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Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by ellenpc on 5 January 2003 12:21pm
 
Here it is hot off the press (or from the feature editor of "The Press" newspaper here in Christchurch!!)

Mr Michael Palin will be the guest speaker at "The Press Literary Liaison Luncheon" on Feb 7th, tickets will be available shortly and there will be a feature article about him in Sat 11th's "Press" paper (for all you NZ'rs who'd like to get a copy). I'll get a few copies for those who want one.

I'm waiting to hear back from the general Manager of Whitcoulls Bookstore, who I had a nice chat to on Friday. She was still waiting to hear where the publisher wanted to have the book signing and would let me know as soon as it was settled.


For me personally, as much as I'm so thrilled that Michael will be here, there is one "fly in the ointment"..... My best friend is getting married on the 7th of Feb, our elder daughter is one of the bridesmaids and I'm playing the flute before the service, brides entry and end of the service. The wedding begins at 3:30 and I'll have to be there ready to play at 3:00pm. The Literary Luncheons usually begin at 1:00pm and possibly have booksignings afterwards 2:30 ish. My only hope will be whether there is a booksigning arranged for the morning before the luncheon.

"Oh GOOOOD !!!!!" Don't you just love the way life has a way of working out sometimes. "Sigh" :-{

I should look on the bright side.....John and I should be able to make it to at least some of the Luncheon, and we'll certainly be dressed for it, glammed up ready for the wedding!!! :-}}}

Ellen x
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by piglet on 5 January 2003 6:33pm
 
yes please ellen to the copy of the press reports - wonder if my friend will be in NZ about that time or will have left for usa? will find out and get back to you.

you could alwasy invite MP to the wedding so he could hear you play the flute - sure he would be impressed. he might as well taste the local culture while he is there!! sure your friend wouldnt mind, please take a photo of you in your finery at the luncheon with MP

 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by SingDino on 5 January 2003 9:43pm
 
... I want to move to NZ
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by ellenpc on 6 January 2003 4:57am
 
Well now I have the Luncheon time and it's not a luncheon at all !! It's a dinner do!!! Starting at 6 - 6:30 for drinks then the dinner itself with talk by Michael and a book signing to follow, starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 each.

Guess where I'll be???????!!!!!! At the wedding reception and will miss the whole thing!!!! The opportunity to talk and mingle with Michael, hear his brilliant speech and get the book done.

Sorry to be a bore with all this but I feel so gutted. We are so far away here that it isn't as if I could catch a train to another signing.
I feel for all of you that weren't able to get to any signings in England, Ireland, Europe and I appreciate your dissapointment very well and am standing beside you in Palinite spirit.

My last glimmer of hope is a book signing on the morning of the 7th or possibly the 8th. I'll keep you all up to date as I discover more details.

Yours trying to be brave

Ellen xxx
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by Kristine on 6 January 2003 5:02am
 
Aww! The irony eh? I have my fingers crossed for you Ellen! Hey, maybe if you make good friends with the book store you could get a private meeting? *chuckles* Wishfull thinking I know, but hey, anything can happen! Here's hopping :)
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by Rusted on 6 January 2003 9:25am
 
Ohhhhhhhhh! Ellen, I feel so bad for you, dear!

There might be some dates in a nearby city, though, no? I hope so, for your sake...

~Mary
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by ellenpc on 6 January 2003 9:50am
 
Thanks for your kind support Kristine and Mary. :-}}}

Yes I have been looking into getting to another centre, say Wellington or Auckland to see him but as there is no information posted here re, Michael's itinary until the very last minute it is virtually impossible to arrange flights etc. Unfortionately Air NZ have the domestic flight market pretty sewn up here. The "budget" fares are only available if you've booked well in advance. If you have to get somewhere in a hurry you're stuck paying top dollar ie. the difference is literally for a return fare into the 100's of dollars!!!

Of course I'm not alone in trying to work out where Michael will be. It seems to be the best bloody secret in town at the moment!!! Of course this wedding thing is my own hard luck but for others trying to get to a main centre to see MP it doesn't seem fair that they have very little notice of where and when. :-{

The only reason I've been able to have found out this much info is by e-mailing editors, spending a lot of time phoneing General managers and checking with bookstores around town here and the rest of the country. Surely it doesn't have to be this hard to get the information!!!!! :-{{{

Ellen ( Sorry, I'm a bit frustrated at the mo...)
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by stephlynne on 6 January 2003 4:18pm
 
So sorry to hear that, Ellen! :^( I hope that you're able to work something out. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

Stephanie
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by ellenpc on 6 January 2003 11:15pm
 
Ta Stephanie :-}}

Thanks for that :-}}}}}}}
 
Re: Confirmed Date for Michael In Christchurch NZ by piglet on 7 January 2003 1:01am
 
isnt there anything on the internet to search for info? seems strange that a month beforehand no one knows but then on here the info was only updated that week and no info for the next week to plan ahead - so something may come up - how I discovered where Michael was going to be here before I knew of this site was to go into search engine and put "Michael Palin book signings" and the info came out that way, but then you would have thought of that but good luck - Lyn
 
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