In all the excitement of getting home, I nearly forgot to mention the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. We were there the week before and London looked splendid; flags and festive colours everywhere. It was in the air.
I love the queen: she is a safety valve against prime ministers who can't tell democracy from dictatorshit. If push comes to shove, she can be a real ally when you're under pressure from some cheap trick who has nothing but disdain for parliamentary democracy.
But enough of that. Party on Britain. No one does it better!