Winter Memorabilia Show Birmingham, November 2010

Yesterday was the Winter Memorabilia Show at the Birmingham NEC. A comic convention covering multiple fandoms, with celebrity guests, talks, photo ops, a large dealers room and so much more. It’s held twice a year (in March and November) and this marks my third time attending a Memorabilia event. The Winter Memorabilia Show is always one of the highlights of the convention calendar for me and a great way to finish our year. Like usual we arrived at the show at around 8:15 in the morning and headed straight to the ‘pre-paid’ queue. I think it’s always worth getting to […]

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Girls Can Like Star Wars too

Recently I read an article about a little girl named Katie who is being bullied by her classmates for carrying a Star Wars water bottle, which is something I’m very familiar with. That may come as a surprise given the Yoda hat I’m wearing in my cover photo, but I hid my love of Star Wars for most of my child life; sure I had Star Wars toys (in fact, I still have them), but my friends didn’t know. All through Primary school to Secondary school, up until college. Only my family knew that I loved Star Wars. But why? Girls […]

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My Tarantula Died From a Bad Molt – R.I.P. Hermy

For those that don’t know we have a few exotic pets in our family. Great African land snails (named Bryan, Swirly, Slug-a-lug and Gary) and a male Chilean Rose Hair tarantula (named Hermy). Sadly my tarantula died last week from a bad molt. 🙁 I’m devastated. Hermy had been part of our family since 2008. Now I realise a lot of people hate spiders, but Hermy was my pet. I was attached to him like any person is to their pet; like a cat owner to their cat or a dog owner to their dog. I enjoyed watching Hermy crawl […]

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Hallowhedon 2 Cosplay Experience

Last weekend was Hallowhedon 2, a 3-day unofficial convention celebrating the various TV shows created by Joss Whedon. It was also my first solo cosplay experience! Having previously cosplayed as a Lornette (with my mum) at the first Hallowhedon. I decided very early on that my Hallowhedon 2 cosplay would be Kaylee Frye. Hallowhedon 2 Cosplay Experience Cosplay is something I’d like to do more of so, for this convention, I went as Firefly mechanic Kaylee Frye. Played by the lovely Jewel Staite, who was also attending as a guest that weekend. But even before Jewel was announced as a […]

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Hallowhedon | UK Joss Whedon Convention

I know it’s been a while since my last update. I’ve been focusing on getting well so blogging took a bit of a back seat. But I am happy to say that speech therapy has really helped and I’m more or less, talking normally again. There are still a few days I struggle if my throat is particularly dry however. And I have damaged my high vocal cords, meaning I can’t scream. Which may have come in handy for Hallowhedon last weekend (no that’s not a typo! I’ll explain soon…) 😉 Seriously though, I’m just happy to have my voice […]

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Laryngitis Treatment – My Experience with Speech Therapy

Hey there, for those of you that aren’t aware, I have been suffering from chronic laryngitis since May and was referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Which is why things have been so quiet around here lately(!) and probably will be for the foreseeable future. As well as seeing a specialist, my doctor has also recently referred me to speech therapy. The specialist I saw couldn’t find anything physically wrong with my vocal cords or voice box, yet I still have little voice and some days, no voice at all. He was unsympathetic and didn’t explain what the […]

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