It’s been a while since I’ve had to do one of these so a little out of practise. Andrea has been doing an excellent job holding the fort while I’ve been on my hols and otherwise engaged on some essential projects that have had me cocooned up at the workshop from dawn until dusk. More than a handful of people have mentioned how lucky I was not to be affected by all this volcanic ash. I rather think I was most unfortunate not to be forced to stay poolside until further notice. I can tell you I certainly would not have been busting a gut to get off the island and rush back to work. Do I sound bitter? There’s always next year to look forward to.