Well, we didn’t wait until 10. Started at a little after 9:40. The exam felt a little tougher than the first one, but once I got into it, it wasn’t all that bad. For reasons best known to Microsoft, it was divided into two sections, each separately timed, but that didn’t seem to make much difference. As with the first one, no score was given, just the simple “Pass”. But hey, that’s good enough for me. I’ve upgraded my MCSE to Windows Server 2003, gained the MCSA certification in the process, and maintained my 100% record of passing Microsoft exams on the first attempt.
Right, back home now. And after a week of hotel breakfasts and sampling the delights of some of Manchester’s restaurants, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my weight hasn’t increased too drastically. On getting home this evening, I weiged 205.8 pounds (14 stone 9.8 pounds, 93.4kg).
 Tip: if you’re in Mancester, take a walk down Portland Street. Lots of restaurants – Chinese, Thai, Italian and Mexican.
 And if you’re stayting in Manchester, that’s a good street for hotels, too.