Doctor Who Series Finalé 2024 – Advanced Screening

10.27pm: Evening all! It’s nearly showtime at 11pm and well past my bedtime – but we think it’s worth it, as Jo and I are here at Cineworld, Rushden Lakes about to watch the season series finalé of one of our favourite programmes – Doctor Who. Yes, THE CINEMA! In a masterclass of marketing, last …
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Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 7: The Legend of Ruby Sunday

We’ve now arrived at Episode 7 and there are two points to note. First: this is the penultimate episode of this new season series. Second: it’s the first of a two-parter, with next week’s finalé, entitled ‘Empire of Death’ promising an ‘episode like no other’. And, if that wasn’t enough intrigue, they’re both being shown …
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Job Done in Dunstable!

Headed off to Toddington in Dunstable this morning to catch up with long-time friend, Angela C. The journey there took longer than expected – it should have been around an hour, but with the M1 near Flitwick being dug up in both directions, it made my progress VERY slow! 😟 We made good use of …
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Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 6: Rogue

Episode 6 and with only two more episodes to go, things are hotting-up. With just ‘The Legend of Ruby Sunday’ and ‘Empire of Death’ left, as the remaining titles, I hear that they’re going to show them in cinemas too on the preceding Friday night. I think that’s a first! Last week’s episode ‘Dot and …
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Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 4: 73 Yards

We’re now four episodes into the rebooted, err, rebooted Doctor Who TV franchise. This week’s tempting (but-haven’t-got-a-clue-what-it-means) title is ’73 Yards’. 🤔 First, let’s get the bad news out of the way! From this super-fan’s perspective, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for the latest run of this iconic show. The first episode was excruciatingly …
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Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 3: Boom

I’m just about to watch Episode 3 of the new Doctor Who series. I really hope it’s better than last week’s openers, the very disappointing ‘Space Babies’ and the not-much-better-but-slightly improved, second episode: The Devil’s Chord. This week’s instalment is called ‘Boom’. Synopsis Caught in the middle of a devastating war on Kastarion 3, the …
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Doctor Who – Series 1, Episode 1: Space Babies/Episode 2: The Devil’s Chord

Doctor Who returns, now with Nkuti Gatwa in the titular role. Err, wait though! ‘Series 1?? Surely some sort of mistake? Shouldn’t it be either ‘Series 14’ (based on the rebooted series in 2005) or even ‘Series 40′, (if you’re a real purist and start from the very first series aired in 1963)???? A confusing …
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Nottingham with Dennis and Sandra

Today was another of our cultural days out with Dennis and Sandra – this time it’s Nottingham. Since we first started doing these in 2017, we’ve built up quite a list – today will be our 16th ‘day out’ together! 👍😀 Doddington Hall (December 2023)International Bomber Command (September 2023)Southwell (March 2023)Chatsworth House (November 2022)Belvoir Castle …
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Theatre: “Legally Blonde”

We headed off in the direction of Kettering’s Lighthouse Theatre this afternoon to see ‘Legally Blonde’ (based on the 2001 film of the same name, that starred Reese Witherspoon). It wouldn’t be my first choice of theatre entertainment, but with six women – Ann, Jo, Janet, Carol, Helen and Chris and just me along for …
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Holiday: Jordan – Day 9 (24th April)

We’re coming to the end of our first-time visit to Jordan with great mates, Ralph & Karen. 😍😍 Welcome to Day 9, our last full day here and my final Post for this holiday. Another day, another guided tour! 😁. This time we’re heading for the ancient town of Jerash, population 237000! The Plan… Read …
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Holiday: Jordan – Day 7 (22nd April)

We’re in Jordan for 10 days with great mates, Ralph & Karen. Welcome back! It’s Day 7, and after a four-hour drive from Petra yesterday, we’re back in Jordan’s capital, Amman. If you’ve missed any of my previous Posts, I’ve put the links below. Today we’re meeting our local Guide, Eddie, for a half-day historic …
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Holiday: Jordan – Day 5 (20th April)

Good morning all!! 😃. We’re in Jordan for a 10-dayer with great mates, Ralph & Karen. We’re halfway through our break where today, we’re off to Dana Biosphere Nature Reserve. It’s Jordan’s largest nature reserve, located in the south-central and was founded in 1989. The Biosphere supports over 800 plant species and more than 450 …
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Holiday: Jordan – Day 3 (18th April)

We’re in Jordan for 10 days with great mates, Ralph & Karen. It’s Day 3 and we’re off to the World Heritage site, Petra. There’s a lot to see here, so we’ve spread it across today and tomorrow. Whether you see Petra as a ‘holy city’, an ‘architectural wonder’ or ‘just an interesting place’, it’s …
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Holiday: Jordan – Day 1 (16th April)

The holiday has officially started!! 👍😀. Welcome to our first full day (of 10) here in Jordan with great mates, Ralph & Karen. We arrived in the early hours – 2am! We’re here, briefly, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Jordan, checking out tomorrow. More details HERE. Missed yesterday’s Post?Click HERE With everything planned for the …
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Holiday: Jordan – Day 0 (15th April)

It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally off to Jordan for 10 days with great mates, Ralph & Karen. Today is ‘Day Zero’ – our travel day. Our whole itinerary was recently thrown slightly by British Airways who cancelled our original flight, requiring us to travel a day earlier! OK, …
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Return to ‘The Old Bridge’

Since I suffered my hand injury on 22nd December, we’re still playing ‘catch-up’ with my social diary! Today was another of those days as we met Steve & Helen at The Old Bridge in Huntingdon! We were last here as a foursome back in October, 2023 where we were so impressed, a planned return was …
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Catchup: Nick & Celina

Today was a (very) belated catch-up with friends, Nick & Celina (originally pencilled in for the 22nd of December, last year!). As regular readers will already know, this was postponed because I was in hospital being treated for a severe slicing to my left pinkie brought about by an ‘argument’ on the day with a …
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Olney another Birthday!

Celebrations began early this year for Ann’s birthday! Yesterday, it was down to Ann’s brother for a celebratory Birthday Lunch – and it didn’t disappoint! 👍 Roast Lamb, cooked to perfection and bags of opportunities to catch up with all Roger, Jane and Oli’s news! Today, just before 9.30, we headed over to MK for …
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