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Mini Tea Signing 2012

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On Thursday (15th) I went along to the signing of the mini series 2 ‘Lunartik in a cup of tea’ created by Matt Jones with my fantabulous friend Zoe. The signing was scheduled to begin at 6pm at Forbidden Planet, London and end at 7pm but ended up running about an hour over. We waited for two hours to get our mini teas signed, not because of the length of the queue but because some people were buying entire trays of mini teas to be signed and also larger ones for Matt to add a custom design to. In my opinion I thought that was a little inconsiderate and Forbidden Planet should have had this controlled better limiting the amount of items being signed. But after a back-breaking, leg aching wait we finally managed to get our mini teas signed and have a brief chat to Matt.

The new designs are definitely more quirkier than the first series which will probably give me the incentive to buy more. The packaging   comes in the form of a takeaway cup and the teas are blind boxed like the previous series.

The wait may have been gruelling but all was forgiven when we were offered these 🙂

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Storm Trooper Love and Westlife’s last gig

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I can honestly say I’m not a happy bunny right now as I sit here in bed nursing a sore throat and runny nose… the dreaded cold is back! I was doing so well with staying in good health but the vitamin C tablets weren’t going to save me this time 😦 so I’m going to make the most out of this situation and spend my spare time blogging.

I’ve had an extremely busy weekend attending another spectacular West End Live which I’m currently writing a review about. I’m now trying to work out how to find the time (and money) to see all the shows I haven’t seen; especially ‘Sweeney Todd’ before it closes. The In-between sounds like another interesting one. Unfortunately I didn’t get much of a chance to look around all of the tents but I was happy to meet a not so friendly ‘Storm Trooper’. The geek in me came out as soon as I clapped eyes on him at the ‘Forbidden Planet’ tent along with ‘Darth Vader’ who was a bit caught up in holding a member of the public captive. hopefully next year I’ll find the time to explore a little more.

Saturday night came the event all Westlife fan’s were dreading… their last ever concert at Croke Park (Dublin). Myself and friends Hayley and Emma eagerly obtained tickets to watch the live screening of it at the Odeon cinema, Covent Garden. I must say it was the most bizarre cinema experience that I have ever been a part of. Never have I danced, sang, clapped and whooped at a screen before. The whole cinema was on their feet getting involved. I suppose it was the second best thing to being there in person. It was clear to see that the lads were very emotional throughout the concert but they pulled off another great show and made every Westlife fan proud. Now all we have to do is await news of their solo careers 🙂

OMG… I Bought a Book!

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I love London and I think London loves me considering the amount of money I spend there. Yesterday I enjoyed a day to myself. I started off by grabbing a hot chocolate from Candy Cakes; a place I visit when I’m not craving a Chai tea latte from Starbucks. It’s a lovely little shop with colourful cakes which unfortunately are not entirely vegetarian so I can’t eat them but they are nice to look at, like little works of art.

What followed that day had me stunned… I bought a book! You guys are probably thinking ‘big deal’ but it is to me. I never read books, mainly because I have a very short attention span and have poor concentration. Even if I start reading a book; its very rare that I finish it. My mind wanders and I get bored.

I went into my favourite shop Forbidden Planet Megastore where I usually buy vinyl toys to add to my collection but nothing took my fancy, so I went downstairs to the books and Graphic novels and hung around for a bit; picking up and putting down books until I picked up this one book that caught my eye and I started reading parts of it.

The book in question is ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ created by Stephen Jones. It contains a log of events from various people in the form of letters and emails during a new Festival of Britain. Various activities in preparation to this festival causes an old plague to be unearthed, infecting helpless humans and turning them into flesh-eating creatures. It’s certainly my kind of book and I look forward to actually finishing this one.