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MCM Birmingham

This weekend was MCM Birmingham which is held in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). We’ve been going to this convention since 2009 when it was the Memorabilia show! It was my 2nd ever convention back then and now the start of the convention year for me. We drove up to Birmingham early Saturday morning (about 6am) and arrived at the NEC just after 8am. With our priority entry tickets we could enter at 9am but there was already a large queue forming when we got there. We passed the time chatting and taking a couple of selfies. Usually there’s a Read More…

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Weekend catch up and shopping trip

This weekend my dad and I spent some quality time together, just the two of us. We went for breakfast in Brogan’s  (Swindon) and did a bit of shopping. The main reason for going shopping was so I could finish shopping for mother’s day presents. More on that in a couple of weeks (Mother’s day is 26th March in the UK this year). 🙂 We started our day off with breakfast – dad had an ‘Ultimate breakfast’ (previously known as Brogan’s breakfast) and I had a bagle with cream cheese. Both were really good.  After breakfast we headed to HMV Read More…

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Dinner date to Piazza Fontana 

Ryan and I haven’t gone out to eat, just the two of us in a while – in fact it may have even been around this time last year! Now don’t get me wrong, we have a lot of lovely date nights in and have gone to the cinema and the theatre for a comedy show recently, but we haven’t been out to eat. We both prefer home cooking (or a cheeky take away! 😉 ), also Ryan’s a professional Chef and can be very picky about where he goes to eat!   So last Friday the 10th we went Read More…

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20 years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

On March 10th 1997 ​the first season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired in the USA, that’s right – Buffy is 20 years old today! That makes me feel old… I’ve been watching Buffy since it first aired in the UK and have rewatched it countless times on VHS and DVD.  I’ve had some great experiences because of Buffy, conventions, themed parties, acting out scenes from Buffy and putting on shows of Once More With Feeling (the musical episode) as a kid etc. I’ve also made many great friends through our mutual love of Buffy that it wouldn’t seem right Read More…

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Chris Ramsey at The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham 

​The Everyman Theatre is a Grade II listed building in Regent Street, Cheltenham. Home to various theatre productions, ballets, comedy shows and an annual pantomime. I’ve been coming to the pantomime with my family for as long as I can remember – it’s one of our Christmas traditions.  There are two stages in the building – the 694 seat main stage and the 60 seat Studio Theatre, although I’ve never been to a production at the latter. The theatre boasts two bars with seating and you can buy some snacks – homemade cakes, chocolate bars and, my favourite, little tubs Read More…

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Best for Breakfast – Cheltenham & Swindon

I know I’ve touched on this before with my favourite places to eat in Cirencester post, but wanted to talk about my favourite places to eat a bit further afield. Namely in Cheltenham and Swindon which I go to often for shopping and cinema trips. Best for breakfast around Cirencester Cheltenham There are two places we usually go for breakfast in Cheltenham; Fresh Crust pasty shop and Bill’s. We’ve been going to Fresh Crust pasty shop for years now, back when it was in Cheltenham’s Beechwood shopping centre and now with its shop in Regent Street. I highly recommend it. Read More…