Hotel

We’ve booked our hotel! We decided not to stay right in London, and rather, stay in Barnet, North London at a gorgeous little B&B called Glenlyn Hotel!

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Though we’ll have to commute to get into London, we’ll get to experience a bit of the countryside.

We were approached by another hotel in the city, City Marque, with a discount to book a room at one of their apartments, but unfortunately even with the discount, the cost was still more than we can afford right now.

As much as we appreciated the offer, I think we’re happier in the long run with the decision we’ve made.  We’ll see if hindsight chances that later 😉

– Amanda

Kim’s Crocheted Creations

Kim Webster, of KsCrochetedCreations has been crocheting for over 20 years. She is graciously donating her time & work of a replica crocheted version of Tom Baker’s 12ft scarf to be donated for an auction at the event.

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Kim is very talented at what she does. And can even simply look at a photo of something, and crochet it exactly! To check out her work, head on over to her Facebook Page – Kim’s Crocheted Creations

http://www.whovianwedding.com/sponsors/KsCrochetedCreations-Kims-Crocheted-Creations

http://www.whovianwedding.com/news/53/0/4th-Doctors-Scarf-Donated-for-Auction

– Amanda

 

Its an Ashton

Richard Ashton is the latest to join the team for the event. Richard was cast as David Tennant’s body double for the new Virgin Media Adverts. He’s also a producer of high quality props for the industry as well as personal collection. For the event, Richard will be making the head piece of the Prydonian Minister who was played by Tom Baker in the Deadly Assasin. This head piece will be worn by the Minister preforming the ceremony.

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http://www.whovianwedding.com/sponsors/Its-an-Ashton
http://www.whovianwedding.com/news/52/0/Prydonian-Minister-Head-Piece-to-made-by-12th-Doctor-Lookalike

– Amanda

Reversed Polarity

Coming up on November 1st-3rd will be Canada’s official Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration, featuring guests such as the 5th Doctor himself, Peter Davidson, as well as Dan Starkey (Strax). The event will be taking place at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Toronto.

For more information or to register, head over to their website!

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Brandon, Adam & I will be working the event, so be sure to say Hi if you see us!

– Amanda

Doctor Who Society of Canada

As most of you know by now, I’m one of the co-founders for the DWSC based out of Toronto, and help run the Ottawa Branch. Today one of my co-founders, Cindy, was super awesome & added a story about us to our website!! Check out the main page!

http://www.doctorwhosociety.com

– Amanda

Selena & Dalek Ace’s Interview on Croydon TV

Recently Selena Price of Special Events Group, Dalek Ace, and many other contributing to the event, appeared on Croydon TV. You can watch the interview here – http://www.croydontv.co.uk/drwho.html

– Amanda

Interview With Kate Eggins Update

Sadly on Tuesday, two other reporters called in sick, so Kate was pulled away for other news stories. BUT, We’ll be getting together with her on Monday, October 21st to do our interview! Also if I’m not mistaken, it will be airing that same day during the evening news at 6pm! So stay tuned!

– Amanda

Passports Are In!

Last Tuesday I went into work with Brandon so we could filed our passports. Much to our surprise, considering the way most things are handled with anything that involves the Canadian Government, they arrived exactly a week later! I’m so excited to finally have these! Not only because.. HOLY SHIT WE’RE GOING TO ENGLAND! But because now when my friends go across the boarder to shop, I can go too! 😀

– Amanda

Picked Our Flights, But No Money to Book

We’ve found the perfect flights & airline we want to book…But no money to book it. This is honestly the worst situation out of all of this. We need $3200 asap, and absolutely no way to get it. Not sure how we’re going to do this…

If booking flights was like booking a hotel, where you could book now & pay at pick up.. Sure it would make life at the actual airport a little more hellish than I’ve heard it is, but it would be so much easier for us poor folk.

– Amanda

Car or Transit?

Going into this we knew we would be taking transit, or at least, that’s how we’ve planned it. We’re finally getting to go to our favorite country, why wouldn’t we want to part take in everything British? Now of course we’ve realized we’re not going to be able to find that one perfect hotel that is close to everything we’re going to, and would like to do. It’s London for god’s sake. But again, needing to take transit or heck even walking a few dozen blocks, doesn’t bother us. I decided though that since we’ll be using transit a fair bit, I should look into the general prices to get an estimation on what it’ll cost us during our stay. That’s when I discovered the London Pass & Travel Card. A nifty little card, very similar to that of Toronto’s City Pass, only instead of a couple attractions it gets you into, the London Pass gets you into every historic building, museum, tour, you’d want to see. Seriously, it’s incredible the amount of things this card gets you into for free, plus even skip the line at a few. Along with the Travel Card, you’re able to take every bus, train, tube, you’d want for free as well, to help you get around to all those sites you want to see. Pretty amazing right? So what does it cost? Each pass costs £156, so at the moment around $258CAD. After my head exploded from sheer shock. I will admit, it is worth it considering just how much you get. But to get one for each of us is going to cost $516. Again, worth it, but a little more out there than I’d like. Plus with us only being able to go for a week, and most of those days already filled with plans, how much time will we really have to visit places on that list that we want to see? So that’s when I’m starting to wonder… Would it be better in the long run if we just rented a car? Of course then we have to worry about gas, parking, etc. So I guess that really leaves our option being, go big or go home right? Then again, we could also vagabond it like my relatives did Haha.

– Amanda