As we speak I've set off for the U.S.! As stated previously, I'm speaking there and also attending the SPS conference in Minneapolis. For a bit of fun (for my family and me as much as anyone else) I thought I'd intersperse my entries with a light-hearted travel blog, which I've done in the past on the KEDS blog and which people seemed to enjoy (at least my family can keep up to date with where I am and what I'm doing). Was thinking of a name to call it and something came to mind. Was it the BBC broadcaster Alastair Cooke who produced a weekly broadcast entitled Letter from America? Anyway, something along those lines seemed a good idea, bearing in mind where I'm travelling to. Having said that, I'm not a broadcaster, nor am I an analyst of North America, and I'm not even writing a letter (we've moved on since then, so Blog From America seemed more apt). Indeed, I'm not even in America yet! (So far, then, the travel blog's name is patently false in almost every way.) As I speak and get ready to hit "Publish" I'm actually on the high speed rail from East Kent to King's Cross St Pancras, where I arrive any minute now. Nice trains. Staying overnight near Heathrow as I have an early morning flight to catch.
Will blog on my travel exploits when I can, though it will be hit and miss during travels when I'm away from a connection. Will see if I can do something from the airport in the morning, and throughout these travel entries I'll try to keep it light and humorous. I still intend to blog on other issues as normal, as time permits. Anyway, bye for now.