocolate, tapas for New Year and quite a lot of Prosecco. Rather a nice round up this time, I think.