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Manchester Blogging Workshop #1

  • Richard Fair
  • 19 Jan 07, 09:56 AM

I just knew things weren’t going to be easy when just two minutes into my afternoon programme on BBC Radio Manchester, the power went off at G-Mex where we were for the Caravan and Motorhome Show.

Inside the exhibition we were warm and very much had warm summer days on our mind. Outside the wind was trying as hard as it could to get in. Across the country people were battling against the elements, but as so often happens in the UK, the adverse weather conditions was slowly bringing the transport system to its knees.

By 4pm Robin was coming to the conclusion that his journey from London to Manchester to help host the first Manchester Blogging Workshop was never going to be completed – well not in Manchester anyway.

The following couple of hours was met by a steady trickle of e-mails and phone calls from disappointed bloggers resigned to the fact that they were just not going to make it.

But in true BBC style, I felt that the show must go on.

We ended up with five bloggers – actually that’s four bloggers and one potential blogger – who joined me for an informal chat about travel tales, blogging and voles (thanks Kate).

We plan to rearrange the workshop in the near future and all those who have already registered interest will be notified of the new date. If you’d like to join us then drop us an e-mail at manchester.blog(at)bbc.co.uk and we’ll add you to the mailing list.

I’ve not heard from Robin since he sent me a text from Birmingham around 5pm last night, so perhaps he’s still trying to get home.

After Toast left the meeting he went off to find the subject(s) of his photo of the day. His quest is to take a picture a day for a whole year. This is what he found.

Poor Lewis had a bit of a nightmare journey to get to the Workshop, eventually arriving at 7.30. Read what he has to say about it on his blog.

Post Script:
Robin has finally touched base. He got home at 10pm, but the trouper that he is, he took loads of pictures of his travels and even ended up reporting for BBC WM!

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Aw, sounds like you had fun anyway. Looking forward to the rescheduled event.

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Yes, it was nice. On the way back home, I decided it'd be best to go and catch a black cab from Piccadilly - which I did.

See you all again another time.

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Great Blog. My Best Wishes to my friends at BBC Radio Manchester.

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I should be at the next one, hopefully much earlier :-)

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  • 5.
  • At 01:54 AM on 20 Feb 2007,
  • Melisa wrote:

Don't you ever plan on coming home?? Hope all is well.

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