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Bicnod for Mumsnet - LIVE AT THE G8!!! Come and keep me company...

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Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 00:35:20

I'm here in Belfast for you lovely lot as one of the IF@G8 bloggers - original thread here

It all kicks off tomorrow so setting this up now like a good boy scout to be prepared.

Did I mention I'm getting a press pass?! shock

Still eeking.

Up in 5 hours so must go sleeeeeeep.

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Mon 17-Jun-13 01:00:44

How exciting, I was lurking on the thread when you were unequivocally chosen by Justine to be the MN delegate grin

Don't eek, you'll be fab.

Looking forward to your reports.

GibberTheMonkey Mon 17-Jun-13 01:13:08

Go warrior wink

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 06:00:54

Ha! @Bewitched - yy I have the backing of the whole of, erm, Justine wink

@Gibber - grin

Wow, that was really not enough sleep. You know when your head is buzzing with stuff so you can't drop off?

<props open eyelids>

Anyhoo - don't want this thread moved to sleep section so will move on...

Nothing to report yet still in PJs in hotel room except it's raining in Belfast...

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 06:03:18

ARMAGH not Belfast <smacks head> raining in Armagh

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 06:44:36

Well that was, erm, frickin freezing bracing. No hot water in shower. Definitely awake now grin

I'll hopefully be meeting Frank and Mwajuma later, two young Tanzanian activists who spoke at the Nutrition for Growth Summit and at the BigIF London - see here

If you have any questions you'd like me to ask Frank or Mwajuma please add them here smile

And any questions for the other bloggers just ask as well.

Right - off to Enniskillen...

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 17-Jun-13 07:54:39

GO BICNOD <pom poms>

Tee2072 Mon 17-Jun-13 08:04:47

Be glad you're in Armagh. Belfast is practically in lockdown as President Obama gets ready to speak at City Centre in about 2 hours. My poor husband is trying to get through to a different event on the other side of it.

Good luck today. I'll try to think of an intelligent question!

Salbertina Mon 17-Jun-13 08:14:06

Morning, Bicnod smile Hope that first Guinness helped you get some beauty sleep. Will try and think of an intelligent question also after my 2nd coffee although such great stuff on the other thread, not sure what to add! I am sure you will do a sterling job there. Go Bicnod!!

SacreBlue Mon 17-Jun-13 08:16:46

Aha! Posted earlier on the other thread blush hope you at least got a fry down you <copied that from my other post>

Tee I cancelled my work session <except for one lady I need to ring as soon as it's decent> but am heading in to town on shank's pony shortly to see all the fuss shop while no one else's is there

Good luck bic you'll be great smile

MrsWembley Mon 17-Jun-13 08:21:06

How exciting! I missed the original thread but am marking my place to read later.

Good luck (not that you'll need itwink).

SexAndDrugsAndSausageRolls Mon 17-Jun-13 08:44:30

If you're staying on the Armagh City Hotel, avoid the scones. They're minging.

The Guinness at Lough Erne is very good though so try and grab a pint if you get the opportunity.


Oh, and good luck!

liger Mon 17-Jun-13 09:02:07

Go Bicnod ! Find some coffee,you'll be fine!

Think of it like a slightly bonkers NCT nearly new sale - but with bighighfalluting issues on the tables instead. It's a bun fight, and lots of cliques and politics swimming around the main event.

I'll keep checking in

BIWI Mon 17-Jun-13 09:07:48

<joins in pom pom waving>

Am following you on Twitter too.

Good luck and ENJOY it!

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 09:12:20

Woooooo - I've arrived grin

Currently sat in the Enniskillen media centre with a strong coffee and an apple wondering what happens next...

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 09:24:10

Pics on twitter by the way - @SarahRobinson78

ChablisLover Mon 17-Jun-13 09:27:35

good luck and enjoy

Belfast as Tee says is in lockdown

have been at work since 7 cos of it all (and then he decided to go by helicopter and the motorway stays open!)

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 09:31:20

Haven't seen anyone famous yet <disappointed>

SexAndDrugsAndSausageRolls Mon 17-Jun-13 09:31:55

I live between Stormont and the city centre. I desperately need to go to Ikea for meatballs so I hope he gets to the Waterfront soon East Belfast I can go about my critically important business.

OddSockMonster Mon 17-Jun-13 09:32:31

How exciting!

(off to read the original thread in the hope of posting something intelligent later, at least something more intelligent than asking if you can find out what Angela Merkel's favourite biscuit is).

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 09:40:23

@SexAndDrugs <takes notes on important ishoo> - will pass that on to Obama forthwith wink

@OddSockMonster - I could really do with a biscuit I only have an apple.

Just had to do a quick recording of why I'm here for the IFCampaign - not sure if it will be used on the website but will let you know if it goes up.

Had approximately three seconds to prepare myself so may well be talking nonsense...

OddSockMonster Mon 17-Jun-13 09:46:44

Wishing you bourbons across the internet biscuit

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 09:49:02

Oh god - video is up here

Please excuse bags under eyes and remember I had about two hours sleep blush

Ktay Mon 17-Jun-13 09:55:21

shock No hot water? I had such high hopes when I saw you outside an AA 4* establishment...

Good luck, I'm sure the day will fly by once you're in the thick of it. My poor DDs and visitors are going to be ignored while I keep checking for updates! Go and have a rifle through R4's Simon jack's briefcase for a cereal bar to keep your strength up in the meantime x

Bicnod Mon 17-Jun-13 09:56:41

Just watched it back.

I look like a proper numpty with that nod at the end of my bit...

blush blush

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