Friday, 5 August 2016

Me and the Doctor

I've been quiet this week, because I've been away. First we stopped off at a very normal and grown-up National Trust property, then we went to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. If you're ever in Cardiff, it's well worth a visit. We spent almost three hours there.

I thought I'd share some photos, because I know some of you are just as big a fan as I am! (Some of these are blurred, and I'm in a few of them... sorry, on both counts.)

Clara's display and TARDIS tribute
Davros
The TARDIS from the 70s and 80s -
with the all-important hat stand



The Silence

Me with Eleven, kinda

The TARDIS of Nine and Ten

Some random baddies and the Face of Bo
I really thought I was acting
nonchalant here. Turns out I was
just smiling a lot!

River Song's outfits


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  1. Looks like fun! And you look adorable next to eleven.

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    1. It was fantastic, Alex. It's a pity Matt Smith wasn't inside the costume :-(

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  2. Hi Annalisa - so good you had a chance to have a break and visit the NT property as well as the Dr Who experience ... a great draw - and you do look happy! Cheers Hilary

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    1. We went to Tyntesfield near Bristol, Hilary - have you ever been there?

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  3. I can't pretend to be a Dr Who Aficionado, but I do appreciate its brilliance! And that show does look wonderful. I went to a Star Trek exhibition in Blackpool a couple of weeks ago. It was clearly a much smaller affair than the Dr Who one but tickled me nonetheless. Lots of real bits and replicas from the set, as well as a Beam Me Up Scottie! area where, with the aid of an App, you could, well, disappear. Loved it! Great photies.

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    1. I didn't know they had anything like that in Blackpool. It sounds great, especially the beaming up (though I'll stay away if they ever try to mess around with my molecules!)

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  4. sounds like a great time and the smile says it all.

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  5. That looks like so much fun! And good thing you got pictures of the Silence, or else you would have forgotten all about seeing them. (yes, I am a nerd; why do you ask? :D)

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    1. Precisely :-) Nope, you're not a nerd when you visit my blog, Jennifer, you're completely normal!

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  6. That's a great pic of you smiling! It's very clear how much fun you all had. :)

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    1. It was a brilliant exhibition, so many artifacts from the show.

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  7. Wow! Looks like you had all kinds of fun.

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  8. Great pictures. Glad you enjoyed it. Very interesting characters.

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  9. Looks like you had a fun trip. I've never been to Cardiff.

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    1. We didn't see much of Cardiff - we went solely for the exhibition!

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  10. Wow! The Tardis! And you had a chance to see it in person. So jealous here.

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    1. They had several, from the different eras, with very subtle differences. Sadly I didn't have the key, or the finger-click to open it.

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  11. Looks like you had loads of fun!
    Did the visit inspire any story ideas...?

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    1. Sadly no inspiration, just lots of happy memories :-)

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  12. Great pics. I had no idea about this place. Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. I'm sure I had more fun than my kids :-)

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  14. Oooh, so awesome! I'd love to visit the Experience! Although I don't think I could get close to Davros...

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    1. He was so scary, but it's always the Cybermen who scare me the most. Note the lack of them in the post!

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  15. That's so cool! I'm a bit jealous here. Thanks for sharing your pics!

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    1. Time to save up for a trip to the UK then? There's loads of cool stuff here :-)

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  16. Cool pictures. I've never watched Dr. Who, but maybe it's time to give it a try.

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  17. If you do, go back and start with David Tennant, then work through. Although I like Peter Capaldi, his tenure so far has courted mixed views. (In my opinion, Matt Smith is the best!)

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  18. This is very cool! I'd love to see this exhibit.

    I loved David Tennant and I thought Matt Smith was great. However, I'm not a fan of Peter Capaldi, and I haven't been watching regularly. I still have a bunch of episodes to catch up on.

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    1. I think Capaldi was let down by poor scripts, and an over-reliance on Clara, and those kids!! So many - too many - kids in his first season. The writers are changing for the next series, so I'm hopeful.

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  19. You seem to age backwards :) I notice that in your photos the past 3 years. What is the secret???

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    1. Lol, oh I wish! The secret? Blurry photos... ;-)

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  20. I missed this post! What fun. A Dr. Who fan would go crazy there.

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