Daily Archives: Sunday, 16th Jul 2017

Not the Doctor you were expecting?

And so the Thirteenth Doctor has been revealed:

No doubt some people’s heads will be exploding because the new Doctor is less male than usual, but personally, I think it’s the logical conclusion of a process that’s been drip-fed over a number of years. I think it was in The Doctor’s Wife that it was casually mentioned that another Time Lord had been known to incarnate as male and female, there was the regenerating general in Hell Bent, and of course, lovely, bonkers, murderous Missy. So, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise – it’s been widely muttered that incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall is going to be making some changes, and this is probably not the biggest.

And of course, now a precedent has been set, the “who’s going to be the next Doctor” game will be even more entertaining in future.

It’ll be a while before we see Jodie Whittaker in more than a regeneration scene – I think the next series will be later in 2018. But it’s going to be interesting…

Weight and Stuff Report – 16 July 2017

Weight: 238.2 pounds (17 stone 0.2 pounds, 108 kg)
Steps: 7,170

Up another bit today…

As it’s the last day before I go back to work  :wah: I decided I should make an effort and go somewhere, so I headed for the station for one of my “I’ll decide when I see what train’s next” days. Seeing that a suitable train was due to leave in just ten minutes, I bought a ticket and headed to Hexham on a very full cattle truck ðŸ®

Once there, I walked down to Hexham Bridge, a fine 18th century construction, and eventually found a good position to get a clear shot:

Hexham Bridge

Hexham Bridge

Camera: X70
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 16 July, 2017
Location: 54° 58.4918′ 0″ N 2° 5.7299′ 0″ W

I then had a wander around the town and got a train back again.