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Tonight was a gala with Disney songs in the Royal Albert Hall, moderated by John Barrowman. Apparently tickets sold out in June within minutes, and it was only a few weeks ago when John or anyone else actually was announced for this (Alan Menken also was there and a lot of others). Somehow, some fans found some spare tickets. I didn't even bother and I hear now that it was also recorded for TV and radio, so we will get to see it in time.

I'm happy to report that after a while of wondering whether I was still in the JB fandom (do yourself a favor and don't watch the Celibrity Juice show that aired on Thursday. It's really not good) he just has to go and sing some Disney songs and I am back!

Here are two three short clips. I'll also add the links in case the embedding isn't working.

"Out there" (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

in rehearsal:
https://twitter.com/streamlinepts/status/790216775866650624



And in the show (WHAT A VOICE!!!):
https://twitter.com/TheMattTam/status/790358520386420736




And "Chim Chim Cheree" (Mary Poppins)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BL66vTmh0aUtxzf-P__8W6Ra_jKnsBmX8d44iw0/

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I'm always showing off the special Christmas and Easter and Fall decorations, but I thought you might want to see what it normally looks like! All kind of collectibles from all over the world.

See more pics behind the LJ cut! And for those who don't know the other ones, here are previous decoration picture posts. Some of the Christmas items are the same each year, but I am not going into detail every time again and highlight the new stuff:

Easter Decoration 2016

Christmas Decoration 2015

Fall 2015

Easter Decoration 2015

Christmas Decoration 2014

Christmas Decoration 2011

More pictures behind the LJ cut )

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I'm always showing off the special Christmas and Easter and Fall decorations, but I thought you might want to see what it normally looks like! All kind of collectibles from all over the world.

See more pics behind the LJ cut! And for those who don't know the other ones, here are previous decoration picture posts. Some of the Christmas items are the same each year, but I am not going into detail every time again and highlight the new stuff:

Easter Decoration 2016

Christmas Decoration 2015

Fall 2015

Easter Decoration 2015

Christmas Decoration 2014

Christmas Decoration 2011

More pictures behind the LJ cut )

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I thought it was supposed to be bigger on the inside - but while I was in London recently I found two that were smaller on the outside. And only now looking at the picture I noticed the "Bad Wolf" LOL

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I thought it was supposed to be bigger on the inside - but while I was in London recently I found two that were smaller on the outside. And only now looking at the picture I noticed the "Bad Wolf" LOL

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Look what I got!

read on here: .... more gift behind the cut )

Isn't that door mat lovely? A neighbour of my grandmother had it and I commented that I loved it. Apparently my father went and asked him where he got it and then went and got it for me. Awesome! Almost too nice to be used and get dirty!

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All very thoughtful and nice gifts!
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Look what I got!

read on here: .... more gifts behind the cut )

Isn't that door mat lovely? A neighbour of my grandmother had it and I commented that I loved it. Apparently my father went and asked him where he got it and then went and got it for me. Awesome! Almost too nice to be used and get dirty!

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All very thoughtful and nice gifts!
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Finally! Was waiting for this all week long. The song sheet has a bent corner, and the CD case is broken, but the CD plays (right now in my radio), and that's all that matters! The song sheet sadly is not the original with John Barrowman scribbles, whoever has this is one lucky gal. Anyway, got it! Yay!

Also for those that have not seen it yet, I wrote a detailed report about my visit to the record studio to watch John Barrowman record his new CD

Also, watch those videos, where John tells a few stories about the album - how he felt us all watching him sing it, and a bit about the songs he chose and the emotions for him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YanR1UYVMo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkTI92K3_-I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwDmF_B9ewc

And he sang "A Thousand Years" live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vINYFSHVpZY

Getting emotional while talking about the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txYKyAW4mb4

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Finally! Was waiting for this all week long. The song sheet has a bent corner, and the CD case is broken, but the CD plays (right now in my radio), and that's all that matters! The song sheet sadly is not the original with John Barrowman scribbles, whoever has this is one lucky gal. Anyway, got it! Yay!

