Just 16 days before I board my plane. I’m glad that The Consul has been preparing for my visit. As long as the drinking was good, how can you go wrong? When it comes to drinking both The Consul and Kentucky (?) are wiser – their extra year really shines in this regard. I’m hoping that in the next week I can get things calmed down at work a bit such that I can actually plan my trip … I have chosen to zig-zag all over the South of England during my 2 weeks, rather than staying drinking solidly in one place. I think in this regard I’m showing some wisdom and I’m sure The Consul agrees. We might not get to do this again without Zimmer frames so I think it is important for us all to make the most of the time we have. Plus I really want to win the Cup!