I was delighted to join Iain and fellow bloggers Rachel from North London, Caroline Hunt, Kerron Cross and Andy Mayer on his squashy sofa at 18 Doughty Street last night.

We discussed why more women are not blogging, ethics and fake blogs. I found the hour flew by and we had run out of time before I knew it, and there was so much more I wanted to say.

I had expected to be a teeny bit nervous as I have a fear of public speaking, but it was a piece of cake after my unexpected appearance on BBC News 24. I felt very relaxed.

Having bumped into Estelle Morris waiting for a train at Kings Cross Station when I arrived in the city, I knew she would not be tuned in, but she can catch up with the show here as well as anyone else who missed it.

I had a very entertaining train journey home after being spotted by my former Cambridge Evening News Editor Robert Satchwell, and now director of the Society of Editors and planning a conference on ethics too. He had just seen Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail, give a lecture, a rare event as he said Paul does not like public speaking either.

Our fellow passenger’s ears pricked up when we started talking about blogging and it turned out she had read my site. That’s because Rend Shakir is not only a geek, but a friend of Geoff‘s who created my site and introduced me to blogging. We exchanged phone numbers and I am looking forward to meeting up with Rend again and learning more about her and her family, some of whom are still in Iraq.

To mark the debate on women bloggers, I have added some of their pics at the top of my site, hope you enjoy them. I did include Antonia and Jo too, but seem to have run out of space.

P.S. Just remembered that yesterday was Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Thankfully, that was not the case for me, I had quite a bit of fun, but how was your day?