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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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Dealing with allergies

I briefly touched on allergies at the beginning of my write up about Collectormania Birmingham and Swindon Film and Comic Con but wanted to talk about it in more detail. I have four different allergies; two food allergies and two skin allergies (contact allergen dermatitis). My food allergies are to dairy (primarily the milk you find in dairy foods) and tomatoes, and my skin allergies are to nickel or nickel plated metals (gold under 18 carat or silver plated) and unknown plant life. My GP advised that it will be difficult to determine the exact type or types of plant Read More…

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Post race thoughts from my first Race4Life 

I did it! I completed my 5km for Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life! 😀 … 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. 🙂 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…

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Collectormania Birmingham & Swindon Film and Comic Con 

I’ve spent the past month recovering from a severe allergic reaction from a plant which likely happened while I was at Go Ape or helping my dad in the garden on our staycation. It was a skin reaction to my hands, feet and the back of my neck with redness, blistering and a lot of itching!!  The Doctor said it’s very difficult to narrow down which plant I had the reaction to bit I’ll be more careful in future and definitely wear gloves if I try Go Ape again. I’ve been on a strong antihistamine and three creams to combat Read More…

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Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life

I’ve been increasing my exercise recently by running routes around my home town. I’ve been running little over a month now and went from being barely able to run 1km to now running 4km without stopping. 🙂  I signed up for Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life on 8th June and my aim is to run 5km in 45 minutes and I’m track to meet that target having run 4km in 33 minutes today, which is my personal best so far. I track my progress on Strava if anyone would like to follow me. As well as the race I will be Read More…