Saturday, 31 December 2011

Rovers start to get a bit of Christmas luck.

It was all doom and gloom at Ewood after Bolton beat Rovers just before Christmas to out them bottom of the table on Christmas day.

Anti Kean and Venkys protest were the order of the day. However going into two big away games the Rovers hadn't changed a thing.

The boxing day game at Anfield was the first that Rovers were going to lose. However in the first half the Blackburn team had not read the script. An own goal by former Blackpool striker Charlie Adam saw the Rovers lead one goal to nil at half time. Liverpool got a go back when the teams came back onto the field but one point from that game was great.

It was a trip to Old Trafford on New Years Eve to take on Manchester Utd that was the second of the two Christmas games that Rovers couldn't win. It was 2nd v bottom. All Utd had to do was draw to be top of the table on January the first.

Again, Rovers didn't read the script, the Yak taking the first half lead. In the second half Rovers even got a second but that two goal lead only lead for less than a minute as Utd got one back.

It wasn't long before Utd drew level. 2-2. With not long to go Manchester United piled on the pressure looking for the goal that would see them 3 points clear at the top. But it was Blackburn that got the goal. And managed to see out the rest of the game.

Blackburn taking 4 away points from 6.

- Adrian Chenery

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Boxing Day at Matts

Boxing day 2012 was a first for me. We, (Margaret, Jessica and Joel) went round to Matts for the first time.

Nice place, Matt have a few members of his and Charlotte's family around for nibbles.

I did learn a few things....

1. Jessica and Joel don't like dogs


2. Matt can cook. Ok he isn't a hot chef but his chilly was very good,

- Adrian Chenery

Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas day is always one for the families. So it was dinner at home after church, play with Hannah, Sam and Ethan before a trip across the M65 to see grandma and granddad.

Jessica and Joel had loads of fun with their gifts from all the family and friends but just had to have a go on Grandad's new drum kit.

Friday, 29 April 2011

The Royal Wedding 2011

April the 29th 2011. Not only was it Margaret's birthday but also the day of the Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey.

H.R.H Prince William of Wales, K.G. married Miss Catherine Middleton.

It was an early start for my and John Reynolds as we headed into Hyde park for the party. The service was due to start at 11am however we were in the park by 4.30am.

Hyde park was where 3 large screens got put up so that 1000's of people could view the whole service and party. And Party they did. Over 100, 000 of them in Hyde Park alone.

It is estimated that over 2 billion people worldwide watched the wedding on TV. You never know 2 billion people could of seen the bus in the park.

BBC 3 Counties Radio and BBC London both came out to the bus to do a full show from Hyde Park as well as a stream for GNS to all stations and voxes being sent to all 40 stations. BBC Five Live also came along and used or bus too.

It was a manic day which ended with Gareth Roberts doing GNS 2 ways sat on the roof of the bus with people still partying around.

It was a great atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
The bus really came into it's own here as John broadcast 4 live streams of audio at once and each could be crossed with any of the others if needed.

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Friday, 25 February 2011

BBC Humberside at 40

As BBC Radio Humberside turns 40 years old, Andy Comfort was told to get on is bike.

200 miles late he and two other members of staff had rasied over £10000 for the BBC's Candle Appeal.
Covering 40 miles a day the team tried to cover most af the region over the 5 days that they were out. Setting off in Grimsby on Monday morning and endding up in Hull on the Friday night.

People came from far and wide to donate and keep the team going. Well done to Andy and everyone that give to the appeal which is raseing money for a local childrens hospise in Grimsby.

An added extra to the bus was a memeber of digital switchover helpscheme staff on hand to help the swichover.

Also see..  BBC Humberside

Also on my blog... Turn Back Time

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Monday, 14 February 2011

WMs all Loved up!

It's Valentines day and the BBC bus is in the Black Country. Well Bilston Market.

With WM's Jo Malin all loved up and broadcasting live from the bus we had a busy morning.

We were also joined with some first click tutors for the day.

Tomorrow it's the digital switchover in Tewkesbury on the high street.

Also See, WM at The Skills Show

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