I would like to extend my sincere apologies to anyone who had thought of coming to the talk I was due to give at Manchester City Art Gallery today. Blaming others is not attractive trait, but in this case I will. 'Due to a malfunction with the railway signals north of Nuneaton, the train will now return to Northampton, restart then continue to Manchester via the Midlands route', we were advised. 'Please expect delays of three hours.'
As this was a lunchtime talk it was decided to postpone the event. By way of compensation Virgin Trains did however announce that they 'would like offer all our passengers a free bottle of water'.
As soon as a new date is confirmed it will be posted on the blog.