Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geek…

2016 – the good, the bad and the ugly

Haven’t written anything here for a while and I wasn’t sure about posting this as it is rather self centered and I don’t mean it to be a “look how great everything was for me” thing as it certainly wasn’t but as a very eventful year comes to a close it’s a time to reflect and maybe by doing so it’ll make someone else think of some good things that have happened to them too and that the year wasn’t necessarily all bad. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 31st December 2016 / Concerts, Conventions, Holiday, Thoughts, Travel / 0 Comments

Viva Las Vegas – the official 50th Anniversary Star Trek convention

To boldly go…. As the saying from the opening of Star Trek goes and I’ve certainly done my fair share of that this year. Lots of new places visited, maybe not always so boldly but they’ve been great experiences and I’ve just had another with a big trip to Las Vegas for the Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention considered by many to be THE event of the year to celebrate the franchise. I’ve heard a lot about it from friends who have been before, wanted to try it and what better year than the 50th Anniversary plus a chance to see somewhere else completely new. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 14th August 2016 / Conventions, Holiday, Signings, Travel / 0 Comments

The Big Apple, the Iron Lady and a Double D

It may sound like the title of a bad detective novel but I’ve recently had the most amazing two and a half weeks. For a long time I’ve held back from doing certain things, travel being one of them. Partly due to cost, partly due to anxiety of the unknown and I don’t find it all that fun travelling on my own, such things are generally better as a shared experience.

So I promised myself I’d say yes to doing more things but didn’t imagine it would turn out to be quite so crazy.
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rockstar6662 / 27th May 2016 / Concerts, Holiday, Museums, Theatre, Travel / 0 Comments

New Year – Exciting times ahead

Another year starts. Welcome to 2016 and a Happy New Year to you all. I’ll start by admitting I’ve not done as much updating to this blog as I thought I would, mostly because it doesn’t have a particular theme, I’ve been busy and not had anything I’ve felt the need to really write about but lets start with a bit of a roundup.

Since my last post in October there have been multiple convention trips involving mad journeys just for the day to Cardiff and Brighton, which were actually two of the most fun days of the year (more…)

rockstar6662 / 5th January 2016 / Books, Cinema, Conventions, Music, Photographs, Signings, Thoughts, Travel, TV Shows, Updates / 0 Comments

Dinosaurs and Shakespeare

While it might have been interesting (or just weird) if Shakespeare had written a play involving dinosaurs, I’m not going to explore the possibilities of such a mashup. Instead this is about two firsts for me, a late night visit to the Natural History Museum and my first visit to The Globe theatre in London. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 23rd August 2015 / Museums, Photographs, Theatre, Travel / 0 Comments