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23 January 2009 @ 10:04 am
Chance Favo(u)rs the Prepared Mind  
Starting initial prep for our trip to the UK for aXXIdental. We'll be arriving Thursday and popping up to Peterborough to stay with fleetfootmike and family, then nodding in with micktim and stevieannie after the con. We get an extra day so we won't be heading to Crawley until Tuesday evening!

The £ is at levels against the $ lower than they've been during my traveling years. That makes various UK-only books and DVDs (yes, we have PAL-to-NTSC conversion and region-free) within our grasp even in this unfortunate economy.

We plan to pick up commercial copies of Hogfather and The Colour of Magic to replace our bittorrent versions. We're also thinking it is time to improve our knowledge of Dr. Who in previous generations - any suggestions on inexpensive bundles (if they exist)? If we can only afford one Doctor (and we have our personal favorites but that isn't the point of the question), which should it be?

We've got space for some mongoling, though much is already reserved for the aforementioned fleetfootmike, micktim, and stevieannie, along with a special request from grey_lady. If there are any small items we can bring for people let us know and we'll do our best.
Current Mood: bouncyanticipating
madfilkentistmadfilkentist on January 23rd, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
I think Hogfather comes in a couple of different DVD packages. The one I got at Forbidden Planet was a basic DVD of the TV movie, but I've heard of one with lots of extras on it and was a bit disappointed with what I got.

It's region 2 only, but I assume you know how to deal with that.
stevieanniestevieannie on January 23rd, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Does Celestial Seasons (sic?) still do the Chamomile, Honey and Vanilla teabags? I've not found anything nearly as nice on this side of the pond... Happy to wait, or order them online at another point in time, though :-) Safe journeys!
Amanda Snyderpafuts on January 23rd, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Rose Pouchoong Tea!
Sandra Sparkssperuoc on January 23rd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I would say Jon Pertwee, so you can enjoy the original master, Roger Delgado. Jon told us once that Roger was his hero, because he was a man afraid of everything - but he kept on doing his job, no matter how afraid he was. I've kept him in mind every time I face terror, ever since.

And Pertwee was not only a darling, he had the luck to have some of the best all time companions, and some good serious series and well as humorous ones.
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skully01 on January 23rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Kicking the tyres on Bessie, I hope? Kicking Pertwee might earn you a demonstration of Venusian Aikido if you're not careful.
Rika, the bardling: Debbie's Rikabardling on January 23rd, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oooh, could you possibly get & bring me a copy of the "Ravens in the Library" I think it was called special anthology being done to raise funds for sooj, which cadhla is participting in & was advertising?
Flu-brained as I am, I can't remember if/what new CDs there may be that I'd want, but I remember that. *hugs*
Lady Mondegreen: Distanceladymondegreen on January 23rd, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
Ravens won't be out until after the con, but I could bring one to Consonance and post it back with Mich and little_cinnamon if they're willing.
Rika, the bardling: Debbie's Rikabardling on January 23rd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, I hadn't spotted that, still pretty flu-brained here. Thank you - that would be lovely too, I'll try and catch M&M to check if they're ok with that, that would work great for me, too. :)
Lady Mondegreen: Buddiesladymondegreen on January 24th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Let me know? I can pick up an extra copy and mongol-post it over if that's okay with the lovely ladies M.
Princess Cinnamonlittle_cinnamon on January 24th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Not a problem. :)
Lady Mondegreenladymondegreen on January 24th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Rika, the bardling: Debbie's Rikabardling on January 24th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
little_cinnamon said that's fine with her, yes. Would you like the cash or prefer something else in return?

Edited at 2009-01-24 02:01 pm (UTC)
Lady Mondegreenladymondegreen on January 24th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! A mystery something else or a specified something else?
Rika, the bardling: Cobweb Fairybardling on January 24th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
What's your preference?
Lady Mondegreenladymondegreen on January 24th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
I actually do have something I need from England, can I e-mail you?
Rika, the bardling: Cobweb Fairybardling on January 25th, 2009 09:03 am (UTC)
Of course, that's why I asked what your preference is! My livejournal email should get forwarded to my gmail addy, if you haven't got that anyway.
SurrDavesurrdave on January 24th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Netflix is my Doctor Who diploma-by-mail. I'm making progress.
Marion: archer!Meaunty_marion on January 24th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
I would put in a teeny tiny plea for a bag of the Reece's Miniature (not the full size ones!) peanut-butter cups, but I know they're heavy!
Bill Roperbillroper on January 26th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Ah, so my phone call was timely, despite having not seen this post first. :)

And since this was the first post that I hadn't seen, my pants are no longer bankrupt...