A Bunch of Geeks – the idea

We mill around the lobby of a four star hotel, cosplayers looking awesome, geeky tees worn proudly, all our quirks on display … and we know that there are ‘normal’ people looking at us and thinking “what a bunch of geeks”. Some, not all,...

ESTA Success : Jack Knight

Jack Knight is a graphic artist and owner of Knighttime Creations. Here is his story.  What successes have you had from being part of the ESTA community? I’ve made some great connections with other local business owners which has led to a variety of commissioned...

Jaffa Cakes & Cheap Whiskey

Jaffa was jostled / squished in the pack / he wanted some space / not a poke in the back He wriggled a bit / he wraggled a lot / the wrapping gave way / he was off like a shot Rolled over the table / stopped short at the edge / bet you just thought / he would fall off...

Religion Should Not Be An Excuse

I have had enough. Everywhere I see people (usually men) using their religious beliefs to keep women in their place. It’s disgusting, it’s discriminatory, and it’s despicable. I’verecently listened to a call-in on BBC Radio Oxford (because it’s International Women’s...

A Little More Conversation

It’s been there, niggling at the recesses of my mind, there’s been something missing – and it’s been missing for a long time. Conversation. And I’m not talking small talk, and I’m not meaning discussions of various (and awesome) geeky movies/tv shows. Although the...