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19 June 2011 @ 10:58 pm
We took the children to a convention  
We are mad people. Though there was a convenient bus, so that was much better than the 45 extra minutes that the connecting train would have involved.

treacle_tartlet  was able to continue her genteel stalking of Gareth David Lloyd (who, BTW, I liked much more this year. I think that I am just far too middle-aged and need people to be of a certain vintage for the most part (all young friends on this journal and in RL excepted, you are exceptionally charming.))

Squish had her annual photo with Ianto, I accidentally left my flash on ...

She was not best pleased ...

Mr GDL was very very good with her. Gold star for that man. Julie White was also HILARIOUS, and there were many Doctors (of various vintages) and Daleks. Our fabulously kind and helpful friend deensey  was minding Tom Felton and so we asked Small Girl if she wanted to wait in the enormously long line to meet Draco, but she was tired and feeling unwell and it was decided we would be better off going home and watching an HP film, where he has more hair. A passing Amy Pond thought this sounded like an excellent plan.

And, just to prove we had them both with us, here's SG with some friends she made on the way out. Note the pink hair, rainbow tutu and cape!

Later, there were tears when SG became convinced I was going to pull her head off and throw it away. I pointed out how unlikely I was to do this, having just knitted her a nice frock, she replied that she had been very naughty, and probably deserved it.

Things SG is taking home from the weekend: 'Damn you gravity!' 'Never ride a camel' and 'Doors closing, please stand clear.'
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on June 19th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
Wait, Tom is suffering from very early onset of male pattern baldness?! Aw, don't mock the dear boy.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 19th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
It's just prominent temples!
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on June 19th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Like the Acropolis?

blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 19th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Well, he did have an awful lot of acolytes ...
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on June 19th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)

Hokay, now I can't stop thinking of him as Satyr with another prominent something luring his acolytes.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 19th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
It would explain the queues!
Keeper of the Superfluous Es!: TomBaker/??themostepotente on June 19th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Fun times had by all! Squish and her annual visit with GDL is priceless.

Oooh, which Doctors were there? I just saw Peter Davison on the Miranda Hart show, and boy does he look old :(
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 19th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Only cosplayers, but most! Bless their socks, one Tennantite with fabbo hair!
bk7brokemybrain: Draco beauty 3 HBPbk7brokemybrain on June 19th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
OHH! GDL is looking fabulous!!!!! I'm so glad he's keeping trim, since he looks like he could easily fall to the fluffy side if he ate a carb. I'm sure John Barrowman is keeping close watch on his, er, waistline for him. GDL seems like an absolute sweetheart. You are so lucky to meet him. Squish (cute name!!) is adorable. *ovaries quiver*
And Tom Felton sure does have a lot of cranial real estate to cover, doesn't he? He ought to keep that schoolboy cut with the saucy bangs.
Sounds like a great convention with a load of fun people. I'm envious.
Kerryblazekerryblaze on June 19th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
For lack of a better term, I think our Gareth has cleaned himself up. :)
Admiral of Strange Shipsnoeon on June 19th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)

The photos are lovely. Squish and SG look marvellous, as usual. I'm particularly partial to the photo of Squish protesting GDL and extra points to him for being good.

The girls are so lucky to have treacle and you to shepherd them into the insanity. *grins*
burdened with glorious purposefemmequixotic on June 19th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, little fen-in-training. They're so adorable. *snugs them both*

And poor Tom! *pets him and his receding hair*
Jaeenchanted_jae on June 19th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
You have no idea how much I would love to go on an adventure with you. You are one of the brightest stars on my flist, and I always enjoy your witty posts.
jeknijekni on June 19th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Green. With. Envy.

Just sayin'
lyraslyras on June 20th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh! I almost went to that with some RL friends, but decided against it. Am glad you had such a fabulous time!
dylansbuzz: harry mentally stabledylansbuzz on June 20th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
it was decided we would be better off going home and watching an HP film, where he has more hair.

*dies a thousand times*

You folks ARE brave to take small ones to a convention - I applaud you thoroughly.

*I* want pink hair too!
nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on June 20th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
Ooh, GDL looks quite fine, doesn't he?! So jealous! So many things I'm giving up for my London trip... If only money grew on trees! :)

I like to hope I'm not one of those annoying youngsters! Some of the time I can't stand people my own age, though, so I see where you're coming from there.

I've been rubbish at commenting lately, I'm sorry - but I do still read most things! How are you?

Also am I the only one who thinks it funny that Tom Felton is going bald just as Draco did? Fandom's reactions seem similar, too. Poor Tom...