Not only was my beautiful niece (and now Goddaughter) christened today in the brilliant summer sunshine (thank you, Clare and Steve for a lovely day), but this has happened too.

I have been pretty skeptical about the “Roadmap”, but I predicted this development in the peace process at a dinner party at Jude‘s before the Iraq war—it was, in fact, one of my reasons for supporting that war. Everyone (especially Hind) looked at me as though I was barking mad. I was, but I was also right. And now I am unbearably smug, too. It won’t last, but it’s a wonderful start.