The NEC was interesting, and I got mugged for a Caberg Just One flip-up helmet for £60, and narrowly avoided also buying a rather stern chain. Once I have a ground anchor in place, however..
On Sunday we played Return of the Heroes, which was a little slow and confusing to start with as I got to grips with all the rules, but a bit more fun towards the end :)
DIY is now happening on Tuesday, so all is not lost.
I'm still very chuffed with my online roleplaying - I think it's also helping me express my creative side in a way that's fun and I enjoy very much.. and of course I have an instant audience :)