Following weeks of torrential rain, storms, wind and flooding, I restart my Haphazard tour following almost 3 weeks of suspension. Today I will aim for Norfolk in eastern England and the seaside town of Great Yarmouth.*

In event organising circles, weather is usually the biggest risk and the best laid plans can quickly go awry if weather contingency has not been built-in. Since picking up Brook on June 2nd it has rained most days, with weather warnings and some severe flooding caused by a month of rainfall in a few hours.

I stayed at friends places and attempted day trips but cold wet days in mid-summer do not make people particularly conducive to chatting about ideas.

Fortunately, no damage or cost has been incurred, instead I was able to attend some of art degree shows and a major conference on Ai, which also struggled to stay operational.

Brighton cancelled two big festivals due to weather and the Cricket 2019 World Cup has seen the most games cancelled in its history.

Learning From Event Organising

This last few weeks can be seen as a good metaphor for Haphazardness, where expectations do not meet reality.

John M

*Updated 21 June 2019. The plan was to head to Norwich yesterday but huge storm clouds appeared and decided to hold off until today.

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