I should know next week the exact times that I will be arriving and leaving manchester. I'm pretty sure the MegaBus timetable wont be any different than that from the week before the meet, so I'll basically be arriving in Manchester at around 10:30am on Friday and leaving just before 8pm on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on how long the actual meet is.
I've also been thinking that around the time of the meet we might be due some snow, if previous years are anything to go by, and since it's a pretty long bus journey for me I'm hoping the potential snow wont interfere. I'd be rather annoyed if the weather prevented me from being able to make it, especially if I'd booked all this.
As for accommodation, still nothing planned but I've looked around a few places. It's generally about £55 a night at either Premier Inn or Travel Lodge, but I'm not sure how far in advance you can book. Travel Lodge site said 28 days in advance, which is good I suppose, since it gives me time to find out whether I'll definitely be going. Should be though.
I'm really starting to look forward to this now.