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Getting ready for CoRo

These days, it seems that wherever I turn, it's about Manchester. An ex-colleague has recently moved to Manchester. I bump into another ex-colleague and guess where her current employer has just sent her on a 3-day training course? Manchester! An article in the paper the other day highlighted pubs and other places to be in Manchester. An item on the news yesterday introduced the new tilting trains that can take you from London to Manchester in under 3 hours. I think somebody up there might be trying to tell me something -- about Manchester. CoRo are going to be playing Manchester...

Usually, I'm the most disorganised of people, so it's quite a novel experience for me that as far as accommodating my CoRo madness goes, it all seems to be coming together nicely. I've booked my planes, my trains, and in a sense, my automobiles as well as I fully expect calove to come pick me up and deliver me to the MK Dons stadium for the minitour kick-off on Oct 2nd...you will, won't you? ::puppydog eyes::

My tickets for the London and Manchester shows should be ready and waiting for me at the respective venues; and as for the MK ones, Showmasters have said they will be sending out the tickets this week. I really hope they do, because October isn't all that far away now and I won't rest easy until I actually do hold them in my grubby little hands.

My mate in Manchester has even come back to say that I'm welcome to the spare room, but if it's at all possible, I think I'd rather stay in a hotel where I can come and go as I please...so roissy0, if your offer of sharing a room is still valid, I think I'd like to take you up on it!

BTW: does anyone know anything about electrics? The light in the bathroom has gone out this weekend. At first, I thought the bulb needed changing, but it wasn't that. So then I thought the fuse might have blown, and I changed that. Still no joy. So then I took the outlet apart and gave myself a nasty shock -- but I didn't see any wires that had come loose or anything, and that's me out of ideas...


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Sep. 21st, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
Do we know where we're staying in MK yet?
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:20 am (UTC)
I think calove booked us in to the other Travelodge, i.e., not the one directly opposite the stadium but halfway across town. We didn't think it'd be a problem since we're going to be coming by car anyway. You will have to bunk down with us, though -- I didn't think you'd mind and it was easier just to book a family size room.

I'll have to check with Cass whether she's received confirmation of booking yet, though.
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:23 am (UTC)
That's cool. I just wanted to check

Let me know how much I owe :)

I've got that excited/nervous feeling now

By the way, it Gamiila your actual name? If so how do you pronounce it. LOL.
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:33 am (UTC)
Well no, "Gamiila" is not my actual name (that's "Hedwig" -- honestly!); it's a nickname I've been graced with while working on excavations in the Middle East. It's pronounced Gah-mee-lah (emphasis on the 'mee'), and it's the Arabic word for 'pretty'.
Sep. 21st, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
Aww, that's really sweet.

What would you prefer me to call you when we meet

Gam? Hee!
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:16 am (UTC)
You do know that once you enter MK, they'll do your best to stop you from leaving!
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)
They will? They CAN'T! I'm supposed to be in London two nights later!
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
It'll take you that long to find your way out. But you better had do, I don't want to be on my own.
Sep. 21st, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
Now you're just being silly! Of course I'll be there, never fear! I'm bringing my secret weapon to MK with me...Cass! I'm sure she'll be able to find a way out -- she's an immunologist, don't you know! She's definitely got the smarts.
Sep. 21st, 2004 07:15 am (UTC)
Sometimes if you go round and round fast enough, the centrifugal force sends you spinning out down the motorway.
Sep. 21st, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
Note to self: must remember to bring:

- toothbrush
- clean undies
- ball of twine (super size)
Sep. 21st, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
I find it helps.
Sep. 21st, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
Sep. 21st, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)
Oh, either one will do. Cass just calls me H, and that's fine too.

Right back at you now, kid: you like to be called Hils, or by any other name?
Sep. 21st, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
Hils is fine. It's just a shortened version of Hilary which is my formal name
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