Happy Christmas from Club Adipose!

Our Awesome Mostly Doctor Who Geeky Christmas Tree :)

Ok, this may not be as stylish as our friends who buy a Star Trek Christmas ornament from Hallmark every year, but we've had a lot of fun decorating our geeky Christmas tree!

An Adipose, swinging across the Dr Who TARDIS string lights!

An Adipose, swinging across the TARDIS string lights!

Silver bell from the Polar Express

A silver bell from the Polar Express: Not very geeky but my son is an Elf in it this year, with real trains, so we're very proud!

Zinzie from Fijit Friends

Zinzie from Fijit Friends: the kids' favourite toy from last year
 

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Doctor Who Cake Decorations on our Christmas Cake!

Hooray for Lakeland - we've got Doctor Who Cake Decorations on our Christmas Cake this year! The kids and I had so much fun putting these on 🙂

Decorating our Dr Who Christmas cake

Decorating our Dr Who Christmas cake


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Science and Technology Books for Kids Aged 8+

These science and technology books for kids make great gifts for technology minded elementary school kids aged 8 years and up, who like to know how things work!

See below for books about Space, Spying, Submarines, Helicopters, Motorcycles, and Survival, with scientific and technical information to interest the 8+ age group.

Space book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 X 8, Pages: 80
Series: Discovery Adventures
Author: Louie Stowell

Price (2014) from $8.99

Space

  • Where does outer space begin?
     
  • How do rockets work?
     
  • What’s a gas giant?
     
  • What do astronauts do all day?

This densely illustrated book answers these and other questions about the wonders of outer space with diagrams, picture-strip stories, photographs and giant fold-out illustrations.

Includes internet links to the latest space information.

Click to order 'Space' online from Usborne...

 
 

Spying book for kids age 8

Age 8 years and up
Size: 5 7/8 X 8, Pages: 80
Series: Discovery Adventures
Price (2014) from $8.99

Spying

The secrets of the shadowy world of spies, their dangerous missions and secret identities are revealed in this fascinating book.

Reveals high-tech methods used by spies working today, as well as more traditional spycraft used over the years.

Contains real life spy stories illustrated with graphic picture strips, full-color photographs and fact boxes.

With internet links to exciting websites, including the Usborne Ultra Message Decoder.

Click to order 'Spying' online from Usborne...
 
 

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Was Anyone’s Holiday Dinner with Relatives Worse than This?!

Anyone had any difficult relatives round for dinner lately? 😉 Cheer up - watch the formidable Lwaxana Troi launch herself like a battleship on her poor long suffering daughter Deanna's wedding rehearsal dinner:
 




 

(Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1, Episode 10: 'Haven' © CBS. Watch 'Haven' free on hulu.com)

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