I do awesome things and write about them

GirlGeekUpNorth

GirlGeekUpNorth

I do awesome things and write about them

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How to do Valentines with attitude (no fluff allowed)!

How to do Valentines with attitude (no fluff allowed)!

De-fluff your Valentines and inject some attitude into your celebrations. Why not combine a romantic dinner with a zombie chase, and swap that pink dress for a kick-ass jacket and boots?

Game Review – Escape the Dark Castle

Game Review – Escape the Dark Castle

Are you a fan of retro choose your own adventure stories, simple yet engaging gameplay, profoundly disturbing monsters and a high possibility of death? If you answered yes to all these things, then Escape the Dark Castle is the game for you!

My weirdly wonderful geek wedding

My weirdly wonderful geek wedding

If you don’t know me, I’m not normal, and neither is my husband so it only seemed right that our wedding reflected the abnormal people that we are. I got married on the 1st April 2017, and we found lots of ways to inject a bit of ‘geek’ into our celebrations. Here’s how we created our ultimate Geek Wedding.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2: Walkthrough (SPOILERS)

Pandemic Legacy Season 2: Walkthrough (SPOILERS)

To say Pandemic Legacy Season 2 is hard is an understatement. Here’s a breakdown of all the key events we came across in each month, with each game being accompanied by an appropriate gif which sums up how bad it went.

The Oubliette – Building a maths escape room exhibition

The Oubliette – Building a maths escape room exhibition

Last year I was invited to join an enrichment programme from the MMU Edulab, an organisation working to create innovative educational experiences. Thank you for reading! GirlGeekUpNorth x Like me on Facebook – Follow me on Instagram – Follow me on Twitter

Game Review – Sub Terra

Game Review – Sub Terra

Sub Terra is a cooperative horror game for up to 6 players. You’re trapped in a cave system, and you have to find your way out. Caves can be dangerous places, with unknown perils lurking around every corner. Do you stick together and progress carefully, or spread out and work fast before you run out of time?

#CASChat – Top Tips for PGCE Students

#CASChat – Top Tips for PGCE Students

In October 2017 I hosted a #CASChat with Top Tips for PGCE Students. Usually, after a #CASChat the conversation is put into a Storify for people to catch up on or look back at, but with Storify about to close down, I’m preserving the conversation here.

Game Review – T.I.M.E Stories, Estrella Drive

Game Review – T.I.M.E Stories, Estrella Drive

In Hollywood, the ghosts of the past never sleep! We embarked on our next adventure into the past with Estrella Drive, the sixth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories. Would it live up to the high expectations set by previous expansions? Find out here…

2017 – My year in review

2017 – My year in review

2017 for me has been an amazing year! While life has taken a very different direction, leaving me less and less time to write, I’ve still loved every minute. Here’s a look back at the highlights…

Blog Self Assessment – How Was 2017 For Your Blog?

Blog Self Assessment – How Was 2017 For Your Blog?

My blog has always been very personal to me. Even the things I review are always games or experiences I would genuinely do myself, so it’s very much a reflection of my life. As such, I’ve never really gone back and analysed it, so here goes…

The best CPD for UK Computing Teachers

The best CPD for UK Computing Teachers

In light of the recent After the Reboot report, it is evident that computing teachers desperately need to be supported into accessing quality CPD. While there are surrounding issues I cannot fix, I can help signpost teachers to quality free CPD support. So if you’re looking […]

After the reboot – providing support for computing teachers

After the reboot – providing support for computing teachers

In 2012 the Royal Society published a report entitled ‘Shut down or restart?’ which looked at the current provision of Computer Science education in UK schools. In an age where digital literacy is paramount, and the UK is facing a huge skills shortage in technical […]


Year in Review

2017 – My year in review

2017 – My year in review

Looking back, I thought 2016 had been a good year, but 2017 has certainly topped it in every way! From getting married, travelling to the other side of the world and a complete career change, things have been getting better and better…

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