November 28, 2010

Copey the commentator and other stories

Organising Committe member Robin Copland is having a weekend to forget. First he was stranded in Ireland on Friday night. Then, this morning, Balerno, a suberb of the capital, was snowbound, and despite his best efforts he could not get his car out from home onto the main road. He came in by bus part of the way, and on foot the rest!

He was due a stint on the webcast commentary (listen here), and, as I write this, he is on his own, various others failing to cope with the blizzards. I suggested he share his commentary with an' imaginary friend'. On second thoughts, as anyone who knows Copey will testify, he will have no problem talking for 150 minute on his own!

'Person of the Day' award goes to Aileen Logan, the Murrayfield Rink bar manager. Not scheduled to be on duty first thing this morning, she nevertheless came in to ensure that, despite the snow, a warm welcome awaited those of us here for the 08.30 session. That first coffee was much appreciated, Aileen.

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