Thursday, December 28, 2006

Hope you all had a good Christmas! Did Santa bring you everything you wanted?

I'm still pooterless, so currently hijacking Mr Lisa's laptop for now. I don't have long to update you all.

Me? I got the latest Terry Pratchett book, "Wintersmith". Also, the complete boxed set of Farscape Season 3 (Mr Lisa got me Seasons 1 and 2 last year), the complete Life on Mars (Yay! Can't wait for a Series 2) and the complete boxed set of Doctor Who Series One (the one with Christopher Eccleston). A geek's paradise!

Speaking of which ... wasn't the Christmas Day Special of Doctor Who great?! I was pleasantly surprised by Catherine Tate as I don't usually enjoy watching her on telly, and Sarah Parish as the Empress of the Racnoss was just superb. Also on Christmas Day was the Doctor Who Confidential Christmas Special which went behind the scenes of the Doctor Who concert which was held at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff in aid of Children In Need. Just wonderful.

And yesterday? Well, the wonderful John Barrowman got hitched, of course, to his long term partner of 16 years, Scott Gill. Some nice photos to be found here, including some rather lovely pictures of JB in his kilt (swoon). It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and makes me proud to be British (which is a rare thing in itself) to know that same sex couples are entitled to just the same rights as everyone else. And quite rightly so.

Speaking of JB, I can now own up to my little jaunt last month when I went in search of an unusual Christmas gift for Mr Lisa. As I had been keeping it a surprise for him I couldn't really write about it in my blog in case he reads it. I don't think he has so far, but you never know. Well, let's just say I got him a signed and personalised copy of JB's CD "Swings Cole Porter". Damn that man has a good voice. Also, I got myself a nice photo of JB autographed and personalised for me, and my picture taken with Captain Jack himself. He was so patient and polite while I fumbled and got lost for words, a real gent.

Right, I think that's it for now. I'm going away for New Year (Whitby) so I may not update till I get back. In the meantime, here are some photos from the last Whitby Gothic Weekend.


  1. Butchieboy said...
    Who is that guy?
    Lisa said...
    Yes, even though he's an American/Scot (a Glaswegian raised in the USA) he's better known this side of the pond than yours. As Doctor Who has now found it's way over your side I'm sure it won't be long before Torchwood does, too.

    Doctor Who, Series One, the last five episodes is where Captain Jack makes his first appearance.

    Try searching for John Barrowman on YouTube and you'll find lots of stuff. His interview with Jonathon Ross is particularly good.
    weirdbunny said...
    I think the pantomine in Cardiff with him goes on untill 27th Jan. He's so brilliant in it. He had everyone howling with laughter! so cool you had your photo taken with him..
    Anonymous said...
    sooo jealous...JB is fab!

    Butchieboy said...
    I watched Dr. Who when I was a kid. I didn't know that it was still around.
    Lisa said...
    Doctor Who ran from 1963 to 1989, when the BBC eventually decided that they were flogging a dead horse and gave it the axe.

    It was relaunched in 2005 with a new series and a much bigger budget starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and a new sidekick, Rose Tyler, played by Billie Piper.

    For a full history, Wikipedia seems to be quite up to speed on it.

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