Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Whittle Waffle Episode 7

latest episode of Whittle Waffle is up and you can listen to it HERE

and here's what I talked about!

Shiz I Read

Rogue Trooper

Shiz I Watched

The Bank Job
True Detective (I'm not looking for a link in case of SPOILERS!) 
Battle Star Galactica (sadly missing this guy 

Doctor Who


Last up people just Don't Be Jealous Of My Boogie! 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Whittle Waffle Episode 6

Hey my peeps, the latest episode of Whittle Waffle is out now, it's a rambly mess but we're all used to that by now mmmmm? You can listen to it HERE

And all the rambly ridiculousness looks like this:

Shiz What I Read:
Comic Review
Snow Queen And Other Stories

Shiz What I Watched


Doctor Who
Eldrad Must Live!
Star Trek Socks

Oatmeal Sweater

My spindle spun yarn from Nunoco on etsy

The music at the end is The Civil Wars The One That Got Away which I utterly love. 

Friday, 10 January 2014

Whittle Waffle Episode 5

Welcome to the slightly messy Whittle Waffle Episode 5! You can listen to it HERE

And here is everything I talk about:

Books and Comics

Prog 2014 and 2000AD

Doctor Who Magazine
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Telly and Films

The Worlds End

Doctor Who  

The Time of the Doctor
The Planet of the Spiders


Long scarves - one entirely garter stitch (knit every row) one moss stitch (knit 1, purl 1 on odd numbers of stitches)
Moss Stitch Scarf for Mam

Tom Baker scarf for me from leftovers and handspun

and close up


Little Coffee Bean Cardi

Star Trek Socks and Tardis Socks

Also huge thanks to Jimmy Aquino for the mention on his fab podcast Comic News Insider
and her is Eivør Pálsdóttir:
True Love
And Trollabundin - which is Tala's favourite

And her website -

Monday, 2 December 2013

Whittle Waffle Episode 4

Welcome to Whittle Waffle Episode 4! You can listen to the episode HERE

Things I talk about this time include!

Crappy Doctor Who playsets I refuse to link to but here's a picture that doesn't do it's crapness justice!

The utter dude that is Simon Gurr and his fab book 140 Characters
Improper Books for Butterfly Gate and Knight and Dragon
And hey, I still have a few copies of  Into the Woods
Dave Evans Illustration
Hounds of the D'Urbervilles by Kim Newman
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Doctor Who

The Night of the Doctor
An Adventure in Space and Time
The Day of the Doctor
The Five Doctors (ish) Rebooted
Day of the Doctor review by Will Salmon

 Tala's Tardis


Nancy Bush, Knitting Vintage Socks
Fancy Silk Sock

 Fooking, bastard, endless scarf!

The music at the end is by  Máddji singing "Iđitguovssu" (Dawn Light). This song is from her album "Beyond"  - 2010 buy it here

Also, the calender I posed for to raise money for three womens cancer charities in which I look like this:
is available to buy NOW click the LINK only five pounds for charity people. Please think about it!

Thursday, 28 November 2013


I've just been rooting through my ridiculously towering pile of notebooks (am I the only one with a notebook fetish? I fooking love them) of course I need something I wrote in one of them at some point, now so can't find it. Anyway I did find this, I can't actually remember writing it but it must have been during my last bout of insomnia several years ago - it made me smile so I thought I'd share it.

Thursday Night
Dogs barking
Cars starting
Boys shouting
Girls laughing
Doors slamming
Walls shaking
Glass breaking
Sirens wailing.
Stairs creaking
Music playing
Feet running
Heels clumping
House sighing
Baby crying
Him snoring
Cat purring
Me sleeping?
Not fucking likely! 

In other news, no Strictly bloggage this week as I was away at Thoughtbubble, which I will talk about next Whittle Waffle, so I still haven't seen the results show. BUT me and Izobel did watch The Hough and Amber Riley do their show dance on Dancing With The Stars, and though he is slightly clothed for my liking, I'm still liking! Enjoy.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Podcasting Whore!

I had two new podcasts go live today. The first is the latest episode of Everything Starts With 2000AD, my co host this time is the marvellous artist Henry Flint. You can hear us talking about all things Prog 8  HERE and here is the cover and amazing, droolsome, utterly magical centre spread by Massimo Berlardinelli

I also can be found on the latest episode of Geek Syndicate, which is a Thoughtbubble and Doctor Who special...which means I got to chat about comics and Who - two of my most favourite things!
You can listen to that HERE and because I mention this photo of Patrick Troughton - whom I utterly adore you can look at it too, it's toggletastic darlings!


