Hot cute girly geek (and mum) went to London.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Although I have been back for a couple of weeks now, I still want to tell you about my epic trip to London. Because I changed jobs and had a shitload of holiday days left at my old job I was able to book a pretty much last minute vacation to London.

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It happened that my mum had some holiday days left as well and we decided to go together. It’s been a couple of years that we went together on a holiday and we both love London.

Now, the thing is we don’t have the same interest. We do however share a couple of things we wanted to do together. For instance, I love going to a theatre, visit museums, spend half my day in Forbidden planet, while my mum basically loves shopping, which I hate. We do share a love of Doctor Who and Sherlock, although I’m a bit more passionate about it then she is.

We booked a hotel and train tickets and it also happened to coincide with my best friend’s trip to London with Theta, and of course we planned a quick get together.

After getting up really early on Thursday my mum and I boarded the train which took us from our home town to Rotterdam and from Rotterdam to Brussels and our final train to London. I love traveling by train, basically because I hate flying, but also about the no weight restriction and I always, always take extra stuff with me from London.

We tried booking into our hotel near Paddington station, but unfortunately the rooms wouldn’t be available for another half hour. So to Costa we went. I love Costa, I survive on Costa, and I need Costa in the Netherlands. Screw Starbucks with overpriced fancy coffees, I want a ridiculous large tea and chocolate goodies please!

I won’t bore you with the details but our first plan was already made, Covent Garden! And I had a particular mission in mind. In 2012 I met a guy who had a Doctor Who stall at Covent Garden and he was so nice to me, we chatted about Doctor Who, gave me huge discounts and was interested in a charm bracelet I made. I went back a year later, but he wasn’t there and I learned his stall isn’t open in the weekends. At that time I brought an Adipose I made for him with me and dropped it at the store he was affiliated with. This time I did find him and asked about the Adipose and he actually got it! He was so happy that he could thank me for it. But I also had a little sneaky plan. I brought with me some hats I knitted and he is interested. I’m currently waiting for a reply about actually selling my hats in his store. Oh and I bought some epic pictures for my wall.

We went to Leicester square to see if I could get tickets for Doctor Who, but it was sold out. I found another cinema which did had tickets and I went to the theatre to get a ticket for Richard III. It was sold out, but they told me they would release 7 tickets the next morning for a reduced price at 10 am.

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We were both pretty much knackered and decided to turn in early. On Friday I got up early to wait for a chance to get a ticket for Richard III. I got at the theatre around 8.30 and Just 1 guy was waiting for tickets as well. I had a pretty nice wait with this Scotsman and we talked about theatre, Doctor Who, museums and traveling. Luckily we both got tickets since we were 1 and 2 in line.

My mum and I planned on a visit to the Tower of London. We both wanted to see the poppy flowers they ‘planted’ there to remember the victims from the First World War and the Tower has always been on my list of things to see. It turned out to be a bust. For some reason I felt a bit unwell (actually a lot) and I didn’t see much.

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In the afternoon a trip to Forbidden Planet was on the menu and although my mum liked it, she pretty much found the only empty chair in the store to sit and wait for me geeking around and piling her lap with all the goodies I wanted to buy. Amongst others a signed book by one of my all-time favourite fantasy writers Robin Hobb!

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After a quick rest and a quick dinner I went to see Richard III. Wow, amazing, epic, brilliant, wonderful, molto bene! I will be doing a separate post about this play otherwise this one would be too long. But I loved every minute about it and I was amazed and blown away by the performance of Martin Freeman and his fellow cast members. Unfortunately he didn’t do any signings that night, but I did see him up close.

Saturday morning, Theta!!! What better way to meet up with your bestie in London is at Speedy’s cafe! We geeked out, including squealing and extensive hugging, much to the amusement of the staff hiding in the kitchen cheering us on. We exchanged presents, had a wonderful breakfast and took some geeky pics!

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We had some shopping planned and I got news that there was a Tardis at Parliaments square. Unfortunately I was too late, but Theta had planned a trip to Leicester square and texted me about the Tardis standing there. I left my mum to her shopping and rushed over to take some epic pics with the Tardis and a Dalek. I met a fangirling mum and daughter who loved my bag and I even leant her my sonic screwdriver to take some pictures.

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I made a quick stop at Waterstones Oxford Street to buy yet more books and we enjoyed an early pub dinner so we were on time to see Doctor Who at the cinema! It was amazing to share it with fellow fans including the buzzing of several sonic screwdrivers and such.DSC_0255 And no Doctor Who episode is complete without Jelly Babies!

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Sunday we planned a trip to Camden market. I’ve never been there and I heard it was pretty amazing, and it was. I found a cyber-shop who had the most amazing Matrix t-shirt, which was unfortunately way out of my price range, but I did manage to buy a new Sherlock shirt.

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I also got to introduce my mum to Byron burgers. I love Byron burgers, and now she does as well.