Also for those that have not seen it yet, I wrote a detailed report about my visit to the record studio to watch John Barrowman record his new CD

Also, watch those videos, where John tells a few stories about the album - how he felt us all watching him sing it, and a bit about the songs he chose and the emotions for him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YanR1UYVMo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkTI92K3_-I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwDmF_B9ewc

And he sang "A Thousand Years" live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vINYFSHVpZY


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My London photoalbum is finished. This is from 2011, my first trip to London, when I got to see David Tennant in "Much ado about nothing". We also were in the Doctor Who Experience, saw the Torchwood Tower in Canary Wharf, St. James's Park, British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare Globe, Sherlock Holmes Museum and many more. You can look through the album here:

http://www.pixopolis.de/kundenportal/fotobuch_vorschau/index.php?vorschau=131121-75925

There is also a new version of the album I made with all the John Barrowman vacation pictures from Spain and France a few years ago. I gave one to him and he liked it very much. The old link doesn't work anymore so here's the new one:

http://www.pixopolis.de/kundenportal/fotobuch_vorschau/index.php?vorschau=131121-75924

Hope you like it!

Related Link: The Doctor shows me around London
The Doctor is a lovely travel guide! He showed me all the main London sights.
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My London photoalbum is finished. This is from 2011, my first trip to London, when I got to see David Tennant in "Much ado about nothing". We also were in the Doctor Who Experience, saw the Torchwood Tower in Canary Wharf, St. James's Park, British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare Globe, Sherlock Holmes Museum and many more. You can look through the album here:

http://www.pixopolis.de/kundenportal/fotobuch_vorschau/index.php?vorschau=131121-75925

There is also a new version of the album I made with all the John Barrowman vacation pictures from Spain and France a few years ago. I gave one to him and he liked it very much. The old link doesn't work anymore so here's the new one:

http://www.pixopolis.de/kundenportal/fotobuch_vorschau/index.php?vorschau=131121-75924

Hope you like it!

Related Link: The Doctor shows me around London
The Doctor is a lovely travel guide! He showed me all the main London sights.
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I'm just back home from a short weekend in London and Bluewater, where I went for the booksigning of "Bone Quill", the second part in the "Hollow Earth" trilogy by John and Carole Barrowman. My mission was to give Carole the figure I had made of her last year, and she was very happy to receive it. She gave a loud squeal and then showed it to John: "Look what I got!" He misinterpreted it as Sarah Jane at first, but Carole and I said at the same time: "No, it's Willow from 'Buffy'!"

For those of you who are new to my friends list, here is the incredible backstory:

At first, I had made an action figure story with the Torchwood team reading "Hollow Earth"

Then Carole tweeted the link around

Then I made a second part, this time with Superman and Mulder and Jack O'Neill and the Doctor reading the book

Because I only had a figure of John at the booksigning back then, Carole tweeted that she needs an action figure

So I thought, why not, and made a figure of her, as well as John in their red pullovers

Then I showed those figures to John at the convention in Peterborough last May and he liked them very much

And a few weeks later John and Carole talked about it at a TV show and a picture got shown This post has the video links

I certainly never had expected any of that. All I want is to bring a smile to the faces of people who love my stories.

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I'm just back home from a short weekend in London and Bluewater, where I went for the booksigning of "Bone Quill", the second part in the "Hollow Earth" trilogy by John and Carole Barrowman. My mission was to give Carole the figure I had made of her last year, and she was very happy to receive it. She gave a loud squeal and then showed it to John: "Look what I got!" He misinterpreted it as Sarah Jane at first, but Carole and I said at the same time: "No, it's Willow from 'Buffy'!"

For those of you who are new to my friends list, here is the incredible backstory:

At first, I had made an action figure story with the Torchwood team reading "Hollow Earth"

Then Carole tweeted the link around

Then I made a second part, this time with Superman and Mulder and Jack O'Neill and the Doctor reading the book

Because I only had a figure of John at the booksigning back then, Carole tweeted that she needs an action figure

So I thought, why not, and made a figure of her, as well as John in their red pullovers

Then I showed those figures to John at the convention in Peterborough last May and he liked them very much

And a few weeks later John and Carole talked about it at a TV show and a picture got shown This post has the video links

I certainly never had expected any of that. All I want is to bring a smile to the faces of people who love my stories.

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When we were in London in June 2012 for the John Barrowman concert in Hampton Court (of which I have yet to write a report) we also paid a short visit to Covent Garden. Actually, we were on our way to see the musical "Sweeney Todd" with Michael Ball (what, I never posted my picture with him either? Need to change that!)

Anyway, we came across these artsy phone boxes and I urged my friend to photograph them all.

read on here: .... many more pictures under the cut )

This one actually was not in Covent Garden but at the Tower. Wonder where else in London these were present?

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Tweeted at 19.01.2013: https://twitter.com/dieastra/status/292705903730368512
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When we were in London in June 2012 for the John Barrowman concert in Hampton Court (of which I have yet to write a report) we also paid a short visit to Covent Garden. Actually, we were on our way to see the musical "Sweeney Todd" with Michael Ball (what, I never posted my picture with him either? Need to change that!)

