You know what’s not fun? Breaking down on the ride home after picking up your, supposedly, fixed car from the garage. This isn’t the first time this year that I’ve had issues with my car failing horribly on me, but at least the front suspension didn’t decide to fall apart around me this time.
This time? The replaced clutch, costing me a few hundred £’s because, y’know, cars are expensive and I’m a struggling writer, hadn’t been reassembled properly, leading me to lose any sort of acceleration of the car.
Thankfully I was able to get to the side of the road (which, in another stroke of relative luck, was only down the street from the flat), hit the hazards, and call for help whilst the gear box oil of my faithful Fiesta spilled onto the ground, pooling in a slick blackness.
I don’t normally do this, but I want to give a major shout out to my girlfriend, Thea, for being absolutely amazing during the whole fracas. She came back around after I got through to her on the phone, went back to find my lost friends, who were coming over for the day, and then waited with us until the AA arrived. She then went solo with the car back to the garage, who promptly prioritised my car, and didn’t complain once about how it had impeded her day off, knowing what my amigos and I had planned for the day.
She is an absolute angel.
Hey, do you know what is fun? Spending the day revelling in uninhibited mutual geekiness with a few fellow Whovians in preparation for the Season 9 premiere.
Having had this organised for months (since the SDCC announcement) we used the chance to spend the entire day rewatching old episodes as we counted down to 7:40PM and the The Magician’s Apprentice.
So what did three Whovians decide to watch; what episodes resonated with us, and why?
L-R: Sean, Johnny Mac, Steve
Click the jump, and find out…I promise you, it’s bigger on the inside.