Now I need you to pay attention because we have to deal with some housekeeping issues.
We are leaving tonight for Australia and it is possible that the blog will go silent for short periods – or long periods. While it is always my intention to blog I can get distracted quite easily because when I am travelling I have the attention span of a red ant and get sidetracked by food, coffee, wine or almost anything at all.
My daughter Molly – who lives in Paris – has taken on the task of editing my blog. When I was printing my blog I was horrified to discover – in passing – the number of typographical and grammatical errors that were present. Anyone who writes knows how easy it is to miss these when you proofread – no matter how many times you proofread the same piece of work.
Molly is a legal editor so is going to whip my words into shape. She is also unhappy that I am using American spelling – because I am Australian – so we are going to revert to real English.
Now if there is anyone out there who thinks they have been de-friended by me on Facebook – well you have. I de-friended everyone and de-activated my account after a spammer got me and I saw that Facebook was just getting deeper and deeper into the private lives of everyone on the planet.
However, I discovered that there are things you just cannot do unless you actually have a Facebook account so I have had to re-activate my account - but I am not going to have any friends and am not going to use it unless I need to do something online.
OK that’s it. In about five hours we will be sitting in business class on Emirates sipping French champagne prior to hopping into our pyjamas and sleeping in flat beds. I will think about you often – or perhaps not at all.
I will particularly think of esbboston who must simply be the busiest man on the planet. I wonder if he knows anything about plumbing. We have the occasional problem here.
Oh - I forgot to mention that in Stockholm there are an astonishing number of hotties – all of whom are tall and blonde. Now while I personally was not allowed to take any pictures of them – Cate took a picture of one so that I could use it as a sample for the blog. Cate sat in bars and drank champagne and I was allowed to look at them for research purposes.