Eight years ago (next week), my daddy and I went to the UK for a glorious ten day or so vacation.
He'd just been diagnosed with the cancer that would take him from us. It was to be a trip of a lifetime - our first together to somewhere distant and mysterious. Previously he'd gone to Europe with each of my siblings, and felt that it was past time that we make space in our busy schedules (well, his was busy, mine less so) to go. It was amazing.
During that trip, we visited Chester, and while walking on the ancient Roman-era all, we passed a street artist drawing pictures for the tourists. One caught our eyes - afterall, it was my father who not only introduced me to Doctor Who, but who took me to the conventions where I met Peter Davidson, and earlier Doctors, while gather signatures and being generally amazed. We bought it for the princely sum of 25 pounds sterling. I thought it was intended for my father's wall. You can imagine how surprised, and delighted, I was when it found its way back to my home inside a Christmas gift later that year.
Later this year, the Asheville Affiliates
are hosting a fundraising masked ball for the Montford Park Players (if we're patrons of anything locally, it's definitely the theatre - and our favorite theatrical troupe is the Montford Park Players).
Now, you might wonder how these two things are related: let me tell you.
Imagine this dress, Butterick B5317 if were both (a) more Elizabethan and (b) in the style of a Dalek.
Oh, how awesome this fundraiser will be. I can't wait!
And yes, this means Marc will be going as Doctor Who.
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