And here is the clip from The Young Ones that I talk about!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Strictly Blackpool

Woohooooooo it's Blackpool week. I love this week, I love how hyper excited everyone gets, the OTT nature of it and how it has a sense of occasion. Lovely. Lets rock on...rock on...I'm so fooking funny! Firstly the opening dance with all the little kiddies and the whole cast and the older folks etc was wonderful I utterly loved it. Brilliant and we're off to a flying start

Sophie and Brendan - Quickstep
LOVED it. A very Hollywood quickstep, lovely storytelling and pace and so nice to see her a bit more relaxed and smiling - I think it's a hair thing yer nah. If you pinned my hair back so tight it didn't move for an entire day, I think I'd struggle to appear full o sexy too. But that hair flying wild she's FREE, FREEEEEEEEe! Nice. I also love how she really thanked the extra dancers for catching her so beautiful. Free and well mannered, go Sophie!
Me - 9 Judges 7? 9,9,9

Patrick and Anya - Samba
Those stupid Samba bumjobs I'm surprised we don't have more incidents like this. AWWW I felt for her though. The malfunction just threw them off..I was so sad. Bless em. He has the sexy hips and everything it could've been so good. Ah well there was the remains of a really good dance about it!
Me - 8 Judges 8,9,9,9

Ben and Kristina - American Smooth
CENSORED  ...beautiful facial expressions which made me think CENSORED..oooh and those lifts which couldn't fail to bring to mind CEEEEEEENNNNNNNNSSSSSOOOOOOOOORRRRRED.
HEll YES! Let's have another look at it eh?
Me - 10 (fook off we've had this conversation!) Judges 8,8,8,8

Ashley and Ola - Paso Doble
Cowboy Paso? Really? I thought with - I'll be honest with you - a cynical and bemused air! I kind of loved that. I think they really pulled it off. The best bit is how well Ashley danced with the other male dancers, he really did not look out of place at all and I think that was a brave decision. Bonkers but brilliant!
Me - 9 Judges

Fiona and Anton - American Smooth
Although this is her best dance so far it was littered with mistakes, timing issues and awkwardness. Nice frock though! So yer nah, not all bad!
Me - 6 Judges 6,7,8,8

Abbey and Aljaz - Quickstep
Beautiful and joyous, I loved watching this. I loved the bit where she forgot herself a little and started singing. I think there was a bit of gapping, I noticed that too but it wasn't too bad and I think Mr RH was a little hard on these two this week
me - 9 Judges - 7, 10,10,10

Mark and Iveta - Jive
I found that painful to watch I'm afraid, stompy, slow horrid feet. It looked hard work. I watched through my fingers. Still though, 100% better than last week in my opinon! At least it wasn't creepy! Another contender for the Dance Off methinks!
Me - 5 Judges 5,8,8,8

Susanna and Kevin from Grimsby - Paso Doble
My dance of the night, I loved the proper old school feel to both the tone and look of it. I loved the music. It felt so appropriate to Blackpool week. Susanna is really understanding and picking up the 'character' of the dances more now and you can see it in both her reaction afterwards as well as throughout the dance. I just loved it. Also the dude was rocking them fancy pants oooh oooh and talking about pants did you see her flashing hers left right and centre it was a freaking PANTS FEST! More of this type of thing please!
Me - 10 Judges 9, 10,10,10

Natalie and Artem - Charleston
Fab, very stylish absolutely beautifully performed with sense of humour and character. I really should look forward to these two dancing more. But there's something not working for me, there doesn't seem to be that much of a connection between them. Mebbe they're too good. I dunno can't put my finger on it but I really enjoyed the dance and the music choice
me - 9 Judges 9, 10,10,10


 LOVED the opening dance with the old school feel to it. Brilliant! The bottom two are as totally expected Mark and Iveta and Anton and Fiona. And now for some entertainment oh oh NO NO stop wheeling out bloody bloody bloody BLOODY BLOODY Andre Rieu, he is full of Bill Oddie weirdness that upsets my flight or fight instinct, I can't bloody, bloody bear it. Oh don't worry because here's some more 'entertainment' oh no sorry my mistake it's JLS. WEll, I think my midlife crisis is kicking into old lady grumpy overdrive....erm maybe.

So we wave a goodbye to Fiona and Anton, they had a good innings as we grumpy old ladies are wont to say. I think Mark and Iveta caught a break - let's see how they cope next week!

As is becoming normal here is a video of Derek Hough - this isn't even from a current series but I don't even care because I am borderline obsessed and slightly stalkery!