Monday was our last day and since we would be leaving after lunch my mum wanted to do some more shopping and I went to the National History museum. Note to self, not a good idea on a bank holiday. I really loved it, but boy was it crowded.

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We ended our 5 day London trip the only way you can, with an afternoon tea!

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And that was it. Of course I did way more things than I described, and I saw more epic things, and I’m already looking forward to going back in December. I miss London already.

Lots of love, your own hot cute girly geek Mendy (and mum).

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Hot cute girly geek is back.

Hi my lovely hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Guess what, I’m back!!! Technically I never went away, but these last few months have been crazy and it felt like my life was a rollercoaster.

I will explain a bit what happened and then I’ll go back to writing regular updates on my blogs for all the geeky stuff.

Ok, work first. I am a social worker and for the past seven years I’ve been working with drug addicts and homeless people. I love my job and I love my clients and the work itself. But even though the economy is picking up again, working in the mental health department in the Netherlands isn’t a good place to be today. Next year our general care and health system is changing and due to that change a lot of companies are afraid they won’t be getting enough money to take care of the people. And as a result a lot of people have lost their jobs or are about to lose their jobs.

I for one didn’t want to wait for that to happen and because of some other work related stuff (which I won’t mention), I decided to look for something else. In the meantime I’ve also been looking into changing careers and see if there was any opportunity for me to become a teacher, which is also a passion of mine. And of course I was looking into becoming an English teacher. And I even looked into getting a job in the UK and moving there. But because I only have a secondary school grade in English to show for, no University would have accepted me, and the same goes for jobs in the UK. You need to show you’re able to understand the English language. That’s why I have been studying to get my Cambridge CPE grade. A 10 week crash course to prep you for the exam.

And my boss had the bright idea to give me another course at the same time. So since April I have been managing multiple courses, and looking for new jobs.

I’m pleased to say I passed the exam for my English CPE and I am overjoyed with that. And to make things even better, after multiple interviews with different companies, I started my new job last Monday.

I now will be working as a Social Worker with disabled people, both physically and mentally, chronically ill people and people who have autism.

For me it also means I can cut back on my hours and have more time at home for myself, being chronically ill myself. And they don’t even mind that.

My new job is so much different than my old one. The people are nice, everything is arranged for us workers, you have plenty of time to develop yourself and I absolutely love it.

Of course I will miss things from my old job and some of the clients and colleagues, but after seven years it was time to go.

And due to changing jobs I also was able to book a holiday for me and my mum. We went to London for 5 days and we had a blast. Not to forget, I got the change to hug my bestie Theta, who was visiting London with his brother at the same time. And I saw the TARDIS and a Dalek and went to see Richard the III and the premiere episode of Doctor Who in the cinema and it was epic. Keep a look out for a London blog soon.

So that basically was my life the last couple of months. Job hunting, being stressed, learning, exams, taking care of a friend who crashed for a couple of weeks in  my house as well and things have settled down now.

I can look forward to learning loads of new stuff at my new job (I’m a knowledge geek), and a new trip to London in December, and even cooking a traditional Christmas dinner for the DCC!

Oh and I almost forgot. I contacted an artist who is now looking into changing this blog, yay! And I have a new guest blogger as well.

Thank you for being patient with me and I hope to hear from you guys and I look forward to going back to writing again!

Lots of love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

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Doctor Who Proms 2013

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. No YouTube Sunday today, cause I don’t have enough vids, but something else for this lazy Sunday. The Doctor Who Proms 2013!

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Doctor Who Proms 2013 01Unfortunately I wasn’t there yesterday, but the lovely people from BBC 3 radio made sure all the whovians from all around the world could listen to it live yesterday evening. And if you follow me on twitter you know I did just that.

In one word: Brilliant! I have seen some recordings from earlier Doctor Who Proms, but this is the first time I was in the position to listen to it live. And let Doctor Who Proms 2013 Tardisme tell you, it was amazing.

Because we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who later this year on the 23rd of November (also known as my 30th birthday) it was a special occasion. Murray Gold even wrote a special song for this occasion.

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And let’s not forget us tweeting whovians made the Doctor Who Proms a trending topic last night. Never underestimate the power of fangirls / fanboys.

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Doctor Who Proms 2013 monstersJust about all the monsters where present, Silurians, Judoon, Cybermen, Daleks, Venetian vampires, Sontaran, Weeping Angels, the Silence, Ice Warriors. Oh I can’t Doctor Who Proms 2013 empty picturewait until the BBC releases the video footage of the proms.

Some familiar faces where there as well, Madame Vastra and Strax, I love Strax, my favourite potato. Who of course was very confused about all the puny humans present.

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And of course, the star of the show, the Doctor himself! Together with his companion Clara! Although they did something wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff to get there, at the Royal Albert Hall and something went wrong with the Doctor’s hair…

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And special guest was the 5th Doctor! Together with the first ever companion!

