Every year my philosophy for the Blog Awards is to improve it as every year I realise we need to fix things for the next and the other thing is to add a surprise. Always have something in reserve to exceed expectations. Last year it was goody bags and champagne. This year the surprise was the election theme and the videos. Myself and John did a test run in a Starbucks on the Friday and it all went well. With my Dell laptop and WinDVD it worked fine. Sometime Saturday I realised that I forgot my power cable for the laptop. With about an hour and a bit til the show started I dumped the DVD on Alexia and went off to worry about something else. So what did she do? Well she saved the day. Sat behind Rick and manually fought with the DVD and Windows Vista to get it working. If it wasn’t for Alexia we’d never have seen the masterpiece that John put together.