Archive for March, 2006

New MetBlog City: Chennai

Yet another city has joined the MetBlog network. Pop on over and say hello to Chennai, India!

Gigbeth comes to Digbeth!

If you’re looking for a free gig to check out this weekend you might find something to suit your tastes over at Gigbeth, runing from the 24th to the 26th (yesterday until tomorrow… sorry for the late notice but I didn’t even find out about it until yesterday!).

This should be a good event to showcase some of the great up-and-coming musical talents that the Midlands has to offer, including the likes of Nizlopi, Dirty Pretty Things, and many more! Here’s a full list of artists playing at the event. Anyone have any personal recommendations for any of them? I’ll have to mark this down in my calendar so that I remember in advance next year.

Hearts First

Brindleyplace Hearts First Relay 2006

In 2005 it was known as “Race For Life” (i think). This year, the British Heart Foundation’s race around Brindleyplace will be entitled “Hearts First”. Anyone can enter a team (of 4 people) to compete in the relay, which will probably be about a 500 meter circuit around the offices of Brindleyplace. Entry costs £40 per team, which is a bit pricey but it’s all for a good cause.

If you fancy a giggle, check out our efforts in the 2005 competition. We finished first in our heat, and fairly close to best overall! (2nd, if memory serves). We decided not to slow ourselves down with any fancy dress, but maybe we’ll take a more light-hearted approach this year.

Come on down to Brindleyplace on April 12th at about 5:30pm and support us!

Guiness Galore!

St Patrick's Day Parade

If dogs aren’t really your style, how about joining the St Patrick’s Day Festival this weekend? The party starts on the 10th, lasting through to Sunday (the 12th) when you can see “the world’s 3rd largest St Patrick’s parade”.

It’s free to attend the event, but then I saw this:

This year we are literally employing Leprechauns to collect a pound from any willing Festival goer on the Parade route.

Ok, THAT sounds a bit scary. I don’t want small people coming around and pick-pocketing me!! I thought leprechauns were supposed to give ME money… or do I just get 3 wishes or something? Guess I might find out this weekend.


This weekend sees the annual Crufts competition hosted at the NEC from the 9th to the 12th of March! Unfortunately my dog is far too lazy to even stand a chance of competing and my girlfriend is more of a cat person (well, her mother is. She breeds award-winning Siamese!), so I guess I won’t be attending this year!

A Free Ride?

I’m working the late-support shift at work this week, just in case our U.S.-based customers need to phone us with a query (although thankfully the trend seems to be moving towards mostly e-mail based support, meaning I can get on with my role in development rather than support. Not that there’s anything wrong with supporting… I just prefer developing. But I digress…)…

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