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Like I said, I really need the video footage asap, work on that BBC!!!

Doctor Who Proms 2013 Ben Foster and DalekThe music played was old and new. Popular like ‘I am the Doctor’ (one of my favourites) sad and full of feelings, Amy’s goodbye and the 10th Doctor’s last song ‘Vale Decim’ (still makes me wanna cry every time I hear it). The companions suite, the theme song, the Daleks and many, many more.

Let’s just say listening to it last night, and now relistening to it again, it’s giving me goose bumps. If you missed it last night, you can listen to it right here: Doctor Who Proms 2013 Cyberman chesshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2013/july-13/14610 and I urge you to do so.

Before I end this post I need to put in a disclaimer. Normally I don’t bother, but since I nicked all the pictures and vids from the BBC, here is the disclaimer:

Doctor Who Proms 2013 JudoonDisclaimer: I do not own the music, videos and/or pictures used in this blog. No copyright infringement intended. Everything belongs to their respective owners

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Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

 

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Doctor Who! The Doctors, 9, 10 and 11. Or only the 9th Doctor.

Hi hot cute girly and boy geeks of mine, I promised to do a Doctor who post a couple of weeks ago. But I don’t know what it happening these weeks, but all the plans I make backfire. Either I’m too tired, or I need to look after my mum’s cat (my mum is in London right now) or I fall down and bust up my knee, or I had a crisis at work so I did some serious overtime, but I have the time know. So without further ado, excuses and stuff, here are my thoughts about the Doctors from Doctor who, and remember sweeties, SPOILERS!!!!

So, I’m actually kind of new to the whole Doctor who fandom and stuff. I knew about Doctor Who and the tardis and stuff, but didn’t watch an episode until about a month ago. A good friend of mine assured me I would like it and I was a week at home with the flu, so what better way to spend it then watching Doctor Who? So in about a week and a half time, I watched the entire Doctor Who seasons, the new ones anyway and all of Torchwood. And I absolutely loved it!!!

And I also found out my totally not geeky parents watched Doctor Who when they were growing up. How awesome is that? They hate all things geeky and sci-fi and stuff, but they actually watched Doctor Who! My little geeky heart is swelled with pride!

I was thinking about what kinda blog about Doctor Who I want to write. I didn’t want to do a seasons review (maybe later) but I wanted to focus on my thoughts about the Doctor, the companions, maybe some favorite episodes and of course Torchwood and captain Jack Harkness, lol.

So the 9th Doctor. When I watched the first couple of episodes, I didn’t like this Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston. Because in my mind the Doctor was David Tennant. He didn’t look the part, was to giddy and happy and too old. But then, after a couple of episodes, I’d grown to love him. The way this Doctor plays the part, always smiling and putting on a happy face, was all a façade. He is burdened with a lot of pain and grieve and all these rules about timetravel and this Doctor is madly in love with Rose and shows it. You see him break that façade a couple of times and that’s what made me love him. To see him act so human (although he is not). He, and all the Doctors, need their companions to keep them grounded. Make the right choices; think about what they’re doing. And this Doctor is a people pleaser. He sees fun and joy in every aspect. But, like all the Doctors has very little patients with stupidity and disobedience. I think that of the 3 Doctors I know, he is the least childlike Doctor, the least innocent in things to say and act.

A couple of favorite memories about the 9th Doctor are the emotional stuff. Like when he first discovers a Dalek in the vaults of Henry van Statten. When he discovers the Dalek can’t fight back and the Doctor then tortures him. It gives an amazing inside in the fear and guilt and hate the Doctor has towards them. And as it is said many times, because of that hate, the Doctor would make a good Dalek. I don’t agree on that but he comes close, sometimes.

Another personal favorite scene is when he is angry at Jack for being stupid and releasing the nano technology. The reprimand he is giving Jack, for being careless and not think about the consequences. His love for the human race really shows.

And my last favorite moment is the part where he regenerates. He is in so much pain, and he carefully breaks it to Rose, what is about to happen. Trying again to put up that happy face, like nothing is wrong. Really holding back for her. He sacrificed himself for her, to save her!  And I rewatched that episode last night and it really made me tear up. Because now I see it for the second time, things make more sense. And you know what, he really was absolutely fantastic!

So the 10th Doctor now, oh my Cas, this is gonna be a long post, sorry about that! (Nah, not really, hihi). David Tennant. What can I say, I love him, for me, he is the Doctor. Although then again, all the Doctors are THE Doctor. They all have their quirks and things and are all loveable. But back to number 10. No, you know what? I’m gonna split it in more posts. Every Doctor needs his own post.

So this is the end of this post, keep a lookout for the next one.

Oh and on another note, I was also busy with a secret writing project and maybe, just maybe, when it is all finished and stuff, I may post it…

So that’s it for now my lovely fellow geeks.

Love, from your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy