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What’s in my bag – festival edition

Ryan and I are heading to a couple of festivals at the end of August – Reading Festival and The Pheonix Festival, both are full weekend events but we’re only spending one day at each as they’re on the same weekend. We’ve been to the Phoenix festival once before, last year in fact but Reading will be our first major festival experience! I’m really looking forward to both of them. I’ve been thinking about what essentials I’ll need to take with me for both festivals. Ticket – Obvious one but worth mentioning, you’d be horrified if you travelled all that Read More…

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The Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza 2017

The Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage extravaganza A.K.A. The South Cerney steam rally was last weekend and I went along on the Saturday with my family, another yearly tradition we have. πŸ™‚ Unfortunately it rained. A lot. We were constantly darting in and out of the marquees and trade stands in a vain attempt to stay dry, but it didn’t spoil the show for us! I’m very glad I wore my boots and took a jacket with me. We started off with breakfast (bacon rolls) from our favourite food stand but there are also areas to have a picnic (unsurprisingly we Read More…

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London Film and Comic Con 2017 – Day 1 – The weekend I met my idol

I’ve just had the most amazing weekend at London Film and Comic Con with my family and my sister’s friend. Honestly I think it was their best one yet but that could be because I checked something off my bucket list! After 19 years or so I finally got to meet one of my idols, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Alyson Hannigan (Willow). Alyson was announced back in May along with her husband Alexis Denisof who plays Wesley in Buffy and Angel. I checked out the website as soon as they were announced and snapped up a diamond pass for Alyson Read More…

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Tank Fest 2017

I briefly spoke about the Tank Museum at Bovington in my Weymouth – a trip down memory lane post. I’ve been to the museum countless times as a child and in recent years have been attending their Tank Fest event where they have stalls, displays, reenactors and an arena battle. It’s a great event and I enjoy learning about the history of the tanks they have at the museum. They also host other events such as Tiger Day (which is specific to the Tiger tanks) and a Dalek / Sci-fi convention. We left home at 6.30 this Saturday morning and Read More…

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Tips for your first comic con

My first convention was a little Doctor Who event in 2008 called Dalek Invasion which was held at Yeovilton Museum. I met 6th Doctor Colin Baker, spent too much money (!) and was in awe of the fabulous costumes and prop displays I saw. Since then I’ve been to loads of conventions (normally 6 a year) and my next convention is London Film and Comic Con in July and will be my 8th time attending this event and marks my 4th convention so far this year. I’ve been asked by Eventbrite* to share some of my tips for attending comic Read More…

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Post race thoughts from my first Race4LifeΒ 

I did it! I completed my 5km for Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life! πŸ˜€ … I was feeling very nervous this morning and spent my day at work dreading it. It felt like all those exams I had in school and when I took my driving test. I was so nervous, I thought about if it rained, if I slipped, if I fell on my bum. Thankfully only the rain part happened and not for very long. πŸ™‚ It rained as we walked to the starting line, as I was running towards the 3rd kilometre marker and on the walk back Read More…