The joys of commuting in London (it’s …

The joys of commuting in London (it’s all in the subtle detail)

Commuting sucks. Being stuffed under a stranger’s armpit in sweltering heat whilst the tannoy crackles with another delay platitude is not fun. Racing down stairs, around corners and cramming onto a train so you’re not late for that very important meeting, to only watch the train carriage close and pull out of the station. To be kicked out from a malfunctioning train into the pouring rain on a winter evening. We’ve all been there. But… View Post

Why Doctor Who?

Why Doctor Who?

What is it about Doctor Who that has captured the imagination of the world for 50 years (with a wee break in the middle)? Is it the space travel, the up-to-the-moment special effects, the scary monsters, the friendships, the pretty, fiery travelling companions or the exotic travel destinations that are literally out of this world? Is it because the Sci-Fi series is embued with a childlike curiosity, optimism, and love for adventure? For me in addition to all… View Post

Fish (Fingers and) Custard – Doctor Who Foodie-In-Training

Fish (Fingers and) Custard – Doctor Who Foodie-In-Training

As an alien, (I never thought I’d start anything with words like that) the Doctor has a slightly different taste palate to us humans. Whenever the Doctor regenerates to a new persona because he’s hurt beyond repair, (or I suspect possibly sick of his wardrobe) to a new version of himself and new actor, it’s a complex business taking a lot of effort and energy, as you can imagine. It’s no surprise then when the Eleventh… View Post

Doctor Who – the Museum and Shop

Doctor Who – the Museum and Shop

Look away now if you’re not a Sci-Fi fan (you might like to see Mr Kiwi feels about living with a Kiwi geek). I’ve never read any Doctor Who books – with the TV series being so captivating I’ve never really felt the need to.   I have however graced a Doctor Who Museum. Will that do instead? Museums are hallowed places full of learning much like books. Just think of it as a living book.     The first… View Post

Doctor Who – 50 years and still going strong

Doctor Who – 50 years and still going strong

Everyone has “their” Doctor. Whether a fan or not, even us barbarians all the way over in New Zealand aren’t exempt knowing who the Doctor is that defined their growing up years (with the exception of the over 70 year olds of course). Currently holding the Guinness World Record as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world first screening on the BBC in 1963, Doctor Who holds a dear place in many peoples hearts (and those who… View Post