On other matters, I had a bird in the garden the other day that I didn't recognise. It was about the size of a blackbird, but with a pale tummy, yellow bib, yellow beak and white undersides to its wings. Anybody know what it is?
And finally, I've just listened to last night's Front Row. Sometimes this programme is a bit 'Pretentious, moi?' for my taste, but it was really interesting yesterday. There was an interview with Alexei Sayle (not one of my favourites - he was once at the next table to me in a restaurant in Milton Keynes and was, shall we say, a demanding customer); but also a chat with Vanessa Mae, the violinist. She is taking a year out to try and get into the Thai Olympic skiing squad. How inspiring is that!