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Cardiff – Day 2

Our second day started — after a light breakfast and coffee at KIN + ILK — at the Doctor Who Experience. After this summer it will close its doors permanently, so it was our last chance to visit. It’s a pity cause it’s a kind of “Mecca” for Doctor Who fans. Thereafter we went on the Official Filming Locations tour around Cardiff Bay. For lunch we headed to the Castle Arcade.

Cardiff Trip

We’ll be leaving soon for another trip to the UK. This time however, we’ll be going to a country we haven’t been to yet: Wales. More specifically, we’ll be discovering Cardiff.

Places to visit, eat and drink are selected, all necessary or useful apps are at the ready on their dedicated homescreen…

Of course, it’s purely coincidental that we’re going now, just before the Doctor Who Experience will be closing down… 😉

Morning Well Spent

Morning well spent: Provand’s Lordship, coffee at the Brew Box Coffee TARDIS, an animal mummy exhibition at the Kelvingrove, concluded with a cheese steak sandwich at Roast.

Our Aberdeen Trip: London Revisited

Visiting London again

Before and after our time in Aberdeen, we allowed for some time to visit London again. We had to change trains there after all, so why not take the opportunity to stay a little longer?

We still had an Oyster card from our previous visit, so it was just a matter of topping it up, and hopping on the underground or bus again! The evening of our arrival we only used it to go for dinner and a couple of drinks, but the next day we had plenty of time to be tourists.


So early in the morning we headed for The Who Shop and museum, almost an hour traveling by underground and on foot. It was worth it though: the shop had Doctor Who related items I hadn’t seen anywhere else yet — quite happy with my new TARDIS umbrella — and the attached museum we had to enter through a TARDIS, had a great collection of props and costumes.

In the afternoon we discovered Soho a bit — Carnaby Street, Kingly Court — visited some vintage shops, and just strolled around a bit in this unknown — at least to us — area of London. It seemed to be a bit less stressed than the centre of London, which was nice.


During our stop on the journey back home, we visited Madame Tussauds, which offered a Star Wars ‘experience’ at the time. Nice to have finally visited the famous attraction, but not sure if I would ever have paid full price for it… Luckily I didn’t have to, taking advantage of a two-for-one offer.

Jamie McCrimmon

wobblycompetencies:

OKAY BUT DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN the companion who stayed with the Doctor the longest was a piper’s son named Jamie McCrimmon from 18th century Scotland who couldn’t read or write and had no idea what a radio or a toaster or an elevator was, much less a time-and-space-ship? And who probably mentally catalogued Daleks and Cybermen as “metal beasties” and “the other metal beasties”, and made fun of the Doctor for never, ever landing the TARDIS even remotely where he intended, but still called him a clever wee chappie and would follow this rumpled-looking little Englishman to the ends of the earth without hesitation?

And then remember how the Time Lords ripped the Doctor’s companions away from him and wiped their memories, and Jamie woke up in the middle of the Battle of Culloden with a redcoat shooting at him, and the Doctor was exiled on Earth with a broken TARDIS so he could never find them again?

And then remember that one time on the Scottish moors when Ten used the name Doctor McCrimmon.

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT JAMES ROBERT MCCRIMMON OKAY.

Vintage Guru

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Too small for me, but surely this will make another Whovian very happy?

Last Day in Glasgow

Our last day started with a — quite spicy — Indian breakfast at Babu Bombay Street Kitchen.
A wet walk brought us to the People’s Palace, where all floors and the winter garden were accessible this time. In the Farrell exhibition we noticed quite a bit of Ypres.
The Dalek featured in a mural we passed on our way back to the city centre. Doctor Who seems to be everywhere in Glasgow: TARDISes in the streets, Daleks on the walls, sonic screwdrivers and posters in comic stores, a Genesis Ark and Slitheen in a thrift store, and of course Peter Capaldi — the twelfth Doctor — is from Glasgow! 🙂