Anyway, we came across these artsy phone boxes and I urged my friend to photograph them all.

read on here: .... many more pictures under the cut )

This one actually was not in Covent Garden but at the Tower. Wonder where else in London these were present?

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Tweeted at 19.01.2013: https://twitter.com/dieastra/status/292705903730368512
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Last Tuesday, I ate in a pub called "The Barrowboy and Banker" in London. It's right at London Bridge. The reason we went inside was that it started to rain (but we really had wonderful sunshine and blue skies for our whole stay except of that) but once we saw the name of the pub, we HAD to go inside, being John Barrowman fans and all. Here are some pictures:



read on here: .... three more pictures under the cut )

Tweeted at 03.07.2012 https://twitter.com/dieastra/status/220251613502251008
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Last Tuesday, I ate in a pub called "The Barrowboy and Banker" in London. It's right at London Bridge. The reason we went inside was that it started to rain (but we really had wonderful sunshine and blue skies for our whole stay except of that) but once we saw the name of the pub, we HAD to go inside, being John Barrowman fans and all. Here are some pictures:



read on here: .... three more pictures under the cut )

Tweeted at 03.07.2012 https://twitter.com/dieastra/status/220251613502251008
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While I was in London, we went to the Thames banks to have a look for old stuff that happens to wash up with every tide. Here are some pictures of my findings. Please click the link under the picture to see many more:

Porcelain and ceramic fragments
I always took my findings to my friend who knows her stuff, and she said some of those must be quite old, as the kind of glaze does not exist nowadays anymore. What I love about them, that most of them also have an interesting backside. Some of the porcelain must be from tea cups, having pictures on the inside and outside.

Front side

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read on here: .... more pictures of stuff )
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I already told about the Peterborough convention and shared all my pictures of the convention called "The Greatest show in the Galaxy" here:

http://dieastra.dreamwidth.org/43554.html

But is anyone interested in hearing about the actuall travel? Considering how much went wrong, it is amazing I still got everywhere in time. Hear my story:

The plane in Dresden was supposed to leave at 12.50 PM. When I arrived they said, 20 minutes later, due to some repair work. Now I appreciate that they won't let us fly with broken plane, but then again I only had one hour in Frankfurt before the next plane left, and whoever has done the walk from terminal A to B knows it is a long one.
Amazing enough we still arrived at the right time, maybe we had some wind from behind! Oh, while I was on the plane they announced that it was now gate B47 I had to go to, not B23. Small detail.

So I made it, and even had time to eat a sandwich with Parma ham. Out of all the other options, this was the cheapest one. Tell you, Frankfurt airport is quite an expensive area!

Thanks to my co-worker I only had taken hand-luggage with me, as it would have been awful if I made the connection but my suitcase missed getting on the second plane. So when I arrived in Heathrow I could go straight to the tube station and go to King's Cross station. There I wanted to take the train to Peterborough. And there it was where all went wrong.

read on here: .... I had bought the train tickets on the internet...: )

That's it, that's my travel report. Wonder what will happen in two weeks when we fly to London for the John Barrowman concert. At least I know the way from B to A and vice versa now ;)
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I already told about the Peterborough convention and shared all my pictures of the convention called "The Greatest show in the Galaxy" here:

http://dieastra.livejournal.com/42788.html

But is anyone interested in hearing about the actuall travel? Considering how much went wrong, it is amazing I still got everywhere in time. Hear my story:

The plane in Dresden was supposed to leave at 12.50 PM. When I arrived they said, 20 minutes later, due to some repair work. Now I appreciate that they won't let us fly with broken plane, but then again I only had one hour in Frankfurt before the next plane left, and whoever has done the walk from terminal A to B knows it is a long one.
Amazing enough we still arrived at the right time, maybe we had some wind from behind! Oh, while I was on the plane they announced that it was now gate B47 I had to go to, not B23. Small detail.

So I made it, and even had time to eat a sandwich with Parma ham. Out of all the other options, this was the cheapest one. Tell you, Frankfurt airport is quite an expensive area!

Thanks to my co-worker I only had taken hand-luggage with me, as it would have been awful if I made the connection but my suitcase missed getting on the second plane. So when I arrived in Heathrow I could go straight to the tube station and go to King's Cross station. There I wanted to take the train to Peterborough. And there it was where all went wrong.

read on here: .... I had bought the train tickets on the internet...: )

That's it, that's my travel report. Wonder what will happen in two weeks when we fly to London for the John Barrowman concert. At least I know the way from B to A and vice versa now ;)
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