I'm just back in from a lovely weekend in London. I'd post up some pictures of the gathering of the blogging tribes at the Game On Exhibition at the Science Museum... but sadly my camera appears to have malfunctioned (and I had some brilliant pictures of Princes Street Mews, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and of the Zetland Arms to show to Des and the rest of the posse of being 17).
Luckily though, lots of other people took lots of photos, and you can see some of them here.
It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, so a big shout out to the blogging massif - Mr. Mark Reed (together with Ellen and Mr. X), Lordy B, Hen, Pynchon (and Lorraine), Graham and Stef. It was fun and we should do something like it again soon.
After everyone else had drifted inexorably back towards their computers, C, Hen, Bargs and I headed out for moules, frites and lots of Belgian Beer at Belgos. Then today, after kissing C. goodbye as she made her way to Heathrow, Finland and the start of her working week, I spent a happy few hours pottering about the West End, eating Square Pies and browsing the Apple Store with two of the loveliest people in the world.
What a great weekend.
2 other things to report:
1) The Brit Award nominations for this year were announced last week. Brilliant music blog, The Auditorium, is playing a little predictions game. Make your way over there now and put up your guesses for the eventual winners....
2) For some reason, I find myself slightly intimidated by many of the more popular or famous blogs... in the main they are famous because they are funny, well-written and all of that... but I still labour under some kind ill-thought through inferiority complex about them. Take those "post of the week" type things you sometimes see around the place: they are all about the same people nominating the same old blogs, aren't they?
But are they?
I've just volunteered to form a part of the judging panel for the re-launched Post of the Week blog. It's pretty simple really --- anyone can nominate any post, and a rotating panel of judges will read them all and vote. I won't be judging every week, but I will be doing my utmost to find some stuff worth nominating, and I urge you to do the same.... You lot write pretty well, so I'm hopeful at finding some good raw material for nomination every week. I hope you'll do the same.
Aw crap... I look up from this to see that I'm watching bloody Big Brother again! Gah!
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