I have not gone away, but I am busy. It is also sunny, and has been for a few days. The feel of sun on my face, the pleasure of not having to dress up in five layers it sublime and the open road, with the open top is altogether seductive.
I am currently bored with the election campaign and hardly have given it a thought. Like most, I am tired and cynical and jaded about the state of politics, about the language of the political classes which bears no relation to normal speech, and the frankly pervy freakery of Gordon Brown and his henchmen.
I went to the beach with my house guests and ordered a round of 99's from the ice cream man. A medium 99 now costs £2.50, which is almost more than a medium 69. both of which require ones mouth to be wiped with a hanky afterwards.
Any obscure putative worthies with monuments in your area? The inventor of flavoured knickers? Fruit Corners?