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

1500

If 1500, kind & generous people donated only $5 (£3), we would not only raise enough for the fee & to pay back my Mom, but for our flights & hotel as well. Or even 144 people donating $50 (£30).

We’re not the kind of people who like to ask for things. And we’d much rather give than to receive. So asking for you all to donate isn’t the easiest thing for us to do. But we’re asking, please, we would truly appreciate any help, big or small. Help us make this dream come true.

http://www.gofundme.com/doctorwhowedding

– Amanda

Interview with Kate Eggins of CTV

I’m super excited to announce that Kate Eggins has asked to do an interview with us on Tuesday morning for the CTV News!

I received Kate’s message last night on our Facebook page. Not gonna lie, I totally fangirled when I saw her name. What can I say? I’m a news nerd lol.

Not sure yet on when the interview is suppose to air, but we’ll definitely keep everyone posted!

– Amanda

Representing Canada; As Seen in Latest News

We’ve been featured in the latest news update on the official event website! Also if you check out their ‘Couples’ page you’ll notice that we’ve been added. Page is still being updated, so I’m sure our story will be up soon!

 

– Amanda

Payments; We’re Officially IN!

As you know, October 1st was our deadline for the first half of the payment, and if you’ve been watching our donation page, you’d see that we were no where near close enough to being able to make the payment.

My Mom, being as incredible as she is though, lent us the money we needed to pay the first half! So we are indeed definitely going! We still have a tremendously long way to go though…

I’ve decided not to update the raised money to show we made the first payment, because we need to pay back what my Mom lent us. So once we raise that amount, we will be paying her back. We still need to raise the amount for the second payment, which will be £950, and we’ve been told we can now pay that by November 23rd. On top of that, we also need to raise enough to help us pay for the flights & accommodations.

On our page, I’ve added a ‘wish list’ to help show the costs we still need to raise in other areas, aside from the fee itself.
http://www.gofundme.com/doctorwhowedding

– Amanda

ExCel London

As you may recall, in a previous blog I mentioned how I had discovered the Official 50th Celebration event; ExCel London, was happening the same time we’d be in London, but sadly was all sold out. I recently got word they were accepting ballots for open tickets. Both Brandon & I applied, and not only was I chosen, but he was too!

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The tickets we both applied for were for the same day/time, so with the help of my Mom, I bought tickets! Cast photo ops were unfortunately (but not surprisingly) sold out. So we won’t be able to take part in any photo ops, but it’ll still be an amazing event to attend!

– Amanda

Our Story in Print

On Thursday the story Kelly Kent wrote about us for the Canadian Gazette came out! It is so wonderfully written, and absolutely perfect! We’re so thankful to Kelly for writing it!

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If you don’t get the Canadian Gazette, don’t worry! You can read it here online!
http://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/4138141-carleton-place-couple-hopes-to-attend-doctor-who-wedding-in-england/

– Amanda

New Doctor Who God Lights Made for Event

I’ve never heard of ‘God Lights’ before, but they definitely sound interesting.

 

 

“New Doctor Who God Lights Developed especially for event on 24th November 2013 

The God-Light is an advanced wireless hand-held lighting unit for dancers, performance artists,  clubbers and more. It is a wireless, motion sensing, customisable LED lighting accessory allowing you to create your own unique stunning light show. You can write text messages, draw pictures and animations while dancing. You will also be able to wirelessly sync with your friends’ God-Lights using Bluetooth LE to create even more amazing effects.

Chris is also going to develop flashing lights for the 8ft Tardis that is being purpose built for this event to simulate the real Tardis.”

 

– Amanda

Interview for Canadian Gazette

Yesterday we had an interview with Kelly Kent from the Carleton Place Canadian Gazette news paper. Such a sweet girl! The interview went great, and in typical CPer fashion we realized we all have a connection. Not only do we share friends, and were at the same wedding last summer, but she use to live in the same house that we now live in. Talk about small town, getting smaller!

The story should be in the next paper, October 3rd!

– Amanda

Interview with Jeff Hopper on CTV

If you didn’t get to catch Brandon & I yesterday on CTV Ottawa Morning Live, the interview is now online!

I still honestly haven’t watched it, heck I still haven’t even watched my wedding video my maid of honors father recorded for us. What can I say, I just don’t like seeing myself in videos. But I’m told it looked great, and I didn’t look nervous at all.. When in actual fact, I was totally freaking out. Jeff however, was absolutely awesome to work with, and I’m so glad he was the one doing the interview! Nothing against the girls of course!

– Amanda