Birmingham, England...23 May, 2010

We flew to Birmingham this afternoon from Newcastle, arriving just in time for a quick sound check and dinner...a massively delicious Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings courtesy of Chris, Angus and Mike our travelling 5 star caterers.

Tonight's venue was the old familiar N.E.C., now rechristened LG Arena, a case of highest bidder wins. If there was an empty seat in the house, I didn't see it and the show was tight and relaxed all at the same time...so confident and so comfortable.

The runner was not to the usual Legacy but into the able hands of our driving team. Glenn and I shared a car expertly driven by Bob Miller, a bottle of red wine between us...uh, none for Bob...and sandwiches from our catering heroes. Bob whisked us back north in luxury to Manchester where we'll spend the night, have a day off tomorrow then play on Tuesday.

We have not been in a hotel with anything resembling a gym all week and our digs in Manchester promises a good one. I plan to be there at some point tomorrow. Our own Guy Fletcher will be celebrating his 50th birthday on his day off. Get a good hold of that cane when you blow out all those candles mate.

So long,

Richard