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Typical!  A suitcase I've ordered for forthcoming trips has gone missing during delivery.  That sort of thing is supposed to happen DURING the trip! facepalm
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Nope.  Today or tomorrow hopefully.
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So.  This is what happens when buying luggage tags and have accidently added something to your shopping basket and then checked the whole lot out without first checking things through thoroughly.

On the plus side, I could use them and I'd bloody well know it's my luggage.
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Had this confirmed by one of the staff. This model was originally at Shepperton. I saw this poking out a studio whilst working on the film Wimbledon.

Up close this is HUGE. The scale is extraordinary. 
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It would take one person 42 years to build this by themselves. 
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We did the CG werewolf effects, but here are the physical models. We had a lower quality maqutte at work for reference. It had a removable head that was occasionally worn as a hat by production staff. 
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Okay, now I really want to visit this!
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I wonder if this is the right bus to Leavesden Studios? 
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Giving the new luggage a spin before next month's adventure in the States and Canada.
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Sounds great ;)
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This is the BFI screening and Q&A I attended on Monday evening. 

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A happy man after today. The biggest issue with the Harry Potter studio tour is that other people get in the way. All the time. But it is hugely popular. I just wish people would have better manners is all..
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More Vfxy things spotted that we contributed to. 
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Loads more to come! :;
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Finally. I'd forgotten just what a pain it was to get to Leavesden from London. They sure have tidied up since the shows. 
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I so want to go there!!!
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A room with a view. Will be comfortable here for the next few days!! 
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So far loving my LG Watch R.  It's a third of the price of the Apple Watch and is perfectly adequate for my needs (I needed a new wristwatch - I tend to go through them every couple of years).  

It's Android Wear compatible and runs Lollipop 5.02.  The customisable faces are superb.  Battery life seems good too - I'm down to 80% at the time of writing - so it should easily cope with another day or so.  In standby mode (shown below) is perfect. 

Don't remortgage your homes - do consider Android Wear if you want a perfectly usable device on your wrist.  

BTW, the Sony Xperia Z3 is a superb Android phone.  It runs Lollipop 5.02 as well, and I'm hugely impressed with the battery life and what Sony has done with the whole thing.
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    Senior Systems Administrator, 2008 - present
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    Systems Engineer, 2008 - 2008
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    Production Systems Administrator, 2002 - 2008
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