I spent Tuesday in Arundel with two lovely ladies: Jean Power and Liz Thornton judging the competition for Bead Magazine, which was utterly fab. Although no-one told me I was going to have to appear on camera (for bead tv) at any point, I would have at least brushed my hair - lol! After my last humiliating experience on camera demonstrating at 2008 flame-off (if you don't know about it you're just going to have to ask Martin Tuffnell, I'm still traumatised) I decided my best bet was to sit quietly and just nod in agreement with Jean and Liz whilst attempting not to jiggle my double chin too ferociously! I'm sure I will still look like a tub bucket/pillock but what can you do? some people (i.e. me) are just are not meant to be recorded. It was truly a privilege to be able to see and handle the final entries, there was so much creativity and skill, it was awe inspiring and so hard to choose the winners. If you want to see who won get on down to the Big Bead Show at Sandown Park on October 17th where the winners will be announced or check out Bead Magazine.It's all slowly starting to come together on the university front this week. N-J and the boy have been allocated their accomodations which makes it so much more real and scary and soon....Mercifully neither of them ended up with a room that was horribly expensive, which is nice, because they're both going to have to do it on pretty much no money at all. Also to further complicate matters their student loans won't be coming any time soon owing to us being somewhat crap! So we have spent the last week of BG's holiday filling in online forms, telephoning various H.E. departments, trying to get shot of the van and in between just panicking!I am trying desperately to sort my camera out but it's not looking good... here is one for you, you can see how poor the focussing is and that is with a tripod!