This post finds me at Parliament Square for a little meeting with the Doctor and Clara! This is the most amazing part of my life so far and I think it always will be. Now I am going to tell you the story of how it happened.
Yesterday I was travelling to London for the day when one of my companions called me to say there was a TARDIS in Parliament Square. I wanted to see this for myself and decided to take a look. And I guess you know what happened next. That’s right!
As I was walking towards the TARDIS I realised that the Doctor, Clara and co were there for a photo shoot. The TARDIS had landed stuck in the middle of Parliament Square and had landed on some dinosaur bones! My eyes popped out because I did not expect to see that. Wow!
I joined the small crowd to watch from behind the barrier and started taking photos. Peter and Jenna were posing on the TARDIS. It was really smoky and Peter was coughing! Big Ben struck 11 and Peter put his fingers in his ears!
I got chatting with some people in the crowd and told them about Project Indigo – well, my companion did. She was telling everyone she saw because she couldn’t believe our luck. Before we knew it we had been given passes so that we could get on the other side of the barrier with the press. Woo Hoo!
Behind the barrier I had the best seat in the house to see the Doc and Clara close-up. People had offered money to get behind the barrier but we were luckier. Peter and Jenna noticed me taking photos and started pulling fantastic poses towards me . I thought I took a lot of photos but when I checked, the camera had only taken 4. 😦 Everyone in the crowd was wondering why I was there – some people thought I had won a competition!
The people behind the barrier were so friendly and welcoming and kind and arranged for me to meet Peter and Jenna. It was so surprising and a privelege. I was introduced to Peter and Jenna and shook hands with the Doctor and had my photo taken. I told them all about this blog and some places I have visited. I told them how much I enjoyed watching Deep Breath when I went to the World Tour in Cardiff. It is all a bit of a blur because in my head all I could think was “Woooooowwwww!” Peter and Jenna thanked me for my good review. If I had know I was going to meet them I wouldn’t have been so shy and would have thought of some questions. I would have asked them how much they enjoy playing the Doctor and Clara. I think it must be a really ace job.
Sadly Jenna had to leave but Peter stayed to sign lots of autographs for the crowd. In all the excitement I forgot to ask for one myself! Whilst Peter was signing I got a few snaps with the dinosaur bones and TARDIS. Then I was interviewed by Chris and Laura for this video on thisisfoxx’s Youtube channel. I was happy because this was my second interview and I knew what to say.
Peter was taking his time with the autographs and posing for pictures. I was chatting to people who work with him and they said that he is a really lovely man who really cares for his fans. One lady in the audience asked me who he was – she had never heard of Doctor Who! One couple from Poland took a photo of me with my companion – they had travelled all the way from Poland to watch Deep Breath!
Just before 12 it was time for Peter to leave and away he went. I could see him posing for a photo with a child by his car. Awww.I was sad it was over but at least I made the most of it. Thank you Peter and Jenna and to all the marvellous people who made my dream come to life! I cannot believe this happened and I met the Doctor by accident! I will remember it all my life.
THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. Did you see my picture on Blue Peter this week? It is available here on CBBC iPlayer for the next few days, The Twelfth Doctor, A Blue Peter Special. You can see me at about 10 minutes in.
UPDATE: Please see here for a really cool time lapse video of when the TARDIS crash landed in Parliament Square!
11 thoughts on “A once-in-a-lifetime surprise in Parliament Square, London – 22 August 2014”
Reblogged this on Rileys Backpack and commented:
I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so lucky 🙂 Have you see Deep Breath yet?
Another amazing experience Tom…..great photos x
Thank you! It was a real surprise 🙂
We’ve just put the timelapse video of the TARDIS construction and striking online. Think you might feature in it on the left hand side
Thank you for showing me, it’s really cool. I haven’t found myself yet but I will be there somewhere,I will keep looking 🙂
That’s so cool, amazing that you actually met the doctor!! What a lucky accident 🙂
Thank you! I still can’t believe we arrived at the same time and that this happened:)
You lucky kid. Good for you.
That’s amazing, you’re so lucky!!
Thank you, I know! It was such a surprise 🙂