London Film and Comic Con 2017

July 31, 2017

It was that time of year again for my annual trip down to London for London Film and Comic Con (LFCC).


The Blackpool Tower

June 12, 2017

As we have got an annual Merlin Pass I thought it would be a good idea to take a trip to Blackpool Tower which is less than two hours’ drive away, I have not been there in about 30 years.


Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne – Hotel Review

April 19, 2017

Nicely themed hotel perfect for Disney on a budget. We stayed here for four nights in early June and were very happy with it. Yes it is not the Disneyland Hotel but if you are on a budget and want to stay on site it is perfect. When we arrived, check in was swift and […]


London Film and Comic Con 2016

July 30, 2016

This year marks the tenth time I have gone to the London Film and Comic Con and it was sporting some rather big names in the movie industry such as Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Dolph Lundgren and Rutger Hauer.


Thomas Stafford Space Lecture

April 10, 2016

Thomas Stafford is a former NASA Astronaut who flew on the Gemini and Apollo space missions in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Originally I was due to attend a dinner and lecture by Gene Cernan the last man to walk on the moon, but with just a few days to go he had to cancel due […]


Jim Lovell Apollo 13 Space Lecture and Q&A

November 3, 2015

Jim Lovell will always be remembered as one of the early NASA Astronauts and the Captain of Apollo 13. In November 2015 he was giving a lecture in Pontefract, UK organised by Space Lectures. I have met Jim Lovell before at the Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction at Kennedy Space Centre back in 2001, but […]


London Film and Comic Con 2015

July 20, 2015

2015 is the 30th Anniversary of the first Back to the Future movie and to celebrate London Film and Comic Con were having a cast reunion, including Michael J Fox, I had to go to it.


Disneyland Paris Day One

June 8, 2015

Departed Liverpool on time at around 1pm for our one hour flight to Paris CDG airport. Once we landed it took a while for the steps to come so we had to wait a bit. Once passport control was completed we walked over to terminal 2F where we caught the Magical Shuttle to Disneyland Paris. […]


Fred Haise Apollo 13 Astronaut Space Lecture

October 26, 2014

Fred Haise will always be remembered as one of the Astronauts onboard Apollo 13. In October 2014 he was giving a lecture in Pontefract, UK organised by Space Lectures. 


Autographica 2014

September 21, 2014

Autographica this year was held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham and had five early US Astronauts in attendance. These included Tom Stafford, Al Worden, Vance Brand, Ed Gibson and Jack Lousma.