01. Listening to OSL’s new album | 4 March
02. Going to Cardiff again | 20 – 24 August
I’d been to Cardiff before, when my fav band played there, and in those couple of days I fell in love with the city. They had nice shops and there was an actual castle in the middle of the city center, yeah it was great! Not long after we came back, I started watching Doctor Who and Torchwood, and I decided I wanted to visit Cardiff (the hometown of these shows) again. I found a friend who was willing to put up with me (just kidding, she loved the shows as much as I did and wanted to go as badly as I did) and we had lots of fun planning the trip, spending our money and walking around Cardiff!
03. Visiting the Doctor Who Experience | 21 August
This part was so epic, it needed its own spot on the list. We arrived a bit early on the day, so we had bacon sandwhiches for second breakfast in the Blue Box Café. The experience was amazing, and we actually got to fly the TARDIS! The exhibition afterwards was even greater, I made lots of pictures, and the giftshop was probably the best about everything. There was so much to choose from, but I decided to take with me my very own TARDIS!
04. DTTA’s Doctor Who Fanday | 14 October
I’d never really been to anything fandom related before, apart from concerts, so when I heard about the Doctor Who fanday in my country I decided I wanted to give it a try. I decided to dress up as Amy from Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone, because I had bought the exact same jumper! There were so many great things to do – there were scavenger hunts, a cosplay contest, there was lots of food, games, there was so much Doctor Who merch that you could buy and of course lots of fans! I ended up winning the scavenger hunt, and picked out a book from the table of prices. And I met an actor from Doctor Who – the very tall Dutch person Marnix van den Broeke, who played the Silence in series 6 (although I don’t remember that! ;)). I got his autograph and a picture, and I am super happy!
05. My 85th OSL show | 16 November
Yes, I could have chosen any other Only Seven Left show I have been to this year, but this one is kind of special because it was my 85th time seeing them. Yes, can you believe it? I’ve been a fan of these guys since 2008 and I have seen them so many times already. That is because they keep on performing and they keep on performing in traveling distance from where I live. (I guess it also helps that I don’t have to go to school and I can take night trains to Schiphol if I have to). I just love this band so so much!