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Mother’s Day 2017

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday in the UK and my dad and I took my mum to the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water for the day. My sister and her partner met up with us later in the day. We started with a light breakfast in a lovely little tea room – The Small Talk Tea Rooms – dad and I had pancakes and mum had crumpets. I’d never been there before but would definitely go back, it was reasonably priced and the staff were friendly. It became apparent that a lot of locals had come for breakfast there too. I think Read More…

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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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Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine’s day or ‘Galentines’ day or Happy Tuesday. Whether your celebrating today or not or if your single or in a relationship, I hope everyone has a good day. Ryan and I don’t celebrate much, we’re having a quiet night in watching a film (likely Deep Water Horizon), Ryan’s cooking lasagne as we’ve not had it in ages and I’m providing dessert. I’ll probably have some heart shaped napkins for the table from my party ware stash. 🙂 We said we’re not doing gifts but did say we’d do cards… which will be after I finish work.  Yes, Valentine’s Read More…

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‘Tis the season.

Where has the time gone? Halloween and Bonfire Night have both been and gone and Christmas is right around the corner! Picking up where I left off last time, we didn’t end up dressing up as characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween in the end. Time got away from us and the costume one of us was planning on ending up being too small. 🙁 So we looked at other options – I was a mummy, dad went as Uncle Fester from the Addams Family (complete with light bulb) and, for those of you familiar with The Read More…

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Comic con, a book signing and Fright Night – Hello October!

A lot has happened since I last wrote, I went to my first Lego show at the Steam Museum in Swindon and saw a Lego robot wars fight. All the Lego models on display were custom designs, no kits in sight. I was amazed by the size of the show and the models themselves.    Another first for me was crewing at Gloucester Comic con, my first time crewing at any convention. It was a great experience. Tiring, yes but I have a lot of fond memories and got to see what things were like from the otherside… I would Read More…

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Euro Militaire 2016

Last year I spoke about an annual modelling show that my family and I attend in Kent; Euro Militaire. I also mentioned I’d been going more or less every year since I was 6 or 7… but I’ve actually be going since I was 5, as my mum corrected me throughout the weekend. She also reminded me that the first time I came here I was carrying around a Gizmo cuddly toy (from Gremlins). Dad is working hard on a steam punk tank to enter into the show and had hoped to have it ready for next year’s competition (2017), Read More…