We took 11 students to the Oxbridge Roadshow at Haydock Racecourse today.
It was, shall we say, an enlightening experience.
I had plenty of time to daydream during the lectures and I remembered the days when I was the same age as these students and the only roadshows I was aware of were the Radio 1 Roadshows.
Southport was the nearest location for the annual seaside frolics where a motley crew of Radio I DJs would strut their stuff and address the crowds in their faux mid-Atlantic accents.
A smattering of celebrities would be plugging their latest singles - yes it was the pre-CD days.
Years later as a reporter at The Liverpool Echo, Southport became my patch and I would be invited to meet the Radio 1 team the night before the show and get a backstage pass to interview the "stars."
I remember sharing a drink with Gary Davies and interviewing Lloyd Cole, Lisa B and Kim Wilde.
I recall Lloyd telling me about his experiences as a new dad.
Do you remember the days of the Radio 1 roadshows?
Today I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Trousers - Marks and Spencer
Top - Charity Shop (Vero Moda)
Cardigan - Boden