If it’s any consolation to you, my last remaining reader, as you vainly reload this page expecting new material, I have at least been getting out a bit more over the last few days, even as far as Wales. There, Auriol and Peter treated me to a superb meal, a browse through a couple of photo albums, and a good old argument about how exactly to go about saving the World. Thank you for all that, and thank you also for the Left liberal, “Abolish All The Bad Stuff Happening To The Little Black Babies”-style T-shirt you mischievously bought me as an early birthday present. Perhaps some crunchy granola, tree-hugging honey will see me wearing it and instantly fall in love. How am I supposed to sustain my free-marketeering, neo-con, libertarian, reptilian reputation with friends like these?