Again it seems forever since I last wrote something. I must admit the last few weeks I have found it hard to think what to write about and to be perfectly honest I am writing this without a clue where this post is going to go… Perhaps that is the best way for these things to be?
So what’e been going on? Well, I am continuing to study but this is going very slowly. I am almost in a rut over this and I am not sure why? Everything seems very “heavy” as if it’s a chore wrapped around my neck, that most probably sounds quite melodramatic. Sorry. Becky is well, work is particularly busy at the moment so that is exactly how Becky likes it.
Not long now till we head to Scotland for the wedding of Paul & Emma. We are really looking forward to this. We have never been to Scotland before so the chance to explore Edinburgh is going to be a lot of fun. We are also looking forward to meeting Emma, catching up with Paul, Adam,Tanya, Marc & Kirsty. Will be great. We are going away for five nights so that will give us time to have a good look around. I will have to dust off my suit for the reception, Becky has brought a new outfit and look lovely (as always).
Becky and I have been talking about the wedding with some excitement and we can’t help but think of our wedding. It’s hard to believe it was seven years ago that we tied the knot. Speaking to both Emma and Paul about the coming event you can hear in their voices how excited they are, the stress that comes with organising a wedding. For those who have tied the knot you will know it more about a balancing act to keep everyone happy rather than what you really want to do. Of course really it’s the brides day and we should never forget that. We are so happy for them and wish them so much happiness for the future. I am just too soppy.
After DSTL last year the convention bug seems to have bitten us both. Alas we were not able to attend the Sc-fi ball in February due to budget reasons but we are hoping to attend some other events this year. We had planned on going to Trekology in Manchester at the end of July but have decided not to go now. While it would have been nice to catch up with everyone there is not that much going on in terms of guests etc (we won’t be missed anyway). Instead we are going to go to the London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) at the beginning of July. There are a lot of DS9 stars going along, as well as some of the actors from Stargate and many more. This should also allow Becky to do much more than just Star Trek, I know Becky is looking forward to having a photo with Michael Shanks.
We are also planning to go to the Cardiff Film and Comic Con in August as well. Cardiff is only two hours away for us so that’s going to be great. Before that though I am also going to Collectormania in Milton Keynes at the end of May. Becky is not going with me for this so I am all alone, let’s see how much trouble I can get myself into. The good thing about going to London and Milton Keynes is that I can stay at my mums in Finchley. These events should be great fun and I can’t wait to go.
One of the best things about going on Twitter was that I have met so many great people. Through twitter I found all the podcasts, met the guys from Trek Mate etc. One of those good friends is Laura. I got to know Laura after DSTL and have not looked back since. I mention Laura since she has not been well over the last few weeks and I just wanted to send my best to her. Laura has been in hospital suffering from Asthma and has only just got home. Laura is still recovering so my thoughts are with you, get well soon. I know how serious asthma can be since Becky suffers from it too. It can take months to recover from some of the worst attacks so we know what you are going through.
Life in the podcasting world is going well. We recently recorded an April Fool’s Day show where Sina came up with the concept of all the hosts switching pods to confuse the listeners. It was great fun to record a different show. We recorded a Matey Trek show where we actually talked about Doctor Who. Both the Holodeck and Ten Forward grow from strength to strength. We have recorded interviews with Joe Corroney, James Swallow, Una McCormack and quite a few more planned. As well as that we have had some great shows including reviews of Hive written by Brannon Braga, Dayton Ward’s Desert Island Trek and so many more.
I am enjoying the experience so much. I don’t think I would enjoy podcasting as much though if it wasn’t for Sina and Dave. They make the whole experience wonderful. Thank you guys.
I have however, stopped editing the Trek Mate features section on the main site. It was a difficult decision to make and I do feel I have let some of the writing team down but it was starting to feel like a chore and not the pleasure it was when I started. I think Trek Mate have some wonderful writers and if you haven’t read any then please go and check them out. They deserve to be read, enjoyed and commented on.
With some great discipline I have finally managed to reduce the amount of Trek podcasts I listen to. I have stopped listening to five shows and instead have added a Batman, politics and a James Bond pod. I am still looking for a Doctor Who pod but so far I have not found one that I can relate to. I was also looking for a Harry Potter pod but again there is nothing I could relate to. With the remaining pods I now only listen when the show / topic is something where it will interest me. Is that too harsh? I don’t think so, it becomes a chore when you think you have to listen to such and such a pod. Am I wrong? Let me know.
Of course Into Darkness comes out very soon. I am going to the showing on the 9th May. We don’t have midnight showings in my part of Wales so alas I will have to wait a few more hours. No twitter for me on the 9th until I have seen the film. I think Trek Mate are recording a show about the film that weekend, should be fun.
We also had the funeral of Baroness Thatcher this week. From my last post I mentioned the impact she had on the country, even after death she will be a divisive figure in UK politics. I was not a big fan of hers, I saw the impact some of her decisions had on my family, friends but I have to say I was quite appalled to see people actually celebrate her death. When did death become something we celebrate?
Well time to get on with things. I am glad I was able to get something written today, was it any good? You tell me. Have a good week and we will speak soon. Hopefully.