I have put an extra little item of interest, for visitors, in the Apple Barn bedroom.
This typewriter has been in the family for over 60 years – my father brought it back from Germany with him after doing his national service there.
By coincidence it is almost exactly the same model used on the eleventh doctor’s tardis console!
Guests are advised not to touch any of the keys – in case it makes the Apple Barn dematerialise!
More Dalek fun for Christmas!
Perhaps one of the first parodies from Doctor Who was a song released the first Christmas after The Daleks was initially broadcast. The British Go-Go’s best-selling Christmas novelty single makes them sound more like K9, and was originally released as one of the many products fueling Dalekmania.
and here is another fine example of Dalek mayhem at Christmas – rudolf’s last stand:
We have gone for a minimalist Christmas tree for the cottage – but it does look pretty with all the lights going through different colours!
At the base of the tree, of course, is the Fourth Doctor and K9 coming out of the tardis to have a look!
Here, is a little video I found on YouTube of a dalek attacking a Christmas tree!
If you fancy getting in the mood for Christmas with a Doctor Who related audio or book, here are a couple of suggestions:
Chimes at Midnight written by Rob Shearman
Shearman wrote the television episode ‘Dalek’ for the first series of the new version of Doctor Who in 2005. Before that, however, he wrote several audio plays for Big Finish , The Holy Terror, The Chimes of Midnight and Jubilee all winning best audio drama in the Doctor Who Magazine polls of their respective years.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house not a creature was stirring…
But something must be stirring. Something hidden in the shadows. Something which kills the servants of an old Edwardian mansion in the most brutal and macabre manner possible. Exactly on the chiming of the hour, every hour, as the grandfather clock ticks on towards midnight.
Trapped and afraid, the Doctor and Charley are forced to play detective to murders with no motive, where even the victims don’t stay dead. Time is running out.
And time itself might well be the killer…
This is a very atmospheric piece that starts, seemingly, as a ‘whodunnit’ but soon develops into a rather ghostly and creepy tale which leads the Doctor and his companion into questioning their own sanity. A perfect Christmas winter tale for the fireside!
You can purchase it here: http://www.bigfinish.com
The Big Finish Short Trips were a collection of short story anthologies published by Big Finish beginning with the collection Short Trips: Zodiac in December 2002 and ending with the loss of their license in 2009.
During this time they published four books each December with a Christmas theme. These were:
All a splendid read with a glass of mulled wine!
Sadly, because they are no longer in print they can be ridiculously expensive on Amazon.