Friday, July 20, 2007

Lewisham bloggers drink

I failed to make it to the Brockley bloggers meet-up last night, out of overwork and exhaustion, exacerbated by a rare case of going camping at the weekend, not my idea of relaxation. But I can report, a week late, on the Lewisham bloggers meet-up a week ago.

I got there late, so I missed Max and Wulf and Adrian. But I was really pleased to finally meet Neil and Henry, as well as catch up with Rob, Michael, Andrew and Sue. I kind of failed to chat with the legendary Inspector Sands (currently of the Last Bus Home), despite sitting across the table from him all night. Topics of conversation included Class War back in the day, the synagogues of SE London, the Israel boycott, unusual ethnic mixes, the pleasures of Catford, where Brockley ends, anti-Germanism, and the pleasures of being an ex-Labour Party member. Other highlights included the (hopefully to be made a regular institution) singing of "The Red Flag" on passing Jim Connell's house on Stondon Park on the way home.


Other local news: the Solidarity Federation and the Post Office (via Andrew); the death of the lead singer of Mud; the privatization of schools.

8 comments:

Andrew Brown said...

I think our attempts at the Red Flag will need to improve markedly if it's to become a regular occurrence - the Soviet Male Voice Choir we are not!

Oh and I don't think that there was a Brockley do in the end - Nick had a workload issue too - but I think there are plans afoot.

bob said...

Well, I had both the worst singing voice and the poorest grasp of the lyrics...

Daniel said...

That takes blogging the next level! A literal meeting! how do I find out if there is such a group in Camden or Kings Cross?

bob said...

There are some Camden blogs - see http://www.technorati.com/blogs/tag/camden

And for KX: http://www.technorati.com/blogs/tag/king%27s+cross

b

Daniel said...

the question is how did you get from that to meet, in other words did you just network each other and decide a date?

bob said...

Yes, we networked virtually for some time. There is quite an active virtual network, which translated into a real meeting in December, I think, and now two more meetings since then. I believe Facebook was used to facilitate the third one (I'm a facebook avoider).

Daniel said...

hey bob, I think that's in your nature. You also had a mobile phone and a car, and home based PC in the last possible moment, didn't you? But let me tell you, facebook is the best thing I have joined this year! It is sad not to have old mate Bob, amongst the others of the trusted gang of mine! Looking fwd to meet you there soon!

bob said...

Still not got a PC at home...