Monday, 9 February 2015

Doctor Who Valentines Gifts

Whether you buy into the Valentines day hype or not, the 14th is just around the corner, so I thought I would suggest a couple of last-minute gifts for all of you Doctor Who fans and loved ones out there. They are only to be used as a guideline, picked and chosen by myself as some of my favourite affordable gifts online. So have a nose if you are struggling to decide on the perfect present.

These gorgeous earrings are from Forbidden Planet. Please check delivery dates before ordering in order for your gift to arrive in time for Valentines. Alternatively, check the website for your nearest store. These officially licensed earrings are absolutely stunning with their Sonic Screwdriver design. 

Luke bought me these last Valentines, they are gorgeous and reasonably priced. Perfect for your valentine.

  • This awesome t-shirt has been on my wishlist for years. It is from Forbidden Planet but is currently only a pre-order item, so if you want it before Valentines, you will have to look for an alternative online. I believe they are currently stocked on Amazon and Ebay.
It is a TARDIS blue skinny-fit t-shirt so please bear this in mind when ordering (not always bigger on the inside!!)

Mug: Modern Art Tardis - £6.99

Cheap treat: *secretly hoping I get a new mug for Valentines this year*. This very cool design is sweet but sophisticated, perfect for the early morning cuppa alongside breakfast in bed on Valentines morning.

Again, it is from Forbidden Planet and is currently in stock, so go buy it now before its too late.

TARDIS Slippers - £16.99

These brilliant ladies slippers are perfect to warm up your feet and keep cosy this winter. They are stocked in sizes 5-8 in the BBC Shop online. You can buy them now.

They are comfortable, reasonably priced with a brilliant TARDIS design for any mad Doctor Who fan.

BBC Fourth Doctor Scarf - £49.99

The ultimate gift for a Doctor Who fan this valentines has got to be this replica of Tom Bakers scarf. Although expensive, it is completely worth every penny as it stands at 13 feet long and 10 inches wide. Definitely a gift that will be remembered.

For more information or to buy your scarf, head to the BBC Shop website now.

Doctor Who Cyberman Logo Cufflinks - £16.99

An affordable, sophisticated present for the man or woman in your life. Priced at £16.99, this gift allows you to wear your heart(s) or cybermen on your sleeve whether at home, work or out on a job. 

The cufflinks are currently in stock and ready to be dispatched from the BBC Shop. Order yours now.

Doctor Who: Dreamer Ladies T-Shirt - £13.99

Every girl loves a Doctor Who quote, and this is mine. Spoken by the Eleventh Doctor, this T-Shirt is priced at a reasonable £13.99 from the BBC Shop and in sizes Small to X-Large. 

Its stunning design makes a great present for the lady in your life. I know I certainly want it! Buy yours now.

Doctor Who: The Complete Series 8 - £39.99

For a limited time only - pick up the complete Series 8 boxset for the reduced priced of £39.99 from the BBC Shop if you haven't already.

Introducing Peter Capaldi as the Twelth Doctor, This Limited Edition BBC Shop exclusive Blu- ray comes complete with a bright embossed TARDIS slipcase finished with silver foil and a ‘press here’ button, which when pressed plays the legendary TARDIS sound effect. Buy it now

So there you have it, I hope I have inspired some of you to buy the perfect Valentines gift for you loved one. (Or reminded you too if you had forgotten!) Me and Luke are just doing cards this year so we can save some money for our holiday. 

Speaking of cards, check out this cool video on how to make your own Doctor Who Valentines day cards if you are feeling in a DIY mood

So what are you up to this Valentines? Let me know what Doctor Who goodies you will be purchasing. Have a lovely weekend and I will blog to you soon :-)

Monday, 2 February 2015

Wales Comic Con 2014

On Sunday 30th November 2014, I decided to head up to Wrexham to Wales Comic Con (Part 2). It was my first time at this con, but I had heard great things. Luckily for me, the con itself is based in Glyndwr University (only a 45 minute drive from where I live) which is based just off the first island you get to in Wrexham. It is easily signposted and the car-parks are free to park in.

Myself and Luke arrived at the venue just after 11am, and by this time the queues had almost disappeared. We paid £10 for the ticket on the door which was located on the front of the building and were handed a programme each. This contained all of the exhibits on show as well as star guests and talks.

We decided to follow the crowd into the different areas and passed wrestlers, cast from In The Flesh and numerous fabulously dressed cosplayers. We then exited the building and were thrust into the sunlight. Thankfully, it was a lovely sunny day and we could have a nose around the props outside without catching a chill. Outside was Lightning Mcqueen from the Pixar film Cars, a humongous MarshMallow Man and Transformers Optimus Prime, BumbleBee and Barricade.

We then headed into the marquee opposite, where we were greeted by the sight of the TARDIS and a couple of friendly faces. It was Whovian Hire, who provide their very own TARDIS, monster costumes and cardboard cut outs for events. You can read more about them HERE.

I just had to have a photo, it was too good of an opportunity to miss... even though I do look incredibly awkward (There was a crowd of people waiting their turn after me.)

So next we headed back out and bumped into a parade of Star Wars characters - AMAZING. I even managed to grab a photo with a few of them... although the storm trooper looked particularly menacing.

So then we went into the main hall, where there were actors from Game of Thrones, BBC One's Atlantis, Torchwood, Red Dwarf and Doctor Who. There was also stalls full of merchandise, comics and prop replicas, which was great to have a nose around. I only had a small amount of money with me, so I had to choose who I would like to meet for an autograph. It was between Eve Myles from Torchwood or Ian McNeice from Doctor Who. I eventually chose the latter. Ian McNeice plays Winston Churchill in Doctor Who Series 5-6. However, he has a larger filmography than that. I remember him most acting alongside Jim Carey in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, one of my favourite childhood movies. He was a lovely gentleman who asked both myself and Luke to pose alongside a fake cigar... love it! Here's my photo with him, and I also bought a signed autograph below...

 Luke's meet and greet was next, and he met Storage Hunters Sean Kelly and Jesse McClure. He was soooo happy, and the guys were so popular with guests. Luke managed to get a selfie with them both which was awesome, (I definitely need to do this next time I meet Matt Smith) and I took a normal photo... pictures below...

We also caught sight of Fifth Doctor Peter Davidson, Alfie and Kat from Eastender's (who reenacted a scene infront of our eyes) and the best Bane cosplayer I have ever seen. (I was too intimidated to ask for a photo so I got Luke to ask!)

So we managed to grab some food on site before we left - lots of fast food trucks and we were happy with chips which were reasonably priced.

All in all we had a lovely day, I definitely want to head to Wrexham for Comic Con again, it was perfectly organised and very easy to find.

Look out for my upcoming posts... I have so much to write about and a Cardiff trip on the horizon :-)

Blog to you soon...